Info

Rebank

Financial innovation, technology advances and social changes are sending shockwaves through the financial services industry. 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. Technology is vastly powerful, creating new industries in response to – or sometimes in anticipation of – changing customer expectations. Rebank explores the trends, developments and challenges that define our age and shape the future role of money, banking and financial services.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Rebank
2022
December
November
August
July
May


2021
October
April
February


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Page 4
Jul 18, 2019

The subject of today’s conversation is design in financial services.

We talk all the time about the new customer experiences shaping the evolution of finance, generally focusing on the implications of those forces and others on the trajectory of the industry. Today, we take a closer look at those experiences themselves, through the eyes of the people designing them.

The first voice you’ll hear after Will's is that of Yenny Otero, Head of Design at TSB. The following speaker is Nick Haley, Product Design Principal at Idean, a design agency. The fourth and last voice that enters the conversation is that of Noel Lyons, Experience Design Director at Barclays.

Design is an increasingly important function in financial services, with organizations around the world embedding it in product development and leveraging it for better traction, engagement and ultimately, monetization.

In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.

Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.

For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Yenny Otero, Noel Lyons and Nick Haley.

Jul 10, 2019

The investments space is changing as fast as any other financial services vertical, with roboadvisors, free stock trading apps, contextual behavioral experiences, software automation, AI, new pricing structures and crypto all shaping the future direction of the industry.

Today, we discuss the current state and likely future of the space with two of the leading firms in the industry.

Chris Worle is the Chief Digital Officer at Hargreaves Lansdown, the UK’s leading retail investments platform. Joe Parkin leads the UK iShares business and digital wealth for Northern Europe at BlackRock, one of the world’s leading investment firms.

This conversation is a great complement to past episodes with Nutmeg, Betterment and Scalable Capital exploring the evolution of investment management.

In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.

Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.

For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Chris Worle and Joe Parkin.

Jul 2, 2019

Paul Taylor is the founder and CEO of Thought Machine, a cloud native core banking platform.

We first connected with Paul in November 2017, where we walked through his background as a Google AI engineer and the origins of Thought Machine.

Today, we zoom out and update, digging deeper into what drives banks’ decisions to modernize core infrastructure and how, what approaches are best for what organizations and who is furthest along in the journey.

In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.

Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.

For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Paul Taylor.

Jun 24, 2019

Michael Rolph is the co-founder and CEO of Yoyo, a payments, loyalty and receipt app enriching commerce for customers and merchants.

The payments space has been actively lately, as incumbents consolidate and startups seek new attack vectors leveraging open banking, native device components, tokens and other emerging technologies.

Michael brings a value perspective to recent developments in the space and talks through where payments might be headed.

In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.

Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.

For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Michael Rolph.

Jun 18, 2019
Nick Hungerford is the founder of Nutmeg, the UK’s leading roboadvisor.
 
Nick founded Nutmeg in 2011 and ran it for five years. Currently, Nick is a partner at Portag3 Ventures and serves on the boards of Nutmeg, multiply.ai and Hong Kong based digital bank Neat.
 
In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.
 
Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.
 
For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.
 
Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Nick Hungerford.

 

Jun 10, 2019
Ron Suber is the former head of Prosper, one of the original peer-to-peer lenders.
 
Prior to getting involved in Prosper, Ron built and sold Merlin, a tech-first prime broker for the long-tail of hedge funds, acquired by Wells Fargo in 2012.
 
Ron invests in and advises a number of fintech companies and has developed views on the space and where it’s headed, all of which we get into today.
 
In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.
 
Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.
 
For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.
 
Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Ron Suber.
Jun 4, 2019
David Green is the Chief Product Officer at Earnest, a digital student lender and refinancing provider.
 
The student debt market in the US is unique in the world. College is exceedingly expensive, and students fund their educations by borrowing from the government and private lenders. Despite the size of the market and its decades-long history, student lending doesn’t necessarily operate with the same sophistication you would find in other credit markets.
 
David and I talk through some of these points and explore some of the more innovative approaches being taken to address student debt levels and align the interests of students and schools.
 
In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to startups, investors and corporates.
 
Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we support startups in proposition definition, investors with deal flow and due diligence and corporates in making sense of the rapidly evolving fintech industry and the implications for their businesses.
 
For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.
May 28, 2019

Matt Harris is a partner at Bain Capital Ventures focused on fintech and financial services.

