FF Virtual Arena: Landbay and Buy to Let Lending
Aug05

FF Virtual Arena: Landbay and Buy to Let Lending

In today’s Virtual Arena we speak with Landbay the specialist in buy to let mortgages. Doug Mackenzie chats with CEO John Goodall about the lending ecosystem in a post and current corona world and where lending will go in the future. Lenders, renters, banks and fintechs bend your ear at...

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FF Virtual Arena: Synchronising Europe with Stripe
Aug04

FF Virtual Arena: Synchronising Europe with Stripe

In today’s Virtual Arena we learn how Stripe are helping to increase the GDP of the internet and businesses alike as Ellen Moeller and Fintech Finance’s Doug Mackenzie discuss Stripe’s new White Paper. Is regulation a barrier to growth in retail and for businesses? Is Europe actually out of regulatory...

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FF Virtual Arena: Walrus
Aug03

FF Virtual Arena: Walrus

In today’s #VirtualArena join our host Doug Mackenzie as we discuss financial literacy in India with Bhagaban Behera, the CEO of Neobank Walrus. Walrus is designed with GEN Z in mind, so cure your after lunch zzzz’s and listen in to the future of banking. Live on our LinkedIn Page. Follow us on Linkedin to be alert when we go live....

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FF Virtual Arena: Elas Profile
Jul30

FF Virtual Arena: Elas Profile

In today’s #VirtualArena at 14:30 BST we hear from ElasBank’s CEO and Founder Dr Vanise Zimmer who tells us all about the banking culture in Brazil, one of the most exciting areas for fintech bank development! ElasBank is special as it looks to tackle the significant divide when it comes to financial inclusion for women. Please enjoy and share!  

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FF Virtual Arena: Finastra & Tonik
Jul29

FF Virtual Arena: Finastra & Tonik

In today’s #VirtualArena at 14:30 BST we host the ultimate Fintech party with Finastra & Tonik. Grab some refreshments and listen to Tonik’s Greg Krasnov and Finastra’s Anand Subbaraman discuss how to build a bank from the ground up, the newest approach to handling customers and everything in...

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FF Virtual Arena: Scalable Capital
Jul28

FF Virtual Arena: Scalable Capital

In today’s #VirtualArena, fresh off last week’s fundraising round, we take a look at Scalable Capital with its founder Adam French, to chat about both their B2B and B2C offerings, the effect of Covid & Brexit, where a “Robo Advisor” ceases to be such and just becomes an “advisor” plus their expansion plans for the...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Ultimate “Fin”dex
Jul27

FF Virtual Arena: The Ultimate “Fin”dex

In today’s #VirtualArena, Ali Paterson catches up with Simon Hardie from findexable about their newly launched Global Fintech Index, exploring some incredible geographical insights and their incredible partnership network. Numbers speak louder than words with over 6000+ registered “fintechs” on the platform so far. We hope you found this insightful, and please remember to join us every day at 14:30BST for more interviews!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Digital Asset
Jul23

FF Virtual Arena: Digital Asset

In today’s Virtual Arena, Ali Paterson catches up with Yuval Rooz, Co-founder and CEO of Digital Asset about their partnership with VMware, Digital transformation and Blockchain… and by Blockchain, we’re not talking about a “sprinkle a bit of Blockchain on top” approach; we’re talking interoperability between different blockchain platforms, distributed workflows and eliminating vendor/platform...

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FF Virtual Arena: Reviewing Stu’s Reviews
Jul22

FF Virtual Arena: Reviewing Stu’s Reviews

In today’s Virtual Arena, Ali Paterson catches up with YouTuber Stuart Thomas of Stu’s Reviews to talk about his experiences reviewing UK challenger banks for Fintech Finance over the last year, payment races and having the most viewed videos on YouTube about Monzo, Starling, Revolut AND Curve ...

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FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank on Fintech & CBILS
Jul21

FF Virtual Arena: Varengold Bank on Fintech & CBILS

In today’s Virtual Arena, Doug Mackenzie catches up with Alison Harwood, head of Varengold Bank’s London Branch to talk about how fintech has facilitated the lending liquidity for businesses in the current environment. We also delve into the effectiveness of CBILS and whether we may see a repeat of the 2008 pullback from traditional lenders.  ...

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FF Virtual Arena: Global Fintech Study
Jul20

FF Virtual Arena: Global Fintech Study

In today’s Virtual Arena, Doug Mackenzie catches up with Tania Ziegler on the latest study to come out from The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) spotlighting the impact of Covid-19 on Global Fintech markets. To complete the survey, please click...

