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The Moneypot

92 EpisodesProduced by Rachel Morrissey, Roland Bodenham, Sanjib Kalita,Website

Welcome to The Moneypot, the new podcast from Money20/20, discussing the forces and ideas shaping the future of money.

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Clearing the Hurdles of Digital Asset Adoption for Institutional Clients

December 2nd, 2021


DeFi and Web 3.0 are upon us.  With the growing popularity of crypto, NFTs and other digital assets, new ways to create, gather, and transform wealth …

Becoming the Dungeon Master of Retail Investing

November 18th, 2021


 Retail investing has never been a hotter space.   During the pandemic, as certain discretionary incomes increased, and apps have made participating in the markets easier, there has been an explosion of interest and …


November 8th, 2021


Over the past year, both traditional and upstart financial service providers have streamlined and digitized to enable remote workforces and customer experiences. Consumers and society overcame challenges not seen in …

Changing the Game of Digital Customer Experience: Reimagining E-commerce

October 23rd, 2021


Over the past 18 months, businesses of all shapes and sizes have needed to focus specifically on the digital customer experience as other channels have closed or slowed down. The ability to define the customer …

Will Your Next Curry Come with a Side Credit Card?

October 7th, 2021


Embedded finance is at the heart of payments innovation.   Uberized payments, digital wallets, and contactless service has become the standard.    Will the next wave be credit cards?   Do the brands that you love know …

Community Banks with the Right Tools Can Compete

September 2nd, 2021


Community banks are at a moment of decision, like a football game going to penalties.   They are in the midst of consolidations,  acquisitions, and …

Bank in Transition: From Muffins to Mergers, Cupcakes to Culture

August 27th, 2021


We are on the verge of the great bank consolidation.  While currently, there are nearly 5000 banks each in the US and Europe,  that number is going …

SPECIAL: How The Next Gen Banking Platform Can Enable Innovation and Growth

August 20th, 2021


Banks are racing to both "apply digital lipstick" to keep consumer experiences up to date and competitive,  and to transform their cores, so that they can run mission critical applications in a digital first world.   We …

The Forces Behind Digital Wallet Adoption

August 6th, 2021


No one is surprised that digital wallet adoption soared during the pandemic, but there is a lot more to digital wallet adoption than simply contactless payments.  The approach different countries and regions take to  …

LATAM Payments and the ECommerce Boom!

July 29th, 2021


Fintech in Latin America is flourishing.   The worlds largest neobank is in Brazil, digital wallets are seeing unprecedented adoption, and with a …

What's Next for Ant?

July 22nd, 2021


Alibaba subsidiary Ant Group Financial was headed for a highly anticipated IPO that was quickly pulled back when the Chinese Government imposed a …

Will Every Company Be a Fintech Company?

July 19th, 2021


The proponents of embedded finance have coined the phrase "Every Company Is a Fintech Company", and they are betting that the majority of all companies in the future will have financial services as part of their …

The MoneyPot LIVE at Fintech South- With Johnny Reinsch from QWIL

July 1st, 2021


We did our first LIVE interview for The MoneyPot at the Fintech South Conference with Johnny Reinsch, CEO and Co-Founder of QWIL.    With the …

Micro-Investing to Protect Your Liquid Assets, or How to Sell Half a Cow and Keep it Mooing

June 17th, 2021


Investment apps have garnered a lot of attention this year, as the thwarted GameStop short displayed how democratized access has changed the flow of market information and actions.    While some have treated it as a …

Tea, Sharks, and Internet Hubs

June 10th, 2021


User experience is at the heart of the fintech revolution.   Innovation has centered around building better, smarter, cheaper, and more helpful …

Bank Digitization, Or How I Learned to Love the Cloud

June 3rd, 2021


In our part 2 of How to Re-Platform a Bank,  we rejoin Form3 to take us through the tips to let go of your legacy technologies, and update your …

How Open Finance in Payroll Data can Re-shape Financial Products

May 27th, 2021


Open finance is gearing up to change the way that financial products are developed and delivered.   For example, payroll data underpins almost all …

Do You Know Where Your Bitcoin Has Been Lately?

