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Leaders In Payments and FinTech
Join our host Martin Koderisch (Principal) as he meets with a mix of leaders and practitioners at every level in the industry to learn what it actually takes to bridge the gap between strategy and execution and build a commercially viable business in the payments and fintech industry.
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We meet with Matthew Steinbrecher, VP Partnerships at Reach.
We meet with Jose Manuel Peral, Chief Sales Officers at Devengo to discuss Automated Payouts via Real Time Payment infrastructure.
We meet up with Scott McInnes, partner in the Brussels office of international law firm Bird & Bird, to deep dive the recently published package of new payments legislation proposed by the European commission.
In todays episode, we meet up with Tom Voaden, Head of Partnerships BR-DGE - a leading independent payment orchestration platform. We discuss the state of the increasingly busy payment orchestration landscape, and Tom shares his perspective on how orchestration can deliver value to merchants.
In todays episode, we meet up with Ohad Maimon, CEO and founder of Hyp - a leading payment company in Israel.
In todays episode, we meet up with Ed Harries, VP Strategic Partners and Payments at Visualsoft, a leading e-commerce platform in the UK.
In todays episode, we meet up with Olu Akanmu who is the president and CEO of Nigeria’s OPay. OPay is one of Nigeria’s leading fintech companies.
This week we are discussing orchestration with Oliver Rajic - Chief Growth Officer at PPRO. In our conversation we deep dive into the various orchestration concepts and start off with a helpful definition of the difference between payment, service and product orchestration.
This week, we are continuing with the theme of financial inclusion. This time in Africa, I'm speaking with Meabh Maguire, who is the Global Head of Commercial at CR2 which is a world-leading vendor within the digital banking platform market.
In today’s episode, I have the privilege to speak with Akash Sinha, co-founder and CEO of Cashfree - a leading payments platform in India. Founded in 2015, Cashfree has rapidly ascended from start up to become one of India’s most successful fintechs.
This week we are speaking with Gregoire Toussaint who is a Director in the EDC Paris office and leads the B2B payments practice. In our conversation, we talk about insights from recent research carried out by EDC into B2B payments including regional differences, key pain points, and emerging best practices.
In today’s episode, Martin chats with Bernhard Reiterer CEO and founder of SignD Identity, the Vienna based RegTech provider. The SignD Platform provides end to end onboarding solutions with KYC / KYB and AML compliance across multiple jurisdictions built in. In our conversation, we discuss the increasing complexity and burden of compliance especially for companies operating across multiple jurisdictions. Bernhard explains what it took for him to successfully convince large incumbent financial institutions to trust his start up with their compliance obligations, develop domestic market leadership and expand internationally into other markets. No mean feat. And plenty of start up lessons and tips.
In today’s episode, Martin speaks to Eline Blomme, who is VP of products at Truelayer. Founded in 2016, Truelayer is a fast growing UK fintech that has become one of Europe’s leading open banking payment platforms. In our conversation, we discuss variable recurring payments, or VRPs for short, which are an important new way to initiate recurring payments via new open banking technology. VRPs offer significant economic as well as social benefits to all stakeholders. VRPs can be used in two different ways — sweeping and non-sweeping. Sweeping enables customers to automatically move money between bank accounts in their name and arrange recurring payments — for example to repay a loan or move funds to a savings account. Non-sweeping use cases include fixed and variable subscriptions, allowing businesses to take payments for things such as energy bills, rental payments and streaming services. Eline explains why VRPs are considered important and what Truelayer is doing to advocate for their wider use.
In today’s episode, Martin speaks to Wilco Slabbekoorn who is SVP of Revenue Growth and Head of Commercial Europe for Checkout.com. As most of you payment insiders no doubt know, Checkout.com is another incredible FinTech success story. Started back in 2012 by founder and CEO Guillaume Pousaz, it has grown and grown and now has over 1,700 employees across 19 global offices. The Checkout.com growth story really is a testament to the global boom in modern payment technology able to satisfy our appetite for digital payments experiences. In our conversation, we discuss the relentless growth and pace of change in the digital payments and FinTech space. Wilco shares his insights based on many years of experience, partnering with merchants to help leverage modern payments technology, drive growth and transform end to end customer journeys.
