453. News: Can F2 solve Facebook’s problems & will Amex buy Kabbage?

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453. News: Can F2 solve Facebook’s problems & will Amex buy Kabbage?

Sam Maule and Sarah Kocianski are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days in US financial services and beyond including: Facebook rolls out its Facebook Financial Initiative; AmEx in talks to buy Kabbage and Robinhood blows past rivals in day trades, and much much more!

Sam Maule and Sarah Kocianski, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week in the US and beyond.

This week's guests include:

  • Rob Blackwell, Chief Content Officer of Promontory Network, Host of Banking with Interest podcast & former Editor-in-Chief of American Banker
  • Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior City Correspondent, Yahoo Finance UK

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

  • Facebook Financial Formed to Pursue Company’s Commerce Ambitions - 03:42
  • AmEx in Advanced Talks to Buy SoftBank-Backed Kabbage - 16:00
  • Robinhood Blows Past Rivals in Record Retail Trading Year - 27:04
  • Revolut's losses jump to £100m as business surges - 35:10
  • Payments giant Stripe poaches General Motors’ CFO in its latest high-profile hire - 43:11
  • Barclays being probed by UK privacy watchdog on accusations of spying on staff - 54:54

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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 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: Oscar Williams-Grut and Rob Blackwell.