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Ep118: Growth opportunities for payments in emerging markets

October 21, 2020 - Michel Golffed, VP of Growth, dLocal dLocal is Uruguay’s first Unicorn and a specialist in cross-border payments. Michel Golffed of dLocal talks to Robin Amlot of IBS Intelligence about the growth opportunities in emerging markets, even where the majority of the populati LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep117: Defending against human error in vendor invoices

October 20, 2020 - Michael Carter, Executive Vice President, Strategic Resource Management Vendor invoice auditing is often put on the backburner by financial institutions. However, as Michael Carter of Memphis, Tennessee-based SRM explains to Robi LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep116: The importance of retaining the human element in the move to a cashless society

October 19, 2020 - Matthew Williamson, Global VP of Financial Services, Mobiquity Covid-19 has accelerated the creation of a cashless society. Matthew Williamson, now with digital consultancy Mobiquity, was previously Global Head of Payments and Cash at Finastra and EMEA Hea LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep115: Recover funds, freeze accounts, take down infrastructure and thwart bad actors!

October 15, 2020 - Luke Wilson, VP Intelligence, 4iQ Cyberattacks and data breaches cost consumers, companies, and countries billions of dollars annually.  October marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the US. Luke Wilson, formerly with the FBI, is V LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep114: SIBOS 2020 What role could technology play in humanising banking?

October 13, 2020 - Financial inclusion and wellbeing becomes even more important in a crisis, and the global pandemic is no different. Sunniva Kolostyak speaks to Kam Chana, Product Innovation Director at Temenos, in connection to the SIBOS 20 LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep113: Indexing human performance to create fungible ‘alt-assets’

October 12, 2020 - Yasin Qureshi, Founder & Head of Strategy, Aqua Rising Aqua Digital Rising has begun its pre-funding round ahead of its official launch in January 2021. The firm is a new alternative-asset and analytics investment platform whic LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep112: Outbound data email breaches are a rising concern

October 8, 2020 - Tony Pepper, Chief Executive Officer, Egress Results of the latest Egress Outbound Data Breach Survey 2020 suggest that 93% of organisations surveyed had suffered email data breaches with an average LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep111: Talking business strategy with the new CEO of the Emerging Payments Association

October 7, 2020 - Ben Agnew, Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Payments Association Ben Agnew was appointed CEO for the Emerging Payments Association with effect from 1 September 2020. He has more than 15 years of experience in the events, digital and marketing servi LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

How you should be thinking about the cybersecurity of your supply chain

Ep110: How you should be thinking about the cybersecurity of your supply chain

October 1, 2020 - Robert Hannigan, Chairman, BlueVoyant International BlueVoyant has published Global Insights: Supply Chain Cyber Risk, a study of more than 1500 CIOs, CISOs and Chief Procurement Officers. The results are not entirely comfortable, a combination of large v LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep109: The H1 clues trading desks should watch out for

October 1, 2020 - Joshua Walsky, CTO, Broadway Technology Now that the markets have settled into some semblance of ‘normal’, Joshua Walsky, the CTO of Broadway Technology – which powers FICC trading at a number of ban LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep108: Concerns over the FinCen Files are focusing in the wrong direction

October 1, 2020 - Yaron Hazan, VP, Regulatory Affairs, ThetaRay The media reaction to the recent leak of the so-called FinCen Files predictably painted banks in a negative light. However, the bottom line is that almost no bank in the world has the visibility needed to monitor cr LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep107: TCS BaNCS strategy under the spotlight

September 28, 2020 - Arun K Arunachalam, Vice President, TCS Financial Solutions, and Head of Product Management,...

Ep106: Banks hit by wave of false positives from outmoded AML and fraud detection

September 25, 2020 - Robin Amlot, Managing Editor at IBS Intelligence talks to Jim Heinzman, EVP Financial Services Solutions, ThetaRay about the growing banking fraud in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion revolves around h LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep105: How electronic trading is evolving thanks to ‘conversational banking’

September 23, 2020 - Remote working has put increased pressure on financial traders’ desktops. How can chatbots effectively integrate client data? How can IT services ensure all the various applications on traders’ desktops communicate with each other seamlessly
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Ep104: Addressing the problems of ‘thin file’ and the underbanked

September 22, 2020 - Singapore-based CredoLab secured $7m in a Series A funding round in August 2020. Now the company is expanding into the US and other global markets. Michele Tucci of CredoLab discusses how the company evaluates smartphone and web metadata to create bank-grade digital scorecards. The use of s LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 103: Mark Hipperson, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ziglu

September 21, 2020 - New challenger Ziglu has just become a fully authorised Electronic Money Institution under the aegis of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and has launched peer-to-peer payments for all currencies on its app
 but not just fiat currencies, crypto as well and, what’s more, is offering LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 102: Suresh Palliparambil, CEO, Purewrist