In today’s episode, Martin speaks to Pascal Burg who is a EDC Director and leads our travel practice. In our conversation Pascal shares his perspective and views on this complicated yet fascinating area of payments. We cover the complexity of payment processing along the travel value chain, important trends in travel payments, the impact of the economic downturn on travel providers such as airlines and hotels, shifting risk appetite of acquiring banks, M&A activity and lots besides. It’s a really interesting conversation actually recorded late last year.
In today’s episode, Martin speaks to Lorraine Fahy, CMO at paytech Prommt Prommt is a leading SaaS platform that enables businesses to request, collect and track remote payments from customers with secure and personalised payment links that can be sent via email, text as well as from with in chat and messaging apps. Customers are then given the choice to pay by card or by account-to-account bank transfer (Pay by Bank) that leverages new Open Banking technologies. In our conversation, Lorraine expands on the company’s growth journey to date and plans for the US market.
In today’s episode, Martin meets with Thomas Ficht, Head of Payments at MyToys.de a leading German ecommerce retailer. The company is part of the mighty Otto Group - an ecommerce marketplace in Germany. In the podcast, we discuss the popularity of the open invoice payment method in Germany. Open invoice is a long-standing payment method in Germany and is essentially BNPL. It allows consumers to order a basket of products with no prior payment. Consumers then typically have two weeks to decide what to keep and pay for which is normally done via bank transfer. Culturally German companies like to do things in-house and you’ll find many ecommerce retailers still with their own home-grown open invoice solutions. Many will offer instalment loans themselves. As Thomas explains, MyToys parent company Otto Group, recently expanded its own inhouse instalment lending programme operated by a newly set up subsidiary which now handles all payment functions for the group, and part of strategy to transform Otto from online retailer into an Amazon-like marketplace. We discuss much besides. I hope you enjoy the conversation with Thomas Ficht
In today’s episode, Martin meets with Ravi Kumaraswami, President of Worldwide Field Operations at Riskified with global responsibility for global sales, marketing and channel teams. Riskified is another phenomenal fintech success story. Founded 10 years ago, it has successfully commercialised deep AI and ML tech to help merchants combat and stop fraud. The company IPO-ed on NYSE in Summer of 2021, and recently announced FY 2022 revenues of $261m. We discuss Riskified growth story, Ravi’s GTM approach and leadership, plus much more besides.
In today’s episode, Martin is joined by Mark Beresford, Director at EDC based in our London office and leads our retailer practice. In the conversation, Mark shares his views and perspective on the rapid growth and expansion of the payment orchestration space, a relatively cutting-edge innovation trend that has emerged over the past few years. As Mark points out in the intro, the number of payment orchestration companies has risen sharply over the past few years with just five companies included in EDC’s monitoring data-base at the start of the pandemic to a current total of twenty-two with more being added.
In today’s episode, Martin is joined by Samee Zafar, Director at EDC based in our London office. In the conversation, recorded in December, Martin and Samee discuss EDC’s latest fintech report which addresses embedded finance, financial inclusion, and cryptocurrencies. As Samee outlines in the intro segment, all 3 topics are combining together to provide a more universal landscape for financial services in which a lot of the innovations are actually coming from the developing world rather than from just a few mature developed countries. We discuss and much besides.
Martin meets with Dave Excell who is founder of Featurespace a cutting edge fraud prevention company that successfully spun out of Cambridge University to become a global market leader in AI driven fraud prevention.
I’m chatting with EDC Director Jean Sideris who is based in our Dubai office and heads our MENA region. We discuss the rapid development of the payment and fintech market in the region as a whole, and deep dive 3 key markets in particular, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which share a lot in common but as Jean explains also have important differences that sets them somewhat apart.
In this episode, Martin Koderisch meets with Sirpa Nordlund, Head of Sales and Partnerships at MobilePay. The company launched in Denmark in 2013 and has grown to become a dominant force in Danish and now Nordic consumer payments. It recently merged with Norway’s Vipps to create a pan Nordic mobile wallet platform.
In this episode, Martin Koderisch meets with Luis Marinelli. Luis is CFO and co-founder of Vana, a fintech from Guatemala providing small loans to customers that have no formal access to the banking system.
In this episode, Martin meets with Panagiotis who is Head of Business Development at Unzer a German FinTech with a broad product portfolio covering the entire payment flow. Panagiotis is also prolific on Linkedin and is fountain of fintech thought leadership content with more than 60K followers.
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