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53 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
FU S8 Ep8 - With David Brear, 11:FS
Robert and Suresh play host to podcast royalty as David Brear, CEO and co-founder, 11FS, joins them to discuss topics ranging from the origins of the business, his father’s career advice, when the challenger banks might start making any money and how to run a proper podcast.
57 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
FU S8 Ep7 - Scott Abrahams , Mastercard with MC
Scott Abrahams, Group Head Acceptance and Emerging Payments, Mastercard, joins Robert and Suresh to discuss topic including how to spot a bad fintech idea, Facebook’s Libra, the environmental impact of cards, payments in China and advice for entrepreneurs looking to sell their businesses to a major payment scheme for a few billion.
49 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
FU S8 Ep6 - With Julian Sawyer, Gemini
Robert and Suresh are discussing the film Social Network and the history behind the Winklevoss twins. The boys decide to give Julian Sawyer a call to invite him onto Fintech Unplugged. Julian discusses why his new role with Gemini, the crypto venture back by the Winklevoss twins, makes sense after Starling Bank. Julian reveals whether he has ever purchased anything with crypto currency, discusses stable coin and whether wall street has been ‘asleep at the wheel’ when it comes to crypto currency. We also find out why asking closed questions doesn’t make for good podcast conversation.
31 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
FU S8 Ep5 - With Muhammad Asim, Arro Money
Robert and Suresh are off to the North West of England to catch a Stone Roses show. However, on their way they end up coming across an even bigger queue. They find out that the queue is made of 100s of students trying to get an appointment to open a bank account. The boys run into Muhammad Asim from Arro Money where he explains more about the situation. Topics covered: - How Asim started Arro Money and the lessons he's learnt - The Fintech industry we are in today - The struggles of opening up a bank account - An exclusive announcement on Fintech Unplugged from Arro Money
29 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
FU S8 Ep4 - LIVE at Fintech Connect with Georgina Smallwood, N26
Please note: This episode was recorded prior to the announcement by N26 that it intends exit the UK market. In this special episode, Robert and Suresh are LIVE at Fintech Connect 2019 and managed to trick Georgina Smallwood, Chief Product Officer at N26, to talk about payments, the orgins of the N26 name and what the future holds to a jam packed audience. Topics covered: - Dispelling the N26 naming myths - What the future holds for N26 - How and why trust is important for the banking industry, especially for challenger banks - Product vs Marketing - And much more
47 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
FU S8 Ep3 - With Neira Jones, Payments Advisor and International Speaker
As Suresh educates Robert about cloud infrastructures and data centres, they happen to run into Neira Jones, Payments Advisor and International Speaker. The boys take the opportunity to talk to Neira about data breaches, cyber security and regulation. Topics covered: - Her career as one of the early female professionals in the payments and cyber security industry - Data breaches and cyber security in the media - Where regulation and compliance is heading - What is dirty data and the opportunties it holds - Cloud storage, fraud prevention and much more
38 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
FU S8 Ep2 - With Daniel Lesnick, Wayra
After a chat about tech companies surviving and dying, Robert and Suresh look towards the future and stumble into the Telefonica accelerator, Wayra. The boys run into Daniel Lesnick, a mentor in residence for Blockchain and AI at Wayra and corner him for a closer look at Blockchain. Topics Covered: - Blockchain and it's applications - Buying Bitcoin in 2014 and the Bitcoin community - The implications of Libra it's real end goal - Bad comedy and much more
48 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
FU S8 Ep1 - With Nilixa Devlukia, Payments Solved
Robert and Suresh are back for Series 8 of Fintech Unplugged. We're are kicking off 2020 with a special 'new year’s regulation' episode with Nilixa Devlukia from Payments Solved. After bumping into Nilixa at a New Year’s Eve party at one of Robert's usual stomping ground, the boys take the opportunity to question the mind of one of the most knowledgeable fintech and payments regulation experts in the industry! Topics Covered: - Nilixa's background and what she learnt on her regulation journey - A discussion on Facebook's Libra project from a regulatory point of view - Comparing the UK to other foreign regulatory boards - Taking a closer look into the FCA - And much more
5 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
FU S7 EP7 - The Best Bits & Bloopers
Dive into these hilarious bloopers from season 7 featuring our guests over the past 6 episodes!