Matt is a fintech legend in New York. Everyone I talked to about this conversation knew Matt and sang his praises effusively. 

Matt has been an early stage investor since 1997, which is basically forever in fintech years. His portfolio includes Acorns, IEX, Roofstock, SigFig and many more. 

Matt has highly developed views about the future of payments, lending, banking and investing, which we work through in our discussion.

In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.

Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.

For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Matt Harris.

May 20, 2019

Samvit Ramadurgam is the Co-Founder & President and Kelly Rodriques is the CEO of Forge, a secondary market for private shares.

Forge provides access to shares of virtually all of the top 50 privately held tech startups, including Slack and many more, and offered trading in the likes of Spotify, Dropbox, Snap and DocuSign before they IPOed. According to Crunchbase, Forge has raised $88.5m from investors including Peter Thiel, Tim Draper, FT Partners and others.

Unlike earlier players in the space, Forge has focused on building out a robust technology platform, including institutional grade clearing and custody infrastructure to support global counterparties.

Forge’s proposition is particularly relevant as companies stay private for longer. More investor value is captured pre-IPO, so access to private shares is important. Additionally, because IPOs happen later, early employees are often unable to access liquidity for years, making it difficult to buy homes or diversify risk.

We dig into all of these issues with Samvit and Kelly.

In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.

Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.

For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Samvit Ramadurgam and Kelly Rodriques.

May 13, 2019

Dee Choubey is the Founder and CEO of MoneyLion, a digital bank combining a comprehensive financial offering with AI-driven personalized guidance.

With four million users and counting, MoneyLion aspires to build a private bank for the middle class, initially by providing financial access, education and advice to Americans underserved by the financial system.

I find MoneyLion’s vision highly compelling. As we’ve said before on the podcast, it feels like many B2C fintechs are converging to the same place. MoneyLion, on the other hand, has sought to be there from day one.

Dee and I connected at MoneyLion’s beautiful downtown San Francisco office, which meant sirens, honking horns and general urban background noise. We hope you’ll bear with us, as the conversation itself was excellent.

In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.

Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.

For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Dee Choubey.

May 7, 2019

Ryan King is the Co-Founder and CTO of Chime, one of the leading digital banks in the US. Chime offers free banking to over three million customers, helping them save hundreds a year on banking and gain control of their financial lives.

This episode was recorded at LendIt in San Francisco. A huge thanks to Peter Renton and his team for inviting us to participate.

As listeners know, digital banking is a space we follow closely. The US is a fascinating market to watch, given the importance of spending, borrowing and investing, prevailing incumbent pricing structures, digital penetration and customer expectations. And with the number of well-funded fintechs converging on comprehensive digital financial offerings, including Robinhood, Acorns, Betterment, MoneyLion, Chime, Varo and others, not to mention European digital banks like Monzo, N26 and Revolut, the space will get competitive fast.

In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.

Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.

For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Ryan King.

Apr 29, 2019

Erin Collard is Co-Founder of Blend, a digital mortgage origination platform. Blend sits atop incumbent systems and digitizes the mortgage process, massively reducing costs for lenders and expediting origination.

Blend’s software is compelling. So compelling, in fact, that 25% of the market now uses Blend’s technology to originate $1 billion of US mortgages every day.

Blend has raised $160 million from leading investors including Greylock and Founders Fund.

Erin has a fascinating background, which he runs through to kick us off.

In addition to the insights we deliver through our podcast and newsletter, Rebank offers advisory services to fintechs, banks and corporates.

Drawing on our experience starting, running and advising fintech businesses and our vast network of the most impactful fintech entrepreneurs, investors and innovators around the world, we help companies make sense of fintech, work through specific questions and optimize proposition and strategy.

For more information about our services, please visit www.bankingthefuture.com.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Erin Collard.

Apr 23, 2019

Michael Sidgmore is a Partner at Broadhaven, a market leading fintech investment bank and venture firm, with clients including ICE and the CBOE and investments including MoneyLion and ScaleFactor.

Prior to joining Broadhaven, Michael built the sales team at iCapital, now a multi-billion dollar platform giving investors access to leading alternative investment funds at low minimums.

Michael is close to the ground when it comes to US fintech, with an interest in Latin American as well.

In this conversation, Michael shares his views on SMB plays, opportunities in Latin America, platform trends, solutions for the gig economy and more.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Michael Sidgmore.

