483. News: Google gets into banking - but how will customers react?

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483. News: Google gets into banking - but how will customers react?

David Brear and Mel Stringer are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Google takes on Venmo and Square with new payments features, Starling hits profit for the first time, and the Queen of England unexpectedly takes an interest in blockchain.

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Mel Stringer, 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:

  • Daniel Lanyon - Editor in Chief, Altfi
  • Shaun Puckrin - Chief Product Officer, GPS

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

  • Google moves into Venmo and bank territory with checking accounts and updated payment app
  • Starling hits profitability for the first time
  • Daylight launches LGBT+ digital banking platform
  • JPMorgan pushes ahead with UK digital bank plans
  • From a UK challenger to a US one: Current snags $131 million in Series C funding
  • The Queen expresses interest in blockchain technology

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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: Daniel Lanyon and Shaun Puckrin.