Rebank: Banking the Future

Banking and financial services are in the midst of rapid structural change. Fintechs and digital banks are redefining their industry and challenging incumbent organizations for market share. Technology is vastly powerful, creating new industries in response to – or sometimes in anticipation of – changing customer expectations. 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. Rebank: Banking the Future explores the trends, developments and challenges that define our age and shape the future role of money, banking and financial services.
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Dec 21, 2016

Episode 19 is a special one. We're celebrating the year-end with a long-overdue dive into some of the key concepts that have found their way across multiple episodes to date.

We've interviewed some of the most noteworthy founders, investors, thinkers and doers in fintech & banking innovation over the past few months. Their insight and analysis will see us well into 2017 and beyond, so we're hunkering down over the holiday break to dig into it in detail.

In Part 1 of our exploration, we break down our conversations with:

Jeff Tijssen (@jefftijssen)
Skylar Lyon (@skyyhigh)
Jason Bates (@jasonbates)
Chris Skinner (@chris_skinner)
Faisal Khan (@babushka99)
Alex Tapscott (@alextapscott)
Slava Solodkiy (@slavasolodkiy)
Michael O'Connor
Duena Blomstrom (@duenablomstrom)

We couldn't be more thankful for the wonderful guests we've had on the show so far.

Word of caution: We dug out some of our earliest episodes, so please bear with us on the audio quality. We were still learning!

Let us know what you think @rebankpodcast @will_beeson.

Dec 13, 2016
Andra Sonea is a banking systems specialist. Until recently Lead Solutions Architect within the Innovation & Digital Development Directorate at Lloyds Banking Group in London, Andra is currently pursuing a prestigious Anthemis Fellowship to build on her work in banking systems architecture.
Andra has been involved in fintech for many years and is a keen supporter of collaboration between financial services institutions and start-ups.
Prior to joining Lloyds in 2014, Andra worked for over fifteen years as an international technology consultant with IBM, SAP, EY and KPMG, gaining first-hand experience building and transforming IT architecture at some of the world’s largest banks. 
Today's episode was a fascinating dive into the challenges faced by incumbent banks struggling with legacy systems issues.
Andra is active on Twitter @andrasonea. Definitely check her out.
Dec 6, 2016
We've got a great episode today with Tom Blomfield (@t_blom), co-founder and CEO of Monzo (@monzo), a new, digital-only challenger bank in the UK.
Monzo is seeking to fundamentally change the way banking is done and challenge a lot of assumptions about the way people want to interact with their money.
Tom is a serial entrepreneur, he founded an e-commerce platform for students called while he was in college and later launched GoCardless, a B2B payments company that raised funding from the likes of Accel, Balderton and Passion Capital and went through Y Combinator in 2011.
In 2013, Tom and his GoCardless (@GoCardless) co-founders were named among the top 5 entrepreneurs by the European Commission. Tom got involved in the digital, challenger bank space in the UK relatively early, at the bank now known as Starling before moving on to found Monzo which plans to launch in early 2017.
Monzo has generated a phenomenal following and has a live beta with thousands of active users and an extremely long waiting list.
As a special treat for Rebank listeners and a profound thank you for your support through our first 17 episodes, Tom is offering up a Monzo card giving immediate access to the highly sought after beta for one lucky listener.
To participate, send an email with your name and the title of your favorite Rebank episode so far to We'll draw a winner at 5pm GMT on Friday, December 9th, so get your submissions in.
As always, connect with us on Twitter @rebankpodcast or with Will directly @will_beeson. 
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Thanks, and enjoy today's episode with Tom Blomfield.