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Dec 18, 2018

Should we look to governments, philanthropists or entrepreneurs to solve our problems?

We're joined by Sean Park, Founder of Anthemis, a fintech-focused venture capital firm, to discuss.

There's a strong school of thought in the West that the private sector and market dynamics are sufficient to optimize economic, political and social outcomes. Is that true?

Thinkers like economist Carlota Perez believe that government plays an important role in directing private sector activity to enable true innovation.

The Chinese government is actively prioritizing AI research in an effort to become the world leader in the next wave of technological progress.

A growing group of voices in the West is reminding us of the role the US government played in the development of the Internet and calling for renewed public sector involvement in business.

Sean was an early investor in Climate Corporation, Markit, Betfair and Zoopla and is widely recognized as a leading independent thinker on the future of financial services

Do you have an opinion on this subject? Contribute to the conversation on TwitterLinkedIn or on our website at bankingthefuture.com.

If you like today's episode, please take 30 seconds to rate us on iTunes and share us with a friend.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Sean Park.

Dec 5, 2018
Leslie Campisi is the Chief Marketing Officer of Anthemis, one of the leading fintech venture capital firms.
 
In today's conversation, we debate the role of humans in finance. 
 
It's a multi-faceted question with implications for the industry and its employees, the startup and investor ecosystem, financial services customers and adjacent industries.

Leslie brings an interesting perspective to this discussion. In addition to her role as CMO, she also leads Hacking Finance, a creative commons run by Anthemis, initially as an annual event and now including a website and magazine aimed at attracting new views to finance to drive positive change.
 
This is a fascinating question, and one we don't manage to fully answer. What's your view? Contribute to the conversation on TwitterLinkedIn or on our website at bankingthefuture.com.
 
If you like today's episode, 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, Leslie Campisi.
Dec 4, 2018
Welcome to the fourth instalment of our Founder Sessions series. We're joined by David Velez, the Founder and CEO of Nubank, the leading financial technology company in Latin America.
 
Nubank has 5 million credit card customers, 2.5 million bank account customers and has raised $420 million from investors including Sequoia, Tencent, Tiger Global, QED, Founders Fund and more.
Before founding Nubank in 2013, David was a Partner at Sequoia in charge of the firm’s Latin American investments. Before Sequoia, David worked in investment banking and growth equity at Goldman, Morgan Stanley and General Atlantic. 
 
As always, connect with us onTwitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or on our website at bankingthefuture.com.
 
If you like today's episode, 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, David Velez.
Nov 28, 2018

Welcome to the third instalment of our Founder Sessions series.

Tom Blomfield is the Founder & CEO of Monzo, one of the UK's leading digital banks. 

For Tom's full backstory, check out Rebank Episode 17, when we first connected with him. For an update on Monzo, including recently hitting the million customer milestone, check out Episode 108.

Special thanks to everyone who responded to our request and rated and reviewed Rebank on iTunes. We've seen a marked boost to listenership already.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please enjoy today's episode with Tom Blomfield.

Nov 20, 2018
David Vélez is the Founder and CEO of Nubank, the leading financial technology company in Latin America.
 
Nubank has 5 million credit card customers, 2.5 million bank account customers and has raised $420 million from investors including Sequoia, Tencent, Tiger Global, QED, Founders Fund and more. Nubank was recently named the 3rd most innovative company in Latin America by Fast Company.
 
Before founding Nubank in 2013, David was a Partner at Sequoia in charge of the firm’s Latin American investments. Before Sequoia, David worked in investment banking and growth equity at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and General Atlantic. 
 
As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn or on our website at bankingthefuture.com.
 
If you like today's episode, 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, David Vélez.
Nov 13, 2018
Today, we're joined by Cristina Alba Ochoa and Valentina Kristensen, respectively CFO and Head of Communications of OakNorth, one of the UK's leading challenger banks.
 
We update on OakNorth's recent milestones, including some big fundraises at massive valuations, and discuss the current state of play in SME banking in the UK.
 
If you enjoy today's episode, 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, Cristina Alba Ochoa and Valentina Kristensen.
Nov 7, 2018
Today's subject is decision making. Why is it so hard for people to make good decisions around savings, investments and money in general?
 
