Ep224 – Taking the Bull by the Horns

March 13th, 2017 · 1 hr 4 mins

About this Episode

In this episode

Taking the bull by the horns. We absolutely loved the statue that Wall Street fund manager State Street installed as part of International Women’s Day. A bronze girl faces the bull of Wall Street as part of a campaign to encourage companies to put more women on their boards. FinTech Insider co-host Simon Taylor saw a second message in the symbolism: State Street will protect your money, standing up to the scary market without fear. Another best-in-class example of good marketing this week: the customer communications that came out of the FinTech firms’ outage. Monzo, Loot, and other companies got a thumbs up from customers for the transparent way they managed the issue. Hear all about this and more on this week’s FinTech Insider News.

Guests this week

Andra Sonea – Fellow at Anthemis Group
Jeff Tijssen – Head of FinTech & Digital Partnerships at Capco
Ali Paterson – Editor in Chief at Fintech Finance

In the news this week

    1. City A.M. – More than half a dozen fintech firms hit by outage – Link 
    2. Coindesk – Dubai Claims title of world capital of blockchain and DLT link
    3. Coin Desk – Texas lawmaker proposes constitutional right to own bitcoin – Link
    4. Business Insider – The US government is defending its FinTech charter – Link
    5. Reuters – Canadian regulator says open data essential to fintech – Link
    6. FT – China overtakes eurozone as world’s biggest bank system – Link
    7. Forbes – The effect of travel bans on FinTech – Link
    8. Wired – UK banks fund £5m FinTech prize to build apps for small businesses – Link
    9. Entrepreneur – How FinTech and payments innovations will disrupt global ecommerce – Link
    10. Reuters – On Women’s Day eve, statue of girl stares down Wall Street bull – Link
    11. Business Insider – The 9 best paying jobs in British FinTech  Link

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