Banking With Interest, a podcast by IntraFi Network, features in-depth analysis and insight into the policy changes reshaping the banking industry. With insightful interviews and previews of pending policy challenges, the podcast is an essential listen for anyone connected to the financial services industry.
Banking With Interest is hosted by Rob Blackwell, an award-winning former journalist with more than two decades of experience as an expert on financial services policy. He is now Chief Content Officer and Head of External Affairs with IntraFi Network.
The podcast theme song was written and produced by Stellar Tracks courtesy of Pond5. The information, views, and opinions expressed during Banking With Interest belong solely to Rob Blackwell and his guests and do not represent those of IntraFi Network, LLC, its directors, management, or employees. Any ideas and strategies contained within the podcast are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal or investment advice.
Stablecoins and CBDCs: Everything You Need to Know (But Are Afraid to Ask)
There’s been a lot of chatter recently about regulatory concerns on stablecoins, as well as the potential the Fed might offer its own central bank digital currency. But there’s precious little information about what those things actually are.
David Andolfatto, a senior vice president in the research division at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, goes through the basics on stablecoins and CBDCs, including why regulators have worries on stablecoins and why a digital dollar could be in the offing.
The Future of Overdraft Isn’t Fees: An Inside Look at Fintech "Dave"
Begun in 2017 with the promise of a better approach to overdraft fees, fintech “Dave” has seen tremendous growth, including more than 10 million customers. CEO Jason Wilk talks about why Dave started by targeting overdraft, how he sees the policy debate over the controversial fees—and his ambitious plans for what’s next.
How the ‘08 Financial Crisis Is Helping Guide OCC Chief Hsu’s Agenda
Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu talks about how his federal regulatory work during the 2008 financial crisis is informing his approach to new risks, including the explosive growth of cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and buy-now-pay-later services. He also provides an update on the fintech charter, offers his view of overdraft fees, and the latest on reform of the Community Reinvestment Act.
How Rohit Chopra Will Shape the CFPB
Rohit Chopra is expected to be confirmed soon as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. What kind of a leader is he likely to be, and what financial activities will he target first? Kate Berry, who covers the CFPB for American Banker, breaks down how the new director will guide the agency.
“The future is about partnerships”: Google Cloud’s Yolande Piazza
Yolande Piazza, the vice president of financial services at Google Cloud, talks about why Google has no interest in being a bank, but instead wants to partner with them. She discusses the momentum behind Google Cloud, where the industry is going next, and the difference between Big Tech and big banks.
The “Accidental Fintech Entrepreneur”
Simran Kang, cofounder and CEO of MyFO-Tech, a fintech focused on helping consumers manage their wealth, talks about her experience in creating a fintech, the challenges she faced and the vision for her company. She also discusses what it’s like as a woman entrepreneur, offering a candid view of an industry still widely seen as male-dominated.
Just the best
No one is more connected in financial services than Rob Blackwell. An incredible storyteller, but even better at getting great stories out of both the well & little known influencers in our industry, Rob brings out the best in everyone he interviews. Don’t miss it!
Very informative topics and discussions.
Thank you for giving us insight into the Banking Industry, and the support Community Banks are providing to help their customers during this time.