295. News: The Revolut will be advertised

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David and Simon are joined by Iona Bain, Mel Palmer, Viktor Nebehaj and Saumeel Pachigar to chat through the biggest stories of the last 7 days. Including: Revolut’s Valentine’s day ad scandal, the banking backlash Down Under and BB&T's super merger and much much more.

This week we have some massive stories for you as David and Simon are joined by:

  • Mel Palmer, CMO at Exo Investing
  • Saumeel Pachigar, Head of Partnerships at acasa
  • Viktor Nebehaj, CMO at Freetrade
  • Iona Bain, Author, speaker, commentator at Young Money blog

We couldn't NOT kick off with the story causing the most noise this week, and we were lucky enough to have Iona join us on the show to give us her perspective. Of course we're talking about THOSE Revolut-ionary Valentine's day tube adverts that caused a Twitterstorm (02:52).

We followed that with some breaking news from across the pod as 2 of the US’ biggest banks merge to become a super bank, as BB&T buy SunTrust for $28 BILLION in stock (18:50).

Other stories included:

  • Amex and Curve’s bust-up as Amex blocks access to Curve, 36 hours after reinstating it.
  • Australian banks may face criminal charges after final royal commission report into their malpractice to try and clean up the sector, and naturally we had to ask our Aussie banking aficianado, Sarah Kocianski for her thoughts on this story.
  • We round up the week's biggest funding raises
  • David's favourite story of the year had to be our "and finally" this week as a man in a bank in Sao Paulo turned up to work for his last day in a full Spiderman costume, as you do.

All this and much much more on this week's news show.

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

Special Guests: Edward Maslaveckas , Iona Bain, Mel Palmer, Saumeel Pachigar, and Viktor Nebehaj.

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