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Two of the most respected and outspoken leaders in the payments industry go head to head to answer difficult and controversial questions posed by the ‘BIN of Confusion’. Unscripted and unrehearsed, Fintech Unplugged offers informative, entertaining and often opposing perspectives on topics including the future of crypto, the problems with BIN sponsorship, why prepaid issuer processors can get such a bad rap and much more. Fintech Unplugged is co-presented by two #1 influencers in the Payments Power Ten, Robert Courtneidge and Suresh Vaghjiani.

Two of the most respected and outspoken leaders in the payments industry go head to head to answer difficult and controversial questions posed by the ‘BIN of Confusion’. Unscripted and unrehearsed, Fintech Unplugged offers informative, entertaining and often opposing perspectives on topics including the future of crypto, the problems with BIN sponsorship, why prepaid issuer processors can get such a bad rap and much more. Fintech Unplugged is co-presented by two #1 influencers in the Payments Power Ten, Robert Courtneidge and Suresh Vaghjiani.
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United Kingdom

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Two of the most respected and outspoken leaders in the payments industry go head to head to answer difficult and controversial questions posed by the ‘BIN of Confusion’. Unscripted and unrehearsed, Fintech Unplugged offers informative, entertaining and often opposing perspectives on topics including the future of crypto, the problems with BIN sponsorship, why prepaid issuer processors can get such a bad rap and much more. Fintech Unplugged is co-presented by two #1 influencers in the Payments Power Ten, Robert Courtneidge and Suresh Vaghjiani.

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English

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07890 463063


Episodes

FU S5 Ep8 - With Paul Swinton, PIF & B4B Payments

4/15/2019
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Paul Swinton from PIF joins Robert and Suresh for episode 8 of Fintech Unplugged, Series 5. Paul talks about why he got involved with prepaid regulation and what processes are involved, how prepaid cards are perceived and much more!

Duration:00:27:25

FU S5 Ep7 - LIVE at PAY360 with Julian Sawyer, Starling Bank

4/1/2019
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Fintech Unplugged's latest live episode comes from EPA PAY360 Conference on 17th March. Robert and Suresh take on the 'Bin of Confusion' with Julian Sawyer, Head of Banking Services and COO, Starling Bank. Robert, Suresh and Julian dive deeper into Starling Bank's business model, how Julian defines Fintech and opens the questioning to the live audience.

Duration:00:39:13

FU S5 Ep6 - With Darren Deal, Mastercard

3/21/2019
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Darren Deal from MasterCard joins Robert and Suresh for episode 6 of Fintech Unplugged, Series 5. Darren talks about what life was like when prepaid cards were introduced, if we will ever see a cashless society and much more.

Duration:00:35:36

FU S5 Ep5 - With Diane Brocklebank, PIF

2/27/2019
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Diane Brocklebank from PIF joins Robert and Suresh for episode 5 of Fintech Unplugged, Series 5. Diane talks about how the media can affect the perception of prepaid cards, what PIF do to safeguard the prepaid universe and introduces the new PIF chairman.

Duration:00:50:14

FU S5 Ep4 - With Thish De Zoysa, Their Perfect Gift

2/8/2019
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Thish De Zoya from Their Perfect Gift joins Robert and Suresh for episode 4 of Fintech Unplugged, Series 5. Thish talks about the business models of fintechs, payments and find out why he describes the prepaid industry as Narnia!

Duration:01:21:25

FU S5 Ep3 - With Kriya Patel, Transact Payments

1/28/2019
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Kriya Patel from Transact Payments joins Robert and Suresh in this next episode of Fintech Unplugged. Find out what Kriya believes Brexit will mean to payments, what are his views on crypto and most importantly, the Bin of Confusion asks what would we find on Kriya's typical BBQ?!

Duration:00:21:22

FU S5 Ep2 - with David Parker, Polymath Consulting

1/16/2019
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David Parker from Polymath Consultancy joins Robert and Suresh for the 2nd episode of Fintech Unplugged, Series 5. Find out what David's views are on cryptocurrencies and if we should regulate them, what he sees as the latest innovations in crypto and have the card schemes changed their views on this type of currency? The Bin of Confusion asks what is the difference between a challenger bank and a bank challenger? Where does David see the push of biometrics going in payments? What is the...

Duration:01:55:19

FU S5 Ep1 - Investor Special With Sanjay Sakhrani, KBW

1/8/2019
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KBW’s Sanjay Sakhrani joins Robert and Suresh in a special investor episode of Fintech Unplugged to kick off Series 5! Sanjay is a Senior Fintech Analyst from investment bank KBW, that specialises and focuses on financial services and fintech. What are investors really looking for in companies? How has the investor landscape changed? What are the best buzzwords to use in a pitch? If you want to find out more about anything in this episode please get in touch via our LinkedIn account. Happy...

Duration:01:49:24

FU S4 Ep9 - Bloopers, The Best Bits

12/31/2018
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The bloopers from season 4!

