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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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    • 4.1 • 25 Ratings

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?

    LFP173 – The Blockchain Digitisation of Tuvalu & Implications of Digitisation At Large w/Dave Washburn CEO nChain

    LFP173 – The Blockchain Digitisation of Tuvalu & Implications of Digitisation At Large w/Dave Washburn CEO nChain

    nChain are part of a small consortium are working on a project with the Tuvalu govt to put all of its records on a digital ledger – aka Blockchain, thus becoming the first country to do so. Tuvalu, comprises 9 islands, has a domestic revenue of $60m (a chunk of which comes from its ownership […]

    • 41 min
    LFP172 – The Multiple Dimensions of the Challenges of Digital for Incumbent FS Projects w/Tony Clark CEO NextWave

    LFP172 – The Multiple Dimensions of the Challenges of Digital for Incumbent FS Projects w/Tony Clark CEO NextWave

    Little more than a couple of decades ago IT was a very back office function in large FS organisations. Now it has completely inverted to become centre-stage in roughly every dimension of being in business, FS included. Tony Clark, serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of NextWave Consulting has over thirty years experience of large City  […]

    • 40 min
    2021 New Year Special: The Elite’s Governance & Cultural Revolutions – Key Insights from Spengler, Nietzsche, Lasch

    2021 New Year Special: The Elite’s Governance & Cultural Revolutions – Key Insights from Spengler, Nietzsche, Lasch

    2020 has been crazy and 2021 doesn’t seem to be breaking the trend. The LFP New Year Special is traditionally an occasion to looks back to the prior year and forward to the next. However given the seismic changes in Governments Governance of the people and the ongoing cultural revolution I thought we should take […]

    • 55 min
    LFP171 – The Past, Present and Future of Venture Capital w/Josh Bell Dawn Capital

    LFP171 – The Past, Present and Future of Venture Capital w/Josh Bell Dawn Capital

    Venture Capital is nigh-on essential for many ambitious, big-build, fast-scaling Fintechs and Techs in general. Fund raising is essential. Thus how the VC market is evolving is of the utmost importance to ambitious firms and founders. In this episode Josh Bell one of the founding partners of leading London-based European-wide VCs Dawn Capital who have […]

    • 44 min
    LFP170 – Three Major Indicators That Insurtech Is Making Demonstrable Progress Changing An Industry w/Andy Rear

    LFP170 – Three Major Indicators That Insurtech Is Making Demonstrable Progress Changing An Industry w/Andy Rear

    Andy Rear was until recently head of the innovative Digital Partners, MunichRe’s London subsidiary which pretty much invented Reinsurance (/Insurance) As A Service (which he covered way back in LFP074). In this episode he rejoins us to present evidence that Insurtech is actually changing an industry. Andy himself is off to do Non-exec-ing and a […]

    • 43 min
    LFP169 – A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Fund-Raising w/Peter Keenan CEO Apexx Global

    LFP169 – A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Fund-Raising w/Peter Keenan CEO Apexx Global

    Capital-raising is an absolutely core-skill for entrepreneurs and their growing businesses – and every tech business de facto needs to grow (margins low and intense competition). Peter Keenan, CEO and co-founder of merchants-payments provider Apexx Global, has raised capital in a total of five companies and thus talks to us from a position of considerable […]

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

hassan11920 ,

Excellent conversation and topics

Absolutely fantastic been listening for a very long time.

The real Mark from London ,

A refreshing view of the London FIntech scene

I found the FIntech podcast a few months back. Its a refreshing fast paced format where Mike grills relatively established fintech startups to understand why they are unique. I appreciate the no nonsense approach in getting to the essence of the subject. I can't understand some of the negative reviews, but I guess that is the price you pay for expressing an opinion.

briddj ,

LFP152 Well-informed, balanced and intelligent comment on the impact of Covid-19

Having listened to this episode I simply don't recognise the negative comments below. LFP152 is very well balanced, thoughtful and sympathetic. As mentioned at the beginning this episode is one of this podcast's 'Policy Series' which come out about once a year reflecting on the wider London, UK and global political and economic environment in which fintechs operate. Mike researches his subject thoroughly and offers listeners access to information, balanced and intelligent comment, and above all heartfelt sympathy for those suffering in whatever way as a result of this pandemic.

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