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?
LFP190 – The US Pension Market: Past Century, Present & Future w/Jodan Ledford CEO Smart USA
In this episode we cover the super-big picture from the fascinating origins of the US pension market which is barely a century old through the complexities of the current market with some 40 million Americans having no access to a retirement plan and looking into the future how official advice over so-called “low risk investments” […]
LFP189 – Navigating Through The Thicket of UK Govt Aid To Firms Inc >2,000 Grant Schemes w/Bhavik Chauhan VP OKR Financial
This episode is a sign of the state-centralist times. Fintech grew in a very different world from our ever-expanding State, super-high tax-burdens, massive regulation et al. However why should SMEs leave all the food on the table for better-resourced BigCos to take? Especially when it falls into that vital category of “non-dilutive funding”. In this […]
LFP188 – How to IPO w/Nic Brisbourne CEO of recently-IPO-ed Forward Partners
Every startup in the tech world is after a “realisation” – or put in other terms a point in time at which someone puts a real as opposed to notional valuation on your firm – when you sell out in whole via a Trade Sale or in part via an IPO. But how do you […]
LFP187 – Architecting Fintechs to put Customer Support/Service at the Centre w/Hristo Borisov CEO Payhawk
is it possible to do Customer Service well whilst not going bankrupt employing thousands of PhDs in Customer Service at megabucks? And back to an old favourite of FS vs Tech why do we even need it if the tech quotes works unquotes? In retail FS or even FS as a whole Customer/Client Service is essential. […]
LFP186 – “Doing Culture Well” as a Key Growth Tool w/Richard Arundel Co-Founder Currency Cloud
Currency Cloud are one of London’s oldest Fintechs being founded over a decade ago. As they recently sold themselves for £700m to Visa – in cash – they clearly know something about the entire startup-realisation process. Big time. One of the aspects whose importance grows along the journey which co-founder Richard shares with us is […]
LFP185 – Network-Based Finance And “Open Commercial Transactions” w/Gert Sylvest co-founder Tradeshift
In this episode we have an awesome deep-dive by Gert into what Network-based Finance is – a super-cool topic even Google doesn’t know about (within an hour of this LFP release it became the only example :-O). We cover how, in a sense, it inverts the whole “Open Banking” paradigm putting the opening of transactions […]
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!