An interview series hosted by Q2 and Ron Shevlin of Cornerstone Advisors

Tapping into the Potential of Embedded Finance & Embedded Fintech

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Embedded finance and embedded fintech have taken the financial industry by surprise and it’s quickly becoming the standard for fintechs and brands hoping to augment their core business strategy. In this interview series, Ron speaks with a range of thought leaders — including executives at VC firms, financial institutions, and fintechs — to explore the key elements of embedded finance and embedded fintech and predict how it will evolve over time.

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Derik Sutton, VP of Marketing at Autobooks

In this interview Ron and Derik dive into:

  • The advantage of financial institutions getting fintech services from an embedded fintech perspective instead of directly from the fintech.
  • How superior access to data through embedded fintech benefits financial institutions, fintechs, and end-users alike.
  • Compliance considerations that arise from an embedded fintech relationship and what accreditations financial institutions should look for in a fintech partner.

Thomas Novak, Chief Digital Officer at Visions Federal Credit Union

In this interview Ron and Tom dive into:

  • The fintech partnership results Visions has achieved using Q2 Innovation Studio.
  • Visions' strategy for overcoming the "procurement barrier" with their fintech partnerships.
  • How Visions determined their game plan for core and digital modernization.

Jonathan Price, EVP of Emerging Businesses, Corporate & Business Development at Q2

In this interview Ron and Jonathan dive into:

  • How Q2 Innovation Studio allows third parties to develop sticky services on top of Q2's digital banking platform, improving the speed and cost effectiveness of reaching the digital banking channel.
  • The types of businesses for whom embedded finance and embedded fintech makes sense and the viability of white-label banking as a strategy for financial institutions.
  • What distinguishes the various providers in the embedded finance and embedded fintech platform space.

Tomer London, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Gusto

In this interview Ron and Tomer dive into:

  • What Gusto is trying to achieve by providing financial products and services to its small business customers.
  • What Gusto has learned about offering financial products that other interested brands should know.
  • How Gusto decided which banking as a service provider to work with given the number of providers in the space.

Melissa Eggleston, Chief Deposit Officer at nbkc Bank

In this interview Ron and Melissa dive into:

  • How nbkc determined that embedded finance was a good strategic opportunity for the bank.
  • The methods nbkc uses to determine potential embedded finance partners.
  • Compliance and regulatory concerns that nbkc has faced with its embedded finance efforts and how they overcame them.

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About Ron Shevlin

Ron Shevlin is the Managing Director of Fintech Research at Cornerstone Advisors where he publishes commissioned research reports on fintech trends and advises both established and startup financial technology companies. Author of the Fintech Snark Tank on Forbes, Ron is ranked among the top fintech influencers globally and is a frequent keynote speaker at banking and fintech industry events.

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