Top 9 TED Talks about Fintech

When it comes to education and inspiration, there is nothing more entertaining than a TED talk. Here are 9 of the best fintech TED talks you should watch.

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Fintech is getting more and more traction, visibility, and importance throughout the whole banking industry, and outside of it. Today, we can build our own financial app or platform at home. This means that financial technology overall is crossing the chasm, and is becoming widely accepted. It is no longer technology for nerds, but for developing real-world solutions. 

For building these models, we can use a variety of technologies, such as: APIs, blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.  

If you’re just getting into the fintech waters, and want to learn more of it, we’ve added here some of the YouTube links to TED talks about fintech, financial technology and digital transformation in the banking sector, to get you going. 

Ted Talks

Daniel Drummer - Banking from your pocket: using fintech instead of standing in line  


Daniel Drummer is a specialist in Big Data and advanced analytics at McKinsey & Company, where he focuses on digital technologies and disruptive innovation. Daniel graduated from The University of Oxford and received his MBA with Distinction. He also holds a Masters Degree (LL.M.) in Corporate Law. Daniel is leading the ‘Future of FinTech’ team on behalf of the World Economic Forum. 

Daniel talks about a global financial revolution that will replace your visits to the bank with a quick look at the phone in your pocket. Watch the full talk here.

Henri Arslanian  - How fintech is shaping the future of banking 


Henri Arslanian started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong, after which he spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. In recent years, he has been teaching graduate courses on Entrepreneurship in Finance at Hong Kong University as an Adjunct Associate Professor. 

Henri talks about how fintech is revolutionizing the banking industry and giving millions of people access to innovative financial services for the first time, new banking business models  are emerging with fintech startup and bigtech firms potentially disrupting the status quo. Watch the full talk here

Tom Blomfield - A revolution in banking is coming

a revolution in banking is coming

Tom is CEO of Monzo - an UK challenger bank. In 2013, he was nominated one of the top 5 Entrepreneurs under 30 by the European Commission. In 2016, he became the youngest ever CEO of a UK bank.

Tom talks about his favourite book and how in an age of ever changing technology, one particular important aspect of our lives has seemingly been left behind: banking. Watch the full talk here.

Spiros Margaris - How fintech can positively impact the world  

How fintech can positively impact the world

Venture capitalist and advisor Spiros Margaris is one of the foremost global thought leaders in the fintech (financial technology) and insurtech (insurance technology) spaces. 

Spiros helps us understand how technology and coding will change our lives, corporations, and nations. Without forget how important are people in our technology world. Watch the full talk here.

Ruzbeh Bacha - The future with fintech, crypto and AI  

the future with fintech crypto AI

Ruzbeh Bacha is the CEO and Founder CityFalcon and has worked in finance and strategy roles at KPMG, Nokia, Skype, and Microsof. 

Ruzbeh speaks about the future of finance with fintech, cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence. Watch the full talk here.

Amine Harifi - Fintech in the heart of the digital revolution

fintech in the heart of the digital revolution

Amine Harifi is a previous banker, trader and a financial markets expert in UK holding many degrees in the same field CFA, CFT and an MBA. 

Amine talks how the digital world of today is changing everything (relationships, jobs, and our relationship with money). Our world today it’s not only about profits, but more about building relationships. Watch the full talk here.

Emilie Allaert - Fintech: paving the way to a new era

fintech paving the way to a new era

Emilie Allaert is Head of Operations and Projects at The LHoFT Foundation (Luxembourg House of Financial Technology), a public/private sector initiative that drives innovation in Fintech (Financial Technology) in Luxembourg.    

Emilie talks about how "you can’t teach an old dog new tricks", this is what comes to the mind on many people when we speak about financial services. Watch the full talk here.

Shivani Siroya - A smart new business loan for people with no credit 

a smart new business loan for people with no credit

Trust: How do you earn it? Banks use credit scores to determine if you're trustworthy, but there are about 2.5 billion people around the world who don't have one to begin with and who can't get a loan to start a business, buy a home or otherwise improve their lives.

Shivani Siroya is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tala, a smartphone lending app. Watch the full talk here.

Chris Skinner - Kids creating the future bank

kids creating the future bank

Really? Do you need a presentation of Chris Skinner? if you're following Fintastico you don't need any presentation. Chris is the master of fintech, but if you need more information, here you have it.

Chris Skinner is known as the most influential person in technology in the UK. He is an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech, through his blog, as well as author of the bestselling books Digital Bank, ValueWeb and Digital Human 

In this video, Chris talks about how our children and our children’s children, are reinventing finance with code.  Watch the full talk here.

Based off of what we wrote about so far, these talks provide further insight, and importance, of the fintech, and its progress. Hopefully, if you’ve just heard of fintech, or are interested to dive into it, this talks will help you a bit more. Thank you for reading!