393. News: Visa buys Plaid - the first megadeal of 2020

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Fintech Insider is stateside this week as hosts Will White and Sam Maule are joined by a panel of great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Visa acquires Plaid in $5bn deal, banks tell us how they did in Q4 2019, and the new bank for the 60+ set.

The podcast is back in the Big Apple with hosts Will White and Sam Maule! This week they are joined by some of fintech's finest to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include:

  • Monica Murthy - Business Development at Alloy & Co-Founder at #HowSheWorks
  • Sabrina Lamb - Founder & CEO at WorldofMoney, Founder & CEO at Wekeza Inc.
  • Andres Garcia-Amaya, CEO at Zoe Financial

We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space:

  • Visa acquires Plaid for $5.3 billion (03:06)
  • Banks announces fourth-quarter earnings (13:20)
  • Amazon tells users to uninstall Honey (22:30)
  • Goldman finally gets a Marcus app (27:18)
  • Hong Kong’s first digital bank offers killer rate (34: 52)
  • German savings fintech plans US launch (39:15)
  • Challenger bank vies for the over 60 set (47:55)

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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: Andres Garcia-Amaya, Monica Murthy, and Sabrina Lamb.

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