463. News: Can Alibaba Grab the SE Asian market?

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Jason Bates and David Brear are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Alibaba invest 3 BILLION in Grab, Klarna reaches an $11Bn valuation, and Microsoft dig up a data centre they buried underwater off the coast of Scotland 2 years ago.

Our expert hosts, Jason Bates 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:

  • Victoria Roberts - Director of the Fintech Delivery Panel, Tech Nation
  • Anna Irrera - Chief Fintech Correspondent, Reuters

We also hear soundbites from:

  • Alex Marsh - UK Country Lead, Klarna
  • John Natalizia - CEO, Snoop

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

  • Alibaba is in talks to invest $3 billion in Grab (04:06)
  • Klarna’s new valuation of $11 BILLION (14:30)
  • Tech Nation launches Fintech Pledge supported by HM Treasury (27:01)
  • Nubank moves into investing by purchasing the Easynvest Broker (35:30)
  • Razer’s new plans - Global expansion and a youth wealth management platform (45:44)
  • Microsoft's underwater data centre resurfaces after two years (57:49)

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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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