Apr 16, 2019

Catherine Wines is the Co-Founder of WorldRemit, one of the world's foremost digital remittance providers. </p>

Founded in 2010, WorldRemit has raised over $220 millionfrom Accel, LeapFrog and TCV. The platform lets users send money to friends and family in 150 countries, giving people in developing countries access to the financial system at a fraction of the cost of traditional remittance providers. In doing so, WorldRemit empowers local communities, especially women, as Catherine explains.

WorldRemit is creating huge value and solving massive problems. It's great to speak with founders as mission-driven as Catherine.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Catherine Wines.

Apr 11, 2019

Vinoth Jayakumar runs fintech investments for Draper Esprit, a premier venture capital firm and backers of the likes of Revolut and TransferWise

Today we grapple with the backend infrastructure of banking, updating on a subject we’ve covered in the past with 10x, ThoughtMachine, Mambu and others. These and other players have continued to build, recently signing big name clients that expect the future of core infrastructure to be provided by fintechs. 

This is a complex subject, and we didn’t cover everything. We’d love to get your thoughts on the subject on Twitter @RebankPodcast

If you enjoy today’s episode, please take 30 seconds to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts

Apr 2, 2019

Today, we have a very special episode for you. Last week in London, we put on a live event, supported by leading reputation management consultancy Lansons, whose clients include Lloyds, Allianz, Atom Bank, BlackRock, Fidelity, Hargreaves Lansdown, JP Morgan, Invesco, Societe Generale, Vanguard, AXA and many, many more.

The topic of discussion was Crypto 2.0, Is Crypto Finally Getting Real?

Considered fringe for most of the past few years, crypto and associated technologies potentially represent a meaningful force in mainstream financial services as they mature.

Joining us to explore the near future in crypto and the implications for banking, finance and society as a whole are Lex Sokolin, Luis Carranzaand Alexi Esmail-Yakas. Each introduces himself at the opening of the discussion, so I won't duplicate it here.

If you enjoy today's episode and are interested in future live events in London, the US and around the world, please subscribe to our newsletter at bankingthefuture.com.

Thank you very much for joining us today, and a huge thanks to Lansons for hosting this event.

Mar 27, 2019

Ricky Knox is the Founder and CEO of Tandem, a UK digital bank.

It's a fascinating time in digital banking, as tech-forward banks in the UK, US, Europe and elsewhere race for product and geographic coverage and players like Apple and Goldman Sachs, who recently announced a credit card partnership, encroach on retail banks' turf.

I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation. As you’d expect, Ricky brings a lot of insight to this topic.

If you enjoy today’s episode, please take 30 seconds to leave a review on Apple Podcasts.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Ricky Knox.

Mar 19, 2019

Francesco Simoneschi is the Co-Founder and CEO of TrueLayer, an Open Banking API platform.

Since Open Banking went live early last year, progress has been slow, and reviews have been mixed. At the same time, companies like Plaid and Quovo in the US and Tink and Bud in Europe have raised eight- and nine-figure rounds to scale platforms to support the innovations Open Banking promises.

TrueLayer is squarely in the mix of leading Open Banking API platforms, quickly rolling out functionality and seeking full coverage of Europe by the end of the year.

If you enjoy today's episode, please leave us a review on iTunes.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Francesco Simoneschi.

Mar 12, 2019

Lex Sokolin started a roboadvisor way back in 2009, which was eventually sold to AdvisorEngine. As a result of that experience, and the strategy and advisory work he's done since, Lex has unique insight into the evolution of the digital investments space, one of the fastest moving areas of fintech today.

If you enjoy today's episode, please leave us a review on iTunes.</p>

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Lex Sokolin.

Mar 5, 2019

SME banking is a particular interest of mine, as long-time listeners know.

We've covered it from a number of angles on Rebank, including challenger banking with OakNorth, digital lending with iwoca and Spotcap, payments with GoCardless and support services with Xero, to name a few.

If one area of fintech has been getting increasing interest lately, it's SME banking, and it's about time.

Last week, Pool A of the RBS Capability & Innovation Fund was allocated, with massive cash grants going to winners Metro Bank, Starling and ClearBank to enhance existing business current account offerings. The cash injections are sure to shake up competition in the space.

Today, we're joined by Richard Davies to talk through recent developments and the broader trajectory of the space. Richard runs business banking and sits on the Executive Committee at TSB, the UK's 7th largest bank.

