About this podcast
A podcast about innovation and technology within the fintech industry. In every new episode we discuss a new topic or interview leading fintech experts.
About this podcast
A podcast about innovation and technology within the fintech industry. In every new episode we discuss a new topic or interview leading fintech experts.
74. SME financing with Fredrik Ulvenholm from Vilja solutions
In this episode of Fintechpodden, we have the pleasure of having Fredrik Ulvenholm, CEO at Vilja solutions joining us. We discuss why SME historically have had problems accessing good financing solutions and what is currently happening on the market. Listen in to learn more about the current development and where the market is heading. Learn more about Vilja solutions here: https://viljasolutions.com/
73. All you need to know about cryptocurrency scams with Erica Stanford
In this episode, we are joined by Erica Stanford who is the founder & CEO of Crypto Curry Club - a community from London full of expertise within crypto. You can check out the club here: https://www.cryptocurryclub.com/ Erica has spent recently spent a lot of time researching how scams have happened and evolved within the crypto space since its inception and that is what we talk about in this episode. Everything from mt.gox to one coin and many other types of scams that have occurred within crypto. Erica shares a lot of valuable insights and we also talk about what can be done to avoid getting scammed and what the industry can do in order to protect itself against the scammers. Erica has written a book called Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions, and Industry disruption - which we of course talk a lot about in this episode. We hope that you will enjoy and learn a lot from this episode. If you would like to get your hands on Erica's book, you can find it on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Crypto-Wars-Billions-Industry-Disruption/dp/1398600687/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=erica+stanford&qid=1623960695&sr=8-1 Erica on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericastanford/ The cryptocurryclub: https://www.cryptocurryclub.com/ Gustaf on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gustafhardafsegerstad/ Johan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanlindskog/ Fintechpodden website: https://fintechpodden.com/ Fintechpodden on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18896098/admin/
72. Cashless society with Micaela Vernmark & Jonas Brännvall from TietoEVRY
In this episode of Fintechpodden, we have the pleasure of once again having Micaela Vernmark och Jonas Brännvall from TietoEVRY. We will together discover the topic, cashless society. How did we in the Nordics become one of the most cashless societies in the world? What factors did play in, and how will it evolve in the coming years? What differentiates the Nordic region from the rest of the world? Has the development only been good, or does it have downsides as well? This episode will cover this and much more. Enjoy. Read more about TietoEVRY here: https://www.tietoevry.com/en/industries/financial-services/
71. Building the best digital identity solution with Kristofer von Beetzen from FrejaEID
In Sweden and most other Nordic countries, we have something called BankID. It is a digital ID solution that almost everyone has and you use it to login and give consent to almost everything you do online. Everything from logging in to governmental websites, to your bank, to your favorite fintech, and many other places too. It is very nice and convenient, but it lacks challenges and today we are delighted to be joined by Kristofer von Beetzen who works as Chief Product Officer at one of the challengers, called FrejaeID. They are building a digital identity solution that is giving more power to individuals to take control of their own data. Bring your data with you from app to app, bank to bank, or any other place. FrejaeID has grown fast over the last few years and continues to do so and this conversation that we had we Kristofer was a true learning and inspirational experience that we hope that you will enjoy!
