397. News: Is N26 challenging the US banks?

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Ross Gallagher and Adam Davis are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: N26 hits a quarter of a million US customers, FCA responds to banks’ new overdraft rates, and New York City to ban cashless businesses.

Our expert hosts, Ross Gallagher and Adam Davis, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week. This week's guests include:

  • Ian Fuller, CTO and Co-Founder of Freetrade
  • Jonathan Lister Parsons, CTO at Pensionbee
  • Roisin Levine, Head of Banks at Flux

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

  • N26 nabs 250,000 US customers in six months (02:53)
  • FCA questions new overdraft rates (10:24)
  • OakNorth brings former Chancellor onto advisory board (18:19)
  • Community banks inject $9.5 million into Neocova (25:26)
  • RBS CEO to fund women-led businesses (31:24)
  • Goldman to deny IPOs to companies with non-diverse boards (37:20)
  • New York City to ban cashless stores (42:59)

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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 into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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Special Guests: Ian Fuller, Jonathan Lister Parsons, and Roisin Levine .

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