FF Virtual Arena: Open Finance – The Future of Banking?
Nov30

FF Virtual Arena: Open Finance – The Future of Banking?

In today’s Virtual Arena join our speakers Samantha Seaton from Moneyhub, Jason O’Shaughnessy from Yodlee and our host Doug Mackenzie, as we discuss what Open Finance can and will do for consumers and financial organisations alike. With Open Banking not reaching its potential, how can Open Finance finally hit the mainstream and have its lightbulb...

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FF Virtual Arena: Legacy No More
Nov27

FF Virtual Arena: Legacy No More

In today’s Virtual Arena join Kuda Bank’s Babs Ogundeyi and ACI Worldwide’s Ciaran Chu as they discuss payment technology and how there are massive global trends that are changing the way people pay. How can fintechs offer up these brilliant new products and services while remaining...

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FF Virtual Arena: A Bank Branch Autopsy
Nov25

FF Virtual Arena: A Bank Branch Autopsy

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Metro Bank’s Ian Walters and Mobiquity’s Matthew Williamson as they discuss the future of branch banking. A casualty of the pandemic or is this the shake up branches needed? As digital only banks struggle to find money making products – could the branch still be the cornerstone of towns and retail banking...

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FF Virtual Arena: AMLD5 and Crypto Firms
Nov23

FF Virtual Arena: AMLD5 and Crypto Firms

In today’s Virtual Arena we find out about the new regulation AMLD5 and its impact on the burgeoning Crypto industry. With new technologies like video chat and biometrics improving the onboarding process at an exponential pace, we get to hear from industry leaders Charlie Roberts from IDnow and Delphine Chen from...

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FF Virtual Arena: Time and the Importance of Accuracy
Nov20

FF Virtual Arena: Time and the Importance of Accuracy

In today’s Virtual Arena we will be discussing time and how businesses need to be measuring at picoseconds to be competitive. With increasingly demanding regulations in finance, being on time has never been more critical. Join James Beeken from Cisco, Leon Lobo from the National Physical Laboratory and Hugh Cumberland from txtsmarter who bring our host Doug Mackenzie up to speed – don’t be...

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FF Virtual Arena: SMEs and the Need for Open Finance
Nov18

FF Virtual Arena: SMEs and the Need for Open Finance

In today’s Virtual Arena join Peter Lord from Codat and David McHenry from Silicon Valley Bank as we discuss the necessity for open finance when it comes to SME’s surviving the pandemic. With lockdown II in the UK and record breaking infections in the United States – we look across the pond to see how American businesses are looking to improve their finances with this new...

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FF Virtual Arena: Middle Office Inefficiencies
Nov16

FF Virtual Arena: Middle Office Inefficiencies

In today’s Virtual Arena join Brian Collings from Torstone Technology and FF’s Ali Paterson as we discuss how the pandemic has highlighted a significant strain on the middle office. How can financial institutions overcome these inefficiencies? The pandemic and working from home doesn’t look to be going anywhere...

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FF Virtual Arena: Partnerships
Nov13

FF Virtual Arena: Partnerships

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Railsbank’s Louisa Murray and Kani Payment’s Aaron Holmes for a discussion that cuts into the nature of fintech partnerships. With collaboration being key to the DNA of fintech, how can organisations use it scale, pivot and adapt? With huge changes to payment technology and risk – how can you find the right partner to take your company global?...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Future of Fintech
Nov12

FF Virtual Arena: The Future of Fintech

In today’s Virtual Arena we discuss the future of fintech with guests David Brear of 11:FS fame, Alex Reddish from Tribe Payments and of course, our host Ali Paterson. With an industry as creative and novel as fintech – we can write the next pages. So where will the industry be in...

