Breaking Banks

Episode 425: Fintech Investment and Growth Opportunities

BankProv’s EVP and COO Joe Mancini speaks with host Amber Buker about innovations at this nearly 200-year-old MA-based bank which is anything but traditional—it is helping lead the industry forward with its tech first approach and focus on emerging markets supporting crypto currency, offering full-service banking to crypto-related businesses, BTMs, BaaS and alternative energy. But…

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Episode 424: Everything’s Coming Up FinTech

What drove the explosive growth of fintech in 2021, and can 2022 top it? Brett King, Jason Henrichs and JP Nicols think so, and they have some ideas on how. From M&A to SuperApps to Defi to emerging markets, here are the things leaders need to pay attention to in the coming year.

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Episode 423: 2022 Year of Small Business(es) Globally

Three visionaries leading payments and financial services forward are spotlighted in today’s episode with hosts JP Nicols and Amber Buker. Hany Fam, Founder and CEO, Markaaz whose mission is to connect every small business on the planet with a game changing platform that protects and helps businesses grow with a trusted network of suppliers so…

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Episode 422: Vision: Impact

As 2021 comes to a close we share recent conversations with several innovators filling unique needs. Nathaniel Harley from MANTL and Jesse Wedler from Capital G, a growth stage fund backed by Alphabet, on modernizing bank infrastructure and digital account opening in 3 minutes or less, started for neobanks but pivoted to fill a void…

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Episode 421: World of Experience

Fintech is a digital business and Covid has helped propel change and adoption. In today’s episode we do a deep dive into Embedded Finance Experiences, the next phase of growth for embedded finance with host Brett King and industry leaders and innovators Nigel Verdon, Railsbank, CEO and Co-Founder; Steven McLaughlin, FT Partners, Founder and CEO;…

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Episode 420: Promise of DeFi

In today’s episode host Brett King connects with Ajit Tripathi. our key correspondent on all things crypto and DeFi, and Donna Parisi, Shearman & Sterling to paint a picture of the current DeFi landscape and opportunities for business. There’s work to be done but opportunity to be seized as DeFi offers everything TradFi does with…

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Episode 419: Digital Adoption: Present and Future Growth

Everyone is betting on an Open Banking future, they are no longer resisting. Consumer behavior supports this with Fintech now having more users in the US than Netflix! In today’s episode we check in with our friends from Plaid, John Pitts, Global Head of Policy and Raja Chakravorti, Financial Institutions Mid Market Lead. It’s been…

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Episode 418: Big Ideas Come in Different Packages

Listen as Breaking Banks delivers more insights from Money 2020 when JP Nicols interviews Curt Queyrouze, CEO & President, TAB Bank. TAB has a unique origin story offering banking services to a highly specialized community. They were doing “mobile banking” before it was a thing.Next, Roger Gu, Co-Founder, GM of Cards and Rebecca Sheehan VP…

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Episode 417: Special Interview: An Always-On Smart World

Today, Host, Entrepreneur and Author Brett King sits on the other side of the Breaking Banks microphone and discusses his latest book, The Rise of Technosocialism: How Inequality, AI and Climate Will Usher in a New World which is co-authored with Dr. Richard Petty, Policy Advisor, Entrepreneur and awarded Academic with guest hosts Amber Buker…

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Episode 416: Can Fintech Save the Planet?

Financial inclusion, micro-finance, climate change and sustainability – hot topics these days – are aptly covered in today’s episode when Jason Henrichs interviews Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, the NGO that wants to use financial innovations to get bank accounts for 1 billion unbanked women around the world; and JP…

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Episode 415: NextGen Opportunities

Host Brett King leads us off this week with news and a chat with Nigel Verdon, CEO & Co-Founder, RailsBank. Railsbank has some exciting news for consumers. Thereafter we go back to M2020 and learn from industry leaders. David Reiling, Chairman and CEO, Sunrise Bank, a socially responsible bank, and also host of our NextGen…

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Episode 414: Banking on Cannabis

JP Nicols and Amber Buker continue reporting on the latest from Money 20/20 in Las Vegas. Stuart Cook talks about Valley Bank’s bold move into providing services cannabis dispensaries and related businesses and why they see that sector as a growth opportunity (pun partially intended). Then Cindy O’Neill talks about BillGO’s launch of BillGo Exchange…

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