We're joined by behavioral scientist Greg Davies, Head of Behavioral Finance at Oxford Risk, and Ella Rabener, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Scalable Capital, to discuss.
 
Tweet at us @rebankpodcast or connect on Facebook or LinkedIn to join the conversation.
 
Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Greg Davies and Ella Rabener.
Oct 30, 2018
Zeeshan Feroz is UK CEO of Coinbase, the world's leading consumer crypto company. 
 
In this conversation, we discuss Coinbase's recent progress and future plans, the current state of the crypto industry and what the lasting impact of this wave of crypto innovation will be.
 
As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn or on our website at bankingthefuture.com.
 
Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Zeeshan Feroz.
Oct 23, 2018
Tom Blomfield is the co-founder and CEO of Monzo, one of Europe's leading digital banks.
 
For Tom's full backstory, check out Rebank Episode 17, when we first connected with him.
 
In today's conversation, we discuss Monzo's recent milestones, future plans and much more.
 
If you're a regular listener, please take two minutes to rate and review Rebank on iTunes or your go-to podcast platform. It really helps drive traffic.
 
Thank you very much for joining us today. Please enjoy today's episode with Tom Blomfield.
Oct 16, 2018
Today, we have the honor of connecting with Azeem Azhar, the brain behind the Exponential View newsletter and podcast.
 
How to describe Azeem... Thinker, writer, advisor, technologist and former founder. After studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford, Azeem has pursued a career spanning journalism, venture investing, machine learning, natural language processing, entrepreneurship and advisory.
 
In addition to his work on the Exponential View, Azeem is an advisor to the CTO of Accenture as well as a number of AI companies, including Onfido and re:infer, both of which we've had on the podcast. He's also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Digital Economy & Society and an investor and advisor through Anthemis and Kindred Capital
 
In 2009, Azeem founded PeerIndex which processed social data using machine learning to identify novel, actionable signals. The company was acquired by BrandWatch in 2014. 
 
I'd highly recommend everyone subscribe to Azeem's insanely insightful newsletter, the Exponential View. He also runs a podcast by that name which has featured some incredible guests, including author Yuval Harari and economist, investor and former Warburg Pincus Vice Chairman Bill Janeway.
 
Check out Azeem's work at exponentialview.co.
 
If you enjoy today's episode or find it valuable in any way, I humbly request that you give it a quick rating on iTunes, or your podcast platform of choice, to help us expand our distribution. That simple step can have a massive impact on our ability to connect with interested listeners.
 
Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Azeem Azhar.
Oct 9, 2018
Scott Sage is a Partner at Crane, a Venture Capital fund focused on complex enterprise software, much of which incorporates AI. Abhirukt Sapru is the Chief Revenue Officer of Tessian, an AI-powered email security company. Tim Pullan is the Founder and CEO of ThoughtRiver, a legal tech company offloading contract work to artificial intelligence, and Ed Challis is the CEO and Co-Founder of re:infer, a company leveraging artificial intelligence to extract sentiment and insights from vast quantities of corporate information, including email.
 
I was clearly out of my depth in a room full of PhDs and advanced computer scientists, but wow, what a fascinating topic.
 
We cover everything from funding and growing enterprise software businesses to where is society artificial intelligence is likely to have the greatest impact.
 
As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn 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, Scott Sage, Abhirukt Sapru, Tim Pullan and Ed Challis.
Oct 2, 2018
Michael Kent is the founder and CEO of Azimo, a fast-growing money transmission business.
 
Michael first joined us a over a year ago, in episode 34, and it was fun to connect again.
 
As the founder of Azimo, and before that of Small World FS, another money transmission business, Michael is extremely well placed to talk about the founder's journey.
 
In the second instalment of our Founder's Sessions series, we explore the first few months of Azimo, from idea to product to traction, in what I think is a highly insightful discussion.
 
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, Michael Kent.
Sep 25, 2018

Martin Mignot is a Partner at Index Ventures, one of Europe's leading VC firms.

Martin focuses on startups which operate in large markets (food, transportation, finance, healthcare) through the development of must-have products that get exponentially better with each additional user.

