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?
LFP212 – Fintech in Africa, A Tour D’Horizon w/Gbenga Ajayi Partner QED Investors
Africa in general narratives is all too often treated – like many matters – as a super-low-res jpeg, more as if it were a place, one which is complex and widely misunderstood, or not even understood. Africa is, of course, in reality it is a vast continent of a billion people, over 50 countries and […]
LFP211 – The Thinking Behind Being A Challenger Bank for SME Lending w/Conrad Ford Chief Product&Strategy Officer Allica Bank
Incumbent banks – as Fintech has found in the past decade are rather safer from having huge slices of their business nicked than many Fintechs have imagined. However Allica Bank, established by some pretty experienced individuals have a plan. In this episode we dive into that plan along with quizzing Conrad, who was last on […]
LFP210 – West Africa’s First Digital Savings and Micro-Investment Fintech w/Odun Eweniyi co-founder PiggyVest
Africa is one of the lynchpins of Fintech’s origins – key origins being Zopa’s invention of P2P borrowing/lending in 2005 and mPesa’s mobile money+ in 2007. In this episode we take a look at more recent innovation in Nigeria, Africa’s largest country with a population of over 200 million. Piggyvest who launched in 2016 and […]
LFP209 – Making Chargebacks Work For You Whether Consumer, Retailer or Bank/Fintech w/Monica Eaton CEO Chargebacks911
Chargebacks – the ability to retrieve your money from your bank spent when spent via a card in case of dissatisfaction after a purchase and an inability to resolve the situation with the seller – are one of those rare items that affects everyone from consumer through to merchant and including naturally the financial system […]
LFP208 – Managing the Growth Curve, Funding and Phases w/Dileep Thazhmon CEO Jeeves
Many founders establish businesses and only later realise they are hard to fund. Others aim to create “fundable businesses” yet lack the passion for a long journey. Somewhere along the spectrum is a happy medium which must be balanced along the growth curve as phases change and different types of funders come and go. In […]
LFP207 – Intrapreneurship & How Fintech is Revolutionising Retail Financial Markets w/Nicky Maan CEO Spectrum Markets
The Fintech wave spreads ever wider – and in the case of retail financial markets as Nicky puts it if you can buy a book at midnight why can’t you buy a share? It’s a good example of how the digital paradigm has changed customer expectations and oldskool ideas about limited “market hours” – there […]
Excellent conversation and topics
Absolutely fantastic been listening for a very long time.
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.
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.