New banks, Podcasts

The Challengers 5: Why would anyone want to be a bank — the rise of BaaS — Wells should heed Buffett

  • This week's episode explores the growing trend of brands introducing financial services
  • It calls into question who and what is a bank: 'People want to bank with the brands they love'
The Challengers 5: Why would anyone want to be a bank — the rise of BaaS — Wells should heed Buffett

On today’s episode, Josh and Zack dive into the rising trend of banking as a service. As companies like Walmart and Apple continue to introduce financial services, they clearly don’t want to be banks. Instead they turn to banking as a service players.

Interestingly, challenger Starling Bank is embarking on a BaaS strategy, much like Amazon does with its AWS group. The young company will continue to grow its retail brand and B2B banking services in parallel.

Also in this episode:

  • South Africa’s first challenger TymeBank uses a hybrid online/offline user acquisition strategy and conversational AI to scale Source
  • Uncle Warren’s admonition for Wells Fargo’s CEO search committee to find someone outside of Wall Street Source
Payments, Podcasts

Behind the launch of Central Payments’ Falls Fintech accelerator with Trent Sorbe

  • Smaller financial institutions are finding ways to compete against large banks.
  • Central Payments, part of the Central Bank of Kansas City, is a good example.
Zack Miller | October 17, 2019
New banks, Podcasts

The challenges and opportunities in moving from DTC into enterprise with Moven’s CEO Marek Forysiak

  • Moven was an early pioneer in consumer digital banking.
  • Over the past few years, the firm has moved into providing enterprise technology.
Zack Miller | October 15, 2019
Fintech Blocks, Podcasts

MoneyLion’s Dee Choubey on choosing and serving an initial target audience

  • The founder and CEO of MoneyLion discusses his target audience.
  • As part of a new series, founders talk about the challenges of building fintech businesses.
Zack Miller | October 07, 2019
Innovation, Podcasts

Inside Aflac’s innovation program with Keith Farley

  • The supplemental health insurer looks for ways to innovate for its US and Japanese businesses.
  • Alfac's VP of innovation for the US joins us to talk about the firm's innovation activities.
Zack Miller | September 25, 2019
Online Lenders, Podcasts

LendingPoint’s Tom Burnside: ‘There’s room to grow — we’re early in our journey’

  • LendingPoint has grown its consumer lending business over 9200 percent in three years.
  • CEO Tom Burnside joins us to talk about growth and products.
Michael Deleon | September 23, 2019
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