381. News: Zopa funding drama

52min listen

Simon Taylor and Adam Davis are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Natwest and RBS problems on Black Friday, Goldman puts the brakes on Marcus’ UK expansion and Roger Federer breaks the Swiss mint.

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Adam Davis, are joined by some new and returning guests to talk about the latest goings-on in the world of fintech, financial services and banking. This week's guests include:

  • Andrew Bud - Founder and CEO, IProov
  • Livia Benisty - Global Head of Business AML at Banking Circle
  • Jamie Campbell - CEO of Fronted

Together, they cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space:

  • Natwest and RBS suffer outages on Black Friday (04:37)
  • Goldman taps the brakes on Marcus expansion in the UK (10:55)
  • Zopa secures last-minute licence renewal (15:45)
  • First Direct tops the charts twice in a week (24:26)
  • Apple Pay speeds up payments on the tube (35:20)
  • Monzo announce their US CEO (40:40)
  • Roger Federer coins make a mint (46:30)

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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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Special Guests: Andrew Bud, Jamie Campbell, and Livia Benisty.