May 20th, 2021


Whether cryptocurrencies are up or down,  they have gained real legitimacy in 2020.  One of the reasons behind that is a company called Chainalysis, which has built an impressive data platform that allows you to decode …

Learning More about Understanding the Customer - #CallMeByMyName

May 12th, 2021


Customer centricity is central to fintech innovation and lately groups of digital first banks have sprung up addressing the needs of different underserved communities.     Daylight, a neobank aimed at serving LGBT+ …

What is the real job of a VC?

May 6th, 2021


Venture Capital is at the heart of financial services disruption.   In Q1 of 2021, over 17 billion dollars has poured into fintech startups, and the …

Investigating Data to Create Value for Customers

April 29th, 2021


Data is at the center of personalized experiences, but there is a fine line between tailored experiences and being creepy.  With the zeal to reach customers, tech doesn't always watch that line.   But we know that …

Banking on Trust for Underserved Communities

April 22nd, 2021


There is a slew of  niche neobanks that are designed to serve communities that are traditionally underserved and marginalized.   By serving these markets,  the founders believe that they can grab and create customer …

Dynamic Data RegTech

April 15th, 2021


Too often, regulations and regulators, are looked at as the enemies of innovation.   But, the world of RegTech isn't only about lowering the costs of …

Financial Gains are Still Attainable- But How?

April 7th, 2021


For years we’ve discussed the shift to mobile and the importance of digitizing businesses, and today we are seeing that shift accelerated. We have also witnessed an acceleration in consumers’ expectations for how brands …

China's Blockchain Service Network

April 6th, 2021


China's BSN-  Blockchain Service Network-  first announced in 2019, provides infrastructure and tools for the deployment of blockchain solutions for …

This Episode is an NFT

April 1st, 2021


NFTs have been the buzz in the air, but it seems like there is enduring confusion about what an NFT is and what it does. So, we thought- could we …

Estate Planning is the New Black Reprise

March 26th, 2021


For grim reasons, the estate planning business boomed during the early days of the pandemic. Access demanded a completely digital approach that allowed for highly informed decision making and legally binding …

How do you Re-Platform a Bank?

March 18th, 2021


It is hard to transform to digital first, or as our guest co-host Kevin Holditch says, "Replatforming a bank is like swapping out a couple of decades …

EXTRA- SPACS and ChasePay ends...

March 15th, 2021


SPACs have made going public incredibly tantalizing, and the number of SPACS in 2021 is eye-popping.    So, is that actually a great thing?    And what does JP Morgan shutting down ChasePay mean for the big banks in a …

CitiPlex Account- Big Banks Partnering with Big Tech

March 11th, 2021


Citi and Google recently announced the creation of the CitiPlex with GooglePay account that is a full bank account residing in the Google ecosystem.  …

What can Fintech learn about Product Development from LEGO?

March 3rd, 2021


Product Development is the heart and soul of fintech.  Building a better mousetrap was the point of creating products and services that addressed the …

THE Right Way to Build the Best Checkout Experience on the Planet

February 12th, 2021


As e-commerce has boomed, digital multi-channel payments have become a necessity, but companies want their brand on every element, including the …

Reflecting on the GameStop Short

February 10th, 2021


As the followers of  /WallStreetBets, a subReddit group, took the unprecedented action of retail investors squeezing the hedge fund shorts of …

Making Digital More Human

February 2nd, 2021


Understanding customer behaviors are only the beginning of the customer journey. As digital transformation has become table stakes, understanding the balance between digital and in person service is all about …

Banking the E-Commerce Boom

January 15th, 2021


During Covid, the ability to be a digital, multi-channel, diversified business became a matter of survival for SMEs.     Solving the banking issues …

Reprise- Put your Money Where Your Heart Is

December 24th, 2020


Sustainability values are permeating every industry as the realities of climate change sink in. Many banks are creating earth-friendly investment funds, and firms like BlackRock Investors have announced that they will …

The Fintech Effect

December 17th, 2020


Those in fintech have long maintained that the industry would lower the barriers of inclusion, and create opportunities for building wealth. And …

SPECIAL: Why Smart VC's are Investing in Women Founders

December 10th, 2020


In this anniversary special for RiseUp, sponsored by Western Union, we address the struggles of minority female entrepreneurs, exploring the unique struggles of intersectionality in the venture capitalist ecosystem, …

