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Are you prepared to embrace change, take risks and disrupt yourself in response to the digital disruption in banking? If not, this podcast is for you. Hosted by top 5 banking and fintech influencer, Jim Marous, Banking Transformed highlights the leadership and cultural challenges facing the banking industry. Featuring interviews with some of the top minds in business, this podcast explores how financial institutions can prepare for the future of banking.

Latest Episodes

Most Digital Lending Not Ready for Prime Time

In a post-COVID world, financial institutions must deliver innovative credit options, on-demand, in an almost instantaneous manner. To accomplish this feat – which had previously only been offered by fintech firms – traditional financial institutions will need to rethink back-office processes that currently hinder the speed to deliver digital credit. This will require the rethinking of everything from an organization’s origination process, to credit checks, to the operation of approvals, focusing on being able to use data to reduce costs, improve speed and expand the potential marketplace. I was very fortunate to be granted an exclusive interview with Christopher Maloof, chief product officer at MeridianLink, as part of the Banking Transformed podcast. His perspective on the results of this year’s research is a great overview on what banks and credit unions must do to succeed in the future.

33 min3 d ago
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Most Digital Lending Not Ready for Prime Time

How to Build a Digital Banking Lifestyle ‘Super App’

Dubai-headquartered Emirates NBD has the distinction of being a legacy bank fully committed to innovation, digital transformation and customer-centricity. Rather than moving in baby steps, Emirates has made major efforts to build unique digital solutions for select segments. In 2017, Emirates NBD introduced Liv, a digital lifestyle banking platform geared to the needs of Millennials and Gen Z customers. The most recent iteration of the digital app was introduced this summer, integrating several third-party platforms, allowing customers to book tables or flights, play games or get concert tickets, and receive discounts on food and retail. The app also provides a host of financial tools to better manage money. We are joined today by Jayesh Patel, the head of Liv, the first digital-only lifestyle bank which is part of Emirates NBD. With more than 300,000 users, Liv has leveraged an open API platform to expand product features and boost Emirates NBD’s revenues. On today’s episode, Jayesh discusses digital transformation at Emirates NBD, the importance of an innovation culture and the development of a challenger bank within a legacy banking organization.

38 min6 d ago
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How to Build a Digital Banking Lifestyle ‘Super App’

Dave: A Digital Banking Platform for the Underserved

Even before the pandemic, there was a financial crisis where many consumers had difficulty making ends meet, causing missed monthly payments or overdrafts with fees that quickly added up. Initially created as a budgeting tool to help consumers avoid overdraft fees, the Mark Cuban-backed fintech named Dave has morphed into a digital banking platform that provides free paycheck advances of up to $100, helps gig workers find jobs, plants trees and offers an alternative to the big Goliath banks. We were fortunate to get some time with Jason Wilk, co-founder and CEO of Dave. During the show, Wilk discusses his career path as a 4X founder, the mission of Dave, the increasingly competitive challenger bank space and how Dave responded to a recent security breach.

26 min1 w ago
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Dave: A Digital Banking Platform for the Underserved

BankMobile: From Fintech Bank to TechFin Platform

In 2014, BankMobile was launched as a division of Customers Bank. As opposed to relying only on organic growth, BankMobile quickly grew with a B2B2C strategy, acquiring college student checking platform HigherOne. They also used a white-label strategy with telecom disruptor Sprint Mobile. Recently, BankMobile was re-positioned as part of a separate technology platform available to smaller banking organizations hoping to jump-start their digital banking offerings. The digital bank also announced a partnership with Google to offer their account within the GooglePay app. We are very fortunate to have Jay and Luvleen Sidhu, co-founders of BankMobile on the show. This highly innovative father/daugher combo have been covered by, and contributed to, The Financial Brand and the Financial Brand Forum through the years. They discuss the recent moves by BankMobile and the underlying strategy that has made this evolutionary digital bank a success.

45 min2 w ago
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BankMobile: From Fintech Bank to TechFin Platform

Varo: The First Nationally Chartered Fintech Bank

Until recently, fintech firms have usually partnered with traditional banks to provide banking services as opposed to going through the lengthy and costly process of getting their own bank charters. Breaking away from that model, Varo Money became the first challenger bank to receive a national bank charter. The national charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) was the first ever granted to a fintech company, allowing Varo to offer credit cards, make loans and generate insured deposits nationally. We caught up with Colin Walsh, founder and CEO of Varo Money, Inc., Varo, which began offering mobile-only banking services in 2015. Walsh discusses why Varo pursued a national charter, the benefits of being a mobile-only bank, and how to gain scale in an industry that already has too many players.

