About the Author
Charis started her career in banking as head of product for Easy Street Financial Services, a fast follower to ING Direct in Australia. She went on to found Banking Review Media, the only publication dedicated to what was then the emerging online banking market. After a career leading new media startups across business, technology and global news, Charis is now the Producer of Breaking Banks Asia and Co-founder of Soundcraft Media.

Episode 528: Money in the 21st Century

In This Episode This week on Breaking Banks, Money in the 21st Century, a special episode from sister podcast Breaking Banks Asia Pacific. Listen as Breaking Banks Asia Pacific host Charis Palmer sits down with economist and professor of economics Richard Holden to chat about his new book: Money in the 21st Century and why…

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Episode 20: Money in the 21st Century

Host Charis Palmer sits down with economist Richard Holden to chat about his new book: Money in the 21st Century and why he believes the US Fed needs to get going with a ‘Fedcoin’, and the global economics of #crypto #cbdcs #mobilemoney and #cheapmoney and how we’ll all transact in our future cashless world. Produced…

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Episode 19: Hot takes from the 2023 Singapore Fintech Festival

The hosts and producers of Breaking Banks Asia and Breaking Banks Europe get together to swap stories at the world’s biggest fintech event. Plus interviews on the sidelines with DigiFT founder and former Citibank China Deputy CEO Henry Zhang, and Lito Viullanueva, Founding Chairman of the Fintech Alliance of the Philippines and Chief Innovation & Inclusion…

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Episode 15: Can we trust banks to use AI responsibly?

The Australian government is in the middle of a review of AI use, fielding submissions in response to a paper it put out in June on government mechanisms to ensure AI is developed and used safely and responsibly.    While many of Australia’s Asian neighbours have taken a light touch approach to regulating AI, all…

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Episode 10: The bank staying the crypto course 

Once again it looks like the digital asset house is burning down, but in Asia the smoke is clearing — or so believes the Singapore-based digital asset team at Standard Chartered. We talk to the bank’s global head of digital assets Rene Michau and the brand new head of digital assets and governance Danielle Szetho about…

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Episode 5: Startup founders are not like other people

We chat to computer scientist and startup founder Paul McCarthy about new research based on a big data set he’s working on showing just how different startup founders are to regular employees, and the personality types that make the best mix in a startup team. Following Paul, Cocoon Capital Managing Partner Michael Blakey discusses how he and other VC…

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