417. News: SoFi snaps up Galileo for $1.2b

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417. News: SoFi snaps up Galileo for $1.2b

David Brear and Simon Taylor are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: SoFI's $1.2bn takeover of Galileo; Kabbage cuts off its funding and the FCA allow selfies as ID.

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Simon Taylor, 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:

  • Tanya Andreasyan, Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief at Fintech Futures
  • Izabella Kaminska, FT Alphaville Editor at the Financial Times
  • Olly Betts, Co-Founder and CEO, OpenWrks

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

  • SoFi buys Galileo for $1.2bn (03:17)
  • Kabbage suspends credit for small-business clients (11:21)
  • Banks struggle to keep up with tidal wave of business loan applications for covid relief (19:29)
  • New Banking Competition Remedies pool announced as Nationwide abandons business banking (27:40)
  • Fintechs take action to combat effects of coronavirus (34:54)
  • FCA allows selfies for identity checks (58:20)

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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: Izabella Kaminska, Olly Betts, and Tanya Andreasyan.