70. Building the platform for alternative investments with Ludwig Pettersson from SaveLend
In this episode, we are delighted to be joined by no one else than the CEO of SaveLend, Ludwig Pettersson. Ludwig has a super interesting background as an entrepreneur. He started building his first company when he was just 11 years old and has since then kept his passion for building companies. After high school, he started playing poker and did so successfully for many years before diving deeper into the fintech space with his company SaveLend. Today SaveLend has grown to one of the leading p2p investment platforms in Sweden and we had the great chance to sit down and talk with Ludwig about the IPO, his experiences, and a lot more super interesting stuff. We hope that you will enjoy the episode! Savelend is currently just weeks away from going public on the Nasdaq Stock exchange, you can read more about it on their webpage here:https://savelend.se/ Ludwig on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ludwig-pettersson-1a029162/ Johan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanlindskog/ Gustaf on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gustafhardafsegerstad/ Fintechpodden website and contact: https://fintechpodden.com/ Hello@fintechpodden.com
69. Turning data into insight with Aleksandr Peussa from TietoEVRY
In this episode of Fintechpodden we have the pleasure of having Aleksandr Peussa, Chief Data Scientist & Director Data Science at TietoEVRY financial services joining us. Aleksandr is responsible for driving AI initiatives and increasing data science maturity within TietoEVRY financial services. In this episode we discuss what steps large organisations need to take to become more data driven. We also explore what competencies an organisation need to have in place to be able to work more data driven. In the end of the discussion we cover what products and areas in the financial service industry that will gain the most by adding AI elements. Startup mentioned by Aleksandr: Exabel Scorable To learn more about TietoEVRY see their webpage: https://www.tietoevry.com/en/industries/financial-services/
68. Ingredients of a successful AI implementation with Mattias Fras from Nordea
In the latest episode of Fintechpodden we have the pleasure of having Mattias Fras, Head of AI Hub at Nordea, joining us. Together with Mattias, we discuss some best practices and learnings from successful AI implementations, what is important for large organizations to think about and how they can utilize their employees in an AI transformation. We also cover what areas and product within a bank that are most suitable for AI implementations today.
67. Meet the Women Behind Meet Her She Knows Payments
In this episode, we are pleased to be joined by Camilla who is the Director-General (Community) and the co-founder of EPA Asia. She has a long career in the financial technology industry and often talks about coming home when she started her work in the payments industry. Payments is the part of the financial services that touch people’s lives every day, and through EPA Asia work lives can be improved. The payments industry offered her an opportunity to combine her passion for fintech and humanitarian questions. She is also the founder of a boutique consultancy firm Suite2Go which specializes in assisting international Fintech to be succussed in the APAC market. In 2020 Camilla founded and lead the project Meet-Her She Knows Payments which is an initiative to encourage female thought leadership in the payments industry to secure diversity as a prerequisite for innovation. Want to know more? Here is their website: https://www.meet-her.org/ Camilla serves on the Board for the Swedish Australian Chambre of Commerce, and she is a mentor for young entrepreneurs. You can reach out to Camilla on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/camillaolofsson/ Fintechpodden homepage: https://fintechpodden.com/ Johan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanlindskog/ Gustaf on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gustafhardafsegerstad/
66. What are non-fungible tokens with Christoffer Nilsson
In this episode, we have invited Christoffer Nilsson to talk about NFT's (Non-Fungible Tokens). Christoffer is working as digital strategy lead @ TietoEVRY and has a background with studies at Chalmers technical university. He wrote his master's thesis on blockchain and has since continued to deepen his knowledge in the subject. In the episode, we talk about non-fungible tokens. What they are. The latest and biggest happenings in this space and what use cases he sees around the corner for NFT's. Christoffer also openly shares his thoughts on the future of NFT's and what impact they might have on different industries as well as individuals. Join our discussion about this hot trend and learn more about it with us. We hope that you will enjoy the episode. Christoffer Nilsson on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/christoffer-nilsson1992/ A few of the most popular and top NFT platforms: Open Sea: https://opensea.io/ Rarible: https://rarible.com/ SuperRare: https://superrare.co/ Foundation: https://foundation.app/ Enjin Marketplace: https://enjin.io/software/marketplace BakerySwap: https://www.bakeryswap.org/ Short explanation for what NFT's are: An NFT is a non-fungible token which means that it is a unique item that you cannot replace with something else. An example of an NFT is a one-of-a-kind trading card, such as a digital artwork, in this episode we talk about NBA sportscards as another example, that you simply cannot replace with any other artwork. Today, the majority of NFTs are digital which makes it very easy for creators to give their supporters something unique and rare. While they are similar to Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies, they are non-fungible and non-divisible. Do you want to reach out to Fintechpodden? Email: Hello@fintechpodden.com or Fintechpoddden@gmail.com Gustaf's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gustafhardafsegerstad/ Johan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanlindskog/