If you enjoy today's episode, please take 30 seconds to leave us a review on iTunes.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Richard Davies.

Feb 27, 2019

Rishi Khosla is co-founder and CEO of OakNorth, one of the world's best funded and fastest growing fintechs.

We've had OakNorth on the podcast a few times before. In the past, I've generally referred to OakNorth as a challenger bank, which they were, but the company has developed beyond that description.

From its savings & lending origins, OakNorth has evolved into a world-class technology platform with a banking license, recently backed by investors, including SoftBank, to the tune of $440m, the largest ever fintech investment in Europe.

Prior to starting OakNorth, Rishi and his business partner Joel Perlman founded and sold Copal Amba, an outsourced financial research company acquired by Moodys.

It's energizing talking to great entrepreneurs like Rishi. I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation, and I hope you do too.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Rishi Khosla.

Feb 19, 2019
Adam Dodds is the Founder & CEO of Freetrade, a free stock trading app and part of the trend toward intuitive, low cost retail investment solutions. 
 
This is an interesting discussion around providing value to customers, and what that means, especially in complex industries like investments.
 
This episode feels less like a stand alone conversation and more like another instalment in an ongoing exploration of how technology can be used to optimize retail investor behavior, decision making and ultimately long term outcomes.
 
Please share your thoughts on the subject with us on Twitter @rebankpodcast. If you have ideas for who else we should be engaging with to investigate this theme, please let us know.
 
Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Adam Dodds. 
Feb 12, 2019
Nicolas Colin is co-founder of The Family, a European tech incubator with a different approach than most.
 
Their mission is the educate, support and connect entrepreneurs in ways that build great global companies.
 
The Family describes itself a platform that unites entrepreneurs across Europe in Paris, London and Berlin, with a mission to build a startup continent that is diverse, dynamic and open. Their goals is doable, but not easy, which makes them similar to the early stage companies they work with. Europe has traditionally been and remains less conducive to successful tech startups than other parts of the world, be it due to political priorities, tax systems, employment laws, capital availability or a number of other factors.
 
Nicolas is a thinker, advocate and reformer. He is one of the most thoughtful and prolific writers I've interacted with, publishing a weekly newsletter and regular articles in the mainstream press, Forbes and on Medium. He's also the author of Hedge: A Greater Safety Net for the Entrepreneurial Age, a book on the inadequacy of traditional social safely nets for the modern age and ideas for how to reengineer them.
 
If you're listening to this right now, I'm curious to get your thoughts on the points Nicolas and I make. Let us know on Twitter @rebankpodcast.
 

If you enjoy today's episode, please take 30 seconds to leave us a review on iTunes.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Nicolas Colin.

Feb 5, 2019

Anytime I find myself thinking how much progress has been made in digital banking over the past 6 or so years, I stop to consider how much further we'll go from here. It feels like so much has happened since the paradigm shift brought about by the iPhone and the global banking crisis of 2008.

No one knows that better than Anthony Thomson.

Anthony is by any measure one of the most prolific banking innovators of the past decade. Anthony is the Co-Founder and former Chairman of Metro Bank and Founder and former Chairman of Atom Bank. As if that weren't enough, he's now the Co-Founder and Chairman of 86 400, a new digital bank in Australia.

Over the course of his career, Anthony has raised close to a $1 billion (and counting) in investment and helped shape the current global banking landscape.

What are the most important problems banking and fintech can solve? Are we thinking enough about the deepest customer needs or just iterating within existing financial services verticals?

Let us know what you think on Twitter @rebankpodcast.

If you enjoy today's episode, please take 30 seconds to leave us a review on iTunes.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Anthony Thomson.

Jan 29, 2019

We've seen a slow evolution in fintech from the early days - transitioning from disruptors and disintermediators to partners and platforms. Where do we go from here?

Tim Levene is the Founder and CEO of Augmentum, a fintech venture capital firm.

Prior to starting Augmentum, Tim worked for Bain, started London restaurant chain Crussh and founded Flutter.com, which merged with Betfair in 2001, at the beginning of the latter's rise to prominence.

Augmentum has invested in companies including ZopaSeedrsInteractive InvestorTideDueDil and more.

What's in store for fintech in 2019? Let us know on Twitter @rebankpodcast.

If you like today's episode, please take a second to rate us on iTunes.

Thank you very much for joining us today. Please welcome, Tim Levene.

1 « Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next » 9