Duration:00:02:41

FU S4 Ep8 - Fintech Unplugged Christmas Panto

12/20/2018
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Get into the festive spirit with this very special Fintech Unplugged Panto! Blue Train Marketing presents classic crowd-pleasing panto antics loving mixed with a large helping of fintech jokes to bring good cheer to all men (or it could be a woman). A wicked duo with a murky past plan to take revenge on the world of fintech. They capture former number one in the Payments Power 10, Suresh Vaghjiani, and hatch a plan to claw back choice, value and payment convenience from innocent consumers....

Duration:00:35:35

FU S4 Ep7 - With Bill Gajda, Visa

12/7/2018
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In the 7th episode of Fintech Unplugged, Robert and Suresh are joined by Bill Gajda from the global payments technology company, Visa. Discussing the latest innovations in Fintech, secure payments and customer authentication in seamless transactions. The Bin of Confusion questions Bill on the Visa outage back in June 2018, their plans for Visa’s Fintech division and will there be a Visa crypto card?

Duration:00:34:47

FU S4 Ep6 - With Steve Wilks, For Good Causes

12/3/2018
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In this episode of Fintech Unplugged, guest speaker Steve Wilks from For Good Causes explains a new and rewarding way to give to charities. The BIN of Confusion asks how For Good Causes can help build the public's trust back up with charities and The Man on the Street discusses loyalty cards and would consumers consider donating their points to charity.

Duration:00:24:54

FU S4 Ep5 - Crypto meltdown with Vicken Kaprelian, HEdpAY & Laura Inamedinova, LKI Consulting

11/21/2018
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In this Crypto meltdown special, Robert and Suresh are joined by two special guests to discuss cryptocurrencies and the recent headlines surrounding Bitcoin. The two guests, Vicken Kaprelian, CEO of HEdpAY and Laura Inamedinova from LKI Consulting, offer different perspectives on the world of crypto. Questions from the famous Bin of Confusion include – is there a strong crypto product? What is an ICO? And, what is new in the area of security tokens?

Duration:00:44:07

FU S4 Ep4 LIVE - 5th Nextgen Payments and Regtech Leaders Forum with Peter Oakes

11/15/2018
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In this episode of Fintech Unplugged, Robert is joined by Peter Oakes LIVE from the 5th Nextgen Payments and Regtech Leaders Forum in Brussels. The two hosts are faced with some tuff questions from the Bin of Confusion – is there a need for an innovations helpdesk? What are the negative consequences of AI environment? Will Brexit have an effect on unicorn start-ups? And, if a BLT is a sandwich, how does this effect other 3 letter acronyms in Regtech? This episode was recorded live and we...

Duration:00:37:33

FU S4 Ep3 LIVE - PayExpo, London with David Birch

11/6/2018
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Fintech Unplugged's first LIVE episode for Series 4 comes from PayExpo 2018, where Robert and Suresh are joined by David Birch. In this episode, David takes on the Bin of Confusion. Answering questions that many in the Fintech world have been wanting to ask – are crypto currencies just a fad? What will Brexit mean for Fintech in the UK? And, what is your wish list for PSD3?

Duration:00:28:55

FU S4 Ep2 - With Shaun Lordan from Volt Bank

10/26/2018
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In this episode, while Robert and Suresh are enjoying their delicious BBQ, we hear from Fintech Unplugged’s budding reporter, Jeff, who is interviewing Shaun Lordan from Volt Bank – Australia’s first challenger bank. They discuss how the UK market compares to the Australian, what Volt Bank can learn from UK challenger banks and how they are going to position themselves in the Australian consumer market.

Duration:00:44:16

FU S4 Ep1 - With Paul Riseborough from Metro Bank

10/19/2018
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Welcome to Fintech Unplugged’s fourth series. In the first episode Robert and Suresh talk with Paul Riseborough from Metro Bank to find out how they differentiate themselves from the traditional banks. Questions from the “Bin of Confusion” include: who is a Metro Bank customer? What innovations are down the line for Metro Bank? And, how can Metro Bank meet the expenses of their branches and remain profitable. We also hear from the “Man on the Street” about what they remember about their last...

Duration:00:56:58

FU S3 Ep6 - Bloopers, The best bits

10/12/2018
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FU Series 3 Bloopers – the best bits by FintechUnplugged

Duration:00:04:17

FU S3 Ep5 LIVE - Next Gen Payments Forum

9/4/2018
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Fintech Unplugged's final LIVE podcast comes from the 4th Next Gen Payments Forum 2018. This is a premium gathering for senior executives involved in financial transactions and payments operations. Suresh took a well-deserved break from Robert in this episode and is joined by Fintech expert Peter Oakes.

Duration:00:37:53

FU S3 Ep4 LIVE - xCEEd Fintech Conference

8/7/2018
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Fintech Unplugged's fourth live episode comes from xCEEd Fintech Conference, where the first ever conference crypto currency Xceedium was launched. Robert and Suresh take on the 'Bin of Confusion' with Nick Middleton, Strategic Payments Director, Virgin Money and Pavle Ljuijic, Founder of xCEEd. The "Man on the Street' tackles the confusing term 'GAFA' with Belgrade's conference delegates.

Duration:00:30:46