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?
LFP176 – Sci-Fi Creeps Ever Nearer – Automated Detection of Emotion In Voice Audio w/Rana Gujral Behavioral Signals
Behavioral Signals aims to “turn your conversational data into actionable insights for your business” via the automated cross-cultural detection of emotions in the audio of conversations. This is a super-new front in machine language recognition and usage one which has to date been rather simplistically approached but one which as we all know every day […]
LFP175 – The Ever-Increasing Importance of Creating a Company Culture w/Keith Smith CEO Payability
Back in the day when business was more monocultural in many dimensions, and indeed today in more monocultural societies, “culture” was implicit and did not need explicitly defining. However in the modern, ever-more globalised, ever-more multicultural world binding together a group of people, possibly in different countries into one coherent entity is an ever-increasing challenge. […]
LFP174 – The Huge Success of Digital Wallets and their Future w/Bjorn Goss CEO Stocard
Stocard are perhaps Europe’s most successful Fintech measured by numbers of users – they have over 60 million users of their App (which gets 4.7* on Google Play) and process an amazing 2 billion transactions per annum – a phenomenal achievement. Their users save some 2-5% on average on their shopping and in some countries […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.