FinTech Bytes by CMS is a podcast which gives listeners a ‘bite-sized’ overview of topics affecting the FinTech market and provides insights into some of the latest tech, regulatory, market trends and issues affecting innovation in financial services and how they are relevant to FinTechs.
Episode #12 - Diversity and Inclusion in FinTech - With Nadia Edwards-Dashti, co-founder of the Harrington Starr Group
In this podcast, Yasmin Johal, Associate and member of the Financial Services team at CMS, talks to Nadia Edwards-Dashti, who co-founded the Harrington Starr Group in 2010, which has grown into the leading FinTech recruiter based in London (and also has offices in New York). We explore the Diversity in FinTech, how this has evolved over the years, what FinTechs should consider going forward and how the ever changing FinTech Landscape will adapt in the next 12 months.
Episode #11 - Marketing Cryptoassets in the UK
In this podcast, Yasmin Johal, Associate and member of the Financial Services team and Bhavesh Panchal, Associate and member of the Financial Services team at CMS, explore the recent developments relating to the marketing of cryptocurrencies. We discuss the new rules which will bring qualifying cryptoassets within the scope of the financial promotions regime and explore the impact of these developments.
Episode #10 – How is FinTech disrupting Islamic Finance? - With Areeb Siddiqui, Founder and CEO of Kesrtl
In this podcast, Shakeel Adli, Partner and Head of Islamic Finance at CMS, and Yasmin Johal, Associate and member of the Financial Services team at CMS, talk to Areeb Siddiqui, founder and CEO of CMS equIP members Kestrl - which is an award-winning finance app that makes it easy for Muslims to Budget, Save and Invest in line with their values. We explore the role that FinTech plays in Islamic finance, learn more out a bit more about Kestrl and how it is innovating this space and what we can expect in the future for the Islamic finance market and wider ESG markets.
Episode #9 - Cryptoassets - MLR Registration
In this episode, Yasmin Johal, associate in our Finance Regulatory team and Matthew Nyman, Of Counsel in our Financial Services and FinTech team discuss registering a cryptoasset firm under the money laundering regulations in the UK – the process, what you need, and some top tips for an application, as well as developments in the next 12 months which you need to be aware of.
Episode #8 - DeFi
In this episode, Dil-Veer Kang, associate in our Finance Regulatory team, Yasmin Johal, associate in our Finance Regulatory team and Erika Federis, associate in our Corporate & Leveraged Finance team discuss DeFi, why its important and how it is likely to change in the next 12 months.
Episode #7 - Akoni
In this episode, Mumuksha Singh, a senior associate in our Corporate team, interviews Felicia Meyerowitz-Singh, Founder and CEO of Akoni.
Akoni helps users manage personal or client accounts and earn increased interest across an array of highly-rated banks via their award-winning, data driven platform. We discuss Open Finance, how FinTech is challenging the future of finance for consumers and the impact Covid-19 has had on investments in this space.
At the time of recording Akoni were predicted to become one of the jumbo software providers to global banks and investment platforms – Akoni has since been acquired by Stubben Edge.