100 episodes

Welcome to PayPod, a show that explores the fast-changing world of payments and fintech. The show features interviews with leaders and entrepreneurs in the payments and fintech industries.

Each episode, you’ll hear an interview directly with a leader of the payments industry. We talk with fintech entrepreneurs, security experts, mobile developers, eCommerce pros, and more...

From credit card processing to bitcoin... from retail point of sale systems to cutting edge digital payments software… merchant accounts. mobile checkout, lending marketplaces, and beyond… we cover it all!

PayPod: The Payments and Fintech Podcast Soar Payments LLC

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    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Welcome to PayPod, a show that explores the fast-changing world of payments and fintech. The show features interviews with leaders and entrepreneurs in the payments and fintech industries.

Each episode, you’ll hear an interview directly with a leader of the payments industry. We talk with fintech entrepreneurs, security experts, mobile developers, eCommerce pros, and more...

From credit card processing to bitcoin... from retail point of sale systems to cutting edge digital payments software… merchant accounts. mobile checkout, lending marketplaces, and beyond… we cover it all!

    P2P Lending and Banking in the Wake of Covid-19 with Alison Harwood of Varengold Bank: Ep 105

    P2P Lending and Banking in the Wake of Covid-19 with Alison Harwood of Varengold Bank: Ep 105

    The full impact of Covid-19 and related shutdowns on business and the finance industry has yet to be realized. However, two finance industry areas that are being impacted in a significant way are P2P Lending, and banking.
    On this episode we turn our attention again to Europe as we explore the impact across a number of countries and industries. Our expert guest helping break it all down is Alison Harwood, head of the London Branch at Varengold Bank. Alison is an alternative finance professional, who specializes in alternative lending and structured credit solutions in the FinTech sector.
    Find show notes and more at: https://www.soarpay.com/podcast/

    • 27 min
    International Money Transfer with Nicholas Lembo of TransferWise: Ep 104

    International Money Transfer with Nicholas Lembo of TransferWise: Ep 104

    Have you ever sent money to someone abroad? Or have you ever worked in a company that had contractors located abroad needing to be paid?  Was the transfer fast and inexpensive, or was it clunky and pricey?
    In an increasingly interconnected world, International money transfer has a crucial role to play. On this episode, we explore the ins and outs of it all with help from our guest, Nick Lembo. Nick is Head of Americas Growth at TransferWise, which provides online money transfer services for people located all over the globe.
    Find show notes and more at: https://www.soarpay.com/podcast/

    • 40 min
    Online Investment Advisory and Education with Bhanu Laul of iMarche: Ep 103

    Online Investment Advisory and Education with Bhanu Laul of iMarche: Ep 103

    Many people are simply overwhelmed with the prospect of investing... Some don’t have the time or knowledge to choose what to buy/sell, while others are stuck spending exorbitant fees to barely keep pace with the market.
    Could technology offer an educational solution and make traditional financial advisors obsolete?
    On this episode, we cover the keys to investing using online tools with the help of our guest Bhanu Laul. Bhanu is the Co-Founder of iMarche, a Canadian Startup aiming to be Canada’s first ever online investment advisory and aggregator platform. They also boast a Financial Education arm called iMarche Learn where they teach basic finance to our audience in the simplest way.
    Find show notes and more at: https://www.soarpay.com/podcast/

    • 30 min
    Winning the Banking Fraud Battle with Adam Elliott of ID Insight: Ep 102

    Winning the Banking Fraud Battle with Adam Elliott of ID Insight: Ep 102

    Preventing account takeover and new account fraud is one of the biggest challenges the banking world faces today. Fortunately, there are great organizations out there helping banks and others win the battle.
    On this episode, we explore this with the help of Adam Elliott, President and Founder of ID Insight. Adam has more than 20 years of experience creating solutions for the financial services and direct marketing industries. Prior to launching ID Insight, he was the President of ChexSystems, Inc., a subsidiary of FIS, the recognized leader in providing risk and fraud solutions for the retail banking industry. He managed the analytics function, product management and channel strategy functions, and is credited with leading the next generation of product solutions, resulting in double digit growth for this mature $100-million business.
    Listen in for his unique window into the world of banking fraud prevention!
    Find show notes and more at: https://www.soarpay.com/podcast/

    • 35 min
    Africa's Untapped Potential for Fintechs and Payments with Marek Zmyslowski: Ep 101

    Africa's Untapped Potential for Fintechs and Payments with Marek Zmyslowski: Ep 101

    One area of the world that does not get nearly enough business and finance attention is Africa. With many nations and millions of people, it's an area with tremendous untapped potential, particularly in the worlds of payments and fintech.
    Joining us on the show to explore this is someone who is very familiar with the business side of Africa, Marek Zmyslowski. Marek is a Polish-born entrepreneur and executive, focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets.
    He co-founded Jumia Travel – Africa’s Biggest Hotel Booking Portal listed on NYSE as part of Jumia Group, and HotelOnline.co – a Travel Technology Company. In 2014, he was chosen as one of the Ten Most Important People in Tech by IT News Africa Magazine.
    He’s recently published a book entitled Chasing Black Unicorns: How building the Amazon of Africa put me on Interpol’s Most Wanted list, a fascinating tell-all about his triumphs and challenges in business abroad.
    Find show notes and more at: https://www.soarpay.com/podcast/

    • 34 min
    Opportunity Zones and Fintechs with Jimmy Atkinson of OZ Pros: Ep 100

    Opportunity Zones and Fintechs with Jimmy Atkinson of OZ Pros: Ep 100

    What if there was a vehicle to help investors save money on their tax bills, help entrepreneurs attract more investors, AND incentivize economic development in areas that need it most? What if the next great fintech could be a better investment opportunity than anyone could imagine?
    This is where Opportunity Zones come in. Helping break all of this down is our guest, Jimmy Atkinson. Jimmy is the founder and host of the Opportunity Zones Podcast, a show which features discussions with thought leaders across business, financial, and even government sectors relating to the topic. Jimmy is also founder of the Opportunity Zones Database, and most recently co-founder of OZ Pros, a business that helps folks navigate the Opportunity Zone Fund and Business creation process.
    Find show notes and more at: https://www.soarpay.com/podcast/

    • 36 min

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SignaPay Midwest ,

Great Interviews

I own SignaPay Midwest in Chicago. Great interviews and conversations. I love learning what’s new in the evolving world of payments. Great resource!

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Fantastic display of great ideas, concepts and companies, thought leadership and amazing topics. Keep it up!

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