Innovation in Finance: The Podcast

Episode 1: What next for FinTech after Covid-19?

The Innovation in Finance series was conceived to shine a light on the impact that FinTech has had on individuals and communities around the world. Since many of the films were made, however, the Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped the way people live and work – in some ways temporarily and in others permanently. 

The first podcast episode of the Innovation in Finance series brings together four knowledgeable and passionate leaders from around the global FinTech ecosystem. We look critically at the progress FinTech has made since the previous crisis in 2008, and question whether the current one exposes some of its shortcomings; we also look to the future of finance, asking how FinTech can improve its social impact in a post-Covid world, and what the next decade will bring for FinTech companies of all varieties – and their users. 

 Keep your eyes peeled for more podcast episodes on this site – and the launch of the long-form Innovation in Finance documentary piece, which had to be put on hold amid lockdown. In the meantime, there’s plenty of video and written FinTech content to explore on this microsite, and a social media conversation you can join using #InnovationInFinance. Enjoy the show!


Ben Brabyn is a business development and ecosystem expert who has recently launched the GenieShares campaign, highlighting entrepreneurs who are giving equity away to members of the public. He is former Head of Level39, Europe’s leading fintech and cybersecurity cluster based in London, where he welcomed more than 200 companies from more than 50 countries. Prior to leading Level39, Ben consulted to the UK Government, running UK Trade & Investment’s Venture Capital Unit and introducing overseas investor to UK companies.


Louise Brett is a Senior Partner in Deloitte Digital and Head of FinTech and Financial Services Innovation at Deloitte Europe, working across the ecosystem with Financial Services clients, government bodies, regulators, advisors, VCs and the broader FinTech community. She has recently taken on the Global Advisory Partner for Revolut. She leads Deloitte’s focus on Women in Leadership and is passionate about innovation and the potency of inclusive leadership and diversity of thought to drive superior long term commercial success.


Dee Choubey is the Founder and CEO of MoneyLion, the award-winning all-in-one mobile banking membership that helps millions of the hardest working Americans save more, borrow for less and invest everyday. Prior to founding MoneyLion in 2013, Dee began his career as an investment banker at leading Wall Street firms including Goldman Sachs, Citadel and Barclays Capital.


Diana Biggs is Global Head of Innovation for HSBC Private Banking, where she is responsible for the testing of new propositions and overseeing FinTech partnerships. She has spent three years at HSBC, initially for their retail bank across UK and Europe. She is a Board Member of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Leaders of Europe Community and a Head Tutor for the University of Oxford Said Business School’s Blockchain Strategy Programme.



Will Beeson is a financial innovation specialist, advisor and entrepreneur currently building a new consumer fintech in the US. Previously, Will co-founded Allica, a digital bank for businesses in the UK. After starting his career at Citigroup in New York, Will spent nearly a decade in Europe working with and managing financial services companies prior to launching Allica.


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