Fintech Innovation Lab Spills the Sauce for Enterprise Startups

November 26th, 2020


Accelerators allow startups and entrepreneurs to be a part of necessary networks- learning networks,  talent development networks, and institutional relationships.   Fintech Innovation Lab, established in 2009, has …

What Black Friday is telling us about Consumer Behavior Trends

November 24th, 2020


Consumer behavior has undergone a lot of changes during the pandemic, but Black Friday is still the cornerstone of the retail world. A lot of small businesses rely on this time of year for survival, so we spoke with …

Is an Industry Led standard better for Open Banking transformation?

November 19th, 2020


Right now, there is an assumption that the US is drastically behind in developing the open banking standards necessary to widespread adoption. The EU, with PSD2, has a strong consumer centric standard, meant to give …

Estate Planning is the New Black

November 12th, 2020


For grim reasons, the estate planning business boomed during the early days of the pandemic. Access demanded a completely digital approach that allowed for highly informed decision making and legally binding …

How will 5G affect Financial Services

November 5th, 2020


The promise of 5G is a world of hyper-connectivity in real time - or as fast as our brains can process it. So, what will the convergence of AI, IOT and 5G mean for the future of financial services? We spoke with …

Positivity Tech and Analytics-based Leadership

October 22nd, 2020


As our industry grapples with the challenges to our business models from multiple concurrent crises, we need more help to navigate for success than …

Reprise: The Future of Money As We Know It

October 15th, 2020


The arms race for digital currencies is on. Facebook is getting there with Novi. The People's Bank of China has central bank digital currency in trials in different cities. Both the UK Bank of England and the US …

Podcast Special: Open Banking- a global outlook

October 7th, 2020


Open Banking is coming. The hope is that as financial institutions share their data, consumer services will improve, competition will increase, and credit will be extended to more people, but is that probable, or only …

Focus on SMB's part 3- Rumplestiltskin Weaves Gold

October 1st, 2020


Financial Services for Small Business hasn't often had a happy ending, but fortunes for that sector are changing. In the third part of our series, …

Focus on the SMBs part 2- How do we awaken Sleeping Beauty?

September 24th, 2020


The economic crisis has been met with a tremendous response by banks and fintechs in the lending space. In this episode, we look at the great efforts around PPP. What secrets have the lenders unearthed? Will they …

Focus on SMBs part 1- The Goldilocks Paradigm

September 17th, 2020


The pandemic has brought the importance of SME/SMBs as economic engines to the forefront. But even before Covid, this sector was getting much needed attention. We are doing a three-part series exploring why SMB/SME …

How to Hire the Right Tech Talent

September 3rd, 2020


The art of hiring can make all the difference to how fast and well a company grows. And different phases require different talent focus. Do you need a generalist or a specialist? Can you honestly assess what needs …

Purpose Driven Banking

August 27th, 2020


Mobile banking has changed the understanding of what defines a bank, and financial health has become the new buzz-word. Many believe that …

Marketing Mindset Leads to Successful Digitization

August 20th, 2020


Covid has accelerated digitization, but it has also revealed that it means more than building digital features and functions. Truly smart digital …

The OCC Ramps Up with Brian Brooks

August 13th, 2020


Under the leadership of Brian Brooks, the Acting Comptroller of the OCC, there is new energy. We spoke to Mr. Brooks about the approval of Varo …

Ep. 36- Using Fintech to Close the Wealth Gap

August 6th, 2020


Financial literacy can make a huge difference in a person's future, and the trend is to start earlier and earlier. Teen finance is hot right now. …

Ep. 35- Asia's Head Start on CBDCs

July 30th, 2020


Facebook's Libra may have grabbed the headlines, but the true leaders in Central Bank issued digital currencies are in Asia. China looks like the 800 lb gorilla in the arena, but they are not alone. Japan, Singapore, …

Do Better Together

July 16th, 2020


With the systemic inequalities within financial services and fintech, Money20/20 is launching their "Do Better Together" campaign to highlight perspectives that will challenge us to think differently and help us change …

