Breaking Banks

Episode 471: Can You Hear Me Now? Regulators Speak Up

Regulatory scrutiny as it relates to banks and fintech partners is starting to get hot as regulators get more vocal. This week on Breaking Banks, Jason Henrichs covers this and more with his guests Kirsten Muetzel, Chief Risk Officer, Fundid; Keith Evans, VP, VMO, First Northern Bank; and Clayton Mitchell,  Principal, Crowe LLP.  Listen as…

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Episode 470: Dystopian vs. Utopian

Host Jason Henrichs kicks today’s episode off with song — it’s not to be missed and neither are the conversations with Michael Kitces, Nerd’s Eye View and then Theodora Lau, Unconventional Ventures. The markets are a bit frightful and there is strain on individuals and financial service providers. Our guests address the role of technology…

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Episode 469: Seven Generations of Economic Opportunity

In honor of Native American Heritage Month and Day (11/25) we have an incredible episode hosted by Amber Buker and Jason Henrichs. First, Amber speaks with Dawson Her Many Horses, SVP & Head of Native American Banking about Wells Fargo’s new report on Indian Country’s Once-In-a-Seven Generation Opportunity. Wells Fargo is a leading provider of…

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Episode 468: Rapping Up M20/20 ’22

The party goes on….or does it? Are we back to normal before things went crazy? Jason kicks this episode off with a conversation with Jason Mikula, Fintech Business Weekly. They dive into one of JH’s favorite topics….interchange! Listen as The Jasons discuss payments, rewards, mobile wallets and the rise of commerce players (Walmart and Amazon)…

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Episode 467: Improving Access to the Global Economy

This week JP Nicols continues exploring the risks and opportunities in the global economy and how to balance fraud and friction with these live recordings from Money 20/20 in Las Vegas. We start in Latin America, with Sergio Almageur. Founder and CEO of Yaydoo, which simplifies finance with its B2B payment automation tools and helps…

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Episode 466: New Paradigms for Fintech Investing & The Good Future

If you want to play the game, learn the players. Listen as Amber Buker records live from the MoneyPot podcast booth at M20/20 with Kelsey Weaver, a Founder, Investor, Bank Board Member and Philanthropist, and Siya Vansia, SVP, Chief Brand and Innovation Officer, ConnectOne Bank. The OG Fintech Girl Gang members share insights on what…

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Episode 465: Balancing Friction and Fraud in the Global Economy

Everyone talks about reducing friction, but could there be too much of a good thing? New research shows that in processes like account opening making it too easy actually reduce’s the customer’s confidence. Today’s theme is about balancing fraud and friction in the global economy… in identity verification, onboarding, payments, payroll, and more.  First JP…

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Episode 464: Second Wave BaaS & “Deep Tech”

A boutique bank with a big vision! Seattle Bank’s Josh Williams, EVP Chief Banking Officer and Head of Partnerships speaks with Jason Henrichs about Seattle Bank’s forward-leaning approach and how they are leveraging tech to guide BaaS partnerships. Call it BaaS’ second era, they talk about the next iteration of BaaS, embedded finance, and what…

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Episode 463: Future of Work & Future Work

Work practices have changed. Attracting and retaining talent is more critical than ever. There are three pillars in helping generate meaningful work behavior — character, leadership and culture — all three so important. Listen as Brett King speaks with Making Meaningful Work authors Daniel Szuc and Jo Wong about how these pillars and soft skills…

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Episode 462: Innovation IRL

Back to life, back to reality . Or at least back to “in real life.” Conferences are back. Finovate had its largest show ever in New York City and the Provoke team is crisscrossing the globe to speak, record and fight. That’s right, fintech fight club made another appearance at Finovate with Lindsay Davis of Atomic…

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Episode 461: You Can’t Cut Your Way to Greatness: Where to Invest?

Opportunity abounds for those willing to go after things differently. Being a fast follower doesn’t work, fintech is compromising the model and traditional infrastructure is being pushed on. It’s time to solve hard problems! After crisscrossing the globe to speak at industry events, meet with leaders and record, the Breaking Banks hosts are all at…

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Episode 460: The Regulatory Complexity of Banking as a Service

Some like it hot and that would include the regulators. The acting comptroller of currency has been very public about unseen risks and unintended consequences that can disrupt the financial system. Kiah Haslett, Managing Editor at Bank Director and Alex Johnson, creator of Fintech Takes and host Jason Henrichs break it down while eating hot…

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