Breaking Banks Europe

Episode 234: Money2020 Take Over – Empowering Africans Globally

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Episode 233: The Bankers’ Bookshelf – AI revolution: productivity boom and beyond

In this episode of “The Bankers’ Bookshelf,” host Paolo Sironi discusses the paper “AI Revolution: Productivity Boom and Beyond” with Christian Keller, Head of Economics Research at Barclays Investment Bank. The paper examines AI’s potential to drive significant productivity gains across industries, addressing the “productivity puzzle” where digital advancements haven’t translated into expected growth. Keller…

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Special Episode: Point Zero Forum: 130 million refugees worldwide in 2024 | How can Blockchain and Fintech help?

This week on #BBE, we highlight the Point Zero Forum conference, an organizational endeavor between Elevandi and the State Secretariat for International Finance SIF. As a media partner for the Zurich event from July 1-3, in this episode we discuss the status of displaced people and refugees, emphasizing their importance post-EU elections. Explore how fintech…

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Episode 231: The Bankers’ Bookshelf: Financial Intermediation and Technology: What’s Old, What’s New?

In the latest episode of The Bankers’ BookShelf, host Paolo Sironi engages in an insightful discussion with renowned economist Arnoud Boot. Boot, a professor of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets at the University of Amsterdam and a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, delves into the European Central Bank’s Working Paper,…

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Episode 230: News From The Fintech Front – Live at Money2020 Europe

Our monthly edition of “News From The FinTech Front” puts the most recognizable thought leaders discussing the latest news for the industry and gives them space to comment, or often explain what exactly happened to our audience. This month, the Simon Taylor and Rita Martins join Elizabeth Kleinveld live at the MoneyPot podcast booth and…

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Episode 229: Fintech4Good: Solutions for Immigrants

In episode 229 of Fintech4Good, titled “Solutions for Immigrants” on Breaking Banks Europe, host Elizabeth Kleinveld welcomes Terver Bendega and Ethien Salinas to discuss their startups addressing challenges faced by immigrants. Bendega, CMO of Arrivall, shares his personal journey as an immigrant and the genesis of Arrivall, a platform offering rental guarantees, personal financing, and…

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Episode 228: The Bankers’ BookShelf – Banking in 2035: three possible futures

In a dynamic conversation on the Bankers’ Bookshelf podcast, Paolo Sironi and Edwin Saliba from Economist Impact delve into the future of banking through qualitative scenarios and quantitative data. They explore Economist Impact’s report “Banking in 2035: Three Possible Futures,” outlining five Mega Trends shaping banking, including digital transformation and economic fragmentation. The discussion focuses…

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Episode 227: Fintech4Good – Diversity and Gender Equality in Business at G20

In this episode of the Fintech4Good series on the Breaking Banks Europe podcast, host Matteo Rizzi is joined by Paula Bellizia, an influential leader in the tech industry. With over 29 years of experience, Paula has held top positions at companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Currently, she is the President of Global Payments at…

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Episode 226: Fintech4Good: Affordable Housing Loans for the underbanked in Zimbabwe

This new installment of the Fintech4Good series delved into “Affordable Housing Loans for the Underbanked in Zimbabwe.” Hosted by Elizabeth Kleinveld, the discussion featured Vusa Chimanikire, CEO of Entry, and Tawana Muchatuta from Africa Growth. The conversation began with Entry’s mission to provide loans for affordable housing in Zimbabwe, addressing financial exclusion. They explored Zimbabwe’s…

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Episode 225: The Bankers’ BookShelf: Customer Centricity

The Bankers’ BookShelf is back, and this week Paolo Sironi invited Erin Taylor and Anette Broløs – Co-founders of Finthropology to delve into the essence of finance beyond mere numbers. They argue that for most people, finance serves to achieve life goals and maintain social relationships, emphasizing the human aspect of financial transactions. The conversation highlights the…

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Episode 224: Paris Blockchain Week – Take Over

Matteo Rizzi representing Breaking Banks Europe at the Paris Blockchain Week, interviews Zoltan Rendes, Co-owner/Chief Marketing Officer at Sunmoney Solar Group. Zoltan discusses Sunmoney’s transition to tokenizing its assets and the benefits of blockchain technology for sustainable investing. He highlights the company’s commitment to profitability and environmental conservation, emphasizing initiatives such as tire recycling and…

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Episode 223: News From The Fintech Front (March 2024)

Another month, another “News From the Fintech Front.” In Episode 223, March 2024 unfolds with the latest in fintech, hosted by Elizabeth Kleinveld. Joined by Oana Ifrim, Lead Editor at The Paypers, and David Gyori, CEO of Banking Reports London, the episode delves into the industry’s hottest topics. Discussions center around the transition from cash…

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