546. News: Where there is a product, there is capital

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Sarah Kocianski and Amy Gavin are joined by some great guests from Bunq and Railsbank to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Bunq celebrating $228 million funding, Railsbank raising $70m in global expansion plans, and Apple partnering Goldman Sachs for BNPL play. All of this and much much more on today's episode!

Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Amy Gavin, 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:

  • Ali Niknam, Founder & CEO, Bunq
  • Nigel Verdon, CEO, Railsbank

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

  • Bunq celebrates $228 million funding! 2:40
  • Railsbank raises $70m in global expansion plans 12:21
  • NatWest launches carbon footprint tracker for its mobile banking app 26:06
  • The BuyNowPayLater roundup, starting with: Apple partners Goldman Sachs for BNPL play 35:30
  • US proptech Better HoldCo has acquired UK mortgage provider Trussle 45:18
  • NAB invests A$160m in branch revamp 46:38
  • Tide banking valued at $650m, after securing $100m in funding 48:20
  • Nude lets couples ‘Team-up’ to see each other’s savings progress 50:36

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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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