FinTalk

FinTalk
By Sarah Gill
About this podcast
FinTalk is a fresh new podcast series where we drill down into what drives the brightest minds in finance and tech today. Brought to you by bobsguide, GTNews and PaymentEye, the show is hosted by our Managing Editor Alex Hammond. Join us each episode for candid conversations with the leaders, investors and entrepreneurs behind the biggest brands in fintech.
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Feb. 7, 2018
For the entirety of 2017 the asset management industry was counting down to January 3 2018, the implementation date of MiFID II. A lack of clarity on how the regulator expected firms to comply had dominated MiFID II preparation, so is the picture clearer post-implementation? What should firms’ next move be? And how does fintech fit into the picture?
Sept. 27, 2016
In the latest episode of the FinTalk podcast, we talk to head of Innotribe Fabian Vandenreydt about key trends in emerging financial technology, what to expect from Sibos and why there’s never been a better time to collaborate in financial services.
Sept. 7, 2016
Invented after co-founder Celine Lazorthes struggled to collect all the money money for a student weekend trip, today group payments platform Leetchi has taken money from more than 5m people. Meanwhile MangoPay the white label payments service which underpins the platform and which she also founded is now being used by more than 1000 businesses to process payments around the world. In the latest episode of the FinTalk podcast, we talk to Celine about the realities of building a financial tech startup, French fintech and women in tech.
Aug. 11, 2016
Today Xero is one of the most recognisable brands in business tech with posters plastered over London tube carriages, more than 700,000 customers, 1,400 staff and $100m in revenues globally each year. In the latest episode of the FinTalk interview podcast series Gary Turner, the firm’s UK MD, talks about the early days of building up the business, why location is no longer important for building a company and about the need to make sure kids are creators as well as consumers of technology.
July 19, 2016
Today WorldRemit is one of the UK's most high profile fintech companies, offering international remittance services from 50 countries to more than 120 destinations around the globe. Users can send money via computer, smartphone or tablet and picked up in the shape of a bank deposit, mobile money or mobile airtime top-up as well as more traditional cash pick-up. Aiming to offer an alternative to high fee charging incumbents with highstreet agent models, it is part of a new generation of money transfer services that want to make sending money as easy as sending a message online. Backed by the likes of Facebook and Dropbox investor Accel Partners, the firm is one of London's best-backed financial tech companies with around $150m in venture funding under its belt. In the latest episode of the FinTalk interview podcast series we talk to Ismail Ahmed, who decided to build WorldRemit after experiencing the high cost and inconvenience of sending and receiving money first hand, initially growing up in Somaliland and later as a student in London sending money home. We talk about the challenges he faced building the business, where he sees the industry in 10 years and what he's learned along the way.
July 11, 2016
Fintech and payments, like most other technology sectors, are prone to jargon and confusing terms and phrases. In this latest episode of the FinTalk podcast we’re trying something new: taking one topic (in this case Faster Payments) and getting an expert to clear up questions like what exactly Vocalink is, what instant and faster payments are plus where this fits into what’s next for banking. Who better to answer some of those questions than the architect who designed the original pitch for UK Faster Payments, which many of us now use every day? Here we chat to Tom Hay, head of payments at ICON Solutions and try to clear up some of the confusing phrases and processes associated with bank and card payments. Tune in to our new FinTalk podcast episode or read the transcript of our conversation below.
June 22, 2016
In the latest episode of the FinTalk podcast we sit down with Liz Lumley, currently director of global ecosystem development at Startupbootcamp Fintech and Insurtech in London. Starting off her career in finance as a journalist back in mid-1990s New York, she came to London 19 years ago and has watched the industry transforming significantly since days where banks wouldn’t even disclose whether they had PCs in the building or not. Tune in to hear our conversation about the evolution of the finance industry, the opportunities for technology to help democratise access to financial services and transform banking, tackling diversity issues and what’s next for fintech. The episode is available for listening on Soundcloud, with launch on iTunes coming very soon. We’ve also transcribed the interview below for those of you that prefer that format. Enjoy!
June 6, 2016
Today peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Zopa is one of the most high-profile ambassadors of the UK fintech scene. Launching on the market back in 2005 with a brand new model for consumer loans, the firm has today lent more than £1.5bn with 53,000 lenders on its books. The journey has been far from simple however and in the latest episode of the FinTalk podcast interview series we sat down with co-founder and executive chairman Giles Andrews to discuss the growing pains of entrepreneurship, good timing and why realism is as important as optimism for startups.