471. News: Klarna face backlash & Killer Mike launches a bank to support black businesses

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471. News: Klarna face backlash & Killer Mike launches a bank to support black businesses

Sam Maule and Kate Moody are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Killer Mike launches a new digital bank, Klarna faces backlash after sending marketing emails to non-customers, and Square invests $50m in bitcoin!

Our expert hosts, Sam Maule and Kate Moody, 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:

  • Alice Tapper, Founder and Author - Go Fund Yourself
  • Gwera Kiwana, Ops Analyst - 11:FS

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

  • Killer Mike’s new Black owned bank receives ‘tens of thousands’ of account requests in less than 24 hours (03:54)
  • Klarna’s email that prompted data privacy and security backlash (17:00)
  • Former Barclays execs to launch digital bank (29:11)
  • Square invests $50m in bitcoin (37:00)
    • Soundbite Simon Taylor, 11:FS Head of Ventures (37:55)
  • FCA turns the screws on compliance in work-from-home environment (44:06)
  • Coronavirus can survive up to 28 days on paper banknotes (55:37)

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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: Alice Tapper and Gwera Kiwana.