The age of the podcast has fully dawned. These days it seems as though there’s a podcast that caters to virtually any interest. But let’s take a hard look in the mirror: professionals in the banking industry aren’t renowned for their ability to entertain a crowd. So if you were looking for a banking podcast that won’t put you to sleep on your commute, you could be forgiven for having low expectations. Lucky for you, the choices are actually quite good.
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.