Episode 448: Payments: Australia Making its Mark & The Book of Crypto

In This Episode

In today’s episode of Breaking Banks, host Brett King connects with John Pitts, Policy Lead at Plaid and Shekher Puri, VP Digital Components and Platforms at RBC. They discuss RBC and Plaid’s recent partnership and opportunities for banks and fintechs to collaborate to bring the best of open finance connectivity to consumers, particularly those in Canada — where they just installed a new open banking lead in a country that is cited as one of the first to prioritize open banking regulation around the globe.

Then, Greg Palmer, Finovate host, speaks with Tiffani Montez, Principal Analyst, Banking Lead, Insider Intelligence on keeping customers happy in times of economic uncertainty — finding opportunity in challenging times.

Enjoy the episode!

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 workflow so executives can focus on running their businesses. Then Brett speaks with Damian Kassabgi, Head of International Public Policy at Block, parent company of Afterpay, a phenomenal Australian success story. Damian’s business acumen and strong grasp of public policy offer a valuable combination that makes for an insightful conversation.

Finally, Brett connects with Henri Arslanian at Consensus 2022 to discuss Henri’s latest book, The Book of Crypto: The Complete Guide to Understanding Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets.

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