September 18, 2020 - As the global pandemic is pushing people towards new payments solutions and the US catching on to contactless, San Francisco-based Purewrist is responding by launching a wearable payments bracelet. Suresh Palliparambil, the CEO of Purewrist speaks to Sunniva Kolostyak about the Purewrist GO LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep101: Daniel Layne, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Quotevine

September 17, 2020 - It was recently announced that next year a ban on discretionary commission models in auto financing will take effect in the UK. No longer will vehicle retailers and finance providers receive commission linked to the interest rate a customer may pay – a clear incentive to act against customer LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep100: Mario Shiliashki, CEO Payments, PayU

September 15, 2020 - Global markets have been forced to address the threat from the coronavirus crisis, however, not all have approached it in the same way. Mario Shiliashki, CEO of Payments at PayU, speaks to Sunniva Kolostyak about how FinTechs, alongside governments, are driving economic growth and supportin LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep99: Bob Legters, Chief Data Officer, FIS

September 14, 2020 - Bob Legters is responsible for investment in data and artificial intelligence at Florida-based FIS, one of the world’s largest financial technology firms. Taking account of the ‘democratisation’ of financial planning thanks to developments in AI, he told Robin Amlot of IBS Intelligenc LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep98: Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-founder & Director, Regionally

September 9, 2020 - Justin is one of the most ebullient characters of the investing scene in the UK. His new venture is Regionally, a platform that aims to bring together regional business with regional investors, allowing vetted companies access to private capital in the range of ÂŁ0.5m to ÂŁ10m. This members LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep97: Zied Jalali, Head – Structured Finances & Transaction Banking, National Bank of Bahrain, & Venkatramana Gosavi, SVP & Global Head of Sales, Infosys Finacle

September 7, 2020 - National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has chosen to digitally transform its transaction banking business with the Infosys Finacle Cash Management Suite. Zied Jalali of National Bank of Bahrain and Venkat Gosavi of Infosys Finacle spoke with Robin Amlot about the bank’s transformation journey and LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep96: Rochelle Gorey, Chief Executive Officer, SpringFour

September 3, 2020 - A recent report about the financial impact of COVID-19 in the US showed 83% of lower to middle income households say that they want to turn to their banks for financial support. SpringFour’s technology provides real-time access to local financial resources that banks’ customer service a LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep95: Basil Moftah, General Partner, Global Ventures

September 1, 2020 - Global Ventures is a Dubai-based, growth-stage venture capital firm. Within its investment portfolio, Global Ventures is looking for Middle East-based FinTechs capable of scaling up both inside and, more importantly, outside the region – one recent example being Cairo-based payments FinTe LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep94: Clare Buxton, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

August 28, 2020 - Originally established in Chicago, Heidrick & Struggles is a global executive search firm. Clare Buxton is a Partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the global Financial Services Practice. She leads the Consumer Financial Services team in the UK and is part LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep93: Fouad Baalbaki, CIO, Bankmed & V Ramkumar, Senior Partner, Cedar Management Consulting International

August 26, 2020 - Bankmed completed its core transformation programme end July/beginning of August. Fouad Baalbaki, CIO of Bankmed, and V Ramkumar, Senior Partner of Cedar Management Consulting International take Robin Amlot through the process of a remote installation amid the Covid-19 pandemic
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Ep92: Lex Sokolin, Global Fintech Co-Head, ConsenSys

August 24, 2020 - Investigating the economics of the neobanks and the potential threat to their business models from ‘big tech’; FinTech guru Lex Sokolin discusses where the neobanks go from here with Robin Amlot of IBS Intelligence. Can cross-selling create a sustainable business model?...

Ep91: Lucas Wurfbain of FeedStock

August 21, 2020 - FeedStock is a platform offering solutions for both buy-side and sell-side players in the financial markets. Co-CEO Lucas Wurfbain spoke with Robin Amlot about how AI-driven data analytics can help protect revenue and support productivity through the proper evaluation of human-to-human rela LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep90: Christian Spaltenstein, Managing Director, Americas, AFEX

August 18, 2020 - Already 55% of all money services businesses’ (MSBs) transactions are FinTech-based with 73% of new entities relying on an internet-based model rather than an agent-based model. Christian Spaltenstein, Managing Director, Americas, for AFEX discusses with Robin A LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep89: German Pugliese-Bassi, Co-founder, CMO & Alliances, Technisys

August 18, 2020 - Technisys offers Cyberbank – an API-centric, microservices-based digital banking platform. This cloud-native offering is performing strongly in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, with Technisys expanding staff numbers, winning fresh deals and, as co-founder German Pugliese-Bassi explained LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep88: Alessandro Zamboni, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Supply@ME

