289. News: Meaningful Merging

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289. News: Meaningful Merging

Today we bring you: Fiserv acquires First Data in a $22bn deal, The Fed has Reservations about Fintech and finally, Greggs vegan sausage roll helps its stock rocket on Freetrade. All this and much much more on today’s show

Our hosts Ross and Sarah are joined by Lianna Brinded, Head of Yahoo Finance UK at Yahoo, Lucy Woolfenden, Marketing Director at Yolt and Wincie Wong, Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services at RBS.

First up, Fiserv to acquire First Data in all-stock deal with equity value of $22 billion 01:38

We spoke to 11:FS Managing Director of the Americas, Sam Maule to get his perspective on the Fiserv story 08:13

Atom Bank hires advisers ahead of potential Spanish bid 10:56

AccessPay banks $9 million in new funding as VCs hit the North 18:36

We interviewed Anish Kapoor, CEO of AccessPay to get a bit more insight 22:32

Digital bank Tandem eyes IPO as customer numbers continue to surge 24:46

Challenger Bank Tide Joins With ClearBank To Bid For RBS Fund 28:23

11:FS AMA on geographical markets and fintech hotspots 35:58

Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed 40:23

Peter Thiel Wants To Give Wall Street a Fright 47:57

We got a bit more insight from Sam Maule 53:01

Swift introduces Pay Later API for instant loan financing 55:08

And Finally, Greggs go vegan and gets a boost from millennials 1:02:04

All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider!

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This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Anish Kapoor, Lianna Brinded, Lucy Woolfenden, and Wincie Wong.