424. Plaid: customer driven innovation, data access and US open banking

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Sam Maule is joined by John Pitts, Policy Lead, and Niko Karvounis Product Lead at Plaid to talk all things data, customer driven innovation, their European expansion and much more.

Sam Maule is joined by John Pitts, Policy Lead, and Niko Karvounis Product Lead at Plaid in another locked down interview.
Niko and John talk us through Plaid's superfast innovation to help banks and SMEs in the light of COVID-19, as well as their customer driven innovation strategy and the importance of data access and balancing speed and security in everything they do.

They discuss access to data and the growth of fintechs in the US outstripping Europe; the possibility of Open Banking in the US in the near future; their European expansion and much much more!

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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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Special Guests: John Pitts and Niko Karvounis.