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Let’s talk about the “tech” in fintech and discover how technology is transforming today’s financial services industry. Join Annika Melchert and Nora Hocke as they chat with crypto experts, fintech founders and neobank executives from all around the world.

The Fintech and Digital Banking Podcast by BCG Platinion-contact: FinTech-podcast@bcgplatinion.com

The Fintech & Digital Banking Podcast by Annika Melchert & Nora Hocke - presented by BCG Platinion BCG Platinion

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Let’s talk about the “tech” in fintech and discover how technology is transforming today’s financial services industry. Join Annika Melchert and Nora Hocke as they chat with crypto experts, fintech founders and neobank executives from all around the world.

The Fintech and Digital Banking Podcast by BCG Platinion-contact: FinTech-podcast@bcgplatinion.com

    “Credit Meets Climate: The Role of Banks in Fighting Climate Change” with Hugh Shannon, Head of Sales & Customer Success at OakNorth

    “Credit Meets Climate: The Role of Banks in Fighting Climate Change” with Hugh Shannon, Head of Sales & Customer Success at OakNorth

    OakNorth has rethought credit decisioning with their data-centric credit intelligence platform. Even more interestingly, their first real-life reference was their own bank. Be it the bank or the software provider, both OakNorth companies share a common focus topic: climate change. Listen in to learn what banks can do to address this global matter now!

    • 43 min
    "Modern Fintechs Are Born in the Cloud” with Anton Langbroek, General Manager DACH & CEE at Mambu

    "Modern Fintechs Are Born in the Cloud” with Anton Langbroek, General Manager DACH & CEE at Mambu

    Hardly any other fintech is tied as strongly to the terms “next-gen core banking” and “cloud first” as the unicorn Mambu. Bringing in broad experience across the fintech and banking ecosystem, Mambu General Manager Anton Langbroek shares his views on modern versus traditional core banking systems. What are the implications of a modern core banking system on the customer experience but also operability? How can incumbent banks migrate from a traditional to a modern core banking system? And how can software as a service be realized if the regulator imposes restrictions in terms of hosting location? Listen in to find out!

    • 35 min
    “Finding the Sweet Spot in B2B Payments: Mondu and Its ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Offering” with Philipp Povel and Malte Huffman, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Mondu

    “Finding the Sweet Spot in B2B Payments: Mondu and Its ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Offering” with Philipp Povel and Malte Huffman, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Mondu

    While other “buy now, pay later” players are laying off employees to make up for increasingly pessimistic market expectations, the Berlin-based fintech Mondu just raised €40M in funding. We met with the two co-founders, Malte Huffman and Philipp Povel, and asked them about their secret recipe for building yet another successful start-up, the challenges of integrating into B2B ecosystems, and their approach to create a tech platform that caters to their ambitious growth plans. Listen in and find out what role our previous guest Raisin plays in the Mondu landscape and how Mondu differs from marketplace payments provider Payaut.

    • 38 min
    “UpLyvt and Their Plan to Unlock Women’s Financial Health” with Alexa Cotiaux, Cofounder of UpLyvt

    “UpLyvt and Their Plan to Unlock Women’s Financial Health” with Alexa Cotiaux, Cofounder of UpLyvt

    We invited Alexa Cotiaux, cofounder of UpLyvt to our first live recording session ever that took place during an internal women’s event! UpLyvt is an early-stage fintech from Berlin that focuses on female wealth management and financial well-being. We chatted with Alexa about UpLyvt’s purpose and product vision and what role a low-code platform plays in their product development approach. In addition, she shared with us her secrets of personal drive and some best practices for balancing parenthood and being a fintech founder.

    • 29 min
    “Why API-First Is Not Only Relevant for Fintechs” with Ove Kreison, CTO and Co-founder of Tuum

    “Why API-First Is Not Only Relevant for Fintechs” with Ove Kreison, CTO and Co-founder of Tuum

    What makes an Estonian fintech cooler than a Californian one? Probably not just the weather! It’s time to get to know Tuum and its mission to help banks stay in the current digital age. Listen in on this episode with Ove Kreison, CTO and Co-founder of Tuum—formerly known as Modularbank—about what characterizes a state-of-the-art core banking system and why modern APIs are even more important for incumbent banks.

    • 28 min
    “The Art of Navigating a Company Through Rapid Growth and Post-Merger Integration”—with Michael Stephan, COO and Co-founder of Raisin

    “The Art of Navigating a Company Through Rapid Growth and Post-Merger Integration”—with Michael Stephan, COO and Co-founder of Raisin

    The Berlin-based fintech unicorn Raisin has written quite a success story of organic and inorganic growth since it was founded in 2012. Starting with a “savings-as-a-service” offering, it has massively expanded over the years both in functionality and in markets. Most recently, it merged with its former competitor Deposit Solutions to grow even stronger. Listen in to this episode to learn about Raisin’s evolution and the challenges they’ve overcome—both technical and operational—and hear about what lies ahead on their journey to become one of the biggest European open banking fintechs.

    • 28 min

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