Ep 79-Paul Birkett Founder & CEO of Automation Finance

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Automation Finance

We interview the CEO and Founder of Automation Finance which is an investment platform allowing anyone to invest in distressed residential mortgages whose lenders were unable or unwilling work with them. Their goal is to find a new lower payment that every borrower can afford and provide attractive fund returns.


Ep 78- Susan French, Head of Product at Open Platform at BBVA

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Interview with Susan French, Head of Product at Open Platform at BBVA

Ep 77 – Contactless payments during a pandemic, avoidable launch pitfalls and more!

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Coronavirus is pushing U.S. consumers to contactless payments

Is Fintech Ready For Coronavirus?

Instacart launches new mobile payment solution for shoppers

4 Hurdles Every Fintech Startup Must Overcome

Sequoia is giving away $21 million to a payments startup it recently funded as it walks away from deal

Entertainment FinTech Platform Purely Capital Launches With $150 Million in Funding

Daniel P. Simon, author of Money Hackers & CEO of Vested

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Interview with Daniel P. Simon author of  The Money Hackers: How A Group Of Misfits Took On Wallstreet and Changed Finance Forever, Chronicles Innovators That Changed How We Interact With  Money – Releases April 14th, 2020

Ep 75- Intuit buys Credit Karma, Morgan Stanley buys E_Trade, and an insurtech report!

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Morgan Stanley Is Buying E*Trade, Betting on Smaller Customers

Intuit to Buy Credit Karma to Create Financial Data Giant

The State Of Fintech

Revolut raises $500 million at a $5.5 billion valuation

Cedric Dahl- Crypto pioneer and lead researcher at 1000x Group

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In today’s podcast we interview Cedric Dahl, a crypto OG and successful 1000x investor, to talk about Bitcoin’s dominant (and growing) use on the darknet markets. Cedric runs a private community called ‘1000x Group’, which monitors crypto adoption to look for early signals of long term value creation. The group studies history’s most successful tech investors and applies their learnings to crypto

1000x Group:​https://1000x.krtra.com/t/X2lrMm6RCwZa

Ep 73 – Varo gets FDIC insurance, N26 falls victim to Brexit, and a mixed bag of economic indicators

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Varo Moves Closer to Becoming a Bank

Challenger bank N26 to shut all UK accounts

Credit-Card Debt in U.S. Rises to Record $930 Billion

Student Debt Forgiveness in U.S. to Total $207 Billion in Next Decade, CBO Says

Ep 72 – NYC bans cashless stores, Goldman + Amazon team up, and more!

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Bank cyberattack could hit whole financial system – NY Fed research

New York says don’t ditch your cash

Goldman Sachs is close to a deal with Amazon to offer loans to the e-commerce giant’s merchants

Goldman Sachs to offer consumers checking accounts next year through Marcus

A startup aimed at disrupting payments and taking on Square and Stripe just raised a $35 million Series B led by Sequoia Capital

Countries Leading The World In Cashless Transactions

Ep 71- Japanese crypto exchanges and financial health

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Largest Japanese Consulting Firm to Launch New Cryptocurrency Index

A Month After Launch, Bakkt Bitcoin Options Volumes Are Lackluster

What Can Go Wrong For Crypto In 2020 According To Industry Leaders 

Wealth Is What You Don’t Spend

Gift Giving Helps Zelle® Wrap Up 2019 with Double Digit Growth 

Survey Data Reveals 1 in 6 Americans Can’t Make Their Monthly Bill Payments

Ep 70- Wave at Amazon to pay for stuff, why Japan lags in fintech innovation, and more!

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Here’s how Amazon’s rumored pay-by-hand tech could work

Stuck-in-the-Past Japanese Banks Wary of Fintech Revolution

Fintech’s next decade will look radically different

Vodafone the latest partner to leave Facebook’s Libra digital currency coalition

Ep 69 – Why Visa acquired Plaid, Your financial advisor may be pushing crypto soon and more!

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Why Visa Is Buying Fintech Startup Plaid For $5.3 Billion

Hackers Cripple Airport Currency Exchanges, Seeking $6 Million Ransom

Spencer Dinwiddie Launching Digital Token Next Week

Cryptocurrency Top Of Mind For Growing Number Of Financial Advisors

Ep 68 – Predictions for 2020, ESG standards, and more!

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Banking predictions for 2020 – more competition, more collaboration and new sources of revenue

Goldman Sachs will reorganize its reporting lines and introduce a dedicated consumer banking unit

Why Fintech Challengers May Not Conquer Banking After All

Banks Taking a Closer Look at ESG Risks in Credit Underwriting

How Starbucks Borrows A Free US$1.6 Billion Loan From Its Customers

Ep 67- Finra Fine, Venmo vs. PNC, and fintechs behaving badly

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PNC’s fight with Venmo highlights bigger issue over who owns your banking data

Rule Change Could Help Tech Firms Advance Into Banking

JPMorgan’s CIO Has Championed A Data Platform That Turbocharges AI

Robinhood Fined $1.25 Million by Finra After Broker Violations

Lawsuit accuses Synapse CEO of discrimination and harassment against women

PayPal’s Xoom Rolls Out Bill Pay For Users In Jamaica

Ep 66 – Fintechs, Banks, and Surveillance Capitalism

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‘The goal is to automate us’: welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism

Ep 65- Crypto hacktivist arrested for North Korea trip, Banks want to sell your data, and more!

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He Gave a Cryptocurrency Talk in North Korea. The U.S. Arrested Him.

For Banks, Data on Your Spending Habits Could Be a Gold Mine

Corporate debt nears a record $10 trillion, and borrowing binge poses new risks

Ep 64 – FIntech Q3 2019 report, crypto news, and more!

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Global Fintech Report Q3 2019

BRICS member nations propose creating a cryptocurrency for payment settlements

‘Bark-lays’ invites stressed students to in-branch puppy session

Andreessen Horowitz leads $5M round in blockchain-based internet archive

Ep 63- Third wave fintech, Revolut raises mammoth round and more!

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Revolut plans to raise $500 million next year to fund global expansion

How Fintech’s Third Wave Will Change How You Bank

A $45,000 Loan for a $27,000 Ride: More Borrowers Are Going Underwater on Car Loans

EP 62- Investments in LatAm, full service fintechs and more!

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Uber’s Fintech Strategy: A Conversation With Peter Hazlehurst, Head Of Uber Money

Big VC Deals Will Delay Mexico’s First Fintech IPO

Building The Bank Of The Future

Bank of America to hike minimum wage for all employees to $20 per hour a year ahead of schedule

Ep 60 – Schwab eliminates fees, SoFi gets into crypto trading, and more!

Schwab cuts fees: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/01/charles-schwab-is-eliminating-online-commissions-for-trading-in-us-stocks-and-etfs.html

SoFi launches crypto trading: https://fortune.com/2019/09/25/sofi-bitcoin-crypto/

Final Bytes: Over a million NYC subways rides using contactless payments and a KPMG survey of customers willing to use blockchain.

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