Episode 400: Building the Next Generation of Banker

Today’s special episode of Breaking Banks comes to you live from Fintech House @SXSW. Listen as guest host Dara Tarkowski, Managing Partner, Actuate Law and host of Breaking Banks’ sister podcast Tech on Reg speaks with Mike Bechtel, Chief Futurist at Deloitte Consulting and David Reiling, Chairman and CEO, Sunrise Banks; Author, Fintech for Good; and host of Provoke.fm‘s NextGen Banker. These are wild times, it helps to have a futurist with a background in anthropology to put things in perspective. Where are the opportunities in evolving technology, what’s hype and nonsense? At times we are so busy wondering if we can do something, that we don’t always think if we should. Intentionality and mindfulness are good things, and mild chaos is where opportunity lies, where niches and new angles can be discovered.

In 2013 there were 2.7 billion unbanked people in the world. Today the number stands at 1.3 billion. Huge strides have been made in the last decade vs. the last hundred years. Listen as Brett King connects with Kosta Peric, Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the second half of the show. It’s important for everyone to be part of the economy — an economy that includes everyone benefits everyone. Listen as they discuss global advances in banking and payments, digital public infrastructure, and the importance of mobile wallets and identity. Game changing innovation at work!

When Breaking Banks first aired in May of 2013 the world of fintech was much simpler. PayPal was well established in the payments space with some upstarts like Braintree and Venmo gaining traction. The rest of the fintech world was divided by lenders like Prosper and Lending Club and both pioneer neobanks Simple and Perkstreet were in the process of being sold.Since then, the diversity and depth of fintech has taken hold. As Angela Strange at a16z says – every company is a fintech of sorts.Breaking Banks also evolved, launching the Provoke Media network to address the diversity and depth of topics of relevance to the industry. Today we’re featuring the latest addition to the Provoke family: the NextGen Banker. David Reiling, CEO of Sunrise Banks hosts a variety of guests to talk about what the bank and banker of the future will look like. Listen to this episode where he hosts Jo Ann Barefoot to talk about regulation.If you haven’t listened to the other podcasts, go to provoke.fm right after you listen to David and Jo Ann!

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