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FF Virtual Arena: Middle Office Inefficiencies
Nov11

FF Virtual Arena: Middle Office Inefficiencies

Plot twist – this Virtual arena will be broadcast at a later date. Until then, we are throwing back to last Months Virtual Arena with Curve Credit:     n today’s Virtual Arena join Brian Collings from Torstone Technology and FF’s Ali Paterson as we discuss how the pandemic has highlighted a significant strain on the middle office. How can financial institutions overcome these inefficiencies? The pandemic...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Payments Prognosis
Nov09

FF Virtual Arena: The Payments Prognosis

In today’s Virtual Arena, we have our resident payments expert Jukka Yliuntinen from Gieseke and Devrient and FF’s own Douglas Mackenzie examine the state of payments after the first round of COVID19. Is it all doom and gloom, or are payments the standard to which all other fintech verticals can aspire to? Find out here at...

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FF Virtual Arena: Banks Going Green
Nov06

FF Virtual Arena: Banks Going Green

In today’s Virtual Arena we hear from ING and OP Financial Group about how banks are going green! Leonie Schreve from ING and Kati Ihamaki from OP Financial Group discuss with Douglas Mackenzie how they are improving the green offerings for their customers while also creating wholesale changes to their own organisations to empower our future, today. Join us today at 14:30GMT...

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FF Virtual Arena: Customer Experience & Friction
Nov04

FF Virtual Arena: Customer Experience & Friction

In today’s Virtual Arena join Revolut, Mobiquity and Ziglu as we have the ultimate discussion on the state of mobile-app customer experience in banking. In an increasingly mobile friendly environment, we look at how customers are reviewing their banks and highlighting the newest forms of friction that maybe even the neobanks hadn’t thought of. Join guests Muhammed Salim, Matthew Williamson, Mark Hipperson alongside host...

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FF Virtual Arena: Data Transparency and Fraud
Nov02

FF Virtual Arena: Data Transparency and Fraud

In today’s Virtual Arena join Bottomline’s Omri Kletter, The Ethical Hacker – Ralph Echemendia and Doug Mackenzie as they ask the question: How Does Increased Data Transparency Help Combat Fraud? With payments getting faster and crooks getting quicker – how can banks cope? In the Virtual Arena we will be weighing up people power, company culture and data quality to see what will be the most critical weapon in...

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FF Virtual Arena: Monument Profile
Oct30

FF Virtual Arena: Monument Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena we find out about Monument a Neobank that caters to the affluent. Join Monument’s Co- Founder Mintoo Bhandari and FF’s Doug Mackenzie as they discuss issuing loans worth millions of £’s in minutes, face to face banking in a pandemic and how fintech looks to solve every underserved part of the ecosystem – even ones you might not have thought of!...

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FF Virtual Arena: 2020: The Year of the AML Crisis
Oct28

FF Virtual Arena: 2020: The Year of the AML Crisis

In today’s Virtual Arena we discuss the huge AML fines faced by the banks over the last couple of years. Joining Doug Mackenzie is Dr Fiona Brown from Datactics, a company that helps banks gain quality data – a necessary tool to fight fraudsters and money launderers. Find out here how banks can arm themselves against increasing regulatory and technological complexity....

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FF Virtual Arena: Trends in Payments
Oct26

FF Virtual Arena: Trends in Payments

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Robert Courtneidge and Ali Paterson as they discuss the future of regtech, lawtech and how it all comes back to payments! With payment tech and culture changing rapidly and exponentially – how can governments, regulators and banks keep up? Find out here today at 14:30 BST...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Trade Finance Ecosystem
Oct23

FF Virtual Arena: The Trade Finance Ecosystem

In today’s Virtual Arena we ask BNY Mellon – What will Main Street look like post pandemic? With SME’s being increasingly important to the business ecosystem Ali Paterson and Joon Kim find out how banks can offer up new services to enable the business to go and thrive. Watch here at 14:30BST...

