479. News: WhatsApp payments in India - exponential growth potential?

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Simon Taylor and Adam Davis are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: WhatsApp gets approval for payments in India, the US government want to block Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid, and Klarna gets sued by Pablo Escobar’s brother

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Adam Davis 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:

  • Babs Ogundeyi - CEO of Kuda
  • Sharon Kimathi - Editor of FinTech Futures
  • Rune Garborg - CEO at Vipps

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

  • WhatsApp gets approval for payments in India (03:00)
  • Kuda raises $10m to be the mobile first challenger bank for Africa (14:39)
  • HSBC to launch “Transferwise rival” (28:25)
  • Cash payments plummet to just four percent of transactions in Norway as central bank weighs up their options (39:28)
  • US Department of Justice, challenges Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid (49:13)
  • Klarna gets sued by Pablo Escobar’s brother (1:02:10)

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Special Guests: Babs Ogundeyi , Rune Garborg, and Sharon Kimathi.