Leaders in Payments is an original podcast series from McKinsey’s Global Banking Practice, featuring conversations with innovators, disruptors, and emerging leaders in the rapidly changing global payments ecosystem. Spanning consumer, commercial, and peer-to-peer payments, the talks focus on what motivates these dynamic individuals, their strategic choices, and the opportunities they see ahead.

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The end of the expense report: A conversation with Ramp’s Eric Glyman

– A payments tech veteran has turned his attention to the commercial arena, looking to save companies time and money while automating business finance.

Past Episodes

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Baptism by fire: Talking with Zopa’s Jaidev Janardana

– The UK fintech’s CEO shares lessons from launching a bank during a pandemic, pulling the plug on the company’s founding... product, and adapting its business model.
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Transforming global trade: Views from Tradeshift CEO Christian Lanng

– The leader of the Danish-born fintech talks about modernizing B2B payments, the significance of global trade, and an early meeting... with a Silicon Valley mentor that keeps him centered.
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Driven by purpose: 15 years of M‑Pesa’s evolution

– M‑Pesa Africa’s managing director Sitoyo Lopokoiyit shares his views on running one of Africa’s first fintechs.
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Leapfrogging a generation: Talking with GB Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave

– The cofounder of the Lagos-based fintech shares his perspectives on the nuanced dynamics of payments competition and innovation... in Africa.
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Going global: A conversation with Revolut’s CFO Mikko Salovaara

– While other fintechs seek to establish a beachhead in a specific region or category, UK-based Revolut is looking to build a global... ecosystem from the start.
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Enabling global commerce: A conversation with Payoneer CEO Scott Galit

– While retail payments providers often become household names, most flows are between businesses. Scott Galit describes how B2B... fintech Payoneer has grown by leveraging early success in cross-border payments.
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Taking the friction out of financial services: A conversation with Plaid COO Eric Sager

– For Plaid’s operating chief, the future of payments will be built on increasing transparency for both customers and the... banks and fintechs seeking to serve them.
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At the intersection of banking and technology: A conversation with Cross River Bank

– In a wide-ranging interview with McKinsey’s Vijay D’Silva, Cross River’s Gilles Gade (CEO) and Adam Goller (head... of fintech banking) talk tech, talent, cryptocurrency, and their role as one of the biggest US originators of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

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