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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Oct 12, 2016

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Tom Blomfield, CEO and co-founder of Monzo, a new smartphone-based bank.

He previously founded GoCardless, the UK's largest Direct Debit Processor, which has gone on to raise over $12m from investors.

In 2013, Tom was nominated one of the top 5 Entrepreneurs under 30 by the European Commission.

His new startup is Monzo; a new smartphone-based bank which started last year and raised £1 million through crowdfunding in just 96 seconds.

I wanted to chat with Tom about Monzo, but also the future of the banking sector in light of new technology.

It’s no secret that the traditional High Street banking model is suffering from a lack of trust with its customers. Traditional banks are seen as slow to innovate and seem to focus more on their own profits than things like customer satisfaction.

In this episode of Informed Choice Radio, I speak to Tom about the inspiration for Monzo, how digital disruption could change the face of banking, what the banking sector could look like in five years’ time, whether smartphone-based banking will appeal to everyone, and what makes London such an attractive home for Financial Technology.

Welcome to A New Kind of Banking with Tom Blomfield, in episode 121 of Informed Choice Radio.

Some questions I ask

-Where did the idea to start Monzo come from?

-Is Monzo part of the digital disruption that is going to change the face of banking?

-How are concerns about security and trust addressed with smartphone-based banking?

-Will this new kind of banking appeal to everyone?

-What makes London such an attractive hub for FinTech and how will Brexit change things?

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