A refreshing podcast by Pål Krogdahl & Ville Sointu looking at Fintech & Banking Technology

Between digital native customers demanding instant gratification and the ever increasing amount of regulation, financial institutions are between a rock and a hard place. The era of the fintech started after the 2008 financial crisis, challenging the status quo. More than a decade later banks haven’t gone anywhere, yet fintech is more relevant than ever. What happened with all the fintech hopes and dreams? In this podcast Pål Krogdahl & Ville Sointu pick one topic in every episode and try to look at it through the lens of fintech disruption - or lack thereof. This is Fintech Daydreaming.

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A refreshing podcast by Pål Krogdahl & Ville Sointu looking at Fintech & Banking Technology

Between digital native customers demanding instant gratification and the ever increasing amount of regulation, financial institutions are between a rock and a hard place. The era of the fintech started after the 2008 financial crisis, challenging the status quo. More than a decade later banks haven’t gone anywhere, yet fintech is more relevant than ever. What happened with all the fintech hopes and dreams? In this podcast Pål Krogdahl & Ville Sointu pick one topic in every episode and try to look at it through the lens of fintech disruption - or lack thereof. This is Fintech Daydreaming.

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Fintech Daydreaming with Fintech Farm

Fintech Daydreaming, and Fintech Farm Helsinki, the Nordic fintech hub, have joined forces. Through this alliance, Fintech Daydreaming is the official podcast partner of Fintech Farm. Both organisations will collaboratively produce a monthly podcast episode focused on Nordic Fintech Highlights, Fintech Farm’s updated monthly industry review.  This partnership will not only enhance the content on our platform but will also offer our audience an in-depth look into the pulse of Nordic fintech innovation. Read more here

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Recent Fintech Daydreaming Episodes

Recent Fintech Daydreaming Episodes

Nordic Fintech Highlights, January 2024: Is the digital lipstick a returning trend?

Buckle up, fintech aficionados! Our monthly "Nordic Fintech Highlights" episode has arrived, and it's a whirlwind tour through January's most electrifying developments in the Nordic fintech scene. Our dynamic duo, Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu, are joined by the ever-insightful Janne Salminen, the mastermind CEO of Helsinki Fintech Farm and purveyor of many a bad joke, to unpack the juicy details.

 

First on our agenda, we delve into Danske Bank's latest venture with Backbase—a partnership less about romantic candlelit dinners and more about a dynamic duo set to revolutionize digital banking like never before. But the question lingers: is this a case of too little, too late?

 

Next, we dart over to Finland, where MobilePay is making a grand re-entrance, poised to sprinkle some magic on mobile payments. It's akin to reconnecting with an old friend who's just got a fabulous new makeover—you just know things are about to get thrilling.

 

And just when you thought our fintech feast couldn't get any richer, we explore how Januar and Fireblocks are joining forces to create a digital Fort Knox for digital assets. This is the kind of top-tier security that could make even the most skeptical crypto asset manager sleep soundly.

 

So, if you're in the mood for a hearty serving of fintech fun with a dash of Nordic flair, you've struck gold. Tune in, crank up the volume, and let's navigate the waves of January's fintech frenzy with grins all around.

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S09:E02 - Never lose an employee or customer again with Joey Coleman

🌟 Welcome to another episode of Fintech Daydreaming, where we navigate the winds of change in 2024!

 

🚀 This year like every year for many of us begins with a common theme of renewal and transitions, not just in personal lives but also in professional landscapes. As we've noticed, a significant shift happens every year at this time in job markets and career choices – but what's driving this change?

 

🔍 A staggering 40% of the global workforce is consistently on the lookout for new opportunities, a statistic that paints a vivid picture of the current employment climate. While this level of employee turnover challenges employers' desire for stability, it also opens up a conversation about the importance of employee experience.

 

📘 In this episode, we're thrilled to have Joey Coleman, a celebrated user experience specialist and the author of “How to Never Lose a Customer Again.” Joey brings his expertise to a new dimension in his latest book, “How to Never Lose an Employee Again.” This thought-provoking publication serves as the foundation of our discussion, providing rich insights into the world of employee experience.

 

🎧 Join us as we delve into Joey's profound understanding of user experience and its far-reaching impacts – insights so powerful, they might even save your marriage (watch out for his next book, you heard it on Fintech Daydreaming first 😉)! This episode is packed with intriguing ideas and strategies that will transform how you view employee engagement in the fintech sector and beyond.

 

👉 Tune in now to discover the secrets to retaining top talent and fostering a thriving workplace environment in this ever-evolving industry. Don't miss this casual and fun conversation on Fintech Daydreaming!

Nordic Fintech Highlights, December 2023: Nordic Fintech closed 2023 on a high

Welcome to 2024 – a year promising fresh innovation and excitement in the fintech world! 🎉 We're thrilled to launch the new season of Fintech Daydreaming, and what better way to start than with a Nordic Fintech Highlights special, in collaboration with our good friends at Helsinki Fintech Farm?

 

📈 December 2023 was nothing short of extraordinary in the Nordics' fintech scene, brimming with interesting news and developments. With so many significant stories, it was a challenge to pick just a few, but here's a sneak peek of what we've covered:

 

🦄 ePassi's Milestone: ePassi's valuation has skyrocketed to a staggering one billion euros, marking its entry into the elite unicorn club.

 

🚗 Klarna's drive-now-pay-later move: Klarna extending its Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services to car rentals. Discover how this expansion is set to impact the automotive rental industry.

 

🤝 OP and Nordea's Joint Venture: Witness the future of instant payments in Finland, as OP and Nordea join forces in a joint venture, paving the way for seamless financial transactions and e-invoicing.

 

🔗 Keen to dive deeper? You'll find the complete December Nordic Fintech Highlights, along with a subscription link, at Helsinki Fintech Farm's Newsletter page - https://www.helsinkifintech.fi/news/nordic-fintech-highlights-december-2023/

S08:E09 - Season End and Christmas Special

Many things are getting wrapped this Christmas week and one of them is season eight of Fintech Daydreaming. In our traditional end of season episode Pål and Ville reflect on season eight highlights and main takeaways from what we learned in 2023 overall.

 

As we look forward to 2024, questions are abound: Will the new year be a mere repeat of its predecessor, or are we going to see new themes in the fintech landscape? In this episode we take a swing at some predictions, but we're eager to hear yours. Tune in, join the conversation, and share your thoughts on what 2024 might hold for fintech, as well as who you'd like to see as a guest in the upcoming season.

 

Wishing all our listeners a joyous holiday season filled with wonder and inspiration. Happy Holidays from the Fintech Daydreaming team! 🎄💫🎆

Nordic Fintech Highlights, November 2023:

Fintech is getting slushy in the Nordic

The holiday season is almost upon us, but that doesn’t mean that the world of Nordic fintech is slowing down - quite the opposite! The Slush conference swept through Helsinki just recently and with it came a lot of fintech goodness for us to discuss in this month’s edition of Nordic Fintech Highlights in collaboration with Helsinki Fintech Farm.

 

Stories we covered in this episode:

  • Enfuce secures a new round of funding
  • Tink partners with Savings Bank
  • Group Bank of Lithuania reveals five year strategy to become a leading country in fintech

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