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How to Lend Money to Strangers is a podcast about lending in all its forms and in all the markets in which it takes place, however diverse those markets may be. In fact, it’s a case of ‘the more diverse the better’ in this show, which has hosted guests from Manila to Moscow, from Mumbai to Madrid, from Shenzen to Chicago, from Swansea to Singapore…


I am your host, Brendan le Grange, and I have spent the last twenty years working in – or alongside – lenders across Africa, Asia, and Europe and I’ll be using that experience to find and learn from industry insiders in a series of weekly interviews.


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NFT-backed Crypto Loans, With Nuno Cortesão (Zharta)

Published 11/24/2022
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Tax Credit Lending In Future Industries, With Zach Tarica (The Forest Road Company)

Published 11/17/2022
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Gamifying A Route To A Long-term Credit Relationship, With Jorge Enriquez (Credilikeme)

Published 11/10/2022
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More Appealing Credit Card Offers (and A Trip Around The World), With Chris Hutchins (All The Hacks)

Published 11/03/2022
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Fueling Your Business With Other People’s Money, With Jonathan Fodera (Integrated Business Financing)

Published 10/27/2022
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Using The Power Of Amortisation For Good, Jinesh Vohra (Sprive)

Published 10/20/2022
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Holding Up A Mirror To The Lending Industry, With Elena Botella (Delinquent: Inside America's Debt Machine)

Published 10/13/2022
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A More Inclusive Credit Score For Lending And Securitization, With Toni Hubbs (VantageScore)

Published 10/06/2022
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How To Lend Money To Refugees, With Lev Plaves (Kiva)

Published 09/29/2022
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Crypto-backed Mortgages, With Phil Blows (ByBrix)

Published 09/22/2022
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The Service Is The Collateral, With Neel Juriasingani (Datacultr)

Published 09/15/2022
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Explainable AI And A New Style Of Credit Bureau, With Evan Chrapko (Trust Science)

Published 09/08/2022
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Lending In Frontier Segments, With Todd Kleperis (Payzel)

Published 08/25/2022
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The Future Of South African Banking Is Open, With Nick Tuttelberg (DirectID)

Published 08/23/2022
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BNPL In The Middle East, With Ziyaad Ahmed (Spotii)

Published 08/18/2022
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AI Driven Credit Scores, With Sabelo Sibanda (CreditAIs)

Published 08/16/2022
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What Lenders Can Learn From Borrowers, With Nicole Lapin (Money Rehab With Nicole Lapin)

Published 08/11/2022
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Making Payday Lending Redundant, With Caroline Van Der Merwe And Simon Ellis (Jem)

Published 08/09/2022
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Empowering Entrepreneurial Women, With Debbie Watkins (Lucy)

Published 08/04/2022
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How To Stop Lending Money To Strangers And Follow Your Dreams, With Gideon Griebenow (World Turtles)

Published 08/02/2022
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Private Lending For Real Estate, With Alex Breshears (Lend2Live)

Published 07/28/2022
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The Value Of Self-regulation, With Anna Roughley (LSB)

Published 07/21/2022
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Putting Core Banking On The Cloud, With Antonio Separovic (Oradian)

Published 07/14/2022
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The Little Credit Bureau That Did, With Paul Randall (Creditinfo)

Published 07/12/2022
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A Foot-up Onto The Property Ladder, With Cameron Orcutt (OnLadder)

Published 07/07/2022
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The Data You Need When You Need It, With Simon Gregory (Data On Demand)

Published 06/30/2022
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Machine Learning To Power A Fintech Revolution, With Jeff Keltner (Upstart)

Published 06/23/2022
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Lending Innovation In Moldova, With Bogdan Plesuvescu (Victoriabank)

Published 06/16/2022
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P2P Lending Is Not Dead, With Mukesh Bubna (Monexo)

Published 06/09/2022
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Lending In Thailand And SE Asia, With Marco Chu (TransUnion) And Phadet Charoensivakorn (NCB)

Published 06/02/2022
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How To Lend Money To Charities, With Holger Westphely (CAF Venturesome)

Published 05/26/2022
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Building An All-in-one Credit Platform, With Ash Bhatt (Pillar)

Published 05/19/2022
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Consumer Protection In Inclusive Finance, With Jayshree Venkatesan (Center For Financial Inclusion)

Published 05/12/2022
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Active Credit Building, With Sho Sugihara (Pave)

Published 05/05/2022
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Financing Smart Agriculture, With Allan Tollo (MyFugo)