August 17, 2020 - Italian FinTech Supply@ME offers a platform focused on inventory monetisation, which , the company says, enables a range of manufacturing and trading businesses to improve their working capital position via a “true sale” of the inventory to special purpose vehicles incorporated by Suppl LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep87: Vijay Oddiraju, Chief Executive Officer, Volante Technologies

August 17, 2020 - The global payment-as-a-service market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.9% to 2027. That presents opportunities. Volante Technologies recently raised $35m in a funding round led by Wavecrest with strategic participation from VISA Ventures, Poste Italiani, Citi Ventures, and BNY Mellon. V LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep86: Keith Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, TISAtech

August 15, 2020 - The Investing and Saving Alliance (TISA) is a cross-industry financial services body in the UK. Its latest initiative is TISAtech – a new digital marketplace that brings together financial institutions and FinTechs for greater collaboration and innovation. Keith Phillips, CEO of TISAtech LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep85: Dan Michaeli, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Glia

August 13, 2020 - In the face of the pandemic, digital customer services are coming into their own with consumers moving their banking activities to digital channels and institutions prioritising digital transformation. Dan Michaeli, CEO of Glia, explains to Robin Amlot why and how traditional contact centre LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep84: Duncan Sandys, Chief Executive Officer, P20

August 11, 2020 - A new report entitled ‘Payments in a Post-Covid-19 World’ has been published by P20, the voice of the global payments industry. It explores the challenges faced by the interna LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep83: Tony Craddock, Director General, Emerging Payments Association

August 6, 2020 - In the wake of the Wirecard debacle, the UK body, the Emerging Payments Association has published a review paper entitled ‘Avoiding a payments lockdown’, presenting it to the UK...

Ep82: Brian Hanrahan, Chief Commercial Officer, Sentenial/Nuapay

August 4, 2020 - When it comes to Open Banking, are consumers really seeing any benefits? Brian Hanrahan, Chief Commercial Officer at Sentenial, joins the IBS Views podcast to discuss Nuapay, the Open Banking payments provider and Sentenial subsidiary, its recent partnerships, and how the public has taken a LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep81: Chirag Patel, Global Head of Payments, Santander

July 31, 2020 - The banker is dead! Long live the banker! Chirag Patel believes the ‘traditional’ banker is no longer viable in an era where banking innovation can transform economies. He believes that the new banker must be a product-led technology enthusiast
 and he’s walking the walk, having mov LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep80: Thomas Schumann, Founder, Thomas Schumann Capital : Jonathan Webb, Chief Operating Officer, C8 Technologies

July 30, 2020 - Thomas Schumann Water Risk Index EURO 50 is a first-of-its-kind index for Europe that prices the top 50 financial securities in the Euro zone according to their exposure to water risk. The creation of the index was a collaboration with three FinTechs: Equarius Risk Analytics, Fuzzy Logix, a LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep79: Matt Locsin, VP & Global Head of Innovation, Publicis Sapient

July 24, 2020 - Banks will need to be as agile as FinTechs in the future. Retail banking is likely to be virtual post-Covid-19 but, warns Matt Locsin of Publicis Sapient, banks face a particular challenge in the threat of disintermediation by tech companies that could see revenue from fees shrinking and tradit LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep78: Karan Oberoi, Product Director – Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Backbase

July 24, 2020 - The key to success in private banking is client engagement. In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic that has put pressure on institutions to use digital channels in a more effective manner to maintain the personal customer experience. The onus is on private bankers to adapt accordingly....

Ep77: Mark Gazit, Chief Executive Officer, ThetaRay

July 23, 2020 - One of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has been to increase the risk of money laundering through cross-border correspondent banking. Banks are reliant on counterparties to determine account owners and monitor transactions for risk – with variable results! Mark Gazit, CEO of Israeli c LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep76: Brian Collings, CEO, Torstone Technology

July 23, 2020 - Have we learnt anything from previous crises? With focus on resiliency and business continuity at an all-time high, Brian Collings, CEO of Torstone Technology, discusses what it’s like to provide post-trade sol LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep75: Rick McElroy, Cyber Security Strategist, VMware Carbon Black

July 20, 2020 - VMware has released research showing an increase in both cyberattack volume and breaches during the past 12 months in the UK. The research was supplemented with a survey on the impact of Covid-19 on the attack landscape. According to the supplemental survey, 92% of UK cybersecurity profes LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep74: Dmitry Tokarev, Founder & CEO, Copper Technologies

July 15, 2020 - In recent months there has been a shift in investors’ attitude towards cryptoassets with major hedge funds and banks moving into Bitcoin. Central bankers are also investigating digital currencies. Copper Technologies CEO Dmitry Tokarev discusses how crypto can and is moving into mainstrea LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep73: Ben Nowlan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Shaparency

July 10, 2020 - FinTech start-up Shaparency completed fund-raising in less than three months and, having launched, describes itself as a disruptive RegTech platform, which aims to increase the efficiency of board and shareholder operations. It uses blockchain technology to provide an integrated digital platfor LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep72: Jesse Chenard, Chief Executive Officer, Monetago

