6 episodes

Welcome to "Mighty Finsights," the podcast where finance meets formidable insights and spirited storytelling. Hosted by fintech and financial services agency CSTMR, this show delves into the stories that shape the world of finance and fintech, brought to you straight from the minds of those who know it best—the innovators, the disruptors, and the trailblazers.

Each episode of "Mighty Finsights" is a journey into the heart of financial innovation and personal achievement. We sit down with finance professionals, fintech founders, and visionary leaders to uncover the narratives that are often overshadowed by numbers and charts. From humble beginnings to groundbreaking achievements, our guests share not just their successes, but the challenges and setbacks that have shaped their path in the finance industry.

Whether you're a finance professional seeking to glean insights from leaders in the field, a fintech founder curious about the latest trends and technologies, or simply someone fascinated by the stories of grit and perseverance behind successful enterprises, "Mighty Finsights" is your gateway to understanding the complexities and capturing the spirit of the financial world.

Join us as we unveil the powerful insights and the incredible people behind them, offering not just lessons in finance, but also in innovation, resilience, and the continuous pursuit of excellence. "Mighty Finsights" is more than a podcast - it's an experience where finance and insight come to life: www.cstmr.com/mighty-finsights-podcast. To be a guest on the podcast: www.cstmr.com/contact-us/strategic-consult.

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Welcome to "Mighty Finsights," the podcast where finance meets formidable insights and spirited storytelling. Hosted by fintech and financial services agency CSTMR, this show delves into the stories that shape the world of finance and fintech, brought to you straight from the minds of those who know it best—the innovators, the disruptors, and the trailblazers.

Each episode of "Mighty Finsights" is a journey into the heart of financial innovation and personal achievement. We sit down with finance professionals, fintech founders, and visionary leaders to uncover the narratives that are often overshadowed by numbers and charts. From humble beginnings to groundbreaking achievements, our guests share not just their successes, but the challenges and setbacks that have shaped their path in the finance industry.

Whether you're a finance professional seeking to glean insights from leaders in the field, a fintech founder curious about the latest trends and technologies, or simply someone fascinated by the stories of grit and perseverance behind successful enterprises, "Mighty Finsights" is your gateway to understanding the complexities and capturing the spirit of the financial world.

Join us as we unveil the powerful insights and the incredible people behind them, offering not just lessons in finance, but also in innovation, resilience, and the continuous pursuit of excellence. "Mighty Finsights" is more than a podcast - it's an experience where finance and insight come to life: www.cstmr.com/mighty-finsights-podcast. To be a guest on the podcast: www.cstmr.com/contact-us/strategic-consult.

    Interview with Justin Fischer: Financial Crimes – Securing Banks and Credit Unions

    Interview with Justin Fischer: Financial Crimes – Securing Banks and Credit Unions

    Interview with Justin Fischer: Financial Crimes – Securing Banks and Credit UnionsHost - Rory Holland
    Interviewed - Justin Fischer
    This EpisodeIn this conversation, Justin Fischer, Co-Founder and CEO of RiskScout, highlights how his company provides financial crime software solutions for community banks and credit unions. He details how they aim to help these institutions prevent money laundering, better understand their customers, and comply with regulatory requirements. RiskScout offers a comprehensive suite of tools, including customer communication, KYC, transaction monitoring, risk scoring, and regulatory filing. They also prioritize community and collaboration by creating a space for institutions to share ideas and support each other. Ultimately, RiskScout's goal is to help smaller banks and credit unions thrive in an ever-evolving financial landscape.
    Key TakeawaysRiskScout provides financial crime software solutions for community banks and credit unions.Their suite of tools includes customer communication, KYC, transaction monitoring, risk scoring, and regulatory filing.The company prioritizes community and collaboration and creates a space for institutions to share ideas and support each other.RiskScout aims to help smaller banks and credit unions thrive in an ever-evolving financial landscape.
    Chapters00:00 Introduction and Overview
    04:16 Adoption and Implementation Challenges
    09:51 Customizable Solutions for Specific Needs
    25:25 Building Trust in the Financial System
    About Mighty FinsightsThis is 'Mighty Finsights,' the podcast where finance meets formidable insights and spirited storytelling. Each episode offers a deep dive into the challenges and achievements that define the financial landscape, providing valuable lessons in finance, innovation, and resilience. Tune in for an experience that brings finance to life through the voices of its most influential leaders.