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FF Virtual Arena: Wealthify Profile
Jul16

FF Virtual Arena: Wealthify Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena, Wealthify’s Andrew Russell speaks with Hannah Duncan all about their platform. From pensions to ISA’s, you can up your wealth with a wealth of options, all from your...

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FF Virtual Arena: Coconut Profile
Jul15

FF Virtual Arena: Coconut Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena Coconut will be holding Ali Paterson to account as we will be finding out about how fintechs can revolutionise accounting. Also Sam O’Connor will be discussing the SMB and business banking...

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FF Virtual Arena: Open Banking with Banco Sabadell
Jul14

FF Virtual Arena: Open Banking with Banco Sabadell

In today’s Virtual Arena, Banco Sabadell’s Paula Blazquez Solano and Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie discuss open banking and how banks can continue to innovate in this incredibly unusual...

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FF Virtual Arena: UK Financial Inclusion
Jul13

FF Virtual Arena: UK Financial Inclusion

In today’s Virtual Arena we have a full on Colosseum as Ali Paterson hosts THREE guests from: HooYu, Muniy and PREPAID INTERNATIONAL FORUM LIMITED. Even in the UK there are still countless people with no access to financial services – find out here how fintech can fight for the people who the banks have...

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FF Virtual Arena: Swift GPI & Universal Confirmations
Jul09

FF Virtual Arena: Swift GPI & Universal Confirmations

Today on The Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST, join Bottomline Technologies, Société Générale and of course Fintech Finance’s General – Ali Paterson as they are going to be discussing the huge changes coming to...

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FF Virtual Arena: Get Minted
Jul08

FF Virtual Arena: Get Minted

Today’s Virtual Arena is all about GOLD! As Minted’s Shahid Munir and Ali Paterson will be finding out how people can now buy and sell gold, simply, securely and most important quickly!

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FF Virtual Arena: Insha Profile
Jul07

FF Virtual Arena: Insha Profile

In today’s Virtual Arena, insha’s Mehmet Burak Dikmen will be discussing with Hannah Duncan the in and outs of banking with values. How insha can help people bank with their convictions and principles, seamlessly and for...

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FF Virtual Arena: Discovery Bank Profile
Jul06

FF Virtual Arena: Discovery Bank Profile

Today at 14:30 BST – Discovery Limited’s Akash Dowra will be chatting with our host Ali Paterson about how Discovery can help fuel a better future for people in South Africa by entwining health and insurance in ways never done before! Live onsite and on...

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FF Virtual Arena: Friction CX and Fraud
Jul02

FF Virtual Arena: Friction CX and Fraud

Today’s Virtual Arena is with Santander UK and Feedzai, discussing the BIG topics of payments, fraud and AI. With corona locking everyone down, you do not want to miss this. Live onsite and on Linkedin at...

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FF Virtual Arena: Cloud, Cloud, Cloud
Jul01

FF Virtual Arena: Cloud, Cloud, Cloud

In today’s Virtual Arena – Nationwide Building Society’s Gary Delooze and Marcus Chambers from CloudHealth by VMware will be teaching our host Ali Paterson all about Cloud technology. Are cloud based technologies the golden goose for financial institutions or do they cost too much? Live onsite and on Linkedin at 14:30BST!...

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FF Virtual Arena: HPS & Payments Around the World
Jun30

FF Virtual Arena: HPS & Payments Around the World

In today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST, Douglas Mackenzie hosts Abdeslam Alaoui HPS’ CEO as they will be talking about the birth of HPS and what makes payments unique, around the world....

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FF Virtual Arena: Mo Muniy Mo Problems
Jun29

FF Virtual Arena: Mo Muniy Mo Problems

Crowdfunding, Wu-Tang Clan and how to get tasty discounts on iced lattes … Join Jeremy Suarez co-founder of neo bank Muniy and Hannah Duncan today at 14.30 as they discuss what lies ahead for this exciting new challenger...

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FF Virtual Arena: The Human Touch
Jun25

FF Virtual Arena: The Human Touch

At 14:30 BST in today’s episode of The Virtual Arena, Ali Paterson hosts Jim Marous and Peter -Jan Van De Venn from Mobiquity Inc. We will be having a masterclass on how you can create an incredible customer experience in financial services when everyone banks from home, on the go – but not in the branch!  ...

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FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance with Nationwide
Jun24

FF Virtual Arena: Innovation in Insurance with Nationwide

Check out our Virtual Arena Live at 14:30 BST, where we host Nationwide’s Michael Fulton. We hear all we can about insurance in the States and everything in between. This is going to be streamed live on LinkedIn so make sure to check it out today at 14:30...

