Looking to understand why we do what we do in payments? Ever wondered how that happened or where did it get started?
The Payments Podium is that podcast. Join the Payments Professor Kevin Olsen as he invites industry experts to voice their views and expertise on multiple areas of the electronic payments industry.
We will explore the Professor's three P’s: The past, the present, and the possibilities in the payment industry.
Going Global Insights From The Dutch Payments Landscape with Gijs Boudewijn
Join the Payments Professor as he delves into the international waters of electronic payments. This episode offers a candid chat with Gijs Boudewijn, the influential General Manager at the Dutch Payments Association. They discuss the fascinating journey of how Gijs entered the world of electronic payments, the challenges and triumphs of instant payments in the Netherlands, and the nuances of the European Banking Federation and Dutch Payments Association.
Listen in as they shed light on the concerns surrounding fraud in instant payments, the essence of information, confirmation, and reconciliation in the payments process, and the ever-evolving landscape of payments as a service. Gijs also shares invaluable insights for those eager to advance their careers in the payments industry, emphasizing the importance of building relationships.
This episode is a goldmine of information for those interested in understanding electronic payments from a global perspective and gaining foresight into the next big innovations in the field. Don't miss it!
Balancing Speed & Security: Navigating the Future of Payments with Simon Taylor
From starting in Telco to battling cancer, Simon Taylor, now Head of Content and Strategy at Fintech Brain Food, has witnessed the transformative landscape of UK payments since 2005, including its 2% GDP boost. On the Payments Podium, he'll delve into the double-edged sword of faster payments leading to swifter fraud, the diminished security of push payments compared to cards, and the fading era of checks. He'll highlight the preventative strategy of warning users before transactions, the incoming "Confirmation of Payee" system under PSD3, and Europe's regulatory stronghold. Emphasizing the connection between fraud and data science, he'll shed light on Sardine's capability to detect unusual payment behaviors, especially scams targeting the elderly. With the surge of faster payments, he underlines the significance of strong customer authentication. Simon advocates for a balance in payment speed and security, suggesting that a bit of friction can be beneficial. Join us for an enlightening session on building secure payment networks and the essence of continual learning.
Who Is MACHA
In this enlightening episode of the Payments Podium, we're honored to have the President and CEO of Macha, Mary Gilmiester, joining the Payments Professor. Dive deep into the intricate world of Macha as Mary reveals the essence and vision behind Macha.org. From its foundational principles to its critical role in today's financial landscape, get an inside look at what makes Macha tick. Whether you're in the finance industry, an enthusiast, or simply curious about the digital payment realm, this episode is a goldmine of information. Tune in and discover the transformative impact of Macha in our ever-evolving payment landscape!
UK vs US Payments Regulations
In this episode of the Payments Professor Payments Podium Podcast, we welcome guest Paul Thomoalla, discussing the contrasting regulatory landscapes of the U.S. and Europe/UK in the payments sector. We delve into how interventionist regulators in Europe and the UK actively shape the payments ecosystem, focusing on societal benefits and often fast-tracking advancements like faster payments, initiated back in 2006. Paul highlights the evolution and impact of immediate payment plans, which are gaining traction globally, emphasizing their convenience, efficiency, and growth. We also touch upon the significance of confirmation of pay in boosting user confidence and mitigating fraud, leading to widespread adoption, growing at 20% compound annually in the UK. Paul reflects on the challenges and learnings, including addressing fraud issues and ensuring customer reimbursement, offering insights on fostering a conducive environment for the implementation of advanced payment systems to thrive in various regulatory frameworks. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation filled with experiences, learnings, and the future of immediate payment plans in the global context!
Pix and The Future of Instant Payments in Brazil with Caroline Cypriano
In this riveting episode of Payments Podium, we explore the cutting-edge innovations, trends, and personalities shaping the world of payments. This week, we are thrilled to have Caroline Cypriano, COO & Co-Founder of JJ4Tech, join the Payments Professor to delve into the burgeoning landscape of instant payments in Brazil through the lens of Pix.
As the financial ecosystem continues to evolve at breakneck speed, instant payment systems like Pix have captured the imagination and the market share in Brazil. Caroline Cypriano, a tech-savvy entrepreneur with her finger on the pulse of emerging payment technologies, shares her in-depth insights on how Pix has disrupted traditional banking, impacted SMBs, and offered financial inclusion to millions.
Who Is Wespay: A Conversation with Bill Schoch, President and CEO of Wespay
In this enlightening episode, the Payments Professor sits down with Bill Schoch, the dynamic President and CEO of Wespay. They delve deep into the world of payment systems, dissecting the evolving landscape and discussing the significant role Wespay plays in modernizing the payments ecosystem. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the industry, this conversation offers insights you won't want to miss!
Introduction to WesPay: Bill Schoch outlines the history and mission of Wespay, highlighting how they are a thought leader in payment strategies, operations, and risk management.
Innovation in Payment Systems: Wespay's influence in shaping secure, efficient, and forward-looking payment systems is discussed at length. Bill shares some success stories and insights into ongoing projects that are revolutionizing the way we transact.
Regulatory and Compliance Aspects: The conversation moves into the complex world of regulations and compliance and how Wespay aids financial institutions in navigating this maze.
Partnerships and Collaboration: Bill Schoch shares his views on the importance of partnerships in enhancing the payments ecosystem, shedding light on some of Wespay's most successful collaborations.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from one of the industry's most informed and influential figures. Tune in now!
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As a payments professional I love hearing the transformation over time. Listening to the episode with Richard Re. Pure gold!
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This podcast should be required for any introductory college curriculum regardless of your final degree.