Published 04/28/2022
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The Cards Are Alright... For Now, With Liz Ruddick (FICO)

Published 04/21/2022
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Expanding Access To Micro-credit And Micro-incomes, With Adam Rice (AssetDirect)

Published 04/14/2022
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Purposeful BNPL In An Emerging Market, With Mark McChlery (PayJustNow)

Published 04/07/2022
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Open Banking Is Mainstream, With James Varga (DirectID)

Published 03/31/2022
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Can The Blockchain Solve ‘identity’, With Jonathan Camilleri Bowman (Sekuritance)

Published 03/24/2022
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Open Banking In Greece And Beyond, With Dimitris Petrilis (Infin8)

Published 03/17/2022
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Touch And Tech In African Consumer Loans, With Michiel Le Roux (Unifi Credit)

Published 03/10/2022
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Learning From Our Lending Mistakes, With James Lambridis (DebtMD)

Published 03/03/2022
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Lending Against Assets, All Assets, With James Constantinou (Prestige Pawnbrokers)

Published 02/24/2022
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Consumers And Their Credit Data, With Kelli Fielding (TransUnion)

Published 02/17/2022
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Could We Lend Against Crypto Assets, With Phil Blows (AQRU)

Published 02/10/2022
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Fixing Vendor Finance, With Alex Armitage (Nectarine Credit)

Published 02/03/2022
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A Global Career In Collections, With Chris Somervell

Published 01/27/2022
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What Is An Identity, With Jaime Ramirez (Preventor)

Published 01/20/2022
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Seamless Working Capital Finance, With Alek Koenig (Settle)

Published 01/13/2022
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Gamifying Credit Scores For The Unbanked, With Yatir Zaluski, Niharika Bhargava, And Jacobus Eksteen (ConfirmU)

Published 01/06/2022
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Credit Scoring In Nigeria, From Jes Freemantle (Stratus Credit Consultancy)

Published 12/23/2021
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Lending Against Talent, With Joel Frisch (Prodigy Finance)

Published 12/16/2021
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Expanding The Definition Of Credit Bureau Data, With Jon Roughley (Experian)

Published 12/09/2021
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The Russian Consumer Credit Landscape, With Igor Propopenko (Experian)

Published 12/02/2021
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Building Better Collections Processes, With Dylan Jones (IE Hub)

Published 11/25/2021
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Accelerating BNPL In Spain, With Jaime Marin Merlo (Fiizy)

Published 11/18/2021
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Fraud And Identity Trends, With John Cannon (Oakford Consulting)

Published 11/11/2021
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Resilient Canadian Consumers Are Looking Forward To Growth, With Matt Fabian (TransUnion)

Published 11/04/2021
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Modern Lending In India, With Praveen Sinha And Amit Pandey (Pincap)

Published 10/28/2021
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Consumer Credit In The Nordics, With Jakob Færgeman (Experian)

Published 10/21/2021
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A Hong Kong Market Update With Dr Francis Lau

Published 10/14/2021
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The Exponential Growth Of Digital Banking In Ghana, With Felix Duku (Duku Consulting)

Published 10/07/2021
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Making Credit Histories Globally Portable, With Misha Esipov (Nova Credit)

Published 09/30/2021
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Instant Gratification With Michele Tucci, André Marques, And Anit Antony

Published 09/23/2021
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Lending Money To Friends And Family, With Craig Smith (JustLend)

Published 09/16/2021
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Big Data Scoring For Thin File And New-to-credit Customers, With Oscar Koster (Big Data Scoring)

Published 09/09/2021
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Risk-based Collections In The Time Of COVID-19, With Terry Franklin (Qualco)

Published 09/02/2021
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The State Of The American Consumer Credit Industry, With Matt Komos (TransUnion)

Published 08/05/2021
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Scoring For Microfinance, With Joffre Toerien (Credit Insight Analytics)

Published 07/29/2021
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An Insider‘s View Of The Chinese Consumer Credit Landscape, With Zhong Liu And Ruifeng Liu

Published 07/22/2021
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Leveraging BNPL To Expand Access To Credit, With Georg Steiger (BillEase)

Published 07/15/2021
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Turning Scorecards Into Revenue, With Graham Whitley (Quid Pro Consulting)

Published 07/12/2021
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A History Of Risk Assessment, With Raymond Anderson (Rayan Analytics)

Published 07/12/2021
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How To Lend Money To Strangers

Published 07/10/2021
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