Breaking Banks Europe

Episode 54: News from The FinTech Front (November)

November has come to its end and with it, we air a new installment of your “News from The FinTech Front” – this time led by Nina Mohanty, who curated the feeds and headlines of the financial services ecosystem to bring us four topics to be discussed by our impressive panel of experts in this…

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Special Episode: Pos COVID Implications (FTS Special)

This year has thrown a curveball to FTS Group’s yearly fintech festival, but we took the Breaking Banks digital momentum to grow it into a different – likewise dynamic session and headlined it by the biggest names in the financial services podcast industry. And hence, we organized an arranged marriage of Jim Marous (Banking Transformed),…

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Episode 53: PensionTech, the dusty dinosaur starts running fast

Today Breaking Banks Europe is all about “Open Pensions and Open Finance”, specifically on the problematics of consolidating pensions using technology to resolve the pension problem for a lot of consumers – and we lean towards a recently released report by Plaid and Pensionbee (see link below), to open this conversation (and hence taking a…

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Episode 52: Where Does The Money Go? Islamic Fintech in Europe

“Where Does The Money Go?” is led by Nina Mohanty and Ajit Tripathi in the extremely pertinent topic of Islamic FinTech – and brilliantly explained to our listeners by Akmal Saleem (Rizq) and Zeeshan Uppal (Yielders). Important to mention that there are currently 1.8 billion muslins in the world – although our participants take us…

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Episode 51: Ecosystem Zoom In – Spain

We finally deliver a much waited for “Ecosystem Zoom In”, with two massive industry leaders in the country, that together embody both the corporate, the entrepreneurial, and the investment sectors within the region. Francesca Aliverti moderates this session and introduces you to Juan Jimenez Zaballos, the Head of Financial Industry Transformation at Santander Digital (bancosantander.es/)…

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Episode 50 – Special Birthday Edition

This week, Breaking Banks Europe celebrates its first year delivering weekly episodes (sometimes biweekly) and decides to round up all Breaking Banks Europe hosts, plus the brand’s creator Brett King, to tell you how the inception of this spin-off, including (to its majority) the anecdotes that were part of every host involvement in the project….

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Episode 49: News from The FinTech Front (October)

The “News From The FinTech Front” is back and renovated with a monthly edition to tell you what are the biggest industry players thinking about the latest news in the financial services headlines. This month, Francesca Aliverti leads the conversation, inviting Alessandro Hatami, Lázaro Campos and Ghela Boskovich to the show. The “too big not…

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Episode 48: “Let’s talk about Impact, Equal Opportunity and Empowerment”

In our second installment of Breaking Impact – Gender & Empowerment, Matteo and Nina go off mute with returning guests Dr. Leyla Hussein, Soulaima Gourani, and new guest Martha Mghendi-Fisher. The group dives off-script into a discussion on raising funds as a female founder, and during lockdown as well as the double-edged sword of well-intentioned…

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Episode 47: Innovation and Tech Zoom In – AI & Cybersecurity

Ajit Tripathi, our resident expert on all technology matters – rounds up two industry experts for a Zoom In focusing on “AI & Cybersecurity”. A discussion on the latest in this space, calling out the hackers, automated systems, and security measures but also bringing the technical and legal aspects, with a reflection and projection onto…

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Episode 46: Mambu, The Lego of Banking Technology

Mambu (mambu.com) leads on a “Show Takeover”, bringing along ABN Amro spinoff, New10 (new10.com) to talk about composable banking, and how an incumbent can launch a new digital bank with the right entrepreneurial mindset – co-hosted by Meaghan Johnson and Matteo Rizzi. These two companies show us what a great tech partnership can produce, and…

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Episode 45: FinTech Journeys from all the world – Egypt

New week, new format! “FinTech Journeys Around The World” deep dives in the Egyptian innovation ecosystem, a setting no stranger to the hosts Meaghan Johnson and Matteo Rizzi. The talk offers 3 different perspectives into the conversation: the ecosystem builder, the corporate, and the technology startup. Respectively – Karim SamraI founded Changelabs (https://changelabsme.org/) to give…

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Episode 44: Where Does The Money Go? – Angel Investing

This “Where Does The Money Go?” is split in two separate interviews with key figures in the “Angel Investing” sector, with decades of experience in understanding what works, what the sector needs, and how exactly does the money flow in this particular type of investments in the financial services industry. In the first part –…

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