BIG Podcast



Things are changing fast in the world of financial technology. The BIG Podcast explores the impact of financial technology innovations on the every day person. Top financial industry guests will give us exciting insights into technologies that will shape the way we manage and spend our money.


  • A League of Their Own (Nebraska Credit Union League)

    26/07/2022 Duração: 34min

    Glen speaks with Nebraska Credit Union League CEO Scott Sullivan and Family Focus Federal Credit Union CEO Amy Brodersen about the unique (and not so unique) challenges facing the 56 CUs in the Cornhusker State, including payday lending and blockchain. SHOW NOTES can be found at:

  • Payday Lenders - Purely Evil, or Filling a Market Need?

    19/07/2022 Duração: 31min

    John and Glen get rather emotional- too emotional?- discussing the world of payday lending and how credit unions can deliver better solutions to address such unfortunate real-world needs.

  • Digital without the Drama

    11/07/2022 Duração: 32min

    Glen speaks with BitPay CFO Jagruti Solanki about staying focused through crypto's ups and downs on the blocking and tackling on enabling payments

  • "More Liz, Less Henry" -Sincerely, CECL

    28/06/2022 Duração: 27min

    Glen examines the oft-delayed CECL accounting standard for estimating credit losses with TCT Risk Solutions’ CEO Randy Thompson. He digs in to make a technical topic interesting by boiling repayment behavior down to everyday persona.

  • First Movers, Early Lessons

    21/06/2022 Duração: 41min

    Glen speaks with a pair of execs on the front lines of credit unions’ crypto rollout: Rahm McDaniel of NYDIG and Joe Keller of Visions Federal Credit Union- about the state of play and any impacts of recent market turbulence.

  • Stoking the Flames through a Crypto Winter

    14/06/2022 Duração: 32min

    Glen speaks with Lamont Black- a DePaul University banking professor and a go-to resource for credit unions- about Bitcoin’s recent bumps in the pricing road and why he remains optimistic about the future of digital assets. Also, a first look at the Senate’s proposed cryptocurrency bill.

  • Paying with Points- or Crypto

    07/06/2022 Duração: 37min

    Glen interviews two more of our favorite Finovate Spring presenters- Cion Digital and Engage- and reflects on the potential dawn of a “buy or be bought” environment.

  • Finovating into the Headwinds

    24/05/2022 Duração: 45min

    Gelen interviews a trio of newly minted Finovate Best of Show winners- FinGoal, Keep and Spave- and reflects on a spring event that took place in a starkly different investment climate.

  • Credit Unions and Crypto- Direct from the Source

    17/05/2022 Duração: 35min

    Gordon Howe, CEO of Unify FCU, shares his $3 billion institution’s experiences as one of the first credit unions to offer crypto services to members. Also, Glen attempts to decipher the ongoing market turmoil in stablecoin and other digital assets. 

  • Smarter, Faster, Bigger, Stronger

    10/05/2022 Duração: 39min

    Glen shares highlights from last week’s Nacha Payments conference: Nacha CEO Jane Larimer on a busy time for innovation, Lipis Advisors’ Andrew Gomez on lessons learned from real-time payments fraud overseas, and Peter Tapling on the road ahead for CBDCs.

  • Big Ideas, Bigger Crowds

    05/05/2022 Duração: 34min

    Glen marvels at the record attendance for the current wave of industry conferences, and speaks with a pair of NACUSO’s Next Big Idea standouts: winners Illuma and Posh, and bold newcomer Quilo. Also a recap of PSCU’s Member Forum. 

  • Pre-Gaming for May’s Conference Madness

    26/04/2022 Duração: 27min

    Glen previews an insanely busy conference events calendar, including an interview with Finovate emcee Greg Palmer, a focus on Nacha Smarter Faster Payments, and the ongoing pursuit of the Next Big Idea. 

  • Declarations of Monetary and Technology Independence

    19/04/2022 Duração: 33min

    CEO Dave Foss discusses Jack Henry and Associates' technology strategy, Glen polls college students on their payment and crypto habits, and Bitcoin believers go the John Hancock route in airing their grievances.

  • Mutually Assured Cyber Destruction (for Better or Worse)

    12/04/2022 Duração: 33min

    Security expert Jim Stickley offers his prognosis for further cyber incidents- with a particular focus on credit unions- given Russia’s ongoing invasion. Plus, Glen explains why he isn’t invited to Bitcoin parties.

  • Staking Banking’s Claim in the Metaverse

    05/04/2022 Duração: 36min

    Glen chats with two more standouts from Finovate Europe: Fyndoo about its Metaverse exploration and LeapXpert about ensuring compliance across communication channels.

  • Finovate’s Standouts: Presence Bias and Money Stories

    29/03/2022 Duração: 37min

    Glen shares his highlights from Finovate’s lively return to the London stage, and speaks with Best of Show winners Dreams and Finshape.

  • The Crypto Executive Order- What Comes Next

    22/03/2022 Duração: 37min

    John and Glen unpack the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on digital assets, and its likely effects on the crypto industry and credit unions’ growing support of Bitcoin and other digital coins- alt and stable.

  • Credit Unions’ Financial Lifeline to Ukraine

    15/03/2022 Duração: 47min

    Glen’s gathers important perspectives from key first responders in the credit union movement’s efforts to aid Ukraine:  the Ukrainian Selfreliance Credit Union’s Anatoli Murha, CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan, and the Word Council of Credit Unions’ head of advocacy Andrew Price. Also, a first look at President Biden’s crypto Executive Order.

  • Flying the Credit Union- and Ukrainian- Flag

    08/03/2022 Duração: 42min

    Glen’s highlights from CUNA’s action-packed Government Affairs Conference, including interviews with Northern Hills FCU’s CEO Floyd Rummel on small CUs deploying AI, Discovery Fund Director Elizabeth McCluskey on investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs, and CUNA Chief Economist Mike Schenk on a pretty solid 2022 outlook. Also, inspiring CU mobilization in support of Ukraine.

  • A Dip in the Snark Tank

    01/03/2022 Duração: 46min

    John and Glen hold court with Cornerstone Advisors Chief Research Officer Ron Shevlinabout Google’s unsettled payment strategy and a divergence of opinion on banking opportunities in the metaverse. Also, John tours Chase’s new virtual branch (and pets a tiger).

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