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
Insurtech, Podcasts

Fabric’s Adam Erlebacher: ‘No one wakes up thinking about how to buy life insurance’

  • Buying life insurance via digital channels isn't just about getting a policy.
  • Firms like Fabric are using a collaborative planning process to nudge customers the right way.
Michael Deleon | September 09, 2019
Payments, Podcasts

Deep Dive: Beautiful design and functional innovation come to the physical card

  • The excitement around Apple Card has drawn the light to innovative physical card design.
  • Tearsheet's Sara Toth Stub describes what's going on in the physical world of fintech.
Zack Miller | September 05, 2019
Awards, Podcasts

Best Bank + Fintech Partnership Award 2019: TD Bank and Hydrogen

  • In Tearsheet's first Bank + Fintech Partnership Award, we're highlighting TD Bank's work with Hydrogen.
  • We talked to executives from both companies about the ingredients for success on this collaboration.
Zack Miller | September 04, 2019
Payments, Podcasts

Ingenico’s Eric Liebman on payment trends in the travel industry

  • Payments in the travel industry must take into account different types and currencies.
  • On the podcast, we discuss the challenges and opportunities for travel payments.
Michael Deleon | September 03, 2019
Artificial Intelligence, Podcasts

Flybits’ Hossein Rahnama: ’90 percent of digital transformation budgets are spent on managing IT complexity’

  • Banks struggle to provide automated recommendations.
  • Flybits wants to remove the IT complexity that eats away at their time and budgets.
Zack Miller | August 27, 2019
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