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“The Gold Standard for Fintech Podcasts” Ryan Weeks Fintech Editor

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Breaking news:  As the LFP enters it’s second decade, the show now has a new host, Tony Clark (also founder & CEO of NextWave – a next generation consulting firm in the fintech space).  See the announcement here: https://tinyurl.com/3ze2ua7a

The London Fintech Podcast, which was launched in July 2014, is the longest running and most blue-chip Fintech podcast in Europe with gravitas and respect in both Fintech and incumbent FS, and has global reach. Guests include Lord Turner the former head of the FSA, Sir Paul Tucker former Deputy Governor Bank of England, the Lord Mayor of London, the leading economist Professor John Kay as well as blue-chip FS incumbents and Fintechs.

The mission of the show is to  educate and entertain  and it has had 800,000 downloads in 202 countries since its launch. More than that though the aim has never been to produce content that targets audience size at all, rather to produce blue-chip reference material on the many topics within Fintech.

The LFP has a leaning towards the business end of the Fintech spectrum – FinFintech if you like rather than technology per se. Its episodes can be seen to fill a pyramidal shape with at the base a triangle of Entrepreneurialism, Financial Services and Technology. At the vertex of the pyramid is “Finance and Society” whilst FS is a societal construct whose form has varied over space and time – by laws, by regulations, by political design, by the very nature of the definition of money – equally it is a huge influence on the society in which is resides.

As sectors go Fintech has been by far one of the hottest over the past decade which has had tons of money poured into it and therefore seen evolution on steroids and given us in a decade insights into what in more leisurely times it might have taken fifty years to learn about the nature of entrepreneurialism, what works and what doesn’t.

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“There are many fintech podcasts but Mike brings a dose of English humour, perspective, truth and insights that not only am I entertained but remain informed. Great job and top form.” Stitcher review

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The LFP has been funded by brand partners since 2016 and I’d like to thank current partners Smart Pension and The Unlisted Board.com

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“Essential listening for anyone wanting to get a better grasp of London’s flourishing fintech scene and how it all fits together. Cuts through the hype, which is rare.” iTunes review

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Its focus is topics, not firms, quality not quantity, and understanding how FS as a whole is being impacted and changed by the new digital world.  Audience feedback is universally along the lines that it is highly educational, un-hyped and is most often described as “grown-up Fintech”.

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”Very much appreciate your deep-dive insights and questions, clearly avoiding high-level ‘marketing pitches’ ” Dan Zakowski, Chief of Staff Auxmoney

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The creator and host, Mike Baliman (LinkedIn Profile) has 40 years experience in FS, tech and entrepreneurialism in senior roles (Global Head Fixed Income, Global Head of Risk, Board-level Consultant) as well as  having founded a Fintech in 1998 way before they existed and has released the better part of two hundred in-depth conversations with the leading new, digital FS players.  He has worked with Governments, FS Incumbents, Fintechs, and Private Individuals as well as non-FS firms.

Mike’s other work falls into three categories: Non-Executive Director, Advisory Director, Founder-Mentor, Consultancy and Media.

Mike is the author of “The Realpolitik Of The Unlisted Company Board: Making Your Board An Engine Of Growth” which currently gets 5* from 18 reviews on Amazon..

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