Ep. 34- The Future of Money As We Know It

July 9th, 2020


The arms race for digital currencies is on.   Facebook is getting there with Novi.   The People's Bank of China has central bank digital currency in trials in different cities.    Both the UK Bank of England and the US …

Ep. 33- Fighting Data Monopolies

June 25th, 2020


Data is the "new oil" that fuels tech innovation.   But who owns that data is at the center of several court cases involving all the major …

Ep. 32- Aadhaar: Inclusive by Design

June 18th, 2020


How does one condense 45 years of technological evolution into 6 years? Only one nation in the world has done it, effectively making identity a …

Introducing: Progress Through Creativity: Walk the Walk with Bozoma Saint John, Endeavor

June 10th, 2020


In this episode, we share an episode from our sister brand-  Cannes Lions' podcast "Progress through Creativity".   

Bozoma Saint John is quoted as saying “None of us will have any impact or influence if we are quiet. So …

Ep. 31- How Can Data Get Small Business More Credit?

June 4th, 2020


While the entire economy has been impacted by COVID-19, small business has taken a particularly big hit. As small businesses try to access funding …

Ep. 30- Banks vs. Tech: The New Power Dynamic

May 27th, 2020


As big tech and social platforms enter the financial services space, banks and tech could be vying for the same customers.   But while social media …

Ep. 29: Is Fixing the ESPP the key to Stakeholder Economics?

May 27th, 2020


Created in 1964, the Employee Stock Purchase Plan was the original financial worker benefit in the US..  But over time, due to shrinking real wages and different benefits taking the forefront,  most employees have found …

Ep. 28 - Digitization for "Hearts and Minds"

May 21st, 2020


"Go digital or die" - the first lesson of the lockdowns. Financial Institutions that avoided or put off digitization have had to take quick steps like moving services to the cloud. But fast transformations threaten …

Ep. 27: Fintech Forecast is Cloudy with a Chance of Deluge

May 14th, 2020


Challenger banks are reporting record signups. Contactless Payments has become a cultural buzzword. The covid-19 pandemic looked like a crisis …

Bonus Episode: World Retail Congress Report

May 13th, 2020


It takes sixty-six to create a new habit or change a behavior. As the lockdowns continue, consumers have been forced to adopt technology much …

Ep. 26 No Cart Left Behind

May 7th, 2020


"I want to enter more passwords and fill out more forms!", said no one ever. We repeat the same actions - log in and pay - daily across countless platforms. No matter how simple, they are a roadblock on the path to …

Ep.25: Asia's Virtual Bank Moves

April 29th, 2020


Asia, one of the most dynamic regions of fintech innovation, is experiencing a bumper crop of virtual banks. Hong Kong and Singapore will issue banking licenses several virtual banks. These new players attempt to …

Cyber Safety During a Pandemic

April 23rd, 2020


The abrupt transition to remote work has stretched company security parameters, and scammers, hackers, and other criminals are preying on the situation.
Today, we look at the compromises that companies have had to …

Ep. 23- 411 on 420

April 16th, 2020


Cannabis and Banking are like oil and water - one on the edge of legality, the other, one of the most regulated industries on the planet. Currently, …

Ep. 22- Covid Credit

April 9th, 2020


While government relief efforts in response to COVID-19 have been massive, they’ve overlooked the millions of people that are self-employed. In these unprecedented times, the fintech community in the UK has come …

Ep. 21- Extra!- Finance Stepping Up: The Impact of Covid-19

April 7th, 2020


Covid-19 is a health crisis that is quickly becoming an economic tsunami.   The unemployment applications have reached an unprecedented, previously unimagined high, in only two weeks.   Several banks and fintechs are …

Ep. 20- CoronaTech

April 2nd, 2020


The challenges of COVID-19 present opportunities to innovate and confront complex issues. Where do individual rights end and societal protection begin? What are the tradeoffs between privacy and national security when …

Ep. 19: WFH- Impact of Covid-19

March 31st, 2020


While remote working increased through the years, COVID-19 has accelerated adoption to previously impossible heights. But there are many challenges to running and being part of virtual teams- including increased …

Ep. 18: M&A Activity Gone Cold from Covid?