He has worked with companies including Bird and BlaBlaCar and serves on the board of DeliverooRevolut and Trainline.

Prior to joining Index, Martin was in the TMT team at UBS Investment Bank and co-founded the beauty subscription business Boudoir Prive (acquired by Joliebox/Birchbox).

If you enjoy today's episode, 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, Martin Mignot.

Sep 18, 2018
This week, we're joined by Harry Franks, Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Zego, an on-demand insurance platform founded by former Deliveroo employees. We're also joined by Nigel Walsh, Partner at Deloitte and insurtech specialist.
This is an interesting conversation about how changes in the way people live and work impact their requirements for traditional financial services. Lots to think about here.
 
You can check out the report Nigel and his team recently conducted on the gig economy, in conjunction with Lloyds of London, here.
 
As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn 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, Harry Franks and Nigel Walsh.
Sep 14, 2018
Hello and welcome to Rebank. I'm your host, Will Beeson.
 
Or should I say, I'm your guest, Will Beeson. Today's episode is different. The mic got turned on me this time to discuss CivilisedBank, the SME opportunity and the future of fintech more broadly.
 
The host is Carlos Espinal, Partner at Seedcamp, one of the most active seed funds in Europe. This conversation originally aired earlier this week on Carlos's podcast, This Much I Know, which everyone should totally check out.
 
Hope you enjoy the role reversal. 
 
Be back next week with another regular episode.
Sep 11, 2018
Today we’re joined by Lex Sokolin, head of Autonomous Next, the disruptive technologies arm of research firm Autonomous
 
Topics of conversation today include Amazon vs Google vs Facebook for financial services disruption, the shortcomings of open banking and what the past few months in crypto tell us about what’s next. 
 
In the conversation, we make reference to the newsletter Lex writes and to his recently published crypto report, both which you can find at next.autonomous.com
 
Let us know what you think of today’s episode @rebankpodcast on Twitter or in the comments section on the website. 
 
Thank you very much for joining us today, please welcome, Lex Sokolin.
Sep 4, 2018
This is part two of a two-part episode. We published part one on August 21st as Rebank episode 99.
 
We recently participated in an event with PIMFA, the UK Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association, on the subject of Millennials and Financial Services, as part of a research project they're undertaking.
 
The research looks at how people in their 20s and early-30s think about life, work and the future, and how that influences their financial decisions.
 
We spoke with a range of guests at and around the event, ranging from incumbent investment managers to fintech startups to millennials themselves and stitched those conversations together into this two-part episode.
 
In part one, we heard from PIMFA's CEO, Liz Field, and Head of Research, Gary Sunderland, as well as Sally Allan of Wealthify and Ellie Duncan of the FT.
 
In part two of the episode, we sit down with Nina Mohanty of fintech marketplace platform Bud and Sophie Winwood, formerly of Innovate Finance and soon to be with Anthemis, for a deeper dive into the way Millennials think about life, work and money.
 
A huge thanks to PIMFA for coordinating the event and facilitating our involvement.
 
As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn 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, Nina Mohanty and Sophie Winwood.
Aug 28, 2018
In today's episode, we catch up with Marieke Flament, Chief Marketing Officer of Circle, one of the most noteworthy crytpo companies.
 
Circle was the first company to receive a BitLicense from the State of New York and the first virtual currency business to receive an e-money license from the British government.
 
Circle has raised over over $246 million since 2013, including a $50 million round led by Goldman Sachs.
 
Earlier this year, Circle acquired crypto exchange Poloniex for $400 million, with leaked documents suggesting an aspiration to make Poloniex America's first regulated crypto exchange.
 
As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn 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, Marieke Flament.
Aug 21, 2018
Hello and welcome to Rebank. I'm your host, Will Beeson.

This is part one of a two-part episode.
 
We recently participated in an event with PIMFA, the UK Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association, on the subject of Millennials and Financial Services, as part of a research project they're undertaking.
 
The research looks at how people in their 20s and early-30s think about life, work and the future, and how that influences their financial decisions.
 
We spoke with a range of guests at and around the event, ranging from incumbent investment managers to fintech startups to millennials themselves and stitched those conversations together into this two-part episode.
 
