The #1 global fintech radio show and podcast. Every week we explore the personalities, startups, innovators, and industry players driving disruption in financial services; from Incumbents to unicorns, and from the latest cutting edge technology to the people who are using it to help to create a more innovative, inclusive and healthy financial future.
Episode 408: Retrofitting US Payments Rails
In this week's Breaking Banks we see Silicon Valley Bank and our old friends Plaid teaming up to try to remove some of the friction of the US ACH bank-to-bank payment rails. Joining us from Plaid are Ian Macallister, and Raja Chakravorti, and SVB's Head of Digital, Shaleen Prakash. We debate how much longer the ACH system will survive and what the smart rails of the 21st century might look like.
Episode 407: The Small Business Ping Pong Ball
What is small and what is big? Why do we draw lines and silos in the banking world around small businesses. Small businesses generate 44% of US economic activity, yet are often misunderstood and ping ponged between the consumer and commercial parts of the bank. This week Derik Sutton Vice President of Product and Experience at Autobooks, Allison Netzer, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Nymbus and I talk about the SMB ping pong challenge. In the second half the hosts of BB get together to reflect on the changes in banking as a result of 9/11 and how CoVID might likewise change financial services regulation moving forward.
Episode 406: The Power to Amplify
Today Brett and I talk to Nick Elders, fintech provocateur, president and co-founder of SPARK from Ignify Technologie. Spark is a social mission-driven company whose cloud-based loan origination platform helped them originate $9 billion in aggregate loan activity through over 50,000 loans in the first 2.5 months of PPP. This is not another story of a small business lending platform, however. It is about the power of purpose and the need for intentionality. Networks become powerful amplifiers - of either good or propagating old stereotypes and systemic bias.
Episode 405: Driving Change Through Talent and Infrastructure
Matteo Rizzi, Executive Producer and co-host for Breaking Banks Europe talks with Neville Bourke from Futurus and Drew Graham, former Director of Digital Strategy for Barclays to explore the tensions between talent and infrastructure, and between corporate executives and entrepreneurs. From the corporate inclination to try to explain a future that is unexplainable, to how HR too often serves as a risk management function dedicated to maintaining the status quo, to some of the ways mature organizations get in their own way through policies and practices that filter out the very rebels needed to drive real change from within. Then they look into some groundbreaking models from some of the most innovative financial institutions in the world.
Episode 404: Crypto Wars meets Financial Health
In this week's Breaking Banks we go 21st century. In the first half host Brett King interviews renowned journalist and personal finance specialist Jean Chatzky on how tech is changing the way we invest and save. Chatzky talks about HerMoney and the work she's doing to help investors of all sorts, but specifically to the underserved community of women investors. In the second half, Brett King is joined by regular Dave Birch to review the book "Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions and Industry Disruption" with author Erica Stanford. We talk John McAfee, and the true crime story that is Gerry Cotten and the Canadian Exchange Quadriga.
Episode 403: Fintech ramping up in Kenya
In this episode we return to Nairobi, Kenya to chat with Eddie and Paul Ndichu the founders of WapiPay, a new pan-African cross-border payments startup, mainly focused on payments to and from China for now. We also get an update on how the pandemic has accelerated adoption of fintech across Africa, and we take a quick trip down memory lane to our last trip to Nairobi where Breaking Banks profiled M-Pesa.
Brett, host of the Break Banks podcast, highlights all aspects of innovation and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
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Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the world of banking and fintech, or just getting started as a catalyst for change within your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Brett does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of successfully navigating an ever changing banking landscape - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
Lots of bloat, thin on anything grounded in reality. Hilarious that Moven is out of business. Keep cranking out books and speaking gigs, but if your looking for real depth in what’s happening in global FinTech, look elsewhere.