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FF Virtual Arena: Eurofinance and Innovation in Treasury Departments
Oct21

FF Virtual Arena: Eurofinance and Innovation in Treasury Departments

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Bank of America Business’s Alex Young and Douglas Mackenzie as they recap the world’s best event for Treasurers, EuroFinance. Diving deeper, they also discuss how CFOs and Treasurers are changing in a data rich world, and becoming the diamonds of the executive board. Join us here today at 14:30BST...

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How can Neobanks banks differentiate themselves?
Oct19

How can Neobanks banks differentiate themselves?

In today’s virtual arena, join Jo Dewar from GPS and Ziglu’s Mark Hipperson as they discuss, how can the new neobanks set themselves apart? In an ecosystem that is starting to get cramped, are we in danger of the fintech banks becoming one and the same? Find out here today at 14:30 how the new banks will beat the rest to be the best....

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FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance
Oct16

FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance

In today’s Virtual Arena join Deloitte’s Nigel Walsh, AXAXL’s Helene Stanway and Instanda’s Tim Hardcastle as they are grilled about the state of innovation in insurance from Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie. Has innovation in insurance been stagnant? Have customers finally woken up to the possibilities their policies can provide? Find out here at 14:30BST...

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FF Virtual Arena: PPS and Monese
Oct14

FF Virtual Arena: PPS and Monese

In today’s Virtual Arena, we are talking partnerships! Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie chats with Norris Koppel, founder and CEO of Monese and CEO of PPS Ray Brash about how to create the perfect partnership...

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FF Virtual Arena: Jimmy Nguyen & The Bitcoin Association
Oct12

FF Virtual Arena: Jimmy Nguyen & The Bitcoin Association

In today’s Virtual Arena join Jimmy Nguyen and Douglas Mackenzie as they discuss the incredible work crypto currencies can do when it comes to empowering people and democratising financial services. We hear how the Bitcoin Association is working to make Bitcoin SV move beyond a simple payment method and change the world forever....

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FF Virtual Arena: MoneyFest & USA
Oct09

FF Virtual Arena: MoneyFest & USA

In today’s Virtual Arena we will be speaking with Sanjib Kalita about Virtual Events, big and small. It certainly doesn’t look like lockdown will be over by Christmas and with the events backlog starting to pile up – what’s next for the beleaguered industry? Are digital events just a salve, or are they the next evolutionary step in sharing industry knowhow. Find out if you’re Darwin or a Dodo...

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FF Virtual Arena: Curve Credit Profile
Oct07

FF Virtual Arena: Curve Credit Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena Curve Credit and Ali Paterson discuss the incredible importance of financial visibility and flexibility. Curve Credit are Ali Paterson’s favourite Fintech and with good reason. With open banking a thing of the past – open finance is here to stay and what better way to embody that than with a time bending, finance shifting, all in one Curve card....

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FF Virtual Arena: Currensea
Oct05

FF Virtual Arena: Currensea

In today’s virtual arena, fresh off today’s fundraising announcement, we take a look at Currensea. We are joined by cofounders James Lynn and Craig Goulding to talk all things open banking, not having to top up cards and the story behind Currensea....

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FF Virtual Arena: Clim8
Oct02

FF Virtual Arena: Clim8

In today’s virtual arena,  find out how you can change the world with Clim8. The hottest new way to cool the planet. Join their CEO Duncan Grierson as he explains to Doug Mackenzie on how Clim8 focus on the E in ESG to provide new investors with the chance to put their money where their mouth is and save the world, while earning a significant...

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FF Virtual Arena: Stack Finance Profile
Sep30

FF Virtual Arena: Stack Finance Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena join Smriti Tomar from Stack Finance and Ali Paterson as they define ‘Sustainable Investments’. As more millennials are looking to invest their money they can find their financial freedom with Stack Finance with no fees and completely customisable card....

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FF Virtual Arena: CBDC’s & R3
Sep28

FF Virtual Arena: CBDC’s & R3

On today’s Virtual Arena we host @R3’s @Daniel Eidan to discuss the very future of the payments industry. With the advent of Central Banks around the world bringing in their own Crypto Currencies are we going to see the way we pay for things change...

