Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and David Brear are joined by some returning guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week.
The rapidly changing technology landscape, led by the global rollout of 5G networks, will impact every component of the banking industry.
It’s that time of the year when banking industry pundits turn their thoughts to the top trends of the upcoming year.
Brex has moved its CFO to Manhattan, and Stripe is on a New York hiring spree. But the city’s fintech sector still lags California’s.
The burden of complex regulations often acts as an unmanageable obstacle. Almost everywhere, piles of paper-based regulations prevent companies from fully focussing on their core business objectives. This is why the RegTech startup Apiax aims to revolutionise the way companies handle compliance. Apiax’s powerful tools enable financial services professionals to master complex regulations in a lightweight fashion. If you want to learn more, let’s get in touch.
When I spoke to Hiroki Takeuchi at the beginning of 2019, he was bullish about the international potential of his fintech business, GoCardless.
Innovation sandbox allows technology-led companies to access user and banking-related data that used to be heavily restricted.
Chatham House Rules, whereby what’s spoken in a meeting or forum can be repeated, but sources of the information can’t be disclosed, can be a very irritating imposition for journalists trying to cover an event.
Banks and credit unions that want to pioneer, or simply keep up, must stop clinging to old ways of deploying talent to drive innovation.
Besides the talks of how much easier and fastest financial technologies make the whole paying process, and how decentralized financial infrastructure is largely being favored by people something that often escapes the conversation is the inclusion factor.
Robinhood has grown rapidly from its one million subscribers in 2016 and six million users in October of 2018.
Bitcoin is a status symbol for companies daring enough to test the status quo and accept Bitcoin.
November 2019 could mark when Nigeria (arguably) became Africa’s unofficial capital for fintech investment and digital finance startups.