31 min3 w ago
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Varo: The First Nationally Chartered Fintech Bank

Wealthfront: Transforming From a Robo-Advisor to a Digital Bank

The battle to become the primary financial relationship for consumers continues to intensify, with the lines blurring between traditional banks, digital banks, robo-advisors and tech firms offering financial services. With the COVID-19 crisis driving consumers to digital banking options, the desire for new ways to bank became a necessity. Consumers are finding alternatives to the bank that has dozens or hundreds of branches. From low cost options designed to replace check cashing facilities to more sophisticated alternatives that are focused on investment accumulation, the marketplace is crowded. We are fortunate to have Andy Rachleff, co-founder and executive chairman of Wealthfront on the show today. Along with Dan Carroll, Andy has built Wealthfront into one of the premier financial services organizations, expanding from a foundation of digital wealth management to providing high interest digital savings and a new checking option.

44 minAUG 25
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Wealthfront: Transforming From a Robo-Advisor to a Digital Bank

Financial Marketing Takes Center Stage

The Digital Banking Report has just completed research on the impact of the pandemic on financial marketing. We found that changes in almost every area of financial marketing were more dramatic than in any of the previous 7 years. This is primarily because consumer adoption of digital alternatives advanced a decade in a matter of weeks. We found major changes in marketing spend, solution prioritization, use of data and technology, and even marketing talent deployment that will unlikely revert to pre-pandemic norms. Some of these changes represent accelerations of previous trends, while some are new trends altogether. It is yet to be seen the duration of these changes, but each deserves a careful review. To discuss the findings of our State of Financial Marketing report, we are joined by Barry McCarthy, president and CEO of Deluxe Corporation, the sponsor of the report. In this episode, we discuss this year’s findings and the ramifications for financial institutions in the future.

31 minAUG 18
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Financial Marketing Takes Center Stage

How COVID-19 Redefined Consumer Expectations in Banking

While COVID-19 forced people into a digital-only lifestyle, there was still a desire for humanized experiences. Some banks and credit unions were prepared to deliver these personalized digital engagements, while others fell short of expectations at the worst possible time. More than ever, consumers are looking for assurance and comfort regarding their finances and want their financial institution to know them, understand them and reward them. They are also highly sensitive to efforts that feel self-serving or inauthentic. To understand how consumer expectations have been transformed during the pandemic, we are joined by Beth Johnson, chief experience officer at Citizens Bank. In the episode, we discuss the findings of the bank’s inaugural Banking Experience Survey, which looks at the ways consumer expectations have changed and what financial institutions must do in the short and long term to succeed.

37 minAUG 11
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How COVID-19 Redefined Consumer Expectations in Banking

The Power of Social Media Influencers in Banking

In a world impacted by COVID-19, brand recognition and authenticity have never been more important, while the reach of traditional marketing channels continue to erode. This is where influencer marketing can help. With social media becoming more entrenched in people's daily lives, the use of influencer marketing continues to skyrocket. Beyond celebrities, a new breed of niche influencer can provide financial institutions access to a huge following of potential prospects not available with other promotional methods. To understand the potential of influencer marketing on building brand recognition and value, we are joined by Elma Beganovich, one of the co-founding sisters of New York-based A&E, a digital agency with a powerful portfolio of Fortune 500 companies including Netflix, Wells Fargo, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson. In the episode, we discuss how financial institutions of all sizes can benefit from influencer marketing and how to implement a stronger social strategy.

33 minAUG 4
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The Power of Social Media Influencers in Banking

COVID-19 Provides Wake-Up Call for Cloud Banking

The COVID-19 crisis has put a spotlight on the outdated tech infrastructures of many traditional financial services companies. As cloud computing has matured, banks and credit unions have hesitated to embrace the technology, worried about security, unsure of the benefits and unwilling to hand over control of their data. The pandemic is expected to accelerate a shift to the cloud, not only because many of the concerns have been addressed, but also because fintech and bigtech organizations are built around modern technologies that provide them a competitive advantage. To understand the potential of cloud technology and the options available to financial services firms of all sizes, we are joined by Tom Eck, global chief technology officer at IBM and Spiros Margaris, Venture Capitalist and Founder of margaris ventures. In this episode, they discuss how cloud computing fits into the entire digital transformation journey and why cloud computing is more than just a new technology. For more information, please visit:https://ibm.co/32YLeSg

