Episode 449: Down but not out: the future of DeFi and TradFi

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!

This week we have a particularly spicy guest… Simon Taylor, writer of Fintech Brainfood, one of the best weekend reads on all things fintech, formerly head of ventures at 11FS and now Head of Strategy and Content for Sardine. Despite the time difference, Simon and Jason Henrichs dig into some real brainfood with some Hot Wings and Hot Takes on the future of fintech, why Web3 matters and why the intersection with KYC and risk management practices could completely upturn traditional finance.

In the second half, Chrissy Oelke who spearheads UX at Horicon Bank and Jason talk about Horicon’s journey towards personalization. The genesis of this conversation was a panel Chrissy and Jason did for Total Expert. Here Jason takes the opportunity to understand Horicon Bank’s why behind the decision to embark on a user experience overhaul, the challenges they’ve faced and the road ahead.

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