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30 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
No Summer Vacation for Fintech
Glen previews a busy upcoming conference schedule- including a chat with the leaders of Fintech South. Plus- Bitcoin Nation turns on Elon, the Winklevi offer rewards, and Ally throws down the O/D gauntlet.
41 minutes | May 25, 2021
Finding a "Happy Path" to Debt Reduction
Glen speaks with Ilian Georgiev, co-founder and CEO of debt management app Charlie, about how mobile gaming can inform financial wellness and why new approaches are needed to address the gender gap in finance.
47 minutes | May 18, 2021
Automated- for the People
Glen connects with leaders from three of his favorite Finovate Spring presenting companies- Attune, BodesWell, and Urjanet- each unveiling solutions designed to enhance consumers' financial lives.
27 minutes | May 11, 2021
A Digital Paul Revere, and a Credit Union Adam Smith
Glen remembers "the man who saved the internet," and Bradley Leimer champions a new(ish) path for credit unions. Also, a quixotic new legal assault on the Durbin Amendment.
43 minutes | May 4, 2021
Elon Musk Expects a Population Collapse- What’s a Credit Union To Do?
Some futurists expect population declines by mid-century, with a US reversal coming even sooner. What would this scenario mean for financial services? Also, John grills Bitcoin Loser Glen about the wisdom of being paid entirely in crypto.
77 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Payments Leaders, and the Consumers Who (Might) Follow
Glen speaks with Fiserv SVP of Government Relations Kim Ford about the newly created Payments Leadership Council and BAI Research Director Karl Dahlgren about the surprising ways each generation’s banking attitudes have shifted since the pandemic.
43 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Building a Bank for People on Mars….
Fintech visionaries Brett King, Theo Lau and Chris Skinner join our Digital Town Hall for a robust exchange on how the future of credit unions- and the economy overall- has been altered by the pandemic.
32 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Creator Commerce and Other Payment Innovations
Glen speaks with PayPal Ventures Operating Partner Peggy Mangot about exciting fintech opportunities, unmet market needs, and her experience launching a challenger bank within the walls of a Top Five FI.
47 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Finovate Europe’s Breakthrough Ideas
Glen connects with leaders from his three favorite Finovate Europe solutions: Best of Show winner (and newly minted Unicorn) Quantum Metric, Iceland-based Meniga’s green banking spin, and WUA’s savvy twist on digital analytics.
27 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Using Artificial Intelligence, Organically
John speaks with Ongoing Operations founder/CEO Kirk Drake about his new book “FinAncIal” and how most credit unions are already using machine learning and AI- they just lack an active strategy for it.
40 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Mind, Body and Wallet
Glen speaks with leaders of Mintel Comperemedia and FMCG Direct about the latest messaging trends in financial services marketing, and quickly acting on “life-event triggers.” Also- a major development in the interchange wars, "the stimmy,” and a PR win for Chime.
50 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Defining- and Debating- DeFi
John and Glen dig into the hot topic of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and its slightly less revolutionary cousin, CeFi. Also, a very busy calendar on the virtual conference front.
46 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
“At Our Best When Things are at Their Worst”
Glen shares highlights of CUNA’s just-completed Government Affairs Conference, including an interview with CUNA Economists Mike Schenk and Jordan Van Rijn recapping their always popular Economic Update and implications for both Main Street and credit unions. Plus acquisitions, re-brandings and (slim) hopes for crossing the aisle.
36 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
What Makes SPACs So Special?
Glen chats with Wall Street veteran and Forbes contributor Jeff Gapusan about the meteoric rise of SPACs and the sudden appeal of this obscure (until recently) investment vehicle. Also- a new take on attitudes toward Robinhood and GameStop.
47 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
The Future of Cash (Yes, it has a future…)
Glen recaps the highlights from last week’s global Future of Cash conference, including interviews with Alex Bau of the Fed’s Cash Product on new research re: US usage, and Ron Delnevo on ATMs and “keeping cash local.” Plus more uses- and more pay?- for gig workers?
37 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Hacking a Tesla? Or a Credit Union?
“Recovering hacker” Alissa Knight shares her frightening first-hand experience breaching dozens of mobile banking apps and other Internet of Things embedded systems. Also- Ant Financials’ lower valuation and the UK’s Buy Now Pay Later reckoning.
36 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Car Buyers and Rule Makers
Credit Union Journal editor Aaron Passman discusses the trends he’s watching in the credit union space- including unexpected car shopping, states revamping regulation, and the ongoing hunt for scale. Plus the latest twists in the GameStop/Reddit saga.
50 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Placing WallStreetBets on GameStop
John and Glen have very different views on the causes and impacts behind the investment activity roiling GameStop, AMC, and other stocks. Their spirited debate considers whether Robinhood is really robbing the rich and if there are any good guys in this battle, among other issues.
55 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Consumers Want Digital- But What Does That Mean?
Glen speaks with Karl Dahlgren about BAI’s annual Banking Outlook and some potential disconnects between consumer and industry focus areas. Also, the latest on Affirm, Plaid, Walmart’s fintech foray, and changes at the CFPB and OCC.
37 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
SolarWinds- What’s the Next Blowback?
The SolarWinds breach has targeted government systems- so far. Its eventual impact on FIs and other firms remains both a mystery and a major risk. Cybersecurity experts Jim Stickley (Stickley on Security) and Jeff Olejnik (Wipfli) help us sort through the details and next steps to this new form of attack.
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