43 minJUL 28
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COVID-19 Provides Wake-Up Call for Cloud Banking

Latest Episodes

Most Digital Lending Not Ready for Prime Time

In a post-COVID world, financial institutions must deliver innovative credit options, on-demand, in an almost instantaneous manner. To accomplish this feat – which had previously only been offered by fintech firms – traditional financial institutions will need to rethink back-office processes that currently hinder the speed to deliver digital credit. This will require the rethinking of everything from an organization’s origination process, to credit checks, to the operation of approvals, focusing on being able to use data to reduce costs, improve speed and expand the potential marketplace. I was very fortunate to be granted an exclusive interview with Christopher Maloof, chief product officer at MeridianLink, as part of the Banking Transformed podcast. His perspective on the results of this year’s research is a great overview on what banks and credit unions must do to succeed in the future.

33 min3 d ago
Comments
Most Digital Lending Not Ready for Prime Time

How to Build a Digital Banking Lifestyle ‘Super App’

Dubai-headquartered Emirates NBD has the distinction of being a legacy bank fully committed to innovation, digital transformation and customer-centricity. Rather than moving in baby steps, Emirates has made major efforts to build unique digital solutions for select segments. In 2017, Emirates NBD introduced Liv, a digital lifestyle banking platform geared to the needs of Millennials and Gen Z customers. The most recent iteration of the digital app was introduced this summer, integrating several third-party platforms, allowing customers to book tables or flights, play games or get concert tickets, and receive discounts on food and retail. The app also provides a host of financial tools to better manage money. We are joined today by Jayesh Patel, the head of Liv, the first digital-only lifestyle bank which is part of Emirates NBD. With more than 300,000 users, Liv has leveraged an open API platform to expand product features and boost Emirates NBD’s revenues. On today’s episode, Jayesh discusses digital transformation at Emirates NBD, the importance of an innovation culture and the development of a challenger bank within a legacy banking organization.

38 min6 d ago
Comments
How to Build a Digital Banking Lifestyle ‘Super App’

Dave: A Digital Banking Platform for the Underserved

Even before the pandemic, there was a financial crisis where many consumers had difficulty making ends meet, causing missed monthly payments or overdrafts with fees that quickly added up. Initially created as a budgeting tool to help consumers avoid overdraft fees, the Mark Cuban-backed fintech named Dave has morphed into a digital banking platform that provides free paycheck advances of up to $100, helps gig workers find jobs, plants trees and offers an alternative to the big Goliath banks. We were fortunate to get some time with Jason Wilk, co-founder and CEO of Dave. During the show, Wilk discusses his career path as a 4X founder, the mission of Dave, the increasingly competitive challenger bank space and how Dave responded to a recent security breach.

26 min1 w ago
Comments
Dave: A Digital Banking Platform for the Underserved

BankMobile: From Fintech Bank to TechFin Platform

In 2014, BankMobile was launched as a division of Customers Bank. As opposed to relying only on organic growth, BankMobile quickly grew with a B2B2C strategy, acquiring college student checking platform HigherOne. They also used a white-label strategy with telecom disruptor Sprint Mobile. Recently, BankMobile was re-positioned as part of a separate technology platform available to smaller banking organizations hoping to jump-start their digital banking offerings. The digital bank also announced a partnership with Google to offer their account within the GooglePay app. We are very fortunate to have Jay and Luvleen Sidhu, co-founders of BankMobile on the show. This highly innovative father/daugher combo have been covered by, and contributed to, The Financial Brand and the Financial Brand Forum through the years. They discuss the recent moves by BankMobile and the underlying strategy that has made this evolutionary digital bank a success.

45 min2 w ago
Comments
BankMobile: From Fintech Bank to TechFin Platform

Varo: The First Nationally Chartered Fintech Bank

Until recently, fintech firms have usually partnered with traditional banks to provide banking services as opposed to going through the lengthy and costly process of getting their own bank charters. Breaking away from that model, Varo Money became the first challenger bank to receive a national bank charter. The national charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) was the first ever granted to a fintech company, allowing Varo to offer credit cards, make loans and generate insured deposits nationally. We caught up with Colin Walsh, founder and CEO of Varo Money, Inc., Varo, which began offering mobile-only banking services in 2015. Walsh discusses why Varo pursued a national charter, the benefits of being a mobile-only bank, and how to gain scale in an industry that already has too many players.

