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Ep84: Duncan Sandys, Chief Executive Officer, P20

August 11, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep83: Tony Craddock, Director General, Emerging Payments Association

August 6, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep81: Chirag Patel, Global Head of Payments, Santander

July 31, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

July 30, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

July 24, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

July 24, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep76: Brian Collings, CEO, Torstone Technology

July 23, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

July 20, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep74: Dmitry Tokarev, Founder & CEO, Copper Technologies

July 15, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

July 10, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep72: Jesse Chenard, Chief Executive Officer, Monetago

July 10, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

July 8, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep70: Luc Gueriane, Chief Commercial Officer, Moorwand

July 6, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep69: Jared Whitaker, Founder, Ideologic

June 25, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

June 22, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

June 19, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep66: Elizabeth Cronan, VP, Government Relations, Geoguard

June 18, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep65: Vikas Srivastava, Chief Revenue Officer at Integral

June 18, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep64: Peter Ramsey, Founder, BuiltforMars

June 18, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

June 16, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep62: IBS Intelligence Sales League Table 2020

June 11, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep61: Mark Gunning, Global Business Solutions Director at Temenos

June 9, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

June 3, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

May 29, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

May 28, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

May 21, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

May 20, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

May 19, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

May 13, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep53: Steve Durney, SVP, Market Strategy, Ethoca

May 12, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

May 8, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep51: Jason Kingdon, Executive Chairman, Blue Prism

May 8, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

April 30, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

April 30, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

April 28, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

April 24, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep 46: Ian Johnson, head of Europe, Marqeta

April 22, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep 45: Paul Rodgers, Chairman, Vendorcom

April 22, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

April 16, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

April 14, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep 42: Martin McCann, CEO, Trade Ledger

April 9, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep 41: Radboud Vlaar, Managing Partner, Finch Capital

April 4, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

March 17, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep 39: Ian Manocha, CEO, Gresham Technologies

March 12, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

March 9, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep 37: Iana Dimitrova, CEO, OpenPayd

March 5, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

March 4, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

March 2, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

February 24, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep 31: Satyen Kothari, Founder of Cube Wealth

February 19, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

February 18, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

February 17, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

February 11, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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....

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

February 11, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

February 7, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

January 22, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep 23: Simon Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Hoptroff

January 14, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

January 14, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep.21: Jeremy Nicholds, CEO of Judopay

January 3, 2020 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print Cashless is coming, so it is said. For some it is already here. Jeremy Nicholds, CEO of mobile payments provider Judopay told Robin Amlôt 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...

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

December 19, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

December 16, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep.18: Lory Kehoe, Managing Director, ConsenSys

December 10, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

December 9, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print “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...

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

December 2, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

November 29, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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’...

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

November 29, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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 Amlôt talks to Lee Jone...

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

November 26, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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....

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

November 24, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

November 20, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print SunTec Business Solutions aims to help banks and digital and communication service providers increase customer engagement and product innovation. Robin Amlôt 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...

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

November 15, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

November 14, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

Ep. 08: Iana Dimitrova, Chief Executive, OpenPayd

October 25, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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 Amlôt spoke to her...

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

October 22, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

October 9, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

October 9, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

October 1, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print Cristina Soviany, Founder of the Belgian FinTech firm, Features Analytics, speaks to Robin Amlôt 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 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...

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

September 25, 2019 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print Robin Amlôt, 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....

Ep. 01: Monzo and Challenger Banks in the UK

September 3, 2018 - LinkedIn WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Print 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...