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FF Virtual Arena: Bank of America – Payments
Jun23

FF Virtual Arena: Bank of America – Payments

In today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST, catch up with Bank of America’s Ad van der Poel and Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie as they discuss EVERYTHING payments. From remote working to ISO20022, European payments are changing – and you can find out how, online at 14:30BST!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Fintech Innovation in Thailand
Jun22

FF Virtual Arena: Fintech Innovation in Thailand

Today we catch up with the one and only Sam Tanskul of Krungsri Finnovate in Thailand to talk with us about the fintech ecosystem in Thailand and South East Asia. We go into funding raising, VC money, and the stages to get from a proof of concept to something deployed by Krungsri group being rolled out to actually make a difference to customers – live onsite at 14:30BST!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Bought by Many Profile
Jun18

FF Virtual Arena: Bought by Many Profile

Following last month’s funding raise, we speak with the one and only Bought By Many to talk how to scale a culture of innovation, when you’re not long sat opposite the founder, how to build a tech stack from scratch that will prove to be foundations for many years to come, and what the most popular type of tiger is to insure…live online at...

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FF Virtual Arena: NBKC Bank: No Gotchas!
Jun17

FF Virtual Arena: NBKC Bank: No Gotchas!

In today’s #VirtualArena we will be hosting Eric Garretson the CFO of Community Bank nbkc bank to find out everything we can about the state of banking in the United States. What is the role of Community Banks, how are they providing a more agile service than the High Street Bank? Find out here, today at 14:30...

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FF Virtual Arena: AI & Fraud
Jun16

FF Virtual Arena: AI & Fraud

In today’s Virtual Arena, Douglas Mackenzie is joined by Mark Dabbs of Investec and Stuart Newey of Coutts where they talk about the biggest changing factors within the financial industry such as private banking, the use of AI and overcoming...

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FF Virtual Arena: Payments with RBI
Jun15

FF Virtual Arena: Payments with RBI

In today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST – we continue our Payments Series as our host Douglas Mackenzie talks to Raiffeisen Bank International AG’s Christian Wolf as we find out about the state of innovation and payments in CEE! When it comes to fintech – this is an incredibly diverse part of the world so make sure to find out all about it...

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FF Virtual Arena: Zelf Profile
Jun11

FF Virtual Arena: Zelf Profile

Check your-ZELF out today as we host Elliot Goykhman in our Virtual Arena. Zelf could be the ultimate Gen Z Bank, so find out how they intend to take over the market here:

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FF Virtual Arena: Save My Local
Jun10

FF Virtual Arena: Save My Local

Fintech to the rescue! Join Hannah Duncan as she talks to one of the inspirational volunteers behind Save My Local, Jack Maddock, and local business owner and barber, Chris Hugo from HUGO BARBERS LIMITED. They’ll be discussing how fintech has helped to save Britain’s SMEs over the lockdown period and how you can help to save your local...

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FF Virtual Arena: Fintech in China & Hong Kong
Jun08

FF Virtual Arena: Fintech in China & Hong Kong

In today’s Virtual Arena @14:30, we continue our Hong Kong Fintech series – this time with Standard Chartered Bank. This one is special as our guest, Kiheung Nam, is the Chief Information Officer, looking after Greater China and North East Asia as well as Hong Kong. If you want to know what data and innovations China is working on, tune in at...

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FF Virtual Arena: Belvo, Open Banking and What It’s Like to Get Millions
Jun04

FF Virtual Arena: Belvo, Open Banking and What It’s Like to Get Millions

In today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST join us as we talk everything Open Banking and what its actually feels like to get a million bucks. The Open Banking enablers – Belvo talk to us about their funding and Latin American financial...

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FF Virtual Arena: Payments with BNY Mellon
Jun03

FF Virtual Arena: Payments with BNY Mellon

In today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST Douglas Mackenzie will be hosting BNY Mellon’s Carl Slabicki, CTP, AAP, the Executive Manager of Payment Solutions as we continue our ‘Payments around the world’ series. Find out all about how large scale transactions are changing!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Payments with ING
Jun01

FF Virtual Arena: Payments with ING

Join us today at 14:30 BST for our Virtual Arena with ING’s Mark Buitenhek and Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie where they discuss the very nature of the ever changing payments ecosystem. This is your chance to listen to the Head of Transaction Services from the worlds most innovative bank...

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FF Virtual Arena: An IFRS17 Guide For CFO’s
May28

FF Virtual Arena: An IFRS17 Guide For CFO’s

In todays Virtual Arena at 14:30 BST, we pit our host Ali Paterson, with two Insurance legends – in the red corner we have Aptitude Software’s Brian Heale, IFRS17 Consultant, and in the blue, Q_PERIOR’s Eduardo D’ Alma, Partner. These two are going to provide the ultimate guide for CFO’s when it comes to IFRS17 in the world. So if you have the word Finance in your title this will be a MUST...