31 min3 w ago
Comments
Varo: The First Nationally Chartered Fintech Bank

Wealthfront: Transforming From a Robo-Advisor to a Digital Bank

The battle to become the primary financial relationship for consumers continues to intensify, with the lines blurring between traditional banks, digital banks, robo-advisors and tech firms offering financial services. With the COVID-19 crisis driving consumers to digital banking options, the desire for new ways to bank became a necessity. Consumers are finding alternatives to the bank that has dozens or hundreds of branches. From low cost options designed to replace check cashing facilities to more sophisticated alternatives that are focused on investment accumulation, the marketplace is crowded. We are fortunate to have Andy Rachleff, co-founder and executive chairman of Wealthfront on the show today. Along with Dan Carroll, Andy has built Wealthfront into one of the premier financial services organizations, expanding from a foundation of digital wealth management to providing high interest digital savings and a new checking option.

44 minAUG 25
Comments
Wealthfront: Transforming From a Robo-Advisor to a Digital Bank

Financial Marketing Takes Center Stage

The Digital Banking Report has just completed research on the impact of the pandemic on financial marketing. We found that changes in almost every area of financial marketing were more dramatic than in any of the previous 7 years. This is primarily because consumer adoption of digital alternatives advanced a decade in a matter of weeks. We found major changes in marketing spend, solution prioritization, use of data and technology, and even marketing talent deployment that will unlikely revert to pre-pandemic norms. Some of these changes represent accelerations of previous trends, while some are new trends altogether. It is yet to be seen the duration of these changes, but each deserves a careful review. To discuss the findings of our State of Financial Marketing report, we are joined by Barry McCarthy, president and CEO of Deluxe Corporation, the sponsor of the report. In this episode, we discuss this year’s findings and the ramifications for financial institutions in the future.

31 minAUG 18
Comments
Financial Marketing Takes Center Stage

How COVID-19 Redefined Consumer Expectations in Banking

While COVID-19 forced people into a digital-only lifestyle, there was still a desire for humanized experiences. Some banks and credit unions were prepared to deliver these personalized digital engagements, while others fell short of expectations at the worst possible time. More than ever, consumers are looking for assurance and comfort regarding their finances and want their financial institution to know them, understand them and reward them. They are also highly sensitive to efforts that feel self-serving or inauthentic. To understand how consumer expectations have been transformed during the pandemic, we are joined by Beth Johnson, chief experience officer at Citizens Bank. In the episode, we discuss the findings of the bank’s inaugural Banking Experience Survey, which looks at the ways consumer expectations have changed and what financial institutions must do in the short and long term to succeed.

37 minAUG 11
Comments
How COVID-19 Redefined Consumer Expectations in Banking

The Power of Social Media Influencers in Banking

In a world impacted by COVID-19, brand recognition and authenticity have never been more important, while the reach of traditional marketing channels continue to erode. This is where influencer marketing can help. With social media becoming more entrenched in people's daily lives, the use of influencer marketing continues to skyrocket. Beyond celebrities, a new breed of niche influencer can provide financial institutions access to a huge following of potential prospects not available with other promotional methods. To understand the potential of influencer marketing on building brand recognition and value, we are joined by Elma Beganovich, one of the co-founding sisters of New York-based A&E, a digital agency with a powerful portfolio of Fortune 500 companies including Netflix, Wells Fargo, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson. In the episode, we discuss how financial institutions of all sizes can benefit from influencer marketing and how to implement a stronger social strategy.

33 minAUG 4
Comments
The Power of Social Media Influencers in Banking

COVID-19 Provides Wake-Up Call for Cloud Banking

The COVID-19 crisis has put a spotlight on the outdated tech infrastructures of many traditional financial services companies. As cloud computing has matured, banks and credit unions have hesitated to embrace the technology, worried about security, unsure of the benefits and unwilling to hand over control of their data. The pandemic is expected to accelerate a shift to the cloud, not only because many of the concerns have been addressed, but also because fintech and bigtech organizations are built around modern technologies that provide them a competitive advantage. To understand the potential of cloud technology and the options available to financial services firms of all sizes, we are joined by Tom Eck, global chief technology officer at IBM and Spiros Margaris, Venture Capitalist and Founder of margaris ventures. In this episode, they discuss how cloud computing fits into the entire digital transformation journey and why cloud computing is more than just a new technology. For more information, please visit:https://ibm.co/32YLeSg

43 minJUL 28
Comments
COVID-19 Provides Wake-Up Call for Cloud Banking
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