David Reiling

Melanie Holdsworth: Banking For Essential Workers

Melanie Holdsworth is the Organizational Process Excellence Manager for Teachers Mutual Bank Limited, one of the largest customer-owned banks in Australia. Melanie helped to create Hiver, a digital bank geared towards essential workers. Melanie talks about how Hiver got its start as well as values-based banking and Teachers Mutual Bank Limited’s work in the sustainability…

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Marilyn Waite: Working Towards a Sustainable Future

Marilyn Waite knows a lot about sustainability and climate – she also knows the global community has much work ahead if it wants to make real positive change in the long-term. Waite leads the Climate Finance Fund, a $75 million philanthropic platform covering the markets of China, Europe and the United States. She’s also worked…

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Kate Hammer: What Role Should Banks Play in the Climate Crisis?

Kate Hammer’s career path is anything but conventional. Hammer, currently Vancity’s director of government relations, wound up in banking after beginning her career in journalism, working at the New York Times and the Globe and Mail. She’s also been involved in politics, serving as an advisor to Canada’s first female, openly gay premier. Hammer’s varied…

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Charlene Li: The Disruption Mindset

Charlene Li is a New York Times Bestselling author focused on disruption: What it is, how companies can become more disruptive and what that means for organizations and their culture. Charlene’s book, “The Disruption Mindset,” homes in on the topic and debunks some preconceived notions about what true disruption looks like. Every company wants to…

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Jasmin Panjeta: A Journey in Values-based Banking

Jasmin Panjeta started his career in cybersecurity but quickly learned it wasn’t for him. What he did know, however, was that he wanted to work for an organization that valued more than the bottom line. Enter Jasmin’s journey in values-based banking. Today Jasmin is a communications and public relations professional working for Oikocredit, a worldwide…

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The Banking Habits of Gen Z: How Can Banks Best Serve Young Consumers?

We know that the next generation wants fast, easy access to their bank accounts – and that they rarely, if ever, set foot inside a physical bank branch. But aside from convenience, what other concerns does Gen Z have when it comes to their personal finances?We went to local universities to talk with students about…

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Darrin Williams: Creating Economic Opportunity in Rural and Underserved Communities

Darrin Williams’ career is a unique combination of business, law, and politics. Currently serving as the CEO of Southern Bancorp, Inc., Williams oversees the strategic direction and operations of each of Southern’s three Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI): Southern Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company; Southern Bancorp Bank, one of America’s largest rural development banks; and Southern Bancorp Community…

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Melissa Koide: Navigating the AI Frontier in Financial Services

Melissa Koide is the CEO of FinRegLab, a nonprofit research center that tests new technologies and data and facilitates dialogue to inform public policy and drive the financial sector toward a responsible and inclusive financial marketplace.FinRegLab is focusing on big questions surrounding data and Artificial Intelligence: How should it be regulated? How can it help…

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Jeannine Jacokes: Community Development Banking and Social Responsibility

Jeannine Jacokes is the chief executive and policy officer for the Community Development Bankers Association and the CEO of Partners for the Common Good, a national nonprofit loan fund. She also has experience on the Hill, having worked with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and as a staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee…

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Theo Lau: Going Beyond Good Through Purpose-Driven Business

Theo Lau is an author, podcast host, startup advisor and public speaker. She wrote “Beyond Good: How Technology is Leading a Purpose-Driven Business Revolution,” with Bradley Leimer. Theo talks with David about the role companies can play in fighting inequality and working towards the common good.

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Jennifer Tescher: Measuring Financial Health

Jennifer Tescher is an expert on financial health and the founder of the Financial Health Network. Jennifer talks with David about how to define and measure financial health as well as what role banks and fintechs can play in ensuring consumers reach their financial goals.

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Episode 400: Building the Next Generation of Banker

When Breaking Banks first aired in May of 2013 the world of fintech was much simpler. PayPal was well established in the payments space with some upstarts like Braintree and Venmo gaining traction. The rest of the fintech world was divided by lenders like Prosper and Lending Club and both pioneer neobanks Simple and Perkstreet…

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