439. News: Wirecard fallout - fintech’s Enron moment?

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Sam Maule and David Brear are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Wirecard “loses” €1.9 billion, the US banking sector is seeing huge growth, despite (or because of) the pandemic and Goldman Sachs’ CEO makes a cameo in 'Billions'.

Our expert hosts, Sam Maule and David Brear 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:

  • Erika Lucas - CEO of StitchCrew
  • Gerti Dervishi - Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at Flybits
  • Jillian Williams - Investment Principal at Anthemis and head of BLCK VC NYC

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

  • Wirecard says €1.9bn of cash is missing and have now filed for insolvency (03:48)
  • The US banking sector is seeing huge growth, despite (or because of) the pandemic (18:34)
  • Global payments space hots up (36:00)
  • Stories we didn’t have time to cover (52:23)
  • Goldman traders mock CEO’s ‘cringeworthy’ cameo on TV show ‘Billions' (57:58)

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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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