Tech on Reg

Fintech Innovation During COVID-19

This special episode highlights some of the incredible work the fintech community has undertaken to serve consumers and small businesses during COVID-19. Join a conversation with Abe.ai, Cross River and Envestnet Yodlee to discuss some groundbreaking work that has earned organizations recognition at the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards powered by Envestnet Yodlee.

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Markets and the 2020 Election: Finding Calm Amidst Conflict and Chaos

As the U.S. barrels towards the final stretch of the 2020 presidential election, chaos, conflict and questions abound. How will a divided versus unified government impact the regulatory environment? What happens to markets, the technology sector and fintech in particular if one party sweeps all three branches? On this episode of Tech on Reg, host Dara Tarkowski…

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Consumers Caught in a Whirlwind? CFPB and Innovation Post-Election

This month the CFPB filed suit against Encore Capital Group, five years after the company became subject to a consent decree. Was this a political move by the director or simply CFPB enforcing the rules? The CFPB’s Office of Innovation has grown leaps and bounds since 2016. Why and will that change if the White…

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What the Avant / Marlette CO AG Settlement Means for the Future

On this episode of Tech on Reg, Dara discusses the long-awaited settlement between Avant and Marlette Funding and the Colorado Attorney General. Among other things, the AG’s lawsuit centered around the relationships between these online lenders and the banks funding the loans originated on the platforms and questioned who the “true lender” really was. Dara…

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Dear Male Lawyers: Speak Up

U.S. District Judge James Donato’s recent decision to decline the appointment of a list of all male lawyers to lead a class action lawsuit sent a much-needed jolt through the industry this summer. Law firms may tout diversity, equity and inclusion in their glossy brochures. But the numbers and pay inequality speak to a different…

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Voice Isn’t Dead – How AI is Changing The Call Tech Game

Consumers today expect call technology to feel human and easy. Are businesses up for the challenge and can they implement Voice AI in a way that keeps regulators from knocking on their doors? On this episode of Tech on Reg, Dara speaks with Jim Freeze, CMO of Boston-based AI company Interactions, about how call technology increases profitability and…

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Out of The Weeds: How To Get Smart About Cannabis

Find cannabis laws and regulations confusing? Guess what: it’s not you. From seed to sale, federal, state and municipal governments create different frameworks and those who learn how to navigate the system win. How can businesses and investors get it right without wasting time and money? How can governments use data to make policy? Dara Tarkowski…

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The CFPB’s Wild Ride – What Does the Future Hold?

On this episode, Dara is joined by two former CFPB professionals. Professor Paul Kantwill, Distinguished Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and former Assistant Director of CFPB and Dr. Ling Ling Ang, Associate Director at NERA Consulting and one of the CFPB’s first economists. We tackle the Seila Law decision and what it…

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The Financial Industry Reckons with Racism: Now What?

Dara Tarkowski hosts three diverse financial services professionals to tackle the subject of diversity and inclusion in financial services. Gary Rozier, Oak Street Real Estate Capital LLC, Bevon Joseph, Co-Founder of The Greenwood Project, and Randy Rivera, Executive Director of FINTEX, each share their unique perspectives on what it means to be a person of…

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Student Debt Isn’t Colorblind

Dara Tarkowski welcomes guest host Randy Rivera, Executive Director of FinTEx, for a discussion with Daniel Rogers, Founder of Fintech student loan company AM Money, to discuss the systematic and institutionalized challenges that students of color face when financing the pursuit of higher education, despite laws and regulations designed to prevent predatory and discriminatory lending,…

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Forget Zoom – This is the SexTech Boom

The past months in quarantine and isolation have resulted in sextech companies seeing a surge of sales, clicks, and downloads. Many say sextech is paving the way for how to responsibly share and protect personal health information. Dara sits down with Dominique Karetsos, CEO of the Healthy Pleasure Group, who went from marketing executive and…

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The Case of Cloudcase

Dara Tarkowski chats with Roger Manu from Australia-based automation experts Cloudcase, where they discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of automation and digitization prompted by both the pandemic, good business sense and a compliance need.

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