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FF Virtual Arena: Payments as a Service
May27

FF Virtual Arena: Payments as a Service

In todays Virtual Arena, live at 14:30 BST, our host Ali Paterson will be talking to the Fintech Finance regular Ciaran Chu, the man with his head in the cloud but his feet on the ground. If you want to see how the very nature of paying and being paid will be changing. Find out More...

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FF Virtual Arena: Open Banking, Onboarding and COVID-19
May26

FF Virtual Arena: Open Banking, Onboarding and COVID-19

Hope everyone in the UK had a great Bank Holiday and happy Tuesday to you all! In today’s Virtual Arena, our host Ali Paterson chats with Trulioo’s Zac Cohen to discuss open banking, onboarding processes and, of course, COVID-19. Live onsite,...

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FF Virtual Arena: Neobank 220
May21

FF Virtual Arena: Neobank 220

Today in the FF Virtual Arena, we’ll be unveiling the new face of luxury private banking, CEO and co-founder of 220, Henry R. Fudge. Think incredibly wealthy 20-somethings, high-status lifestyles combined with fintech convenience and you’ve got a flavour of what this sparkling new challenger is aiming for. Watch this space closely … could it be the closing of the infamous HNW Millennial market...

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FF Virtual Arena: Fintech in Hong Kong
May20

FF Virtual Arena: Fintech in Hong Kong

Today at 14:30 BST, on the Virtual Arena, we are travelling to Asia’s world city, Hong Kong to find out everything fintech. To help us in this adventure, we brought in Medhy Souidi, DBS Bank Hong Kong’s Head of Fintech. If you are looking to start a fintech in Hong Kong, you need to check this out!...

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FF Virtual Arena: Hiring and Getting Hired in a Pandemic
May19

FF Virtual Arena: Hiring and Getting Hired in a Pandemic

If there was ever a more important discussion in these times, it’s now! On today’s Virtual Arena find out how to get a job, or keep one during a pandemic, a question that only gets answered every 100 years,...

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FF Virtual Arena: Are Fintech Events Screwed?
May18

FF Virtual Arena: Are Fintech Events Screwed?

Join us today as we look at what is happening in the events space of Fintech. We are joined by Laurent Nizri, of arguably the best (and only so far) big Fintech event of the year, Paris Fintech Forum; and Lisa Moyle, from one of the few events that is attempting a grassroots virtual event, VC innovations. With so many events cancelled, we look at the knock-on effect of this, what this means for small tech firms unable to meet big...

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FF Virtual Arena: Speedboats
May15

FF Virtual Arena: Speedboats

Join us today at 14:30BST! In today’s Virtual Arena we’ve got two fintech heavyweights joining our host Ali Paterson, despite the fact that they’re on different sides of the world from each other. We’ve got Deniz Güven from Mox Bank and Nuno Sebastiao from Feedzai....

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FF Virtual Arena: free2 Profile
May13

FF Virtual Arena: free2 Profile

Check out our Virtual Arena for today! We profile the loan platform free2 with their very own CEO Paul Lindsay. Join our Ali Paterson today, here, at 14:30 BST.

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FF Virtual Arena: Judo Bank Deep Dive
May12

FF Virtual Arena: Judo Bank Deep Dive

On today’s Virtual Arena at 14:30BST we ‘deep dive’ down under to catch up with Judo Bank’s Joseph Healy! The Australian neobank scene is very exciting, so don’t get left...

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FF Virtual Arena: Stand the F*** Up For Fintech
May11

FF Virtual Arena: Stand the F*** Up For Fintech

Join us today as we stand the f*ck up for fintech with two highly anticipated guests, who’ve been dominating our headlines this week. Nick Ogden gives an update on his political mission. He’s lobbying to let alternative lenders provide government-backed loans to SMEs. If he can access some of the treasury’s £350 billion, it will be a game changer for challenger banks and alternative lenders. We’re also delighted to welcome Head of...

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FF Virtual Arena: Mexico Profile
May07

FF Virtual Arena: Mexico Profile

Today 14:30BST HERE on our Virtual Arena we will be having our breakfast over in Mexico City as our host Douglas Mackenzie will be learning everything he can about the state of financial services in Mexico. Joining him today will be Pablo Cuaron from Mastercard, Tory Jackson from Galileo Financial Technologies and Stefan Moller from challenger...

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FF Virtual Arena: Kuda Bank
May06

FF Virtual Arena: Kuda Bank

Check out today’s Virtual Arena where our host Ali Paterson is finding out about the hottest Challenger Banks from around the world. Joining him this week will be Kuda Bank’s Babs Ogundeyi who is #1 when it comes to the financial scene in Nigeria....

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