Breaking Banks

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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Episode 459: Building Trust & Expanding Reach

Building trust with those who never opted-in and those who opted-out of the system is central in today’s conversation with three founders from two neobanks that are making a difference, Obsidian Bank’s Damon Kirk and Steven Farrar, and Totem’s Amber Buker. Each neobank has it’s unique needs and challenges, but there is commonality. Obsidian Bank…

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Episode 458: Vulnerability & Thriving on Overload

Interested in both a positive, beneficial relationship with information and excelling at work and other ventures? Listen as Ross Dawson and Brett King discuss Ross’s latest book, Thriving on Overload, and cover topics like flourishing in an accelerating world. Achieve superior outcomes in all aspects of your life by developing 5 powers that together enable…

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Episode 457: 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 456: Think Like A Brand & The Metaverse is a Branding Statement

Learn about 5 practical strategies to unlock innovation, connect with customers and grow. In this week’s episode Jason Henrichs and Jim Marous, The Financial Brand, interview Allison Netzer and Liz High about their book Think Like A Brand Not A Bank. Maybe you don’t necessarily put the customer first. Great brands get great returns every…

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Episode 455: Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!

In This Episode In this episode, host JP Nicols connects with Greg Palmer of Finovate about new entrants in the fintech space, companies spotlighting new launches who are eager to share their tech and what they can do for our industry at Finovate Fall. Finovate is all about showcasing cutting-edge banking and financial technology, supporting…

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Episode 454: Transhumanism: Enhancing The Human Condition

In This Episode In this week’s episode Brett King and Robert Tercek, Brett’s The Futurists cohost, interview two-time presidential candidate, entrepreneur, journalist and futurist, Zoltan Istvan. We dive into how the species might evolve to adapt to living with AI, a changing climate and even to life off-planet. It’s controversial, dynamic and the philosophy and…

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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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