Last year we took a look at some podcasts aimed directly at people working in the banking industry and we found some good ones. Now that 2019 is coming to a close, we’re excited to provide a new list of worthwhile podcasts (spoiler alert: Kasasa made the list).
At the end of the day, the business of banking is about helping consumers get access to the financial services and guidance they need and want. These podcasts can help — happy listening!
Best podcasts of 2019
1. Thinking Outside the Vault
“Thinking Outside the Vault” is part of a bigger movement at Kasasa to freely share industry intelligence and insight. Tune in for fresh ideas, informed commentary, and innovation sized just right for community banks and credit unions.
2. Banking Transformed with Jim Marous
It would be hard to be in the community financial institution industry and miss out on the wealth of knowledge and expertise that live in Jim Marous. He’s co-publisher of The Financial Brand and owner of the Digital Banking Report. “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.
3. Around the Coin
This award-winning top fintech podcast centers on the world of payments, from the trading of shells and bitcoins to everything in between!
4. Finovate Podcast
This is a short, interview-based podcast featuring conversations from fintech’s elite innovators and influencers. For more than a decade, Finovate’s global events have introduced audiences to the very latest in financial technology developments. Now you can find out what goes on behind the scenes, as key influencers and innovators share the stories they don’t get to tell from stage.
5. Fintech Insider by 11:FS
This bi-weekly podcast is dedicated to a wide range of fintech, banking, technology and financial services topics. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts and joined weekly by a range of fantastic guests, they discuss the latest news, developments, and trends within the industry.
Best podcasts of 2018
In case you missed last year’s short list, we’ve left it here for reference. We recommend these just as much as we did last year. Our industry will soon be spoiled for choice of excellent podcasts. Lucky you!
1. Breaking Banks Podcast
“The FinTech space is one of the world’s fastest growing sectors. Investments is exploding, with estimates exceeding $20Bn. While Silicon Valley, New York and London vie for the top spot, FinTech is a global revolution. Banking is being challenged to the core and the next 10 years will see more changes in money and finance than the last 100 years. This show documents those changes and explores the best of the best in FinTech around the world.”
The founder and primary host, Brett King was voted as American Banker’s “Innovator of the Year” in 2012, and was nominated by “Bank Innovation” as one of the Top 10 “coolest brands in banking”. His latest book Breaking Banks debuted in the top 3 on Amazon’s Bestseller list in the US, France, Canada, Germany and Australia, and features interviews with 30 of the top innovators and disruptors in the financial services industry today.
2. Bank On It
“New episodes air every Tuesday & Thursday mornings on your way to work. Every week the show host John Siracusa talks with amazing fintech leaders and entrepreneurs, through conversation uncovers the amazing stories behind them, their creations and the most important topics in fintech today.”
From John Siracusa’s LinkedIn:
“I'm the host of the weekly "Bank On It” podcast recorded onsite from the CG offices on Wall Street where I interview fintech thought leaders from companies such as Ondeck, Lendingclub, Forrester and many others. As well, I speak at and cover industry events such as In|Vest, Lendit Fintech and Finovate. I’m also a mentor at the tech accelerator, Techstars, where I advise early stage Fintech startups.”
Rebank is a platform for the exploration of the most important technological and social trends shaping our world and its future.
Our areas of focus include: Fintech, insurtech, roboadvice, technology, startups, regtech, banking/lending, digital assets, blockchain, cryptography, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, The Internet of Things, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles, the future of work, the ethics of technology and change, political technology, social impact.”
The host Will Beeson, has an extensive background in fintech, but happily covers a wide range of topics. Although the world of fintech and banking can feel insular, the way money is moved, spent, and managed has tangential implications for nearly every area of life. This banking podcast promises to cover that global transformation in depth.
4.The Purposeful Banker
Brought to you by PrecisionLender and hosted by their Director of Communications, Jim Young, this banking podcast seeks to cover topics that are relevant for “today’s best bankers.” They’ve explored technology, artificial intelligence, innovation, performance metrics, commercial banking trends and more. The archive of episodes goes all the way back to spring of 2015, so there’s lots of content for the eager listener.
5. Filene Fill-in
From the Filene Research Institute website:
“We conduct research, seek truth, and connect credit unions with relevant insights and innovative thinkers.”
This banking podcast provides a healthy dose of research-based content that is targeted at credit unions, but is likely to prove useful for anyone in retail banking. Look forward to lots of evidence-based insights and a healthy archive of episodes dating back to early 2016.
Hosted by Holly Fearing, Marketing + Communications Director at the Filene Research Institute, with regular appearances by other Filene executives and industry leaders.
What's Your Favorite Banking Podcast?
We're always looking to add to our podcast playlist, so if there is a banking podcast you think we should consider adding to the list, please let us know in the comments or by sending us an email.