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What is Fintech’s Answer to ChatGPT with Maarten Stolk

May 24th, 2023


ChatGPT and Bard have reinvigorated the imaginations of entrepreneurs and investors, creating a bright spot among everything going on.   We are once again on the bank of a great shift in expectations for and from …

Why organizations will benefit from transparency with Aydan Al-Saad

May 18th, 2023


Can empowering employees to know more of their worth actually be a benefit to their employer?  Aydan Al-Saad, Head of the UK, Ireland and Nordics at Ravio and TikTok sensation believes that pay transparency and employee …

Why is embedded investing the next step to wealth inclusion with Mary Agbesanwa

May 16th, 2023


Why is embedded investing the next step to wealth inclusion with Mary Agbesanwa

Financial Inclusion means so much more than access to a money …

How we can use data to create global platforms for property valuations with Carmen Vicelich

May 12th, 2023


 Every once in a while, someone uses truly clever solutions to leapfrog forward and show us how technology can truly solve real problems.    That’s …

How do we get truly inclusive payments with Joanne Dewar

May 9th, 2023


Utilizing payments as a tool to aim towards a more inclusive system requires more than just an extended tech stack.   There is a lot of work to be …

What do we do about dedollarization? with Simon Taylor, Sardine

May 5th, 2023


Simon Taylor is one of the most forward thinkers and trusted movers in fintech, and last year when sanctions around SWIFT were announced, he wrote an incredibly clear and compelling explanation in his Fintech Brainfood …

How do we get serious about ESG with Gerrit Sindermann

May 2nd, 2023


The ESG space is busy, busy, busy. Sustainability is becoming a key indicator for our industry. And one of its busiest proponents is Gerrit Sindermann, the Deputy Executive Director at the Green Digital Finance …

Reboot: Preparing for an attack on Global Financial Networks with Rahav Shalom-Revivo, Israeli Ministry of Finance

April 5th, 2023


In December 2021, 10 nations and several international institutions participated in a simulation "war game" on the global financial networks.

It …

Reboot: Creating Ethical Rules for AI in the EU, with Ismini Psychoulla

March 28th, 2023


With ChatGPT and its cousins flourishing and fleshing out our imaginations of what AI can do, there is more open scrutiny about the ethics and definitions of AI.   We will be looking to talk more about this in the …

Integrating Voice AI into Customer Comms with Rana Gujral, Behavioral Signals

March 21st, 2023


AI applications are surging and fueling the imagination of innovators and entrepreneurs. We had the opportunity to speak to Rana Gujral, the CEO of Behavioral Signals, who have been working on AI and communication …

Conway's Law and the Banks with Karan Oberoi, Backbase and Nick Cowell, Deloitte

March 9th, 2023


Banks today aren't great at innovation, but simply mimicry, because of Conway's Law - “Any organization that designs a system (defined broadly) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's …

MoneyPot Raw - Innovation and Regulation with John Pitts, Plaid, and Kaitlin Asrow, NYDFS

February 23rd, 2023


Fintech Policy wonks are having a field day. While companies are finding new advantages to having smart policy teams, regulators are hungry for tech …

Partnership and Leadership with Jim Magats

February 21st, 2023


Jim Magats has been a part of Fintech since before it was a hashtag. During his career, his leadership was central to the growth of PayPal, spearheading their bread and butter- partnerships. In 2021, he took on the …

Data Visualization with Robert Cooke, 3Forge

February 7th, 2023


Financial services companies are swimming in data, and everyone suspects that the secrets to client satisfaction and increased profits are hidden in it. However, with that much data, the challenge is- how do you …

Building Community to Withstand the Tides with Rachel Schneider, Canary

December 20th, 2022


When Rachel Schneider wrote “The Financial Diaries”, the research uncovered several misconceptions that the financial industry has about the financial lives of the average person. When her research was done and her …

MoneyPot Raw: Ending the Strife between Data Security and Innovation with Colin Luce

December 16th, 2022


We spoke to Colin Luce, the Co-Founder & CEO of Basis Theory - a tokenization platform built to manage data compliance and help companies …

The MoneyPot Raw: Biometrics and Digital Identity with Ricardo Amper

December 13th, 2022


We sat down with Ricardo Amper, CEO of Incode to discuss how financial institutions are combatting spoofing and identity fraud through biometric digital identity verification. We also discussed the use of synthetic …

MoneyPot Raw: How to be SOLVENT, with DIVINE

December 9th, 2022


On this MoneyPot Raw,  Sanjib Kalita and Rachel Morrissey sit down with Mr. Victor D. Lombard, aka DIVINE, to speak about his journey and his mission …

The MoneyPot Raw: Wealth and Inclusion on their own Terms with Delicia Reynolds Hand and Cleve Mesidor

December 2nd, 2022


We sat down with Delicia Reynolds Hand from Consumer Reports, and Cleve Mesidor from The Blockchain Assn, to talk about whether the DeFI movement in …

Brazil's Pix has taken their Payments into 2050 with João del Valle

November 30th, 2022


Following on our previous episode on Brazil's Pix payment rails,  we had João Del Valle, CEO and Co-Founder at EBANX talk to us about the tremendous …

The MoneyPot RAW: Innovation in the Capital Markets

November 17th, 2022


IPOs are in a holding pattern, SPACs are undergoing a transformation and the private market is shaky. Economic downturns always give birth to …