    • 28 min
    Interview with Colton Pond: Lending Platforms – Innovation and Embedded Lending

    Interview with Colton Pond: Lending Platforms – Innovation and Embedded Lending

    Interview with Colton Pond: Lending Platforms – Innovation and Embedded LendingHost - Rory Holland
    Interviewed - Colton Pond
    This EpisodeIn this chat, Colton Pond, CMO at LoanPro, discusses his company's journey and the market they serve. Colton explains that LoanPro is a lending and credit platform that helps financial organizations launch, service, and manage various types of loans. Colton then highlights the range of clients they serve, from big companies–like Intuit–to small startups. He discusses how LoanPro enables organizations to modernize their tech stack, drive operational efficiency, and innovate in their lending programs. Finally, Colton provides some thoughts on the future of fintech.
    Key TakeawaysLoanPro is a lending and credit platform that helps financial organizations launch, service, and manage various types of loans.The platform enables organizations to modernize their tech stack, drive operational efficiency, and innovate in their lending programs.They work with a range of clients from big companies, like Intuit, to small startups.LoanPro is API-first and offers both API infrastructure and a UI for clients.The future of fintech includes embedded finance and embedded lending, where everyday brands can offer financial services.
    Chapters00:00 Introduction and Background
    04:11 LoanPro's Platform: API and UI
    08:59 The Future of Fintech: Embedded Finance and Lending
    About Mighty FinsightsThis is 'Mighty Finsights,' the podcast where finance meets formidable insights and spirited storytelling. Each episode offers a deep dive into the challenges and achievements that define the financial landscape, providing valuable lessons in finance, innovation, and resilience. Tune in for an experience that brings finance to life through the voices of its most influential leaders.

    • 10 min
    Interview with David Ness: Fintech Partnerships Within the U.S. Bank Ecosystem

    Interview with David Ness: Fintech Partnerships Within the U.S. Bank Ecosystem

    Interview with David Ness: Fintech Partnerships Within the U.S. Bank EcosystemHost - Rory Holland
    Interviewed - David Ness
    This EpisodeIn this episode, David Ness, Senior Vice President of Innovation at U.S. Bank, discusses his journey into financial services and his role in leading fintech partnerships. He emphasizes the importance of being humble and curious. David explains how, to know which partnerships and investments to prioritize, U.S. Bank identifies internal pain points and customer expectations. He also shares examples of successful collaborations. Finally, David highlights the impact of fintech in reaching underserved communities, and the importance of transparency and authenticity when building trust.
    Key Takeaways Being humble and curious are important qualities in the fintech industry.Identifying internal pain points and customer expectations helps prioritize partnerships and investments.Successful collaborations have solved issues like deposit switching and digitizing assets.The fintech space has made a positive impact in reaching underserved communities.Transparency and authenticity are keys to building trust in the industry.
    Chapters00:00 Introduction and Background
    05:40 Example: Solving the Problem of Deposit Switching
    10:58 The Importance of Transparency and Authenticity
    16:17 The Future of Underwriting and Automation
    About Mighty FinsightsThis is 'Mighty Finsights,' the podcast where finance meets formidable insights and spirited storytelling. Each episode offers a deep dive into the challenges and achievements that define the financial landscape, providing valuable lessons in finance, innovation, and resilience. Tune in for an experience that brings finance to life through the voices of its most influential leaders.

    • 21 min
    Interview with Nick Elders: Customer Experience in Financial Services

    Interview with Nick Elders: Customer Experience in Financial Services

    Interview with Nick Elders: Customer Experience in Financial ServicesHost - Rory Holland
    Interviewed - Nick Elders
    This EpisodeIn this conversation, Nick Elders, co-founder and CEO of SPARK, discusses his background and journey into fintech. He shares the story of how SPARK–an ​​end-to-end solution for small business lending–was created, as well as the crucial role that the company plays in community and economic development. Nick highlights the challenges faced by SPARK and the broader financial services industry, provides an overview of SPARK’s future plans, and delivers some compelling insights into the potential of fintech in the coming years. Finally, Nick offers advice to those interested in entering the world of fintech and financial services.
    Key Takeaways SPARK plays a crucial role in community and economic development: digital infrastructure for lenders, and digital partner for small business owners.Traditional financial services often lag behind other industries in terms of user-friendly digital experiences—that’s why customer experience is a key focus for SPARK.Distribution and awareness are major challenges for SPARK and other fintech companies.The future of fintech lies in solving current problems and meeting customer demands.To enter the fintech field, you must solve a problem that exists today and focus on creating value for customers.
    Chapters00:00 Introduction and Background
    02:41 Getting into Fintech
    07:38 Transition from CRF to SPARK
    13:35 SPARK's Role in Community and Economic Development
    16:18 Challenges in the Financial Services Industry
    29:18 Future Plans for SPARK
    32:08 The Future of Fintech
    34:06 Advice for Entering the Fintech Field
    About Mighty FinsightsThis is 'Mighty Finsights,' the podcast where finance meets formidable insights and spirited storytelling. Each episode offers a deep dive into the challenges and achievements that define the financial landscape, providing valuable lessons in finance, innovation, and resilience. Tune in for an experience that brings finance to life through the voices of its most influential leaders.

