The Small Business Sessions (S5E4): The future of banking for small businesses

The Small Business Sessions (S5E4): The future of banking for small businesses
Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Wed 7th Jul 2021

It's time for episode four in series five of the Small Business Sessions, Enterprise Nation's podcast sponsored by Starling Bank.

Freelance journalist Dan Martin is joined by Symmie Swil, head of SME banking at Starling Bank, and David Beardmore, ecosystem development director at Open Banking Implementation Entity to discuss how small businesses can embrace modern banking services.

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On this week's Small Business Sessions podcast

Starling Bank is at the heart of modern banking. As a fully digital service, it means small business owners can access their bank accounts from their phone with 24/7 support.

In the podcast, Symmie discusses the original vision of Starling Bank's founder Anne Boden for launching the business, her views on the future of physical bank branches and how the company is supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Another exciting development for small businesses is open banking, which helps you move, manage and make more of your money.

David Beardmore is from the Open Banking Implementation Entity, an organisation that creates software standards and industry guidelines to drive competition, innovation and transparency in UK retail banking. David joins the podcast to explain how open banking can benefit small businesses and how it has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dan Martin
Dan MartinDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I'm also Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I have 19 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I now freelance for Enterprise Nation including hosting the Small Business sessions podcast. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community in my role as Enterprise Nation's Local Leader for Bristol. I also have strong connections with other major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 100 events including conferences with an audience of hundreds for international brands like Xero and Facebook and live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography.

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