Insights: The COBAL conundrum: Why are banks still using a 60-year-old programming language?
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What has 200 billion lines, is used by 43% of banks, and pretty much drives the global financial system? It's the subject of today's Fintech Insider Insights, as our expert hosts, 11:FS CEO David Brear and CTO Ewan Silver, come together to discuss all things COBOL, or Common Business Oriented Language. They look at how COBOL became the pre-eminent choice of the global banking system, if it's still fit for purpose in today's world, and the challenges of migrating away from COBOL. And if you find this episode interesting and decide you want to learn more, you can check out our Decoding: Banks series on YouTube - I think you’ll love it. --------------------------------------- Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to all things finance, banking, technology, and financial services.  Our expert hosts, with real industry experience, are joined by the biggest decision-makers, VCs, and reporters from across financial services including guests from Visa, Nubank, M-Pesa, Starling, and JP Morgan Chase to discuss the latest news, developments, and trends within the industry. Our weekly news show drops every Monday and tackles the biggest news stories, from acquisitions and launches, to regulatory changes and innovation. Then, every Friday our Insights show dives deeper into the hottest topics shaping the industry like web3 and BNPL. Whether you’re already immersed in the world of financial services, or just keen to learn more, this is the #1 podcast for you. If you enjoyed this episode, don't forget to subscribe and please leave a review Follow us on Twitter: @fintechinsiders where you can ask the hosts questions, or email [email protected]! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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