In this episode
From last week’s magnificent Money20/20 Europe, Jason interviews Rita Liu, Head of Alipay (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), the world’s largest mobile and online payments platform since 2014, and Simon catches up with Edward Budd, Managing Director and Chief Digital Officer of Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank.
Rita tells us about the European expansion of Alipay, and the innovations in fintech coming from China and the Asian market; and some of the new, cool initiatives from Ant Financial and Alipay, including carbon saving monitoring, (e.g. paperless payments), resulting in Alipay planting trees once you reach a certain threshold.
She also explains Alipay’s ethos in relation to testing and creating new products at scale, and partnerships with retailers to grow Alipay’s use and exposure in Europe.
Edward Budd tells Simon about Deutsche Bank’s digital trade opportunities, opening up the market for new clients, and new market segments. Their particular focus currently is on small business owners and international trade between them, drawing on collaboration between multiple banks to serve an existing but underserved segment to help improve the dedicated financial services for this sector.
Edward goes onto explain how experimentation is important to Deutsche bank, and changing up traditional business model from the top down to change culture and leadership in order to innovate.
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