    • 37 min
    Interview with Jason Henrichs: The Future of Banking - Financial Services and Trust

    Interview with Jason Henrichs: The Future of Banking - Financial Services and Trust

    Interview with Jason Henrichs: The Future of Banking - Financial Services and TrustHost - Rory Holland
    Interviewed - Jason Henrichs
    This EpisodeIn this conversation, CSTMR’s Rory Holland and Alloy Lab’s Jason Henrichs begin by discussing the Fintech House experience at SXSW, and the importance of attending events like this. Jason then gets into the purpose of Alloy Labs as a consortium of community banks, and highlights their focus on innovation. He shares his insights on the future of banking and fintech: how they are merging, and how financial services will embed into other industries. Jason also discusses the challenges in the fintech space, and points out the need for startups to solve real problems. The conversation ends with a discussion on building trust in the financial system, and the importance of authenticity and consistency in fintech.
    Key Takeaways Attending events like SXSW is important for people in banking and financial services to stay updated on the evolving needs of businesses and customers.The future of banking and fintech involves their full merger and the embedding of financial services into other industries.Startups in the fintech space must solve real problems in order to succeed.Building trust in the financial system requires authenticity, consistency, and transparency.
    Chapters00:00 Introduction and Fintech House Experience
    01:13 The Purpose of Alloy Labs
    03:06 Background and Experience in Finance
    05:27 Challenges in the Fintech Space
    06:19 Entering the Finance Space
    07:38 The Evolution of Fintech
    08:06 Building Trust in the Financial System
    09:43 Innovation and Problem-Solving in Banking
    11:05 The Future of Banks and Fintech Startups
    12:54 Restoring Trust in the Financial System
    14:54 Authenticity and Consistency in Fintech
    17:47 The Importance of Attending Events like SXSW
    18:16 Closing Remarks
    About Mighty FinsightsThis is 'Mighty Finsights,' the podcast where finance meets formidable insights and spirited storytelling. Each episode offers a deep dive into the challenges and achievements that define the financial landscape, providing valuable lessons in finance, innovation, and resilience. Tune in for an experience that brings finance to life through the voices of its most influential leaders.

    • 19 min
    Mighty Finsights Trailer

    Mighty Finsights Trailer

    This is 'Mighty Finsights,' the podcast where finance meets formidable insights and spirited storytelling. Hosted by financial services and fintech marketing agency CSTMR, this show explores the personal stories behind financial innovation, featuring interviews with the innovators, disruptors, and visionaries shaping the fintech and finance sectors. Each episode offers a deep dive into the challenges and achievements that define the financial landscape, providing valuable lessons in finance, innovation, and resilience. Tune into 'Mighty Finsights' for an experience that brings finance to life through the voices of its most influential leaders. Subscribe and join us on this journey at the heart of financial innovation.
    Whether you're a finance professional seeking insights from leaders in the field, a fintech founder curious about the latest trends, or someone fascinated by the stories behind successful enterprises, 'Mighty Finsights' is a waypoint to the financial world's complexities and spirit.
    Join us as we unveil powerful insights and the incredible people behind them. 'Mighty Finsights' offers lessons not only in finance but also in innovation, resilience, and the pursuit of excellence. It's more than a podcast—it's an experience where finance and insight come to life.
    Each episode is a journey into the heart of financial innovation and personal achievement. We sit down with finance professionals, fintech founders, and visionary leaders to uncover the narratives that are often overshadowed by numbers and charts. From humble beginnings to groundbreaking achievements, our guests share not just their successes, but the challenges and setbacks that have shaped their path in the finance industry.

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