Interviews with key players in the London FinTech Scene. It really is a Golden Age of Innovation in Financial Services. Perhaps even larger than the last wave of innovation starting around Big Bang time in the 1980s.
It is a once in a lifetime epochal shift. Who will be the Financial Services equivalents of amazon, google, facebook? Whoever they will be they will have captured a huge territory and will become the new, difficult to dislodge incumbents. How will this affect banking, insurance and the rest of Financial Services? Who are the people raiding the citadel? What are their stories?
LFP176 – Sci-Fi Creeps Ever Nearer – Automated Detection of Emotion In Voice Audio w/Rana Gujral Behavioral Signals
Behavioral Signals aims to “turn your conversational data into actionable insights for your business” via the automated cross-cultural detection of emotions in the audio of conversations. This is a super-new front in machine language recognition and usage one which has to date been rather simplistically approached but one which as we all know every day […]
LFP175 – The Ever-Increasing Importance of Creating a Company Culture w/Keith Smith CEO Payability
Back in the day when business was more monocultural in many dimensions, and indeed today in more monocultural societies, “culture” was implicit and did not need explicitly defining. However in the modern, ever-more globalised, ever-more multicultural world binding together a group of people, possibly in different countries into one coherent entity is an ever-increasing challenge. […]
LFP174 – The Huge Success of Digital Wallets and their Future w/Bjorn Goss CEO Stocard
Stocard are perhaps Europe’s most successful Fintech measured by numbers of users – they have over 60 million users of their App (which gets 4.7* on Google Play) and process an amazing 2 billion transactions per annum – a phenomenal achievement. Their users save some 2-5% on average on their shopping and in some countries […]
LFP173 – The Blockchain Digitisation of Tuvalu & Implications of Digitisation At Large w/Dave Washburn CEO nChain
nChain are part of a small consortium are working on a project with the Tuvalu govt to put all of its records on a digital ledger – aka Blockchain, thus becoming the first country to do so. Tuvalu, comprises 9 islands, has a domestic revenue of $60m (a chunk of which comes from its ownership […]
LFP172 – The Multiple Dimensions of the Challenges of Digital for Incumbent FS Projects w/Tony Clark CEO NextWave
Little more than a couple of decades ago IT was a very back office function in large FS organisations. Now it has completely inverted to become centre-stage in roughly every dimension of being in business, FS included. Tony Clark, serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of NextWave Consulting has over thirty years experience of large City […]
2021 New Year Special: The Elite’s Governance & Cultural Revolutions – Key Insights from Spengler, Nietzsche, Lasch
2020 has been crazy and 2021 doesn’t seem to be breaking the trend. The LFP New Year Special is traditionally an occasion to looks back to the prior year and forward to the next. However given the seismic changes in Governments Governance of the people and the ongoing cultural revolution I thought we should take […]
Honest, Informative, Fun
I live in the US, originally from Albania and I have been listening to the London Fintech Podcast for a few years now and have enjoyed it greatly. I have picked up knowledge that otherwise I would have not while passively listening. The executives that are interviewed provide information that is very interesting if you are interested in FinTech. This is the only financial/technology podcast I keep listening too and love it. I find it honest and very informative. Great job!
Cheers from USA!
I'm planning a move to the UK, to participate in the FinTech scene there. This podcast has been instrumental in helping me navigate the industry and how I might get involved. It is clearly a labor of love: one look at Mike's show notes makes that clear.
I've listened up to Episode 14. How sad I'll be when I can no longer binge out, stuffing my Evernote with useful insights!
Mike's style is also highly entertaining. Brash, clever, self-deprecating: charming.
I'll be a dumb American and say his interview style pleasantly reminds me of James Bond's banter with Miss Moneypenny! You know, cuz he's English'n stuff. ;)
Thank you, Mike, keep up the good work, and let me buy you a coffee in July!