451. News: Varo Money gets their charter & Google Pay's new banking partners

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Ross Gallagher and Simon Taylor are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Varo Money get their full national charter; Google teams up with 8 US banks to offer digital bank accounts by 2021 and Wirecard processed payments for the mafia.

Ross Gallagher 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:

  • Philippa Girling, Chief Risk Officer, Varo Money
  • Emily Nicolle, Technology Editor, CityAM

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

  • Varo Money granted national bank charter - 02:32
  • Google to offer co-branded accounts with eight US banks - and we spoke to Shayan Khwaja, Head of Partnerships Program at BBVA US, one of the brands partnering with Google - 15:32
  • Monzo announces concerns over its future with its annual report while Starling's paints a more positive picture - 30:02
  • HSBC profits plunge 96% as loan-loss provisions jump on coronavirus - 40:00
  • Apple Buys Startup to Turn iPhones Into Payment Terminals - 48:14
  • Wirecard processed payments for mafia-linked casino 01:01:05

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Special Guests: Emily Nicolle, Philippa Girling, and Shayan Khwaja.