The Conversation Continues: Greg Palmer and the Finovate Podcast

Another year begins – and so does the latest round of podcasts hosted by one of fintech’s favorite conversationalists, Finovate VP Greg Palmer!

In his most recent discussions on the Finovate Podcast, Palmer has talked about the challenge of inclusivity when it comes to lending in financial services, as well as the hurdles innovative companies face when trying to turn inspiration into reality and promise into winning, marketable products that delight and engage customers. And with the new year just getting underway, the Finovate Podcast also took stock of some of the major trends in fintech in 2021 with an eye toward seeing how they will be resolved here in 2022.

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Kurt Lin, Co-founder and CEO, Pinwheel

Host Greg Palmer talks with Pinwheel co-founder and CEO Kurt Lin about the problem of inaccessibility and credit invisibility in our financial system and what Pinwheel is doing to innovate in the lending space. Episode 118.

“What we do at Pinwheel is pretty straightforward: we look at all the different income sources that exist – whether it be payroll systems, gig platforms, or future of work platforms like Etsy or ebay – and we combine it into a platform and make it really easy for anyone to connect their income account or their payroll account to any app for the purpose of sharing that data or to do things like update direct deposits.”

Steven Ramirez, CEO, Beyond the Arc

Host Greg Palmer sits down with Beyond the Arc CEO Steven Ramirez to discuss predictions for 2022, cryptocurrencies, fintech super apps, the Buy Now Pay Later revolution, and more. Episode 117.

“There is huge hype and excitement about crypto which is, of course, leading to greater adoption. More people are finding on-ramps to crypto and some of them are super simple. If you look at Coinbase or Paypal, they really could not make it any easier to acquire your first cryptocurrencies. However, there is a lot behind that initial purchase about how you actually use cryptocurrency and some real sticking points that I think are going to be nasty surprises for consumers.”

Alex Castro, CEO, M Corp

Host Greg Palmer and Alex Castro, CEO of M Corp and author of Measure, Execute, Win, investigate the challenge of navigating the “execution gap” by strategically examining the space between strategy and results. Episode 116.

“We’ve seen over the last 10 years a great surge in innovation and ideas that can really help grow industries and companies. All too often those ideas fall to the wayside during the execution process, and that gap between idea or strategy and execution still remains the largest roadblock for these great ideas to get to market. We’ve analyzed that issue and we have some very deliberate methods and products to help resolve that gap so that more ideas can be more successful.”

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