July 10, 2020 - Paper-based financial workflows have proved to be ‘not fit for purpose’ in a remote working world, especially where complex financial instruments are concerned. Digitisation of workflows can increase efficiency but more tellingly, in light of Covid-19, can also make sense from a health LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep71: Albert Maasland, Chief Executive Officer, Crown Agents Bank

July 8, 2020 - Crown Agents Bank is a UK regulated provider of wholesale FX and cross-border payments services. CEO Albert Maasland discusses how digital technology is allowing Africa’s emerging markets to leapfrog traditional financial processes and how the efficiency and effectiveness of digital payme LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep70: Luc Gueriane, Chief Commercial Officer, Moorwand

July 6, 2020 - Coronavirus is dragging the world to the digital ‘extreme’ – whether we like it or not. However, with the UK already on its way to becoming a cashless society, will COVID-19 be the catalyst for the UK to fully embrace digital payments? And if so, how does the digital payments industry LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep69: Jared Whitaker, Founder, Ideologic

June 25, 2020 - There has been much talk of a ‘new normal’ with regard to working conditions and remote working but what has that meant in practice for many businesses? And have they got it right? Many companies are not geared in terms of tools, processes, mindset and employee engagement to make the mo LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep68: Arun Krishnan, Senior Vice President & Head of Engineering, Finacle

June 22, 2020 - Finacle is Infosys product subsidiary Edgeverve’s core banking product, used by banks across 100 countries, serving more than 1 billion customers. Arun Krishnan of Finacle discusses how Covid-19 has opened up the gates to faster innovation in banking and payments and how the pace of chang LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep67: Alessandro Tonchia, co-Founder and Head of Strategy, Finantix

June 19, 2020 - The Covid-19 pandemic is fundamentally changing the business model of client management for private bankers and wealth managers. Face to face client meetings are effectively off the table, meaning that having the right digital solutions has become key for wealth managers wanting to serve th LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep66: Elizabeth Cronan, VP, Government Relations, Geoguard

June 18, 2020 - The supranational Financial Action Task Force has recognised that geolocation data is a necessary part of digital identity and KYC verification. Separately, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority recently included geolocation data as one of the criteria to be used for the purpose of KYC/territo LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep65: Vikas Srivastava, Chief Revenue Officer at Integral

June 18, 2020 - Covid-19 has created the prime opportunity for banks to adjust their strategy. But not through continued job cuts as they are not sustainable in the long term as experienced employees are needed to help steer out of the current situation. As European banks, in particular, continue to lose mark LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep64: Peter Ramsey, Founder, BuiltforMars

June 18, 2020 - FinTech entrepreneur Peter Ramsey is carrying out an investigation into just how well the UK’s leading challenger banks stand up against their traditional counterparts in terms of customer experience. How? Simple, he set up 12 bank accounts and directly compared how the banks performed as he LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep63: K Nanda Kumar, Founder, President & CEO, SunTec

June 16, 2020 - How do you turn a crisis into an opportunity? Suntec CEO Nanda Kumar offers his views on how banks can take the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and turn it into an opportunity to reinforce customer trust and value, reducing the risks to their business. While taking a back-to-basics appro LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep62: IBS Intelligence Sales League Table 2020

June 11, 2020 - The iconic IBSI Sales League Table is back, and bigger than ever! In this interview, V Ramkumar, Senior Partner, Cedar Management Consulting International, explains the importance of the IBSI Sales League Table, how it is compiled and curated, the insights it provides on evolution and state o LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep61: Mark Gunning, Global Business Solutions Director at Temenos

June 9, 2020 - A Temenos survey has found that over three quarters of bankers believe that AI will be the technology to separate ‘winners’ from ‘losers’ over the next five years. Sunniva Kolostyak, reporter at IBS Intelligence, speaks to Mark Gunning, Global Business Solutions Director at Temenos, about th LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep60: Guy Kashtan, CEO and Co-Founder of Rewire

June 3, 2020 - How do you create a bank for a group of people that constantly work and travel across borders, and how do you service them when mobility halts? Reporter Sunniva Kolostyak speaks to Guy Kashtan from Rewire, a digital banking service for migrants and international workers, about growth, serving a targ LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep59: Joanne Dewar, Chief Executive Officer of Global Processing Services

May 29, 2020 - Is the neobank market overcrowded? How will the challenger banks cope in the era of Covid-19? What will be the focus of the next wave of neobanks coming to the banking market? Global Processing Services (GPS) is the payments technology provider powering several of the players in the first neobank co LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep58: Tom Kellermann, Head Cybersecurity Strategist, VMware Carbon Black