March 26th, 2020


Until recently, M&A bankers were like cooks in the kitchen cooking up hotter and hotter deals. With recent deals like Visa buying Plaid, Intuit buying Credit Karma, and Lending Club buying Radius Bank, many …

Ep. 17: Flexible Funding for SMBs

March 19th, 2020


Small business banking, particularly credit access, is ripe for innovation. The COVID-19 crisis highlights the vital economic role of small …

Ep 16: Dirty Money: The Impact of Covid-19

March 17th, 2020


Today- we are releasing an extra episode of The MoneyPot with Sanjib Kalita, Editor in Chief of Money 20/20 and Rachel Morrissey, Content Producer at Money 20/20 discuss a variety of immediate and possible effects of …

Ep. 15- VC Investment Booming in Africa

March 12th, 2020


Venture capital is pouring into African markets and over 60% of all investments are in fintech. While the main driver for most investment is financial inclusion, it is important to understand that Africa isn't a single …

Ep. 14- Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

March 5th, 2020


Sustainability is more than the latest buzz word. It is a value that is permeating every industry as the realities of climate change are becoming more apparent. In financial services, new questions around how …

Ep. 13- PODCAST SPECIAL - Millennials Talk about $$$

February 20th, 2020


Women of the millennial generation are all about taking control. They entered the job market, saddled with debt, and in the shadow of the financial …

Ep. 12- Middle Class Crunch

February 13th, 2020


Fintech's altruistic side has been best captured in financial inclusion- understanding the needs and desires of underserved communities. But, lately there is a new focus on Financial Health. The middle class is being …

Ep: 11- The New Indian Century

February 6th, 2020


India has become the place where major companies create new products and the Indian markets are the test cases.   It has become so prominent that Jeff Bezos called the 21st Century the Indian Century.    Due to an …

Ep. 10- Facebook Pay- It's ALIVE!!!!

January 29th, 2020


Facebook has organically been a place for commerce from its beginnings, and you have been able to pay for goods and services on Facebook for years.   With the launch of Facebook Pay, the goal is to connect the entire …

Ep. 9- So, What's Next?

December 4th, 2019


As Money20/20 looks to next year, we have some ideas about the trends, topics, and expectations that 2020 will bring to the industry. 2020 is going to be a year of acquisitions, rebundling and big tech. In fact, it has …

Ep. 8- The Great Race To Build the New Global Financial Rails

November 20th, 2019


The global financial system is broken. It has to run on so many rails, that it suffers from severe inefficiencies, incongruency, and higher costs. With 2-3 billion financially underserved people, the need to create …

Ep. 7 We're Ba-aack!!!

November 14th, 2019


Fresh from our post conference hiatus, we are back, producing fresh content and sharing some of the more pertinent moments from our stages! And now we are weekly and global!

During the Money 20/20 conference, there …

Ep. 6- Challenging the Challenger Bank Model

October 16th, 2019


Challenger Banks have been on the move. Often cited as a sector with tremendous potential, they have shaken up how the industry views banking. This week, we learn about Grasshopper Bank, a Challenger Bank that is …

Ep. 5- We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

October 2nd, 2019


Will the next financial crisis be a cyber security crisis? 2018 and 2019 have been banner years for cyber hackers. In August 2019 alone, over 114.6 million financial records were leaked in 95 breaches around the …

Ep. 4- Innovation Secrets from Outside the Vault

September 18th, 2019


Where does game changing innovation come from? While standard practice uses customer surveys to incrementally improve existing products and services, true customer centricity is understanding what drives your …

Ep. 3- Blockchain Party Just Getting Started...

September 4th, 2019


In Fintech, there are several technologies, such as blockchain, AI, cloud and quantum computing, with the potential for disruptive change. Each in …

Ep. 2 - Mind the Trust Gap

August 21st, 2019


When you board a train on the London Tube, there is a very polite recording that reminds you to “mind the gap”. “Mind the gap” so you don’t trip, …

Ep 1. The Buzz Around the Netflix of Banking

August 5th, 2019


Was the last offer you got from your bank relevant to your life, or was it another offer for an unneeded car loan?  Did your banks app give you very personalized advice or throw random messages at you about buying a cup …

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