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FF Virtual Arena: Plaid and Open Banking
Sep25

FF Virtual Arena: Plaid and Open Banking

In today’s Virtual Arena join Plaid’s Keith Grose and Douglas Mackenzie as they weave together a discussion about the future of open finance. If you weren’t ready for open banking, you will be left on the bottom of the cutting room floor. With Plaid any company can become the fintech of the...

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FF Virtual Arena: Financial Inclusion with Finastra
Sep23

FF Virtual Arena: Financial Inclusion with Finastra

In today’s Virtual Arena Doug Mackenzie is joined by Wissam Khuory, Finastra’s head of international, to talk about the biggest fintech mission in the world – making finance work for everyone. Financial Inclusion, disrupting the status quo and collaboration in a COVID19 environment are all on the cards....

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FF Virtual Arena: Cocoa Invest
Sep21

FF Virtual Arena: Cocoa Invest

In today’s Virtual Arena join two Scots Omar Shaikh and Ali Paterson as they discuss ESG, faith and ethical investing. Omar Shaikh, CEO of Cocoa Invest incorporates all the above into their slick platform, so we had to get him on the show....

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FF Virtual Arena: Soldo & Small Business
Sep18

FF Virtual Arena: Soldo & Small Business

In today’s Virtual Arena, Soldo’s Darren Upson chats with Doug Mackenzie about all the issues facing small businesses and how fintech can be used for good to overcome them! We find out about how improving financial visibility can ultimately improve businesses and their owners financial wellbeing. Join us live on LinkedIn at...

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FF Virtual Arena: XFW
Sep16

FF Virtual Arena: XFW

In today’s Virtual Arena join friends Don Ginsell from Fintech Holland and FF’s Ali Paterson as they catch up virtually. They will be discussing the state of fintech in the UK, Holland and the wider world as the Amsterdam Fintech Week kicks off in...

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FF Virtual Arena: Zumo Profile
Sep14

FF Virtual Arena: Zumo Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena, we ask Zumo’s Nick Jones and FF’s Douglas Mackenzie to solve financial literacy, inclusion and crypto in JUST half an hour. Can they do it? Find out here!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Papara Profile
Sep11

FF Virtual Arena: Papara Profile

In today’s episode of our Virtual Arena, we are joined by Cenap of Papara, where we delve into the cryptocurrency and neo banking landscape which continues to develop and evolve within Turkey! Tune in today here and on our LinkedIn page to find out...

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FF Virtual Arena: Moneyhub & Open Finance
Sep09

FF Virtual Arena: Moneyhub & Open Finance

In today’s Virtual Arena we host Moneyhub’s Samantha Seaton who discusses financial well being with Ali Paterson. With some institutions still grappling with open banking – Moneyhub are going one step further with Open Finance. Improving financial well being for people and...

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FF Virtual Arena: Lumio – Putting the Pep in Your Pennies
Sep07

FF Virtual Arena: Lumio – Putting the Pep in Your Pennies

In today’s Virtual Arena join Lumio’s Charlie Richardson, Co – Founder of Lumio and Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie as they discuss how increased financial clarity can lead to greater financial planning. With new accounts and products all in one place we are starting to see open banking become open finance....

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FF Virtual Arena: WeLab & The Virtual Bank Ecosystem
Sep04

FF Virtual Arena: WeLab & The Virtual Bank Ecosystem

In today’s Virtual Arena, we are joined by WeLab, the best new bank on the block! Jessica Lam and Doug Mackenzie discuss the incredible WeLab story, the Hong Kong fintech scene and of course, the new Virtual Bank ecosystem which looks to be shaking up the banking industry worldwide....