May 28, 2020 - Cybersecurity specialist VMware Carbon Black has published its latest annual Modern Bank Heists. The report shows that 80% of surveyed financial institutions reported an increase in cyberattacks over the past 12 months, a 13% increase over 2019. How can financial institutions better protect LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep57: John Casanova, Partner, Banking & Financial Services, Sidley Austin LLP

May 21, 2020 - The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has expressed concern that the current Covid-19 crisis will affect the financial strength of payment service providers (PSPs) and consumers’ ability to access cash and payment services. Given the FCA’s renewed focus on the payments sector, PSPs should pro LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep56: Seth Rachlin, Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, Insurance, Capgemini

May 20, 2020 - Capgemini and Efma’s latest World Insurance Report 2020 reveals that consumers of all ages are adopting a “millennial mindset”, and increasingly trusting their own research to source information and purchase insurance products themselves. The report recommends that to remain relevant LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep55: John Hensel, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Revenue Officer, Securrency

May 19, 2020 - US FinTech Securrency successfully raised $17.65 million in its Series A round earlier this year, led by strategic investor WisdomTree investments. Securrency is a pioneer of blockchain-based financial markets infrastructure technology centred on its identity and compliance framework to support glob LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep54: John Erik Setsaas, VP of Identity and Innovation, Signicat

May 13, 2020 - Sunniva Kolostyak, reporter at IBS Intelligence, speaks to Signicat’s John Erik Setsaas about how Scandinavian countries are using verified digital identities in most aspects of their digital lives, about entering the Benelux market and its recent acquisition of Connectis, and how collaboration is LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep53: Steve Durney, SVP, Market Strategy, Ethoca

May 12, 2020 - In a single home today, it’s not uncommon to find more than a dozen devices connected to the internet. As people connect more, it is only a matter of time before we see a huge increase in unauthorised purchases being made via these technologies. The Internet of Things (IoT) has great potential but LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep52: Jean-Paul Mergeai, Managing Director – Middle East & Africa, Temenos

May 8, 2020 - Middle East and Africa (MEA) retail banks are the strongest believers in a cashless society, prioritizing digitalization to drive financial inclusion, according to a study released by Temenos. The report, prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit, reveals that the Middle East is poised to encourag LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep51: Jason Kingdon, Executive Chairman, Blue Prism

May 8, 2020 - The “new normal” has placed an added importance on digital workers needed to automate mission critical tasks. Robotic process automation (RPA) pioneer, Blue Prism has been helping UK group Leeds Building Society handle the upsurge in customer enquiries over the deferral of mortgage payments. Pay LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep50: Anand Subbaraman, General Manager, Digital and Retail Banking Products, Finastra

April 30, 2020 - Finastra has $1.9 billion in revenues, 10,000 employees and over 8,500 customers, including 90 of the top 100 banks globally. The firm’s focus in recent years has been very much centred around platform development and getting the customer experience right. Anand Subbaraman of Finanstra explains ho LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep49: Parth Desai, Founder & CEO; Abhinav Desai, Sales Director, Pelican

April 30, 2020 - Pelican offers an open API interoperability hub and is seeing increasing interest from banks in this area as they look to capitalise on the opportunities of open banking. The firm believes a highly functional API development and deployment environment is essential for banks to provide innovative sol LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep48: James Follette, Global Head of Commercial, Business & Retail Banking, Fenergo

April 28, 2020 - Small businesses represent 43% of the US economy, yet many are struggling to access Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration, under the US Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Many US banks are unable to offer services to new smal LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 47: Daniel Kornitzer, Chief Business Development Officer, Paysafe

April 24, 2020 - The password is a dying breed, and biometrics and digital identities are taking its place. However, consumers are still cautious when it comes to using fingerprints, facial recognition and voice to authenticate payments. In this episode, reporter Sunniva Kolostyak speaks to Daniel Kornitzer at Paysa LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 46: Ian Johnson, head of Europe, Marqeta

April 22, 2020 - Most people in the UK still use a traditional bank as their primary account, with digital banks typically used for other secondary activities. However, in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, we’ve seen people turning to FinTech apps, with usage increasing 72%. The disruption of the global pandemi LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 45: Paul Rodgers, Chairman, Vendorcom

April 22, 2020 - Strong Customer Authentication is coming. Or is it? The Covid-19 pandemic may be a factor in a further delay to SCA but it is not the only rock in the path over which the plans may stumble. Paul Rodgers, Chairman of Vendorcom and panel member at the UK Payment Systems Regulator, outlines the issues LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 44: Stuart Robertson, Director & co-founder, iDelta

April 16, 2020 - Within the Finance and IT sectors, data analytics solution provider iDelta believes many are very well placed to continue to operate on a business as usual footing in the face of the pandemic. While finance sector PLCs are inherently risk averse, iDelta believes there is a broader risk attached to a LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 43: Craig Ramsey, Global Head of Real-Time Payments, ACI Worldwide.

