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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...