Breaking Banks Europe

Episode 23: Innovation and Tech Zoom In: Platform Economy

Platform economy sounds like an imperious new buzzword, but simply put is an opportunity for non financial players to build new services cross leveraging their distribution channels, their customer base and open banking. Join this discussion with Balazs Barna (Transferwise) and Paolo Zaccardi (Fabrick), hosted by Matthias Kroener and Matteo Rizzi.

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Episode 22: Innovation and Tech Zoom In: Platform Mindset and Open Banking Reality

Open Banking is here to stay but fintech and bank mindsets have to change from early-days sandbox to strategic platform thinking. this way only they can harvest the revenue-generating capabilities of outcome economies. Nina Mohanty and Paolo Sironi host an in-depth conversation with two seasoned professionals: Louise Beaumont of tech UK, who advises industry leaders…

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Episode 21: Special Episode: News from the FinTech Front

On this Special Episode of Breaking Banks Europe we bring you the first installment of the segment “News from The FinTech Front”, a collaborative effort to debate, resume and update the audience on different country perspectives regarding the current state of things during this crisis for the financial services sector and fintech in specific; given…

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Episode 20: Innovation and Tech Zoom In: Central Bank Digital Currency

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Special Episode: From Room to Zoom

From ROOM to ZOOM is your special edition of Breaking Banks Europe with Matteo Rizzi, Paolo Sironi and featuring Jason Henrichs (Co-Host of Breaking Banks U.S.), on the during coronavirus outbreak and the acceleration of our digital life to stay connected. You will learn from EBS Business School in Germany, which converted all classrooms to…

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Episode 19: Ecosystem Zoom In: Luxembourg

In this new series episode of Ecosystem Zoom In, we land in the innovative central European country of Luxembourg. And who better than Nasir Zubairi to introduces to this ecosystem – being a pioneer himself, and the CEO of The LhOFT – The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. He opens the doors to understanding how…

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Episode 18: Where does the Money Go Series: Funding and Serving SMEs

In our first installment of Breaking Banks EU’s sub-series “Where does the money go?,” Meaghan Johnson interviews Nicholas Sando of Octopus Ventures. Meaghan and Nick discuss early-stage FinTech startups, the start of 2020’s trends toward consolidation, and even the role of operators. Later, Nina Mohanty interviews Natasha Foster, co-founder and COO of Paid to discuss…

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Episode 17: Ecosystem Zoom In Series: The Portuguese Case

Episode 17 is the second in our Ecosystem Zoom In Series – this time showcasing the Portuguese case, it’s rise and intensity within the European scheme. João Freire de Andrade is one of its biggest motors of this evolution and joins us to talk all about fintech in Portugal and its change of mentality that…

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Episode 16: Innovation and Tech Zoom in Series: UX and Customer Experience

Episode 16 is all about that super important, yet under-discussed topic of customer experience. In this episode we feature two leading traditional banks, coming from opposite sides of Europe. We welcome Mahyad Gilani, Product Owner and Innovator at Rabobank in the Netherlands and Giorgi Kapandze, Head of Product and UX at Space Bank in Georgia….

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Episode 15: Ecosystem Zoom in Series: The Italian Case

In this episode, BBE doubles-down on the Italian ecosystem one that has lagged behind the European “big shots” for a while but has been picking up quite some speed and is developing its very own breed of Fintech. Demetrio Migliorati from Mediolanum Bank explained to us how their blockchain project with R3’s Corda is an…

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Episode 14: Breaking Impact Stories: Sustainable Finance

In this show, we approached a topic very close to our heart, and we are certain our auditors will be wanting more of it. Ameya Upadhyay from Flourish VC explained his point of view on impact investing, and how you can conjugate the notion of patient capital and financial returns. In the second part fo…

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Episode 13: Data Monetization means Value Generation

Banking monetization of data is not straight forward and requires a mindset change. We discuss it with Andrew Target, Jigsaw XYZ founder and Cristiano Motto, fintech and data science expert.

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