April 14, 2020 - More than half a trillion real-time payments transactions will be processed over the next five years, according to a report from Florida-based payments group ACI Worldwide and Global Data. The report analyses global real-time, account-to-account payment volumes and forecasts across 30 global markets LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 42: Martin McCann, CEO, Trade Ledger

April 9, 2020 - A team of UK FinTechs including Trade Ledger, a digital lending platform; Wiserfunding, a digital SME credit scoring platform; Nimbla, a trade credit insurance provider, and NorthRow, a remote client onboarding platform, have established a FinTech taskforce to provide a turn-key loan origination and LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 41: Radboud Vlaar, Managing Partner, Finch Capital

April 4, 2020 - Finch Capital is an Amsterdam-based venture capital firm focusing on Europe and Southeast Asia. In Europe the firm looks to invest in AI, FinTech and IoT. Managing Partner Radboud Vlaar talks about those FinTechs likely to prosper and those likely to stumble as a result of the economic fallout from LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 40: Nicholas Hacking, Director, and Jean Philippe Bersier, Business Development Director, ERI

March 17, 2020 - ERI is a global, digital solutions provider specialising in the design, development, implementation and support of an integrated, real-time banking software package: the OLYMPIC Banking System. The company has offices in Geneva, London, Lugano, Luxembourg, Paris, Singapore and Zurich. ERI is the LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 39: Ian Manocha, CEO, Gresham Technologies

March 12, 2020 - Gresham Technologies came to the London Stock Exchange 35 years ago, listing its shares in 1995. More than 90 organisations around the world use the company’s Clareti platform. Just ahead of the release of Gresham’s latest results (which showed a 30% rise in group revenue and a return to profita LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 38: Navin Surya, Founder of FinTech Convergence Council and Chairman Emeritus of PCI

March 9, 2020 - India is well-poised to become the Global FinTech Hub due to favourable support coming from the government as well as a increased adoption of FinTech products from the consumer side. Navin Surya is also the founder of India’s first digital wallet ItzCash that he sold off to US-based Ebix. He has b LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 37: Iana Dimitrova, CEO, OpenPayd

March 5, 2020 - Making her second podcast appearance as part of the International Women’s Day series, Iana Dimitrova, CEO of OpenPayd, talks about leadership and her own career, as well as the importance of access to education in order to create a level playing field....

Ep 36: Alison Robb, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Nationwide

March 4, 2020 - Over the past few years, Nationwide has managed to reach 50/50 gender balance on its executive committee, but the journey has taken time. In the third instalment of our International Women’s Day series, Alison Robb discusses the use of case studies and role models help promote diverse working mode LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 35: Les Turner, vice-president of global proxy, Broadridge

March 4, 2020 - The Shareholder Rights Directive 2 (SRD2) is a European Union (EU) directive, which, among other things, sets out to strengthen the position of shareholders. It also aims to improve communication by share issuers. Does this matter if you are not in the EU or even the EEA? Yes! The directive explicit LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 34: Anne Boden, CEO and Founder of Starling Bank

March 2, 2020 - In the first instalment of IBS Intelligence’s International Women’s Day series, Sunniva Kolostyak sits down with Anne Boden of Starling Bank to discuss women in power, entrepreneurship and the continued development of one of the UK’s most prominent challenger banks....

Ep 33: Ajay Adisheshann, Founder and CEO of PayMate

March 2, 2020 - Over the last few years, the torchbearers of the innovations have been the new age FinTechs and this is somehow forcing bigger payments and financial services companies to play a catch up. Ajay Adisheshann, Founder of Indian B2B payments company LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 32: Iqbal V. Gandham, Managing Director – Business (UK Region), eToro

February 24, 2020 - eToro is a global multi-asset investment platform with some 12 million users worldwide. It was one of the first platforms to offer 0% commission on stock trades. The eToro platform claims to be the only venue where investors may hold traditional assets such as stocks or commodities alongside ‘new’ a LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 31: Satyen Kothari, Founder of Cube Wealth

February 19, 2020 - Cube is a global wealth management services company that helps people, across 50 countries, invest in emerging markets including India and other developed markets.  In this Podcast, Cube’s Founder Satyen Kothari talks about how technology can help the millennials and aspirational salaried class to LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 30: James King, Co-Founder & Software Architect, Yobota

February 18, 2020 - Yobota is a London based FinTech. It has developed a cloud-based core operating platform for financial services. In 2018, Yobota enabled Chetwood Financial to launch its LiveLend and SmartSave Bank brands. Chetwood was the only bank fully authorised by the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 29: Hardik Shah, Group Head of Product, Currencies Direct

February 17, 2020 - Digital identities benefits both companies and customers across onboarding and KYC processes, but are potential pitfalls, such as data safety, risks that are too substantial for financial services? Hardik Shah, Group Head of Product at Currencies Direct, discusses the concept, as well as what a univ LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 28: Jason Harrell, Executive Director and Head of Business and Government Cybersecurity Partnerships, DTCC