65. Digital Identities for startups with one of Europe's fastest growing companies Signicat
In this episode, we are joined by our friend from Signicat, John Erik Setsaas. We talk about the latest trends within digital identities, fraud, money laundering, and a lot more. We dig into what has happened since we last talked, how covid have changed the landscape for online fraud and what businesses can do to help their users avoid being exposed to fraud in financial products. John Erik also shares valuable information about Signicat express for startups - a program for startups to get up and running with developer-friendly Identity APIs in minutes. As a startup, you get the first 6 months free and we really think it could be great if you are a startup within fintech. Check it out in the link below. John Erik on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/setsaas/ Signicat Express for Startups: https://www.signicat.com/resources/signicat-express-for-startups-launch Signicat's homepage: https://www.signicat.com/ Fintechpodden's homepage: https://fintechpodden.com/ Gustaf's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gustafhardafsegerstad/ Johan's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanlindskog/
64. Uncovering the latest trends within capital markets with Hugo Sundkjer from TietoEVRY
In this episode of Fintechpodden, we have the pleasure of having Hugo Sundkjer from TietoEVRY joining us to discuss the latest trends within capital markets. Never before has the capital markets been so accessible to so many people around the world. TietoEVRY is one of the largest providers of services that powers the Nordic capital markets. We discuss some of the latest numbers on the Nordic capital markets development; for example, did you know that 80% of Swedes save in funds, but the number is way lower in Norway? We also look into some trends and the future development in this area. Learn more about TietoEVRY at https://www.tietoevry.com/en/industries/financial-services/capital-markets-and-advisory/
63. The building blocks of the future of banking with Fredrik Ulvenholm
In this episode, Johan and Gustaf are joined by Fredrik Ulvenholm who is the CEO of the company called Vilja Solutions. Vilja core banking platform is lots of things. Intuitive. Compliant. Innovative. Standardized. Automated. And Cloud-native. It’s all designed to keep you ahead of your competitors. By giving your bank better building blocks to work with. We talk about Fredriks journey to where he is today and also a lot about financial super apps and what is needed to be able to create super apps. What is a 'super app'? and who will be the player that creates a 'super app' in Europe first? About that and a lot more in this episode. Fredrik on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredrikulvenholm/ Vilja's website: https://viljasolutions.com/ Fredrik's favorite fintech, Gojek: https://www.gojek.com/en-id/ Fintechpodden website: https://fintechpodden.com/
62. Bitcoin Special with Eric Wall, Crypto Hedgefund Manager at Arcane Assets (part two)
This episode is the second half of our interview with Eric Wall. In this part, we continue our discussions about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. We talk a lot about Ethereum and how it differs from Bitcoin. We also discuss Decentralized Finance, why mining cryptocurrency mining could actually be positive for the environment in the long run and Eric shares his predictions on where Bitcoin will be in five to ten years. Fintechpodden Website: https://fintechpodden.com/ Eric Wall on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ercwl/ Eric Wall on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ercwl When we talked about Decentralized Finance we especially talked about the following smart contract protocols: Decentralized Finance Lending Protocol Compound: https://compound.finance/ Decentralized Finance Lending Protocol Aave: https://aave.com/ Decentralized Finance Smart Contract Asset Swop Protocol: https://uniswap.org/
61. Bitcoin Special with Eric Wall, Crypto Hedgefund manager at Arcane Assets (part one)
In this episode, we are delighted to be joined by Eric Wall. Eric is a computer scientist that currently works as a crypto hedgefund manager at Arcane assets. With Eric's academic background and time that he has been into the crypto space (which is longer than most people have), he is a great person to talk to about Bitcoin, Ethereum, Decentralized finance, and the whole crypto space. We talk about everything from what bitcoin actually is. Eric tells us his best explanations. We also talk about inflation and how it affects the world and bitcoin. Why bitcoin is a digital upgrade of physical gold and a lot of more interesting things on this topic. The recording of this episode become long, so we have divided it into two podcasts, making this the first part of a series of two. Fintechpodden has a new website: www.Fintechpodden.com Eric on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ercwl/ Eric on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ercwl Arcane Assets website: https://www.arcane.no/
59. Updates from the financial super app Revolut with Hanna Karolina Johansson
In this episode, we have the pleasure of having Hanna from Revolut joining us once again. She has been on the podcast two times before and always brings some exciting updates. We will listen in on the latest numbers, product updates, and how corona affected Revolut. Enjoy!