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FF Virtual Arena: On the Pulse with 11:FS
Sep02

FF Virtual Arena: On the Pulse with 11:FS

In today’s #VirtualArena Ali Paterson is joined by 11:FS’s Clouston Mahon and Lindsey Kistler as they bite into how banks around the world can now stay ahead of the pack in a constantly evolving ecosystem where only the strongest survive. Join us today at 14:30 BST...

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FF Virtual Arena: The world’s first Tinder for Horses 🐎 ❤️
Sep01

FF Virtual Arena: The world’s first Tinder for Horses 🐎 ❤️

Why the long face? Come and join Hannah Duncan today as she talks to Andrew Amy, co-founder of Whickr. They’ll be discussing all the highs, the lows and the total mares of starting up the world’s first horse trading app!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Freetrade Fandom
Aug28

FF Virtual Arena: Freetrade Fandom

In today’s Virtual Arena, Adam Dodds at Freetrade teaches Ali Paterson how to invest on their super simple platform. You can now invest in the largest companies in the world from the touch of a button, so what are you waiting for. Download the app now....

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FF Virtual Arena: Manzil
Aug26

FF Virtual Arena: Manzil

History in the making? Join Mohamad Sawwaf, CEO and Founder of Islamic neobank Manzil and Hannah Duncan as they discuss the extraordinary mission of bringing Sharia finance to North America.

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FF Virtual Arena: Social Capital & Influencers
Aug24

FF Virtual Arena: Social Capital & Influencers

In today’s Virtual Arena, join Jay Palter and Ali Paterson as they look to grow their social capital. With fintech events feeling more like Tron than a meeting this has become more important than...

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InvestHK & Global Fast Track Programme
Aug20

InvestHK & Global Fast Track Programme

In today’s episode of the Virtual Arena, Hong Kong’s foreign investment department – InvestHK, showcases all that the SAR has to offer when it comes to innovating and staying at the head of the curve. Join Doug Mackenzie and King Leung as they discuss the new fintech programme – The Global Fast Track...

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FF Virtual Arena: Financial Planning with Claro
Aug19

FF Virtual Arena: Financial Planning with Claro

In today’s Virtual Arena we hear from Claro Money about how to plan ahead in a time of abject uncertainty. Alexander Ford shows Ali Paterson how easy it is to plan big, while still looking at ESG investments to have the ultimate clear conscience. ...

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FF Virtual Arena: Blue Tree Savings & Helping Parents Invest
Aug18

FF Virtual Arena: Blue Tree Savings & Helping Parents Invest

In today’s #VirtualArena, Will Rainey the founder of Blue Tree Savings discusses why it’s becoming critical to teach parents how to invest for themselves and their kin. With cash becoming less widely used how will children learn how to save money? Join Doug Mackenzie today as he finds out about the changes in financial culture, literacy and what the future can hold for our digital savvy children....

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FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank and Fintech in Eastern Europe
Aug17

FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank and Fintech in Eastern Europe

In today’s Virtual Arena, we bring back our favourite Fintech lender Varengold Bank to discuss the fintech ecosystem in Eastern Europe. Sergey Panteleev heads up the bank’s presence in Bulgaria so we got Doug Mackenzie to grill him about all the exciting developments in...

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FF Virtual Arena: Onebanks and Open Banking for All
Aug13

FF Virtual Arena: Onebanks and Open Banking for All

In today’s Virtual Arena, Duncan Cockburn from OneBanks talks to Doug Mackenzie about how open banking is forever changing the way Britons get access to their finances. With cash and branches on the decline – how far will you go to get a tenner? With OneBanks it could be closer than you thought!...

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FF Virtual Arena: B-North Profile
Aug11

FF Virtual Arena: B-North Profile

In today’s #VirtualArena Ali Paterson is joined by Jonathan Thompson, CEO of B-North to talk about how they are planning on disrupting the UK Business Lending Market. We tackle their unique mixture of technology, culture, product offering to deliver lending solutions that can work for firms outside the M25...

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