37 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
FU S7 Ep6 - With Ali Paterson LIVE at LendIt
Robert and Suresh are off to LendIt and bump into the experienced Ali Paterson from Fintech Finance. The boys take a behind the scenes look at Fintech Finance, the lowdown in the payments space and take on questions from the BIN of Confusion all live at LendIt. Topics covered: - The rise of Curve - Glint heading into administration (now exiting) - How to make Fintech Exciting - How can Fintech make a greener impact on the world
43 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
FU S7 Ep5 - With Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of London
As they try to find a hospital for Robert's burnt hand, the boys stumble into Mansion House and manage to navigate through the moving boxes and grab the Lord Mayor of London, Peter Estlin, for a special episode of Fintech Unplugged. Robert, Suresh and Peter talk about the digital skills gap, entrepreneurship, the internet of things, innovation and much more! Topics covered: - The Lord Mayor's role clarified - The digital skills gap and what we can do to help - Brexit and how the UK can continue to be a Fintech leader - Where the city stands on the idea of a cashless society
39 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
FU S7 Ep4 - With Ketan Makwana, Enterprise Lab
Robert and Suresh find themselves at a local school and end up bumping into one of the teachers (and former MasterChef contestant), Ketan Makwana, from Enterprise Lab. They then take the opportunity to discuss a range of important FinTech and UK issues surrounding education, the current state of FinTech talent, women in FinTech and much more! Topics covered: - How to encourage the next cohort of FinTech and tech entrepreneurs - What should the FinTech sector do to help develop talent into the industry - Character types: Introverts and Extroverts - Why we need to support UK micro-businesses - Diversity and inclusion in tech industries
54 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
FU S7 Ep3 - With Daria Rippingale, Bankingblocks
Description: The travelling continues for Robert and Suresh as they take to the Australian jungle where they meet Daria Rippingale from Bankingblocks. Topics covered: - The current neo-banks and their (or lack of) revenue model - Women in Fintech - The differences between EU and other fintech markets - EU regulation - And much more!
33 minutes | Sep 27, 2019
FU S7 Ep2 - with Christopher Davison & Salim Dhanani, BigPay
Robert and Suresh are off on a trip to South Asia and after a mix up with the seating, the boys bump into Chris Davison and Salim Dhanani from BigPay who were just leaving after visiting Money20/20.
9 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
FU S7 E1 Special Episode - Man On The Street, The Best Bits
As we build up to the launch of Series 7, we take a look back at some of the questions and answers we've uncovered from the Man On The Street over the past few seasons. From finding about what the public thinks about blockchain to asking if prepaid cards have any negative connotations, we've put together the best questions and answers for your enjoyment!
3 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
FU S6 Ep7 - Bloopers, The Best Bits
Dive into these hilarious bloopers from season 6 featuring our guests over the past 6 episodes!
25 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
FU S6 Ep6 - LIVE at Fintech Connect with Soren Mortensen from IBM
Wine tasting and fintech discussions are combined together for a live podcast at Fintech Connect. Robert and Suresh are joined by Soren Mortensen from IBM for a special blockchain focused episode covering: - The uses of blockchain and the ecosystems you can build - The public's opinion on blockchain - Will quantum computing kill blockchain? - Libra updates
34 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
FU S6 Ep5 - With Susanne Chishti, FINTECH Circle
Craving Peking duck and pancakes, Robert and Suresh are out in Chinatown for some food when they 'accidentally' stumble into Susanne Chishti from FINTECH Circle. The new party head off to a nearby restaurant to discuss everything Fintech from: - The orgins of the term Fintech - Where the next stage of Fintech innovation will take place? - Why London has been so successful in 'raising' Fintech unicorns and start ups - The rising talent gap
29 minutes | Jun 17, 2019
FU S6 Ep4 - Live @ Money20/20 with Mark Barnett & Nick Ogden
After a night out in Amsterdam, Robert and Suresh rush off to Money20/20 stage where they recorded a live recording of Fintech Unplugged with special guests Mark Barnett from Mastercard and Nick Ogden from ClearBank. In front of a packed audience, Mark and Nick talk about upcoming regulations including SCA and open banking, the dreaded 'B' word, voice authentication methods and much more!
27 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
FU S6 Ep3 - With Edoardo Volta, Mastercard
Description: Robert and Suresh are back again after managing to wrangle their way into the Mastercard office and grab Edoardo Volta, who now leads the Fintech and EMI Division, for a chat. Edoardo talks about the new set up at Mastercard, the hottest innovation regions in Europe, what Mastercard have planned for blockchain and much more.
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