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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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May 30, 2017

Peeling back the banking stack, layer by layer.

This week, we've put together a special show looking at a couple of the biggest topics in fintech.

Rebank is lucky to host some of the most noteworthy figures in fintech. The perspective and insight they provide is often an indicator of where things are going.

One of the trends we've discussed on the show in the past is the move to component front, middle and backend layers to replace proprietary pieces of the financial services technology stack.

Today, we start by taking a closer look at that trend before digging into data analytics, AI and machine learning. We wrap up by looking at the potential for quantum computing to change the way we think about processing for different types of tasks.

If you enjoy today's show, reach out. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or on our website at bankingthefuture.com.

For more on the topics covered today, check out the full episodes on our website, iTunes, or your podcast platform of choice.

May 23, 2017

Nigel Verdon is the co-founder and CEO of Railsbank, an API-layer connecting fintechs to a wide range of banking and payments services in five lines of code.

Nigel is a pillar of the London fintech community. Prior to starting Railsbank, he founded and ran CurrencyCloud, an API-based FX and payments solution, invested as a venture capitalist at Orange Growth Ventures, advised startups in the UK and Europe and traded FX at Nomura and Swiss Bank.

Banking-as-a-platform is regularly cited as the next phase of financial services evolution, and Railsbank is operating at the cutting edge of that trend.

As always, connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or on our website at bankingthefuture.com.

If you like today's show, please subscribe on iTunes, or your podcast platform of choice, and leave us a review.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Nigel Verdon.

May 16, 2017

Google Ventures invested $25m in CurrencyCloud earlier this year, buying into one of the most powerful fintech solutions in the payments space.

Today we're joined by Steve Lemon, co-Founder of CurrencyCloud, to discuss the investment, the company and the payments space in general.

CurrencyCloud's API-based payments engine automates B2B payments and FX, powering an impressive range of fintechs, including Klarna, Travelex, Revolut, Azimo, Fidor Bank and, previously, Payoneer, Kantox and TransferWise.

As always, connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or on our website at bankingthefuture.com.

If you like today's show, please subscribe on iTunes, or your podcast platform of choice, and leave us a review.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Steve Lemon.

May 9, 2017
The Omidyar Network is a high-impact, social investment fund set up by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Today, we're joined by Ameya Upadhyay, a Principal at Omidyar.
 
Ameya focuses on the firm’s Fintech and Financial Inclusion efforts, investing in organizations that have the potential to create economic opportunity for individuals in Africa, Europe, Myanmar and India. His portfolio includes first movers in India across micro-enterprise lending, digital retail lending, merchant cash advance, and online brokerage. He has been active in Myanmar for the last two years and is closely following the emerging mobile money ecosystem, in addition to making grants to non-profit organizations which are creating sector-wide public goods.
 
As always, connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or on our website at bankingthefuture.com.
 
If you like today's show, please subscribe on iTunes, or your podcast platform of choice, and leave us a review.
 
Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Ameya Upadhyay.
May 2, 2017

Scott Crowder is the CTO of IBM's Quantum Computing business.

In March, IBM announced the construction of a 50-qubit quantum computer as part of its IBM Q program, an industry-first initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems. IBM Q enables customers to access quantum systems and services via the cloud. The technology sits alongside classical computing solutions, like Watson, IBM's artificial intelligence engine.

IBM's progress in quantum computing mirrors advances by other institutions, all of which will no doubt contribute to quantum computing having a meaningful impact on businesses and consumers in the coming years.

If you like today's show, please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or your podcast platform of choice, and leave us a review.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Scott Crowder.

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