Breaking Banks

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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Episode 413: SME Embedded Banking Emerges

In this week’s show we look at emerging ecosystems and marketplaces supporting real-time, embedded finance for small businesses. Joining us are Matt Collicoat and Taira Hall from FIS, Derek Sutton from Autobooks and Chris Tremont from Grasshopper Bank, a neo-bank targeting SMEs. Imagine a near future world where your accounting, payroll, predictive credit and banking…

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Special Episode: Money 20/20 Preview with Sanjib Kalita

It’s October and just about time for Money 2020 in Las Vegas. We’ll be there next week interviewing some of the speakers and newsmakers, along with some of the attendees to give you a feel for what’s happening in what’s always a whirlwind 4 days. Today Sanjib Kalita, Editor in Chief for Money 20/20 joins…

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Episode 412: Now Entering: The Fourth Era of Banking

Exciting day on Breaking Banks – we have a new regular host – Amber Buker. Now if that name sounds familiar its because she works with JP and I at Alloy Labs as head of insights. Her work is phenomenal and we asked ourselves why we weren’t sharing her with the world. Well now we…

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Episode 411: Mastercard goes mainstream crypto with Paxos

In this week’s show we talk to head of strategy at Paxos (Walter Hessert) about their newly announced collaboration with Mastercard. Mastercard is currency agnostic, but their new crypto partnership with Paxos brings crypto custody to their global platform. Raj Dhamodharan, EVP, Digital Asset/Blockchain Products & Partnerships, at Mastercard talks about their future plans for…

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Episode 410: Fintech Fight Club

I’m fortunate to travel the world talking about fintech, banking, regulation and innovation. MX is one of my favorite groups to speak for and not because it usually means a trip to a Utah ski resort, but because of the energy they put into creating an agenda and curating a set of speakers that goes well…

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