Episode 223: News From The Fintech Front (March 2024)

Another month, another “News From the Fintech Front.” In Episode 223, March 2024 unfolds with the latest in fintech, hosted by Elizabeth Kleinveld. Joined by Oana Ifrim, Lead Editor at The Paypers, and David Gyori, CEO of Banking Reports London, the episode delves into the industry’s hottest topics.

Discussions center around the transition from cash to central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), Capital One’s acquisition of Discover, and its implications for competition and fintech. The episode also explores the EU’s instant payments regulation and its challenges for banks, GoCardless’s acquisition of Nuapay for addressing new use cases, and the evolving landscape of digital disruption and adaptability for survival.

Moreover, increased regulation affecting Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) businesses, banking anomalies like Commercial Bank of Ethiopia’s glitch and talent shortages, and innovative solutions like “Monzo Mafia” startups automating coding processes are thoroughly examined.

Lead Editor, The Paypers

CEO of Banking Reports London

About the Author
Elizabeth Kleinveld is an ecosystem builder linking various parties in the Financial Services value chain from startups and scale-ups to regulators, investors and large corporates. She spent twenty years in the tech and banking sectors in the Netherlands, working first with ABN AMRO and then Holland Fintech before joning Startupbootcamp's Global Fintech Accelerator in 2016. There she’s helped over 150 international startups scale their business from Payments, RegTech, InsurTech, PensionTech, Investing, and Trade Finance companies etc. She is passionate about helping female and minority founders and likes to see solutions that increase financial inclusion, giving the underbanked opportunities that they didn’t have before. Kleinveld is very active in the ecosystem and has hosted a number of panel discussions at various conferences, including Money2020, Fintech South, European Women in Tech, and Financial Services Cybertech Forum. Kleinveld has invested in over 40 startups, is on the Board of the Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center and is a Founding Partner of Great Stuff Ventures. Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-kleinveld-1493ab X: https://twitter.com/EkleinveldSBC Website: www.greatstuffventures.com Provoke: https://provoke.fm/author/elizabeth-kleinveld/