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Open Banking Expo Unplugged

Open Banking Expo Unplugged

By Open Banking Expo
Open Banking Expo Unplugged is a series of easy listening podcasts brought to you by the team behind Open Banking Expo Magazine. Digital knows no boundaries, with each episode winging its way to you on all things Open Banking, Open Finance and broader digital transformation within financial services from across the globe.Unplugged will bring you one-on-one interviews and carefully curated industry panels with thought leaders and digital disruptors working hard to bring about change in the digital financial services market.
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Getting Canada off the Open Banking starting line
In this episode of Open Banking Expo Unplugged, head of content Ellie Duncan speaks to Michelle Beyo, a board member of the Open Banking Initiative Canada, and CEO and founder of Finavator, to find out why the country is playing catch-up when it comes to Open Banking and what the implications are if the initiative is delayed any further. Michelle also reveals her own experiences of starting a business and where the idea for Finavator came from.
June 15, 2021
Consumer trust in Open Banking
In this episode, Open Banking Expo's head of content Ellie Duncan talks to entrepreneur and impact investor Nathan Kinch about consumer trust in Open Banking and data sharing, and how seriously firms should be taking data ethics as the industry moves to open finance. He also discusses Australia's Consumer Data Right and his work with Regional Australia Bank.
June 4, 2021
Standing out from the credit crowd
In this episode of Open Banking Expo Unplugged, head of content Ellie Duncan talks to Freddy Kelly, chief executive of Credit Kudos, about how the firm is challenging the credit reference space, his growth plans for the business and what he looks for in a strategic partnership. Kelly also reveals some of the crucial lessons he's learned from starting up and growing a fintech business, and discusses access to credit for younger borrowers, following the findings of the latest Credit Kudos Borrowing Index.
June 1, 2021
At the fintech frontier
Open Banking Expo welcomes Plaid's European policy lead Dan Morgan to the Unplugged podcast. He spoke to Ellie Duncan, head of content at Open Banking Expo, about Plaid's growth plans following its recent fundraising, why it's so important for consumers to have power over their financial data, and why the Kalifa Review could have gone further. Dan also discusses what regulators need to consider when it comes to Open Finance governance and how the UK's fintech ecosystem has fared following Brexit.
May 25, 2021
Becoming a player in the payments space
Episode 8 welcomes Myles Stephenson, CEO of payment-as-a-service platform Modulr as he joins Open Banking Expo's head of content Ellie Duncan to discuss the Bank of England’s roadmap for the development of fintech and payments services in the UK, as set out at UK Fintech Week in April. He also shares where the idea for Modulr came from, as well as his own experience in the payments space and his tips for leading a fintech.
May 20, 2021
Shaking up money management
Episode 7 welcomes Edoardo Moreni, co-founder and CEO of money management app Emma as he joins Open Banking Expo's head of content Ellie Duncan to discuss where the idea for the app came from and what he means by wanting consumers to live "financially fulfilling lives". Moreni also reveals the company's expansion plans in terms of new products and his experience of entering the US and Canadian markets. Following a successful seed funding round last year, Moreni also explains what it takes to be a fintech entrepreneur.
May 14, 2021
Revolutionising the debt advice sector
Open Banking Expo caught up with CEO & Founder of Open Banking Expo’s inaugural ‘Life’s a Pitch’ winner, Harjit Moore of Freeze Debt. Harjit and the team are ripping up the rule book when it comes to debt advice here in the UK and on this episode we discuss their recent campaign; ‘Debt Isn’t a Dirty Word’ and the implications this narrative has on society, moving towards a cashless society, Harjit’s continual lobbying to government for regulation of IVA’s (Individual Voluntary Arrangements) and the continual surge in BNPL (Buy Now, Pay Later) activity.
April 8, 2021
‘Insuring’ the future of Open Finance
In this episode Open Banking Expo explores the world of Open Finance and what the future may hold specifically for the Insurance space. The episode was recorded shortly after the Kalifa Fintech review came to market and here we discuss the impact this could have in the short and long term goals and objectives for Open Finance adoption. We also highlight the recent work being undertaken by Tech Nation on the impending commissioned Open Finance report of which will highlight the key opportunities for Insure-techs in this new world of Open Finance.
April 1, 2021
State of play: Consumer Directed Finance with Royal Bank of Canada
Episode 4 welcomes RBC’s digital products lead, Rami Thabet as he joins Abhishek Sinha Open Banking and Blockchain Leader, EY Canada and Parna Sabet-Stephenson, Partner, Gowling WLG as they discuss the geographies that have implemented Open Banking to...
March 15, 2021
Is this the year of hyper-growth in Open Banking Payments?
Episode 3 of Open Banking Expo Unplugged focuses on the year ahead when it comes to the growth in Open Banking Payments, the shift towards Open Finance and progress made in both the ecosystem and broader adoption levels. We also dive into the recent...
January 27, 2021
Episode 2- Dissecting the data sharing conundrum in Canada
Join Abhishek Sinha, Open Banking and Blockchain Leader, EY Canada and Kirsten Tisdale, Managing Partner, Government and Public Sector, EY Canada as they revisit the results of their recent Consumer Directed Finance survey with guest, Senator Colin...
January 26, 2021
Episode 1- Dissecting the data sharing conundrum in Canada
Abhishek Sinha of EY Canada and Ben Harrison of Portag3 Ventures dissect the data sharing conundrum in Canada. Specifically, they review the results of the recent consumer survey conducted by EY Canada on which customer profiles are more likely to share...
December 22, 2020