10 episodes

Financial innovation, technology advances and social changes are sending shockwaves through the financial services industry.

In an age of increasingly rapid change, important questions, debates and developments are unfolding before our eyes. These ideas, and the choices we make in response to them, will shape our future.

Technology is vastly powerful, creating new industries in response to – or sometimes in anticipation of – changing customer expectations.

Rebank explores the trends, developments and challenges that define our age and shape the future role of money, banking and financial services.

Rebank: Banking the Futur‪e‬ Will Beeson

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    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

Financial innovation, technology advances and social changes are sending shockwaves through the financial services industry.

In an age of increasingly rapid change, important questions, debates and developments are unfolding before our eyes. These ideas, and the choices we make in response to them, will shape our future.

Technology is vastly powerful, creating new industries in response to – or sometimes in anticipation of – changing customer expectations.

Rebank explores the trends, developments and challenges that define our age and shape the future role of money, banking and financial services.

    Dissecting the Free Stock Trading Industry with Freetrade

    Dissecting the Free Stock Trading Industry with Freetrade

    Today, we’re joined by Viktor Nebehaj, Co-Founder of Freetrade, a free stock trading platform in the UK.
    Founded in 2016 and launched to the public in 2018, Freetrade has grown to over 500,000 users in just over two years in the UK alone. For the full backstory, check out our episode with Founder Adam Dodds from February 2019, available at bankingthefuture.com.
    In this conversation, Viktor takes us behind the scenes at Freetrade over the past few weeks, during the Reddit-fueled runups in Gamestop, AMC and others, as the company struggled with partner-imposed trading halts and FX throttles. We also discuss payment for order flow, margin lending, rapid user growth and Viktor’s views on the good, bad and ugly of free stock trading.
    If it seems like I care deeply about this subject, it’s because I do. Investing is one of the most important things people can do to support their long-term financial well-being, but the industry is characterized by unnecessary complexity, conflicts of interest and information asymmetry that can make it hard for people to get the best outcomes. Companies like Freetrade, Robinhood and others have a tremendous opportunity to break up entrenched industry dynamics and bring access, education and tools to the masses now that they're mainstream in their respective home countries.

    • 50 min
    Robinhood, Chime and the Emergence of a New American Finance

    Robinhood, Chime and the Emergence of a New American Finance

    Welcome to our much anticipated first episode of 2021, and what a start to the year it has been. 
     
    Last week was a trainwreck as Gamestop, which was initially bid up by Redditers in an attempt to punish Wall Street, crashed back to earth when the very free brokerage platforms that purport to democratize investing for the 99% shut off trading in the most active stocks, benefitting hedge funds at the expense of retail investors.
     
    As wild as the events of the week were, they are merely a symptom of something much deeper: latent hatred for Wall Street and  the traditional financial system that repeatedly and seemly unfairly rewards a small number of people at the top.
     
    Precisely because of this feeling that the system is broken and doesn’t serve the people, fintech is flying. Robinhood, Chime, Cash App, Coinbase, Affirm and Klarna have built insane user bases, because they are catering to huge swaths of Americans left behind by the incumbent industry. 
     
    These companies are the future of retail finance in America for sure. What will their impact be?
     
    I’m joined by Lex Sokolin to discuss these topics. Check out all of Lex’s work at fintechblueprint.com
     
    For all of our past episodes, and to sign up for our newsletter, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.
     
    Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Lex Sokolin.

    • 39 min
    How BELLA Is Reimagining Banking with Angelo D'Alessandro

    How BELLA Is Reimagining Banking with Angelo D'Alessandro

    Today, is a special episode, of great personal importance to me.
    I have been learning and studying and training in fintech for years, both as a founder and through this podcast, where I’m able to have conversations with the most visionary and impactful founders, CEOs and VCs in the world of fintech.
    For the past year, I’ve been channeling all of this experience and insight into a new company, called BELLA, that is leading with digital banking in an effort to create positive change in the world.
    BELLA launched in the US on November 30th, and everything has been a blur since then. Taking a new consumer company into the world for the first time has to be one of the most thrilling experiences that exists.
    In today’s conversation, I’m joined by Angelo D’Alessandro, CEO of BELLA and my co-founder, but more importantly close friend and mentor, to talk about what we’re building.
    We cover our backstory, Angelo’s approach to building teams and brands, BELLA’s vision and offering, the influence of Rob LoCascio and LivePerson, the state of the world in 2020 and the implications for startups and brands going forward and more.
    For all of our past episodes, and to sign up to our newsletter, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.
    Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Angelo D'Alessandro.

    • 35 min
    Challenging the Incumbent Banking Ethos with Aspiration

    Challenging the Incumbent Banking Ethos with Aspiration

    Andrei Cherny is the Co-Founder and CEO of Aspiration, a socially conscious bank challenging the traditional banking industry ethos.
    Prior to founding Aspiration, Andrei worked as a speechwriter for Bill Clinton, authored books on public policy and war history, served as Assistant Arizona State Attorney General, held senior positions at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Center for American Progress, and more.
    In 2013, Andrei co-founded Aspiration, a socially conscious banking and investments provider that lets users set their own fees.
    Aspiration has raised $200 million in funding and attracted over 1.5 million users.
    In this conversation, Andrei and I discuss the factors that have contributed to Aspiration’s success, the takeaways for the industry, the company’s future plans, and more.
    To subscribe to the Rebank newsletter, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.
    Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Andrei Cherny.

    • 43 min
    Building a Diversified, Profitable Digital Bank with Starling

    Building a Diversified, Profitable Digital Bank with Starling

    Today, regular contributor Lex Sokolin and I are joined by Anne Boden, Founder and CEO of Starling Bank, one of the original wave of app-only digital banks in the UK.
    Starling has built a diversified bank and achieved profitability for the first time in October, a rarity for digital banks.
    Originally a retail-only offering, Starling has built out business banking and banking-as-a-service offerings and now serves a wide varied of customers.
    In this conversation, Anne, Lex and I discuss Starling’s path to profitability, lessons for other digital banks, marketing and customer acquisition, and Anne’s new book on Starling’s first seven years.
    For all of our past episodes, and to sign up to our newsletter, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.
    To subscribe to Lex’s amazing newsletter, please visit www.fintechblueprint.com.
    Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Anne Boden.

    • 43 min
    Self-Funding an International Digital Bank with bunq

    Self-Funding an International Digital Bank with bunq

    Ali Niknam is the founder and CEO of bunq, a fully licensed digital bank based in the Netherlands and available in 30 countries across Europe.
    Prior to starting buns, Ali founded TransIP, the largest domain name and web hosting provider of the Netherlands.
    Ali is the sole investor in bunq, having invested €80m in the company to date.
    As of July 2020, the bank had €650 million of user deposits.
    In this conversation, Ali and I discuss the economics of digital banking, the decisions bunq has made around economic sustainability and scale, takeaways for the broader digital banking industry and more.
    To subscribe to the Rebank newsletter, including insights, essays and written transcripts of all new episodes, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.
    Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Ali Niknam.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Em7726ly ,

Robinhood, Chime, and the Emergence of a New American Finance

I’m a big fan of Rebank, but this episode really stands out. Not only does it provide an understandable explanation of the Robinhood/Game Stop phenomenon, but it also highlights several emerging fintech trends in the American market

Political junkie Florida ,

Inspiring

The content is fantastic! Superb insights. Episodes feel like brainstorming sessions.

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Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as someone innovating in the world of banking and finance, or just getting started as an investor - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Will and Aman do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of successfully navigating an ever changing financial and geopolitical landscape - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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