312. Insights: Live! The future of money

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312. Insights: Live! The future of money

We're in NYC for New York Fintech Week! Sam is joined by some great guests to talk about the future of money and the UK as a leader in the space.

Live from NYC's New York Fintech Week with the DIT Sam's joined by some great guests to talk about the future of money:

  • Natalie Ceeney, Chair, Innovate Finance
  • Robin Mackenzie, Chief Marketing Officer, De La Rue
  • Andrew Boyajian, Head of North America, Transferwise
  • Farrah Lakhani, Director, Growth and Operations at OakNorth Analytical Intelligence

We kick off the episode by taking a look at the story so far and how the UK fintechs have developed world leading challenger brands offering new customer products and services that are focused on the customer.

Next up, the panel talk about how customer centricity drives innovation, how that factors in to the notion of digitalisation over digitisation and whether customer focus is something that's gathered appeal on a global scale.

They also take a look at the appetite for fintech in the US and what makes breaking America so much more difficult than the European market. And whether there's an unfair advantage built in for UK fintechs.

Payments are a major factor in the US financial ecosystem and the panel examines how cross border payments are having an effect on incumbent money transfer services and how faster payments could be brought to the USA.

Wrapping things up the group takes a look at future predictions on how UK fintech innovation will affect the global scene, particularly post-Brexit and how important it is for Lodnon to remain a global fintech hub.

All this and so much more on today's show.

We want to say a huge thank you to the Department for International Trade and De la Rue who helped make this episode of Fintech Insider Live possible. New York Fintech Week was an unmissable event and we hope you enjoyed our panel from the show.

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This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Andrew Boyajian, Farrah Lakhani, Natalie Ceeney, and Robin Mackenzie.