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The Banker Podcast

The Banker midweek | February 7, 2024

Blockchain clarity from Basel: In this episode, Liz Lumley and Amalia Illgner sit down with Yuval Rooz, CEO and co-founder, and Manoj Ramia, general counsel, at Digital Asset regarding the recent standard from the Basel Committee on permissionless blockchains.  

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  • Fintech 2024

    16:49
    Liz Lumley and Kimberley Long discuss how fintech has changed in the past 10 years, where fintech hubs work best, how events can promote diversity better, and Starling Bank founder Anne Boden’s new book which offers a playbook for female entrepreneurs. 
  • Drama at the FCA – a BRR takeover

    09:15
    Liz Lumley sits down with Farah Khalique, editor of Banking Risk & Regulation, to discuss growing calls for stronger oversight of the UK’s financial services regulators, with some experts saying that the FCA may be ripe for reform.
  • Does the bell toll for grey lists and supermarket banking?

    20:02
    Liz Lumley and John Everington sit down to talk about the impact of FATF’s grey list. Ahead of FATF’s plenary in Paris next week, how influential are the body’s grey and black lists for the international banking industry? Meanwhile in the UK, Barclays acquires the bulk of Tesco’s supermarket bank offering.
  • Post Office blues

    23:58
    How did sub postmasters become de facto bank branch managers? The Post Office in the UK provides a vital service to communities, specifically as it picks up the slack from customers who are left wanting from the disappearance of bank branches on the high street. Do they have what they need to succeed in this role?Guest: Andra Sonea, analyst, researcher, PhD student at University of Warwick
  • The Banker midweek | January 31, 2024

    18:19
    This week, Barbara Pianese hosts and is joined by Asia editor Kimberley Long, to talk about the liquidation of Chinese property developer Evergrande, the regulatory issues around Credit Suisse, and the decision of Lloyds Bank in the UK to stop their mobile bank service.
  • The Banker midweek | January 24, 2024

    24:00
    This week, Liz Lumley is joined by Charlotte Crosswell, chair of the Centre for Finance, Innovation, and Technology (CFIT) to talk about open finance, the goals of CFIT and how the UK can work to be a global leader in improving financial services for everyone.
  • In the trenches of ISO 20022

    28:12
    Most of the global banking industry is currently on the journey to migrate to the ISO 20022 messaging standard for cross-border payments. What lessons have been learned so far, what do banks need to do now, and will the industry be ready for the ultimate decommissioning of the legacy Swift MT standard in November 2025?Guests:Jeremy McDougall, director of payments at EYStephen Lindsay, business lead, Swift Platform
  • The Banker midweek | January 17, 2024

    21:13
    In this week’s Davos special, Liz Lumley and John Everington sit down to discuss the major themes of the World Economic Forum’s Davos event, including AI, climate change and misinformation. We also get an insight into John’s interview with Indermit Gill, chief economist at the World Bank.