309. News: Sassy AI

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309. News: Sassy AI

David and Leda are joined by a few great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days. Including: How do you like them apples? Apple launches Apple Card, Monzo and OakNorth team up to offer savings accounts and Erica’s a hit in America.

This week we have some great stories for you as David and Leda are joined by a couple of great guests:

  • Conny Dorestijn, Founding Partner at BankiFi
  • Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, MD of Funding Options

We kick off the episode by taking a look at Apple Card, Apple announced the launch of a credit card designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. It offers no fees of any kind and encourages customers to pay less interest. Conny comments that it's a cool product that can deliver an excellent user experience across devices, which is where Apple will excel but Leda thinks that this isn't a gamechanger (03:06).

Next up, we talk about Oaknorth and Monzo teaming up to launch a savings account, Ryan thinks that this news is a great entry partnership for the companies and Leda adds that Oaknorth are the story right now more than Monzo (17:53).

We also talk to Amir Nooriala, COO of OakNorth to get some further insight into the partnership (21:00).

Other stories include:

  • Venmo’s going after users with negative balances
  • Standard Chartered wins first Hong Kong virtual licence
  • HSBC Signs Deal to Use BlackRock's 'Aladdin' Software Worldwide
  • Erica’s a hit with America
  • JPM boot out employees in the event of a no-deal Brexit
  • Rick Astley (bank) Rolls his retirement with crypto
  • And finally, The Wetherspoons App Is Now Being Used By Financial Dominatrixes

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

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This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins, written by Dhanum Nursigadoo and Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Amir Nooriala, Conny Dorrestijn, and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard.