Breaking Banks Europe

Episode 86: Open Innovation Series: Collaboration models with startups and entrepreneurs

Open Innovation! A key concept for the financial services industry, in which several use-cases have been drawn for, on how innovation has been deployed and collaboration has been instaurated. To start this new series, Matteo Rizzi calls 4 stakeholders from different corners of the planet – absolute leaders in their regions: Diego Calascibetta (Grupo Santander,…

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Episode 85: Introducing the Block.IS Initiative

Breaking Banks Europe meets Block.IS! The mission of our show is to highlight European Fintech at large with a special taste for specific projects along the way – one of which, is the Block.IS. A European Commission project that set sail to find, nurture and boost solutions and clusters across the continent in the search for blockchain…

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Episode 84: Ecosystem Zoom In – The Swedish Case

Time for our first trip to the Nordics, this time with the great Nina Mohanty, that took the task to hosts us around the Swedish ecosystem, well accompanied by local experts Anna Blyablina (Stockholm FinTech Week, Mambu), Mikael Hussain (Anyfin, Ex.Klarna) and Tanya Jull Kjær (Tink) that took the stage a few hours after the…

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Episode 83: The future of payments and the disappearing “point of sale”

Transactions at the point of sale have been shifting for some time now withapps like Uber turning payments invisible and contactless. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed even more transactions online and consumers have begun to experiment with new ways of paying. Improved, innovative payment experiences will be in many more places in the years to…

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Episode 82: Journeys From The FinTech World: Canada

One more passport stamp in the BBE world tour, that this week makes another stop in the Canadian nation, set with clear goals to understand exactly how has the ecosystem been adapting to the digital leapfrog of the current crisis, but also exactly when did the biggest movements took place. Find out what makes the…

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Episode 81: Breaking Chains: Non-Fungible Tokens 101

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Episode 80: News from The FinTech Front (May)

Your bimonthly instalmment of “News From The FinTech Front” is here for its May Edition, and this time Ajit Tripathi takes the lead, removes all filters and hosts this energetic trio to discuss all the buzzwords and trending news together with Iana Dimitrova (OpenPayd) and Ronit Ghose (Citi)! More on our guests:Iana Dimitrova – Chief…

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Episode 79: Innovation and Tech Zoom In: Digital Native Financial Products, a blink to real blockchain use cases

Did someone say..#BLOCKCHAINN? The buzzword is out, and we are making a case for real blockchain use cases & digitally native financial products, on our first installment of the new series “Breaking Chains”, hosted by Matteo Rizzi and (of course…) Ajit Tripathi! For this, we invited Stani Kulechov (Aave) and Jean-Marc Stenger (Societe Generale Forge)! …

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Episode 78: Breaking Wealth – The Intersection between the Wealth of Families and the Needs of entrepreneurs

BBE brings you the first installment of “Breaking Wealth” with a focus on the particular “Intersection between the Wealth of Families and the Needs of entrepreneurs” led by Paolo Sironi and industry experts Matteo Novelli and Roberto Nicastro! Wealth Management never sounded more insightful featuring the personal journeys and specific touchpoints in each conversation, respectively….

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Special Episode: The Building Blocks of a great partnership

Join us for our segment featuring the honorable Lord Mayor of London, William Russell, exploring the latest in fintech and highlighting the Kalifa report. 

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Episode 77: Ecosystem Zoom In – The Lithuanian Case

3 million people, and around 250 fintechs. This is what it took to put Lithuania in 4th place in the GLOBAL FinTech Index in 2020. The population is truly devoted to “Building the Lithuanian dream” and the results are visible. Meaghan Johnson agreed and hosted this vibrant episode with 3 stakeholders creating impact themselves: Zygimantas…

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Episode 76: SHE/HER 360

WELCOME TO SHE/HER – an honest checkpoint discussion on where gender equality is in the fintech sector and, more broadly speaking, in tech and innovation. Where do we still see the most problematic gaps, how we can ally to overcome them and how has the pandemic impacted this progress in different social clusters. A new…

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