In part one, we'll hear from PIMFA's CEO, Liz Field, and Head of Research, Gary Sunderland, as well as Sally Allan, Chief Marketing Officer of Wealthify, a roboadvisor, and Ellie Duncan, Deputy Content Editor at FT Adviser.
 
In part two of the episode, which we'll release in the coming weeks, we'll hear from Nina Mohanty, Business Development at fintech marketplace platform Bud, and Sophie Winwood, formerly of Innovate Finance and soon to be with Anthemis, a Venture Capital firm, for a deeper dive into the way Millennials themselves think about life, work and money.
 
A huge thanks to PIMFA for coordinating the event and facilitating our involvement.
 
As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn 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, Liz Field, Gary Sunderland, Sally Allan and Ellie Duncan.
Aug 14, 2018
This week, we look at the massively important topic of fintech for small businesses. Joining us are Edward Berks, Head of Fintech at Xero, a cloud-based accounting platform, Caroline Plumb, Founder and CEO of Fluidly, a cash flow forecasting tool, and James Haycock, Founder and Managing Director of Adaptive Lab, now Idean, following their recent acquisition by Capgemini.
 
These three guests bring a wealth of experience solving problems for sole traders and small businesses and are excellently placed to explore today's topic.
 
During the conversation, James mentions a report his team did on SMEs, which you can find here.
 
As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn or on our website at bankingthefuture.com.
 
If you like today's episode, 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, Edward Berks, Caroline Plumb and James Haycock.
Aug 7, 2018
Today, we're launching Founder Sessions, a new series looking at the entrepreneurial process through the experiences of some of the most noteworthy fintech founders around the world. We've connected with a phenomenal selection of entrepreneurs over the years on Rebank, and we wanted to create a dedicated place to share their insights.
 
Each episode of Founder Sessions will take the form of a short, focused discussion of the most important insights, lessons and advice our guests have to offer around startup success, based on their own first-hand experience. We'll mix Founder Sessions into our regular episode release schedule, so watch your feed.
 
To kick things off, we connected with Husayn Kassai, founder of Onfido, one of the world's premier regtechs, specializing in customer authentication.
 
Let us know what you think of the new format on Twitter @rebankpodcast, and feel free to send any guest ideas to rebank@bankingthefuture.com.
 
Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Husayn Kassai.
Jul 31, 2018
This week, we're joined by Husayn Kassai, Founder and CEO of Onfido, and Christian Faes, Founder and CEO of LendInvest.

Onfido uses machine learning in customer authentication, validating users' identity documents and comparing them with facial biometrics. LendInvest is a property lending and investment platform which has originated over £1bn of loans since launch.
 
Both companies are regularly named among the top European fintechs and show no signs of slowing down.

As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn 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.
Jul 17, 2018

This week, we're joined by Philippe Gelis and Steve Lemon.

Philippe is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kantox, a B2B FX company. Steve is the Co-Founder and VP of Corporate Development at CurrencyCloud, a wholesale FX and payments provider.

We discuss a wide range of topics in today's conversation, including Monzo's recently published financial results, Banking Circle's $300m sale to EQT, Airwallex's $80m fundraise and much more.

As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn 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, Philippe Gelis and Steve Lemon.

Jul 10, 2018

Today we're joined by Dan Hegarty, Founder and CEO of Habito.

Habito is a digital mortgage platform helping homebuyers makes sense of the more than 10,000 mortgage offers available in the UK.

Habito is backed by some of the biggest names in venture capital including Mosaic, Ribbit and Atomico.

As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn 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 Dan Hegarty.

Jul 3, 2018
Aman Ghei is a Principal at Finch Capital, a Venture Capital firm with offices in London, Amsterdam and Singapore. 
 
Nigel Verdon is the Co-Founder and CEO of Railsbank, a banking utility layer giving fintechs access to banking services in five lines of code. 
 
Aman and Nigel are two extremely insightful guys. We explore a range of subjects in today’s conversation, including open banking, proptech, insurtech, platform banking and more.
 
As always, connect with us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn 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, Aman Ghei and Nigel Verdon.
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