Fintech One•On•One

Fintech One•On•One

Fintech is eating the world. Join Peter Renton, Co-Founder of LendIt Fintech, every week as he interviews the fintech leaders who are leading the transformation of financial services. If you want to understand what the future will look like for lending, payments, digital banking and more tune in to Fintech One•On•One (formerly the Lend Academy Podcast).


April 21, 2022 31 min

Making fintech news this week were  Coinbase, Robinhood, Goldman Sachs, FTX, Plaid, Column, Nexo, Chime, digital onboarding, stablecoins and more

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While many fintechs have had a busy last couple of years I think BM Technologies may trump them all. They went into the pandemic as part of Customers Bank but in the last 16 months they have completed the spinoff from that bank, they have gone public via SPAC and they have recently announced that they are going to acquire a community bank in Seattle.

Our next guest on the Fintech One-on-One Podcast is Luvleen Sidhu, the CEO and Chai...

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 Today we are talking about student loans. The $1.7 trillion student debt burden is causing real changes in the behavior of Gen Z and Millennials. It is a huge problem and it needs big ideas to bring about solutions that can scale. Every student loan holder needs to know all their options and how best they can save money. And in many ways, the best place to provide this help is a local bank or credit union.

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Making news on this week's show was Brex, Circle, BlackRock, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), The Digital Dollar Project, MoonPay, Step, FIS, Fireblocks, TransUnion and more. 

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April 12, 2022 29 min

I am a big fan of alternative investments, it is how I got involved in fintech in the first place (through investing in LendingClub loans). I prefer to invest in alternatives through a tax-advantaged retirement account. But investing in alternatives through an IRA account has been a cumbersome and complicated process. Until now.

My next guest on the Fintech One-on-One Podcast is Eric Satz, the CEO and Co-Founder of Alto. He saw what...

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Crypto as a payment mechanism has never really taken off. The mechanics are difficult and there has never been an easy way for merchants to accept crypto for payment. But there is a new kind of tool that is starting to get some real traction: a crypto-backed debit card. This is where you spend your crypto through a regular Visa or Mastercard debit card.

Our next guests on the Fintech One-on-One Podcast is Pavel Matveev and Harold Mo...

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April 1, 2022 31 min

Credit unions are in a challenging place right now. While they typically have a loyal customer base, their customers are demanding cutting-edge technology which is often beyond their technical capabilities. So, many are turning to fintech companies to help them compete in the market.

Our next guest on the Fintech One-on-One podcast is Jeff Winner, the CEO of Happy Money. They have focused on the credit union space, working with ...

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Today on the show we discussed big fintech news from Apple, Visa,, Cross River, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Bilt Rewards, Wells Fargo, Alviere, Coinbase, Axie Infinity and more.

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March 25, 2022 27 min

Small business owners have better tools than ever before to help them manage their finances. But even with all these tools, the user experience is often not intuitive and there are long learning curves for them to be really useful. Yet, many consumer-facing apps have beautiful and simple interfaces that are a joy to use.

Our next guest on the Fintech One-on-One Podcast is Wayne Chang, the co-founder and co-CEO of Digits. They ha...

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Over the last couple of years, we have seen many of the biggest names in UK fintech launch in the United States. None have been able to enjoy the same traction they received at home as they struggle to differentiate themselves in the very complex and competitive U.S. market. But there is one company I have been paying close attention to as they have planned their launch here.

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March 18, 2022 30 min

I would argue that few if any digital bank CEOs were thinking seriously about crypto back in 2015. Fewer still were thinking they should start a digital bank with the goal of incorporating crypto opportunities into the very fabric of their bank. And none would be so crazy as to create their own banking core from scratch with crypto very much central to this process.

Our next guest on the Fintech One-on-One podcast is Stuart Sopp...

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Making news this week was ConsenSys, Microsoft, European Parliament, Apple, the CFPB, Quadrata, Inc., Green Dot Corporation, Plaid, OppFi, American Express and more.

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March 15, 2022 29 min

Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) has become quite popular these days with dozens of banks offering different services to fintechs and tech companies. But almost all these banks were not originally conceived this way, they are adding BaaS as a new product offering.

Our next guest on the Fintech One-on-One podcast is Wendy Cai-Lee, the CEO and Co-Founder of Piermont Bank. The bank only began operations in 2019 but it is a fully charter...

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March 11, 2022 34 min

We have seen this stat so many times. If you add up all the community banks and credit unions in the United States their scale would make them a top-five bank. Sure, but that really doesn't make much sense because all these community institutions are separate companies. But what if you could combine some of the marketing and product offerings and streamline it across hundreds or even thousands of institutions? Then you might s...

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On today's show we discussed the President's executive order on crypto and big fintech news from American Express, PayPal, Coinbase, Better, Marqeta, Acorns, Best Egg, Upgrade, Inc., Roofstock and more.

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March 4, 2022 34 min

The crypto space is having a moment. Most of us saw the Superbowl ads from a variety of crypto firms and the war in Ukraine is focusing more attention on crypto than ever before. People often compare the surge in crypto to the era but there is a big difference. Many of the large firms in crypto today are already profitable and have been able to raise almost infinite amounts of money.

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On today's show we covered news from Visa and Mastercard, the role of crypto in the Russia-Ukraine war, SoFi, Chime, PayPal, Cash App, Zip Co, Sezzle, Klarna, Goldman Sachs, Nubank and more.

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February 25, 2022 32 min

One of the most dynamic spaces in fintech today is identity verification. The way we verify ourselves online keeps changing as the tools improve and we try to stay ahead of the fraudsters.

Our next guest on the Fintech One-on-One podcast is Rick Song. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Persona. Again and again on the show, Rick talked about the importance of customization for the way identity is verified. There should be no one-siz...

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February 25, 2022 31 min

Another busy week of fintech news where we discussed Sultan Meghji and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), SoFi and Technisys, Citi, Nubank, Chime, ETHDenver, Clearco, the #metaverse, #bitcoin and more.

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February 18, 2022 28 min

The lending space has come a long way since the original online lending pioneers came on the scene 15 years ago. Today, so much underwriting is done instantly, disbursements can be instant (even on weekends) and the loan application experience is quick and easy. Many lenders have expanded into new product lines to keep their customers engaged.

Our next guest on the Fintech One-on-One podcast is Tom Burnside, the CEO and Co-Found...

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