58. The battle of the cloud giants with Micaela Vernmark & Jonas Bränvall from TietoEVRY
In this episode, we have the pleasure of having Micaela Vernmark & Jonas Bränvall from TietoEVRY joining us to discuss the latest within cloud in the financial service industry. We discuss the latest development and the ongoing battle between the large public cloud providers. In the middle of the episode, we have a special appearance from Harald Walden, CTO from Brite, a fast growing Swedish fintech in the payment space. We discuss together with Harald both the pros and cons of developing financial services in the cloud and listen in on Haralds hands on experiences. Find more about TietoEVRY here: https://www.tietoevry.com/en/industries/financial-services/ Find more about Brite here: https://www.britepaymentgroup.com/
57. What's next in Open Banking with Rune Mai from Nordic API Gateway
In this episode, which was recorded in August 2020, Johan and Gustaf had the pleasure to be joined by the Founder and CEO of Nordic API Gateway. NAG is active within the world of open banking and they recently launched its new platform, Aiia. A platform that removes all obstacles from powering your solution with open banking so you can make your open banking idea a reality within days without having to acquire a PISP or AISP license. Rune Mai exclusively shares insights with Fintechpodden into why this product is a perfect fit for open banking innovation across industries and how it will change the landscape of open banking as we know it. In the episode, we talked about the current situation for open banking in Europe and in the world. Rune shared his insights from being at the forefront of the development in Open Banking - What's working good and not so good with the PSD2 Regulation in Europe and most interestingly what is around the corner in the future of Open Banking. We hope that you will enjoy the episode as much as we did.
56. Embedded finance with Per Dahlqvist from Liberis
In this episode we have the pleasure of having Per Dahlqvist from Liberis joining us. Per is a seasoned financial service professional and at Liberis he is currently head of business development. Liberis is a fintech that is specializing on helping SMEs with flexibel financing solutions and embedded finance services. Embedded finance is a very broad area so in this episode we are trying to scope it down and give some real examples. We are also exploring the future of embedded finance and what industries we will see adopt it next. Link to Liberis: https://www.liberis.com/ Mentioned in the podcast: https://medium.com/@jet8 https://www.airwallex.com/
55. Banking the Unbanked in Africa with Espen Kvelland from Wakandi
In episode nr 55 we had the great chance to sit down and talk with Espen Moen Kvelland from Wakandi. Wakandi is a startup from Norway that is active in Africa with the goal to make the 328 million people who are either without a bank, called unbanked, or with very little access to banking services, called underbanked, to get access to basic and fundamental banking services. What are the existing challenges going forward in Africa and how does it look today, how far have they come? Wakandi was born out of a company called Akeo, a leading blockchain company in Norway. Moreover, Espen shared his thoughts on Facebook's digital currency project, Libra, and what effects that can have on the fintech industry and landscape in Africa. We also got the chance to talk about Central Bank Digital Currencies and the possibilities for startups and businesses that come with that. We hope that you enjoy this episode as much as we did and that you learn a lot about the Fintech scene in Africa and about Wakandi.