307. News: Tinder for banking

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307. News: Tinder for banking

David Brear and Jason Bates are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days. Including: WorldPay sells to FIS for $35bn, Alipay does a thing with Barclaycard and a German bank lets its customers decide the dress code.

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Jason are joined by two great guests:

  • Caroline Plumb, CEO of Fluidly
  • Simon Balmain, Operations and Community Specialist at Monzo

We kick off the episode by taking a look at WorldPay selling to FIS and changing its tech stack. The group comments that it's not a modern way to approach tech stack spending, it's an oldschool way of doing things and 600M is a large amount to spend over 6 years to maintain technology (02:36).

Next up, we talk about Barclaycard bringing Alipay payments to UK retailers. There are some suggestions that this could mark the beginning of the end from the panel but they also wonder who the first adopter will be and Jason, for one, welcomes our new overlords (08:52).

We spoke to Tao Tao, Alipay's Business Development Director to find out more (13:15).

We also talk to our 11:FS Americas MD Sam Maule to get a US insight into why 21% of Americans have no savings (:).

Other stories include:

  • 21% of Americans have no savings
  • Grab grabs more market share in SE Asia
  • SC’s startup bridge
  • Female-focused crowd-funding from NatWest
  • And finally, a German bank lets clients vote on dress code

All this and so much more on today's show.

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

Special Guests: Caroline Plumb, Simon Balmain, and Tao Tao.