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.
“The Tech Changes Constantly”: The Woman Helping Bank Regulators Play Catch-Up
Jo Ann Barefoot, a former regulator and now CEO of the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, discusses her efforts to help banking regulators contend with the rapid tech evolution in the financial services sector. She discusses why she’s optimistic that tech can help banks and their supervisors better manage risks, assist the underbanked, and combat long-term challenges like climate change.
Meet Moov: “The Most Boring Company in Fintech”
Wade Arnold, founder and CEO of Moov Financial, talks about how his startup is tackling one of the fundamental parts of banking—making it easier for businesses to accept, store and disburse money. He also discusses the massive changes under way in the payment system, including the impact of real-time transactions and the rise of cryptocurrency, as well as how the pace of innovation is accelerating.
How Silicon Valley Bank Became the "Bank of the Global Innovation Economy"
Greg Becker, CEO of Silicon Valley Bank, talks about his bank’s strategy, including its recent expansion of its capital markets business and M&A business, and where it’s going next. He also assesses the competitive landscape between banks and fintechs and reveals his greatest source of optimism—and concern—for the banking industry right now.
Inside Blend: The Digital Lending Fintech Aiming to “Power the Pipes” of Banking
Nima Ghamsari, the founder and head of Blend, talks about his journey as an entrepreneur, from his early days selling items on eBay to founding a fintech. Since its inception, Blend has moved from helping banks with digitizing the mortgage process into what he calls “proactive finance,” including assisting financial institutions to digitize personal, auto and other types of loans. Nima also shares his views on the competitive dynamic between banks and fintechs and where he thinks the industry will go ne
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.
Insightful informative! 🙏
If you’re looking to stay informed on the latest in an ever-evolving financial landscape - you’ve come to the right place! The interviews Rob leads are incredibly insightful and engaging - his journalism background really shines! Highly recommend listening and subscribing.
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.