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?
LFP205 – Fintech and FX Hedging for SMEs w/Seth Phillips CEO Bound
Over time the Fintech wave reaches ever more complex topics. FX per se was one of the earlier low-hanging fruits to be digitised – a simple, near immediate transaction that everyone understands as they do it all the time when going on holidays. However its taken much longer – a decade or perhaps two – […]
LFP204 – What Can We Learn From Nearly Twenty Years Of The P2P Experiment? w/Jaidev Janardana CEO Zopa
“P2P”, invented by Zopa in 2005, was one of the main unique business models that was at the core of the early success of Fintech businesses in disintermediating banks and offering better/cheaper/faster experiences to both lenders and borrowers. Over the past nearly two decades P2Ps have had many fates – variously succeeding, going bust, committing fraud, […]
LFP203 – Fintech in Scandinavia/Nordics – Deep Origins and Reasons for Success w/Erik Bennerhult, CEO Naktergal
Scandinavia (Sweden/Norway/Denmark) and the Nordics as a whole (Scandinavia +Finland +Iceland) have massively outperformed most parts of the world in Tech and Fintech when considered compared to the relatively small sizes of the populations. Why is this and where is it all going? In this episode Erik who was part of creating the world’s first […]
LFP202 – Fintech Corporate Finance w/Aman Behzad Managing Partner Royal Park Partners
The fact that today we are talking to Aman, the co-founder of specialist Fintech Corporate Finance boutique Royal Park Partners which has done over 30 transactions is a great sign of the maturation of the Fintech market. In this episode we discuss the origins of Fintech Corporate Finance in Europe – not that long ago […]
LFP201 – Rethinking Investment Risk & Deep Dive Into Investing in VC w/Alan Vaksman co-founder Digital Horizon
Investment risk has changed radically from what regulators and the media propound. A prime example is that with negative real interest rates and at the end of a secular 40 yr bond bull market the idea of bonds being “low risk investments” is nuts yet widely followed in asset allocation. Furthermore as we touched on […]
LFP200! The Philosophy of Technology & Technique & their Existential Impact on People, Society and Civilisation w/Oswald Spengler & Jacques Ellul
Technology pervades our world more than ever and conditions us and our existence ever more. But I believe it is not well-understood at a philosophical level, nor are its impacts at an existential level. Two great thinkers about technology and its impact on man, society and civilisation in the 20thC were Oswald Spengler and Jacques […]
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!