536. News: Is Nubank driving a banking revolution in LatAm?

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Ross Gallagher and Sarah Kocianski are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Nubank’s $750M “megaround”, Klarna taking on credit card fees with its new in-app shopping product, and Marqeta’s IPO tripling its valuation. All of this and much more on today's episode!

Our expert hosts, Ross Gallagher and Sarah Kocianski, 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:

  • AJ Coyne, UK Marketing Lead at Klarna
  • Natasha Jones, Investor at Octopus Ventures
  • Ruth Foxe-Blader, Partner at Anthemis

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

  • Nubank’s $750M “megaround” 03:03
  • Klarna takes on credit cards with in-app instalment shopping at all UK online retailers 14:40
  • Marqeta prices IPO above range, valuing startup at $15 billion 27:26
  • Bank of England lays down regulatory expectations for stablecoins 38:56
  • Plum moves into retirement savings 50:00
  • Hong Kong goes all in on Fintech 51:39
  • Massachusetts sets up fintech hub 53:06
  • Rapper A$AP Rocky becomes Klarna CEO for the day 54:44

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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: AJ Coyne, Natasha Jones, and Ruth Foxe-Blader.


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