550. News: If the talent walks, you’ve bought yourself a very expensive tin!

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David Brear and Gwera Kiwana are joined by some great guests from Solarisbank and Starling Bank to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Solarisbank raising $224M and acquiring its competitor, Starling acquiring Fleet Mortgages and Visa Acquiring Currencycloud, and the Chicago Bulls team up with Shopify for an NFT collection! All of this and much much more!

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Gwera Kiwana, 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:

  • Layla Qassim, Head of Strategy and Shareholder Relations at Solarisbank
  • Alex Frean, Head of Corporate Affairs at Starling Bank

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

  • Solarisbank raises $224M and acquires its competitor 4:19
  • Starling Bank makes their first acquisition as they buy Fleet Mortgages for $50m, while flying high in account switching race 9:40
  • Visa to acquire CurrencyCloud 23:10
  • Lloyds and Mastercard aim to take A2A payments mainstream 27:51
  • Gojek integrates with Jago for digital banking push 40:20
  • Tesco Bank to close all its current accounts 41:30
  • Goldman Sachs boosts transaction banking biz with Fiserv tie-up 43:10
  • Chicago Bulls team up with Shopify to launch an NFT series 44:30

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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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