Breaking Banks

Episode 453: Made in Canada: Principles Based Consumer Innovation & Keeping Customers Happy

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Episode 452: Crypto In the Bank Boardroom & Delight First, Deliver Second

Today, Brett King and David Birch connect with two executives from FIS about bank board-level conversations they are having. Listen as Himal Makwana, SVP Head of Product Strategy & New Initiatives and Fiaz Sindhu, VP Mid-tier and Community Banks cover discussions andstrategies for banks to be competitive in the crypto space, how bank clients are…

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Episode 451: AWS Bets Big on Black and Women Founders & Harmonizing Taxes

This week on Breaking Banks hosts Jason Henrichs and Brett King catch up with DIVINE, Victor D. Lombard CEO & Founder, about his new startup Solvent, an AIO financial empowerment and wealth building platform for the system impacted, and Denise Quashie head of AWS Impact Accelerator for Black Founders, with Solvent one of 25 in…

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Episode 450: Neobanks: End of an Era? Not So Fast

Techcrunch reports fintech accounted for 21% of all venture capital dollars raised in 2021. When things go up, they also have a Newtonian way of coming down. The same article says that 10% of all layoffs in Q2 came from the fintech sector. Neobanks such as Chime, Nubank, Klarna and Revolut were rocketships that now…

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Episode 449: Down but not out: the future of DeFi and TradFi

This week we have a particularly spicy guest… Simon Taylor, writer of Fintech Brainfood, one of the best weekend reads on all things fintech, formerly head of ventures at 11FS and now Head of Strategy and Content for Sardine. Despite the time difference, Simon and Jason Henrichs dig into some real brainfood with some Hot Wings and Hot Takes…

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Episode 448: Payments: Australia Making its Mark & The Book of Crypto

In Episode 444, we feature a segment on what makes Australia a great environment for fintech innovators. Our series continues with this episode’s focus on payments. First, Brett connects with Paul Byrne, CEO of Zai, a paytech company boldly transforming the future of financial services, powering mid-market and enterprise level business customers, and automating payment…

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Episode 447: Fintech’s Getting Spicy

Host Jason Henrichs gets spicy, and sheds a few tears, with industry experts Alex Johnson, Creator, Fintech Takes and Amy Radin, Author and Executive Advisor to Enterprises and ScaleUps in today’s episode of Breaking Banks. The wings are spicy and so is the conversation as they cover current economic challenges, the crypto meltdown, BNPL, value creation, down…

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Episode 446: The CFPB Wakes Up A Dormant Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a press release on April 25th that it was invoking a dormant authority that allows it to examine nonbank companies posing risks to consumers. That’s pretty broad and seems pretty scary. Listen to Dara Tarkowski, host of the Tech on Reg podcast, and Jason Henrichs break down the legal…

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Episode 445: Fuel-ing Finance from the Ukraine & Fueling Faster Payments

In today’s compelling episode host Jason Henrichs speaks with Alyona Mysko, CEO and Founder of Fuel, a Ukrainian company. Fuel, a cloud-based financial department, helps startups by acting as their finance function, navigating what can be tough waters, so CEOs and CFOs can focus and make smart business decisions and projections. Figuring a scalable business…

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Episode 444: Rise of Embedded Finance in Australia & Digital for Good

In this episode Brett King returns to his roots to explore investment opportunities in and from Australia, how Australian capability can act as a launch pad for global innovations and investments within the fintech and insurtech ecosystems. Our guests Simone Dossetor, Insurtech Australia, CEO; Ben Smith, Railsbank, Chief Operating Officer (APAC) and Christie Downs, CEO…

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Episode 443: Keens versus the Stewards

In this weeks mashup Breaking Banks and The Futurists podcasts interview pioneering technologist Brad Templeton. In a discussion ranging from the creation of the commercial internet,  the battle for our future, to ethical AI and the likely roll out of autonomous vehicles, we cover a lot of ground. But at the heart of this discussion…

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Episode 442: Looking To The Future

In today’s episode of Breaking Banks, we feature two of our sister podcasts, each with an eye to the future.We start with Jennifer Tescher’s EMERGE Everywhere. Jennifer sits down with Shamina Singh, Founder and President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, to discuss the quest for a more sustainable and equitable future, and how…

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