February 11, 2020 - In this episode, Sunniva Kolostyak speaks to Jason Harrell from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) about operational resilience and the risks associated, industry and regulatory responses such as public-private partnerships, and the idea of a third-party resilience framework. LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 27: Thomas Muth, Senior Sales Manager, five°degrees

February 11, 2020 - Founded in 2010, Netherlands-based five°degrees offers a next-generation, digital core banking software platform. The company’s Matrix product offers a fully automated banking services solution that supports any segment, product, or channel via a mid-office environment, connected either to legacy LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 26: Peter O’Halloran, VP, Global Digital Commerce, Fiserv

February 7, 2020 - How do financial technology companies adapt to accommodate for changing consumer behaviour and rising online commerce? In this episode, Peter O’Halloran from Fiserv discusses the rise of digital commerce with Sunniva Kolostyak, and how it forces merchants and regulation to change with it....

Ep 25: Erik Hon, Managing Director, iFAST Financial India

January 31, 2020 - iFAST Financial India is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based iFAST Corporation Ltd, which is in the race to bag a digital banking licence in Singapore. iFAST is competing with Alipay and 20 other big players for the licence. Hon, speaks with IBS Intelligence, on the rationale behind the com LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 24: Rehan Yar Khan, Managing Partner, Orios Venture Partners

January 22, 2020 - Rehan Yar Khan, Partner and Founder of Indian VC fund Orios Venture Partners. The VC, which started with its investments in consumer-facing Internet start-ups such as ride-sharing Unicorn Ola Cabs, the focus is now to invest in the booming Indian FinTech ecosystem. The VC now plans to invest a third LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep 23: Simon Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Hoptroff

January 14, 2020 - Time is money! In December 2019 it was revealed by The Times newspaper that access to a back-up communications system had resulted in those paying for a Bank of England audio feed, via a third party, receiving details of the Bank’s news conferences up to eight seconds before those using the video fe LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep22: Rishi Gupta, CEO & MD, Fino Payments Bank

January 14, 2020 - Fino Payments Bank is a new kind of bank in India called Payments Bank, a license given out by the Indian banking regulator RBI in 2014 to eleven players. While the model was created to drive financial inclusion with the help of technology, these banks have been facing challenges as they are not all LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.21: Jeremy Nicholds, CEO of Judopay

January 3, 2020 - Cashless is coming, so it is said. For some it is already here. Jeremy Nicholds, CEO of mobile payments provider Judopay told Robin Amlît he is close to celebrating a year ‘cash free’. Nicholds, who has worked for both MasterCard and Visa in his career, has a passion for payment technology. Jud LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.20: Alexander Fazel, Head of Communication, Swissborg

December 19, 2019 - Lausanne, Switzerland-based SwissBorg is a FinTech company on the Etherium blockchain. The company’s stated aim is to revolutionise asset management solutions with a community-centric approach. It carried out a successful ICO in 2017/18, raising $50 million from 24,000 individual contributors arou LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.19: Duncan Parker, Charity & Philanthropy Director, Crowdfunder.co.uk

December 16, 2019 - Crowdfunder.co.uk was founded in 2014 and claims to be UK’s number one rewards-based crowdfunding platform. The funding portal has helped raise more than £100 million for charities, businesses, and community projects. Crowdfunder.co.uk also works with several corporates to distribute grants, incl LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.18: Lory Kehoe, Managing Director, ConsenSys

December 10, 2019 - Lory Kehoe is also Co-founder of Blockchain Ireland and Adjunct Associate Professor Trinity College Dublin. The ConsenSys Codefi blockchain operating system, built on the Ethereum blockchain aims to optimise business processes and payments through digitising financial instruments and creating decent LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.17: Suresh Vaghjiani, CEO and Co-Founder of Tribe Payments

December 9, 2019 - “Banks are dead, long live the banks,” Suresh Vaghjiani of Tribe Payments once said. The card payments platform’s CEO and Co-Founder met up with Sunniva Kolostyak at FinTech Connect in London to discuss how start-ups and challenger banks have different innovation techniques and why legacy inst LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.16: Saeed Patel, Director of Product Strategy at KRM22

December 2, 2019 - To simply implement this new regime, using current toolsets, poses a risk to firms falling short to the requirements of the SM&CR regime, Saeed Patel of KRM22 says. In this podcast, Patel discusses the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR or SMCR) with IBS Intelligence Reporter Su LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.15: Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier, Founder and CEO of iBanFirst

November 29, 2019 - iBanFirst is a Belgium-based global financial services firm offering cross-border payment solutions. Founder Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier was previously Head of Western Europe at Saxo Bank following eight years as President and CEO of Saxo Banque France. Prior to this he founded cambiste.com, France’ LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.14: Lee Jones, Director of Sales and Business Development, Ingenico Enterprise Retail

