After amassing 125K listens as host of my previous banking podcast, I'm on my own and taking the game to a new level. Award-winning journalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist, composer and performer of all the Bankadelic music ... pizza fanatic.
EPISODE 88: LET'S TAKE THE BITE OUT OF THE BEAR MARKET
With Wall Street reporting bad day after bad day, jittery investors are experiencing panic and irrational anxiety they haven’t felt since the Great Recession. Enter a voice of reason and the voice behind some of Australia’s most popular financial podcasts to set us Yanks straight. Philip Muscatello -- creator-host of “Shares for Beginners,” “Stocks for Beginners,” and “The Equity Investor Journey” to name a few --shares how he got into the investment game and what financial advisors can take to their clients to reassure them at a time of crisis. And a bit of summer kickback, Lou and Phil chat about their mutual love of music making and Romantic poetry. As Bankadelic episodes go, a splendid beach podcast if ever there was!
EPISODE 87: INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN OF OPEN BANKING
What it’s taken regulation to achieve in Europe, the U.S. is doing through the forces of market to make open banking a key differentiator among financial institutions. But what is open banking exactly? How does it work? And why should financial institutions, especially on the community level, explore the myriad possibilities? Lee Wetherington, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy at Jack Henry & Associates, walks us through everything you need to know about how open banking will promise revolutions like nothing else that’s come before it. A huge Prince fan and unsung comedic talent who sings like Billie Holiday, Lee also gets crazy as the first guest to perform in a Bankadelic skit.
EPISODE 86: THE BANKADELIC ENDLESS SUMMER SPECIAL
Wax up your surfboards! Pass the barbecue sauce! Check the cloud software to make sure it offers a customized digital solution for ambitious banks and credit unions! Who says financial institutions can’t enjoy a sweet season of possibilities? This special episode presents six leaders in fintech, payments and innovation to talk about banking’s season of light, heat and positivity as Summer 2022 kicks into gear.
Our guests (presented alphabetically and not in order of their surfing ability):
JD Crouch, Director of Business Development, Lokyata
Chris Doner, CEO, Access Softek
Gregg Hammerman, CEO, Larky
Shawn Kruger, SVP, Avivatech
Casey Scheer, Director of Marketing and Sales, BHMI
Cyrus Taheri, Head of Partnerships, Mambu
EPISODE 85: LENDING MEETS THE POWER OF SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE
Whether a customer prefers the personal touch of the branch or the digital convenience of doing it all on their smartphone, banks and credit unions must meet them where they are. To do it, they must rise to the challenge of updating their tech — an aggravating prospect for some who’ve avoided the issue for years. On this episode, Vergent CIO Brad Tompkins talks us through the great leaps made possible by software as a service (SaaS) and how they make a difference in the lives off people eager to enjoy digital convenience and in-person interaction.
EPISODE 84: THE PAYMENTS REVOLUTION BEGINS ANOTHER CHAPTER
First came PayPal, then Venmo and Zelle. The way payments move in the U.S. has come come a long way, but there’s still much to room to improve and grow. Just one look at Europe’s sleek system is enough to inspire some payments humility. But meaningful change can still happen when smaller financial institutions embrace tech with a distinctly customer-centric touch. Eric Dotson , EVP of Sales at Aptys, walks us through how the industry — caught off guard by previous breakthroughs it didn’t embrace — has a chance to make up for lost time and then some.
EPISODE 83: WINNING THROUGH GAMING: HOW FIs DRIVE DIGITAL GROWTH
Digital became a mighty buzzword during COVID, but sustained digital growth often got lost in the process. That was — and is —particularly true when it comes to the learning experience platforms that make experts out of employees, and delighted repeat customers out of consumers. John Findlay, CEO of LemonadeLXP, shares how game-based training and marketing holds the key to driving digital adoption, fluency and transformation.
This special episode comes by way of Bankadelic’s sister podcast, Dave & Dharm Demystify. Many thanks to Dave Wallace and Dharmesh Mistry.
LemonadeLXP is a proud sponsor of Bankadelic.
Colorful conversations and actionable insights!
If you’re in the banking and finance world, you need to tune in to Bankadelic! Lou is such a fun host who leads really engaging interviews with his expert guests. Colorful conversations and actionable insights abound in these episodes!
Great insights and highly topical conversations.
I really enjoy listening to this podcast. Always very interesting and insightful.