#70 Robert Bell, 86 400

In episode #70 Dexter Cousins is joined by Robert Bell CEO of 86 400. They chat about the proposed acquisition by NAB.

86 400 is Australia’s first smart bank. Launched in September 2019 with an unrestricted banking license, the smart phone only bank has been the trail blazer for Aussie neobanks launching home loans, energy switching, joint accounts, budgeting tools with new feature releases on an almost weekly basis.

Backed by Cuscal and Chaired by Anthony Thomson (founder of Metro and Atom Bank in the UK) 86 400 partners with many Aussie Fintech including Zip, Uno, Data Action. And with the proposed sale to NAB, Tier One People believe this is a landmark day for Australian Fintech innovation.

About Robert Bell:

Rob’s committment to helping Australians take control of their finances is the driving force behind the 100+ strong team at 86 400. 

Prior to 86 400 he held Executive and CEO roles at Cuscal, Australian Unity Bank and ANZ including CEO positions at both ANZ Japan and ANZ Fiji.

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#69 Jason Pellegrino, Domain Group

Dexter Cousins is joined by Jason Pellegrino, CEO of Domain Group on the FinTech Australia Podcast.

You might be asking why a Real Estate listings platform is featuring on a Fintech podcast?

Tune in and find out why in this super interesting show as Jason shares the Domain Group strategy and their move into Fintech with Lendi and Limepay.

Jason spent 10 years with Google as Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand. As a member of the Asia-Pacific Regional Leadership Team, Jason held leadership positions across Sales, Operations and Strategy.

He shares his views on the role Big Tech is playing in the future of payments and financial services.

Prior to Google, Jason worked in several roles over 15 years spanning Corporate Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Finance at Dakota Capital Partners, LEK Consulting, PepsiCo International and KPMG.

Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and an MBA (Distinction) from The London Business School.

Jason is a member of the Innovation Taskforce of the Business Council of Australia, a member of ASIC’s External Advisory Panel and a Board member of Plan International.

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