520. News: The B2B Payments space Ramps up

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Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including Ramp joining the fintech Unicorn club, Modulr receiving strategic investment from FIS Ventures, and much more!

Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Simon Taylor, 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:

  • Geoff Charles, Head of Product at Ramp
  • Myles Stephenson, CEO at Modulr

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

  • Two-year old Ramp joins fintech Unicorn club 2:36
  • Modulr received strategic investment from the venture arm of FIS 14:41
  • China Creates Its Own Digital Currency 27:08
  • Mortgage is suddenly sexy as SoftBank pumps $500M in Better.com at $6B valuation 35:55
  • Mastercard unveils carbon calculator for banks 46:48
  • Trustly seeks €9 billion valuation on IPO 48:42
  • Nubank pumps funds into Mexican unit 50:08
  • France’s central bank threatens fintech industry with three years imprisonment for misusing the term “neobank” 52:00

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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: Geoff Charles and Myles Stephenson .

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