Ep. 143. News: O Canada!

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Ep. 143. News: O Canada!

This week Sam is joined by Kris Hansen, CTO at Koho, Dan Eberhard, founder of Koho, Barb MacLean, Director at Celero Solutions and Zac Cohen, General Manager at Trulioo in a special news show brought to you from Toronto, Canada.

In a special news show this week, Sam Maule hosts all the way from Toronto, Canada, where the team have been covering the Sibos conference.

The guys have another chance to discuss open banking and APIs, hot topics at Sibos this year; why value generation is seen as one of the biggest challenges posed; and how partnerships with fintech firms will help banks to find those important new sources of revenue.

Sam also covers the complicated relationship between Swift, the Sibos organisers, and Blockchain at the same time that Ripple was hosting Swell, a competing event right across town.

Sticking with the Blockchain theme, we talk about Bank of Canada's Sibos announcement that they're looking into applying Blockchain technology to the securities market.

And in keeping with our location, we cover the launch of Marqeta, a payment processing platform, in Canada next month, and discuss why their Just-in-Time, or JIT, technology is a big draw for firms.

And fintech's still hot! Or at least, that's what the latest figures on financial deals tell us. But which are the hottest prospects? And how might Wall Street defend its position against Silicon Valley?

The guys round off this week's show with a look at the state of Canadian fintech.

Hope you enjoy the show and don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes! Let us know your thoughts @FintechInsiders or find us at podcasts@11fs.com.

Special Guests: Barb MacLean, Dan Eberhard, Kris Hansen, and Zac Cohen.