JP Nicols

Episode 377: Why Women Innovate

In this thought-provoking episode of Breaking Banks, JP Nicols hosts Amber Buker, Director of Insights for the Alloy Labs Alliance, Casey Christopher, Chief Empowerment Officer at Quontic Bank, and Mary Ann Sculley, CEO of Howard Bank. Join us as we delve into Amber’s recently published research report titled Why Women Innovate: 3 Common Experiences That…

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Episode 376: Reality Check: The True Cost of Banking

In this new episode of Breaking Banks, JP Nicols is joined by friend and regular contributor Jo Ann Barefoot, Chair of the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, CEO of Barefoot Innovation Group, host of the Barefoot Innovation podcast, and former Deputy Comptroller of the Currency to discuss a new era ushering in Joe Biden’s White House….

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Episode 361: The Path to Open Finance

In this episode of Breaking Banks, we explore the world of open finance with Plaid. Plaid is focused on democratizing financial services through technology by building developer-friendly infrastructure and intelligent tools to provide the ability to create amazing products. Brett King and Chloe James Director of Media and Comms at RFIGroup are joined by John…

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Episode 357: What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Innovate

Join us for this episode of Breaking Banks as JP Nicols hosts Mark Donohue, Founder and Managing Director of iSky Research. JP and Mark discuss trends in the digital banking user experience and consider what initiatives bank executives should prioritize in the current landscape. Then stayed tuned, JP sits down with regular contributor and the…

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Episode 354: Talents and Rebels

This week hosts JP Nicols and Jason Henrichs are taking on the topic of culture. How can financial institutions foster a culture of innovation and bring about the necessary changes needed as we head into 2021? It begins with embracing the risk-takers and rebel talent that seek to disrupt the notion of businesses as usual…

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Episode 353: Murder Hornets, Firenados, and Your 2021 Strategic Plan

Finovate Fall Digital 2020 kicks off in just a few weeks. Host JP Nicols chats with Greg Palmer, VP of Finovate, about everything set to occur during the virtual event. Next, Janice Diner and Steve Frook from Horizn, Finovate Europe 2020 Best in Show winner, will discuss the importance of self-servicing and product education in…

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Episode 351: Pull Your Head Out of Your Branches

Hosts JP Nicols and Jason Henrichs are joined by regular contributor Ron Shevlin, Director of Research at Cornerstone Advisors and Senior Contributor at Forbes with his Fintech Snark Tank column, as well as Mary Wisniewski: Banking editor and fintech features reporter for Bankrate.com to discuss the current state of banking. They explore if/how traditional banks…

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Episode 345: Mega Trendlines & Braving Regulation in Finserv

In this episode of Breaking Banks, host JP Nicols is joined by Dara Tarkowski Attorney and Managing Director of Actuate Law; as well as, the host of the Tech on Reg podcast on Provoke.fm Media. They discuss the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s launch of the pilot advisory opinion (AO) program and challenge banks to take…

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Episode 337: Winners and Losers in a Post-Pandemic World

The impact of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has been both global and catastrophic, as both a public health crisis and as a worldwide economic crisis. Dealing with the health risks will continue for a while, but what’s likely to last even longer are the economic effects, and those always have a big impact on the…

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Life Before and After Social Distancing

BREAKING BANKS – EPISODE 330: Life Before and After Social Distancing For the first half of this episode, we travel back to a simpler time before the mass disruption of normality from the COVID-19 pandemic– just 4 weeks ago. Greg Palmer spoke with JP Nicols in late February about the tech-driven advancements he is seeing…

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Challenges and Opportunities in the New Decade

This week JP Nicols kicks off 2020 with a look back at a couple of our favorite segments from 2019 that are highly relevant as we wrap up the holiday season and start a whole new decade. First, we revisit our conversation with Jennifer Tescher, CEO of the Financial Health Network on their research and…

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Is The Fad Over?

PODCAST #310 Is The Fad Over? (Airs 10/24 @ 3PM ET) Frequent contributor Ron Shevlin recently wrote in Forbes that ‘The Fad is Over for Bank/Fintech Partnerships.’ Hosts JP Nicols and Jason Henrichs take a deeper look into why that is, what needs to be done, and what the future might look like. Then Adwait…

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