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Interviews with key players in the London FinTech Scene. It really is a Golden Age of Innovation in Financial Services. Perhaps even larger than the last wave of innovation starting around Big Bang time in the 1980s.



It is a once in a lifetime epochal shift. Who will be the Financial Services equivalents of amazon, google, facebook? Whoever they will be they will have captured a huge territory and will become the new, difficult to dislodge incumbents. How will this affect banking, insurance and the rest of Financial Services? Who are the people raiding the citadel? What are their stories?

London Fintech Podcast Mike Baliman

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Interviews with key players in the London FinTech Scene. It really is a Golden Age of Innovation in Financial Services. Perhaps even larger than the last wave of innovation starting around Big Bang time in the 1980s.



It is a once in a lifetime epochal shift. Who will be the Financial Services equivalents of amazon, google, facebook? Whoever they will be they will have captured a huge territory and will become the new, difficult to dislodge incumbents. How will this affect banking, insurance and the rest of Financial Services? Who are the people raiding the citadel? What are their stories?

    LFP148 – Special Episode! The Lord Mayor Of London: The City, Promoting US-UK Fintech Ties & Regional Fintech

    LFP148 – Special Episode! The Lord Mayor Of London: The City, Promoting US-UK Fintech Ties & Regional Fintech

    Do you known that William Russell’s – the 692nd Lord Mayor of London – first trip was to the US to promote Fintech and that he is perhaps the first Lord Mayor of London to have visited all the regions and is well up-to-speed on regional Fintech? No me neither before we spoke. However his […]

    • 34 min
    LFP147 – Going Global – Culture and Business Around The World w/Aneesh Varma CEO Aire

    LFP147 – Going Global – Culture and Business Around The World w/Aneesh Varma CEO Aire

    In this Brexiting Age the UK must turn its thoughts once again worldwide – how does one do business around the world? How important is localisation vs globalisation? What role does culture play? Aneesh Varma is the founder of Aire, one of Fintechs longest-standing credit-rating firms who have scored over $10bn of VAR to date. […]

    • 54 min
    LFP146 – Creating Regtech’s Robocop – Automating AML et al w/Charlie Delingpole ComplyAdvantage

    LFP146 – Creating Regtech’s Robocop – Automating AML et al w/Charlie Delingpole ComplyAdvantage

    Charlie is one of London’s greatest serial entrepreneurs – with ground-breaking the Student Room and Market Invoice under his belt, as an MLRO he saw the huge gap in the market for using AI/ML to solve both the Financial Crime problem and businesses problems in risking prison if they get it wrong. Thus he formed […]

    • 50 min
    LFP145 – New Year Special! 2020 Hindsight – A Decade In Fintech

    LFP145 – New Year Special! 2020 Hindsight – A Decade In Fintech

    In this show we review a decade in Fintech. Although the earliest Fintechs were formed around 2004/5 (WorldFirst, Zopa) many big names formed around 2010 (Funding Circle, Ratesetter, MarketInvoice). The LFP formed started covering the scene in mid-2014, the year of the first London Fintech week and the year that the Fintech word first hit […]

    • 42 min
    LFP144 – Convergence: The Innovative Combination of Different Silos w/Sam O’Connor CEO Coconut

    LFP144 – Convergence: The Innovative Combination of Different Silos w/Sam O’Connor CEO Coconut

    So far Fintech has lionised technologies – APIs, Open Banking, AI/ML and so forth. But from a different perspective these are just glues to connect things that haven’t been connected before to make new propositions not previously possible. Although this has been touched on so far – marketplaces aren’t the best example – after all […]

    • 39 min
    LFP143 – Results From Analysing A Decades Profitability Data On One Hundred UK Fintechs w/Michael Pearson

    LFP143 – Results From Analysing A Decades Profitability Data On One Hundred UK Fintechs w/Michael Pearson

    Michael conducts the most in-depth analysis of Companies House data on UK Fintechs that I am aware of. That earlier this year he partnered with KPMG and Google on his Fintech Funding and Financing study says a lot. So what can we learn from a decades’s data on UK Fintechs? Well first that only five […]

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

_mrogers ,

Your one stop shop for all things Fintech

Mike talks to the best, who are actually hands on and in the world on Fintech.

The shows has a great range of guests and topics, mirroring the diversity in London and Fintech.

Host and guests delve into details and discuss the meta issues at play in the universe. It's great. Give it a listen.

SomeoneWhoCaresInLondon ,

Incredibly regressive and right wing

Unashamedly right wing views with no balance of views. Poor ‘journalism’ at its worst.

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Worth 0 stars out of 5

I like to hear challenging views but it’s a complete waste of my time to be told that non-white people aren’t British or that women have nothing better to do than have babies.

And as for his talking up of wife-bearing tinpot Hitler Yaxley-Lennon well I despair.

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