November 29, 2019 - Cashless payments are sweeping the scene, enabling consumers to shop more easily, quickly, and conveniently – in fact, by 2026 it’s predicted that cash will be used for just 21% of all UK payments. However, business in the ‘unattended market’ poses a challenge. Robin Amlît talks to Lee Jone LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.13: Mark Aldred, Head of International Sales, Auriga

November 26, 2019 - With the death of the high street, banks are closing their branches and becoming increasingly digital. At the RBR Branch Transformation conference in London, Sunniva Kolostyak spoke to Mark Aldred from Auriga about how the software company supports banks in changing how their branch estates operate. LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.12: How the Global Fintech Innovation Awards winners were chosen

November 24, 2019 - IBS Intelligence hosted the awards ceremony for the 1st Global FinTech Innovation Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, on 22 November 2019. The Awards were created to honour and promote excellence and success in the implementation of F LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep.11: Madhur Kumar Jain, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Solution Consulting, SunTec

November 20, 2019 - SunTec Business Solutions aims to help banks and digital and communication service providers increase customer engagement and product innovation. Robin AmlĂŽt spoke to Madhur Jain of Suntec about the growth prospects for Banking as a Service (BaaS). With consumers becoming used to being able to buy LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep. 10: Olly Betts, Co-Founder and CEO of OpenWrks

November 15, 2019 - Consumers want more access and control over finances. In an interview with FinTech Reporter Sunniva Kolostyak at the Open Banking Exo in London on 13 November 2019, OpenWrk’s Olly Betts discussed how Open Banking works as an enabler to support real people in structuring their finances and its impo LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep. 09: Eleni Coldrey, Business Development Director EMEA, Equinix

November 14, 2019 - The cloud is just someone else’s computer! Speaking to IBS Intelligence at the Open Banking Expo in London on 13 November 2019, Eleni Coldrey addressed security concerns and the growing pains of open banking. As the financial services sector increases digitisation and digitalisation, it is increa LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep. 08: Iana Dimitrova, Chief Executive, OpenPayd

October 25, 2019 - OpenPayd offers international enterprise payments and banking services through a modular platform. A single API integration into the platform enables businesses to customise their payments and banking modules. Iana Dimitrova has extensive experience in FinTech and payments. Robin AmlĂŽt spoke to her LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep. 07: Ian Bradbury, CTO for Financial Services, Fujitsu UK

October 22, 2019 - Bradbury’s role at Fujitsu UK includes understanding the deployment and impact potential of new business models and technologies across the financial services marketplace, including insurance and all forms of banking. Early in October 2019, Barclays announced that from January 2020, its UK custome LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep. 06 : Invitation-only meeting at the third P20 Global Payments Conference

October 9, 2019 - The third P20 Global Payments Conference was held in London on 3 October 2019. This invitation-only meeting, with attendance capped at 200 convenes top business leaders, government officials and regulators to discuss the future of the global payments industry. Dunn & Bradstreet were among the ev LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep. 05: Duncan Sandys, Executive Director at P20 explains the purpose behind the establishment of the P20

October 9, 2019 - Duncan Sandys is Executive Director, P20. At this year’s P20 conference, held in London on 3 October 2019, the focus was on fraud and cybersecurity. Sandys said, “The risk of cyber-attacks keeps the leaders of the global payments industry awake at night. Cashless payments are growing globally an LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep. 04: Features Analytics on AI solutions to combat financial crime

October 1, 2019 - Cristina Soviany, Founder of the Belgian FinTech firm, Features Analytics, speaks to Robin AmlĂŽt at SIBOS 2019 in London. The firm has developed two platform-based AI solutions to combat financial crime....

Ep. 03: Equiniti Business Payment Services partnered with SWIFT

September 25, 2019 - Announced at SIBOS 2019, Equiniti Business Payment Services (formerly EQGlobal), the international payments division of Equiniti Group, has partnered with SWIFT, the global provider of secu LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Dr Ravi-Seetharaman SIBOS 2019 Podcast

Ep. 02: Doha Bank on the impact of technology in banking

September 25, 2019 - Robin Amlît, Managing Editor at IBS Intelligence meets up with  Dr Ravi Seetharaman, Chief Executive of Doha Bank, at the SIBOS 2019 event. Dr. R. Seetharaman reflects on the impact of technology in banking and on the developments he is particularly looking at for Doha Bank’s future prospects. LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...

Ep. 01: Monzo and Challenger Banks in the UK

September 3, 2018 - In this episode of the IBSI podcast, Bill Boyle & Alex Hamilton talk about Britain’s lucrative & highly aggressive challenger banking landscape, and Monzo’s transition from a payments wallet to a fully operational digital only bank. With the bank having reduced its per user operational costs LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print...