Fintech Insider

Listened to in more than 150 countries and always at the top of the charts on iTunes, our hosts, globally recognised as the most influential leaders in FinTech, have injected new energy into financial news.

News, interviews and insights


Every week on FinTech Insider News, David M. Brear, Jason Bates, Simon Taylor, and Chris Skinner come together for a pub-like chat about the latest headlines. On FinTech Insider Insights, they speak to subject matter experts for deep dives on APIs, AI, digital banking, and all other areas disrupting our industry. FinTech Insider Interviews brings you one-on-one interviews with the thought leaders and innovators transforming financial services.

Want to hear from someone we’ve not featured on FinTech Insider? Email fintechinsider@11fs.co.uk to suggest a guest for the show.

About your hosts


David M. Brear

David is CEO and Co-Founder of 11:FS. Named amongst the Top 100 Most Influential FinTech Leaders of 2016, he's one of the most recognized and influential people in financial services. At Lloyds Banking Group and Aviva, David delivered large-scale digital transformations, then led Gartner's Global Digital Banking practice before founding 11:FS.

Simon Taylor

Simon is Co-Founder and Blockchain Lead at 11:FS. Previously at Barclays, he established the bank as one of the leaders in blockchain thought and action. Simon also serves as an advisor to central banks and governments, in addition to consulting the top 20 banks on blockchain. He's helped a variety of startups flourish through the Barclays Accelerator.

Jason Bates

Jason is Co-Founder and consulting lead for 11:FS. Jason previously Co-Founded Monzo and Starling - two new digital retail banks in the in the UK - where he led product and proposition: researching customer needs, designing the app, recruiting a world class team, and defending regulatory submissions to the UK regulator. Jason has firsthand experience of what creating a next-generation FinTech bank from scratch really means.

Chris Skinner

Chris is a Partner in the 11:FS consulting business and investment fund. He's also the best selling author of Digital Bank and Value Web. A regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News, and Bloomberg, Chris is one of the most sought-after speakers in the banking world.

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