Fintech Podcast – Episode 158 – The Fragmented World of Payments

This week Mike Townsend and Faisal Khan discuss the topic that has been on everyone else’s mind, but we hardly speak of it. The fragmented world of payments and how broken the system is. We discuss with simple examples of why the cross-border money transfer system is broken and how it represents a multi trillion … Continue reading Fintech Podcast – Episode 158 – The Fragmented World of Payments

Fintech Podcast – Money On The Move – Episode 3 – The $10 Trillion Problem Of Moving Money

In this episode, we talk about the tens of trillions of dollars worth of problems faced in moving money around the world through the banking system. What is the challenge with money moving through the banking system today? Why is it so expensive to do a wire transfer? How complex does it get? How might … Continue reading Fintech Podcast – Money On The Move – Episode 3 – The $10 Trillion Problem Of Moving Money

Fintech Podcast – Money On the Move – Episode 2 – Behind The Figures

In the second episode of Money on the Move, Faisal and Malini decode the often quoted figure of $600 billion annual remittances in 2017. They attempt to explain where this number comes from and how it is calculated. Our hosts also talk about the unbanked world, how money transfer takes place through mobile money, and … Continue reading Fintech Podcast – Money On the Move – Episode 2 – Behind The Figures

Fintech Podcast – Money on the Move: Pilot Episode

Money transfer & remittances account for a $600 billion economy annually. Perhaps equal in number is the informal channel. Money On the Move is the first podcast dedicated to the money transfer and cross-border payments industry. As a podcast about how money moves, MotM will cover such topics as cross-border money transfers, domestic money transfers, … Continue reading Fintech Podcast – Money on the Move: Pilot Episode

Episode 124: Interview with Luis Buenaventura, author of “Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin”

Episode 124: Interview with Luis Buenaventura, author of "Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin"

Episode 124 In this episode, Faisal Khan interviews Luis Buenaventura, author of "Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin". Luis is one of the early pioneers in the Bitcoin Remittance space. The concise book shares his accumulated knowledge of what he has learned about Remittances+Bitcoin. About The Book When Bitcoin was created in 2009, its most obvious use was … Continue reading Episode 124: Interview with Luis Buenaventura, author of “Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin”

Episode 104: Interview with George Harrap, CEO of Bitspark

Episode 104 This week joining us all the way from Hong Kong is George Harrap. George is the CEO of Bitspark, a remittance/money transfer company that specializes in building an alliance network of money transfer agents all the while using Bitcoin as its settlement mechanism at the back end. About Bitspark: Bitspark is a remittance platform … Continue reading Episode 104: Interview with George Harrap, CEO of Bitspark

Episode 101: The insider’s take on what WWDC means for us all

Episode 101 This week, Brian, Faisal and Mike get back on air and discuss a myriad of topics. First up was Faisal's city-hopping tour and what he learned about the Remittance (Money Transfer) world. Brian dives into the latest WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) that Apple recently hosted and what it means for all of us. … Continue reading Episode 101: The insider’s take on what WWDC means for us all

Interview with Peter Ohser EVP Business Development for MoneyGram

Episode 79 Interview with Peter Ohser EVP Business Development for MoneyGram In this special episode Mike & Faisal interview Peter Ohser, EVP (Business Development) for MoneyGram, one of the large incumbents in the money transfer space. About MoneyGram MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services. We provide quick and reliable … Continue reading Interview with Peter Ohser EVP Business Development for MoneyGram