MoneyPot RAW: The Fintech Surge in Mexico City

November 15th, 2022


Scarlett Sieber, our Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, will be joined in the booth by José Caparrosa,  Editor, Forbes Columbia  to host Cecilia …

The audacity of Brazil's PIX payments system, with Carlos Eduardo Brandt

October 13th, 2022


Brazil's Central Bank launched Pix, a new nationwide real-time payment system, that has transformed money movement inside the country.  Launched in …

Tools needed to make Web3 Utopian with Crypto Megan

September 26th, 2022


As investment and interest in Web3 increases, so does the sense of what could go wrong.   To help us focus on what can go right,  we spoke with Megan …

Adam Neumann, Survivor Bias, and Innovation

September 8th, 2022


Last month, the fintech universe was set abuzz following the news that A16Z had written its biggest check to date.  But the eye-watering sum wasn't …

How CoinFlip is extending the On-Ramp to Cryptocurrencies Wild West

August 30th, 2022


Ben Weiss saw the potential of crypto as an equalizing asset, but he also saw that the people who understood who to access it might be the ones to …

RiseUp and ReBalance: How Women Lead, Parent, Partner, and Thrive

July 23rd, 2022


In this episode of The MoneyPot Raw,   Tracey Davies, President of Money20/20 and I sit down with Monica Engel, Partner and Co-Founder of Quona Capital, to talk about her new book - Rebalance:  How women lead, parent, …

Banks Can Help Consumers Reduce their Carbon Footprint

July 23rd, 2022


The science around the climate crisis is in, and we are all feeling the effects of it,  With record heat waves, droughts, and questions about stability,  Gen Z considers climate a high priority in what they buy and …

LIVE at Money20/20 EU- How can gaming marketplaces and payments inform the economics of the Metaverse?

June 13th, 2022


As we figure out how economies will work within and between Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, we should be drawing from as many different industry experiences as …

LIVE at Money20/20EU- The Crypto Pulse

June 9th, 2022


Cryptocurrencies have long been considered volatile, but they are also becoming more standard in diverse portfolios. It is more important than ever …

LIVE at MONEY20/20EU - Scams- Are they really our fault?

June 8th, 2022


Over the last few years, online scams have become rife from social engineering to online dating and fake advertisements. With so much media attention, why are they still on the up? Is it time we took a step back and …

BNPL has become a vital payments channel

May 20th, 2022


There are no questions around the popularity of BNPL.  It has been hailed as the payments product of GenZ and Millennials, but use by all …

Is the Crypto Market Fundamentally Broken

May 13th, 2022


We are breaking from our typical format because of the intense news that is developing around the crypto markets, and how that is affecting businesses in that sector of the industry. We all know that the price of …

Can Crypto Be Undone by Quantum?

April 28th, 2022


Quantum computing is coming.  And that puts encryption in danger, because the ability to process long numbers will be so much faster and deeper in scope will be at the finger tips of major players.   Crypto currencies …

MoneyPot LIVE: With Chainalysis and Cross River - Increasing Access to Crypto Services

April 8th, 2022


Chainalysis and Cross River invited us to host a LIVE podcast conversation at the launch party for their new partnership designed to increase the ability of fintechs and community banks to offer crypto products ands …

SPECIAL: Is this the Golden Age of Bank-Fintech Partnerships

March 31st, 2022


Collaboration between banks and fintechs has been central to the conversation about the future of money since 2015.   But truly flourishing examples …

Preparing for an Attack on Global Financial Networks

March 25th, 2022


Earlier this year,  10 nations and several international institutions participated in a simulation "war game" on the global financial networks.   It …

What do the SWIFT sanctions really do?

March 8th, 2022


The sanctions on Russian financial institutions following the invasion of Ukraine, including from SWIFT and the freezing of Russian Central Bank …

Funding Non-Unicorns

March 3rd, 2022


Fintech investment is exploding.   But, with so much investment, valuations are in question.   VC money is aimed at breeding unicorns, which are now much less rare, and being created at a rate of two per day.   Is this …

Robot Moses: Creating Ethical Rules for AI

February 9th, 2022


AI has a ‘black box’ issue and the lack of understanding about how such systems work can raise concerns about opacity, unfair discrimination, ethics …

Special: It’s about more than Cryptocurrency; it’s about Commerce with PayPal

February 3rd, 2022


Bitcoin. Ethereum. Litecoin. All have made headway in the mainstream regarding their functionality and potential use as an actual currency. For …

AI and Advanced Analytics at Oracle Lakehouse

January 28th, 2022


We think of AI as something from a Sci-Fi novel, but the reality is AI and natural language processing are already being used in aiding core financial systems. We got the chance to speak to Nino Bice and Vijay …

SPECIAL: BNPL: The Millennial Payment Method Comes of Age.

January 25th, 2022


The pandemic forced everyone to reevaluate many parts of life – from work life balance to payment habits. As consumers considered their various situations, it brought about the coming of age and exponential growth of …

Driving the Future of Transaction Banking with Embedded Finance

December 20th, 2021


Since banking became mobile, it feels like it should be more intuitive and more automated. Our money should feel easier to use, easier to save and …

Recreating the Retailers Payments Stack

December 14th, 2021


The pandemic rocked retail to the core, and was a time when multiple payments options and omni-channel commerce became vital to survival. Some of …

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 …

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