564. News: Is Monzo professionalising Buy Now Pay Later?

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564. News: Is Monzo professionalising Buy Now Pay Later?

David Brear and Benjamin Ensor are joined by some great guests from Truelayer, Evening Standard and The Fintech Times to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Monzo launches their Buy Now Pay Later product – Monzo Flex, QED announces $1 billion fintech war chest, and face payments launched on the Moscow Metro and so much more!

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Benjamin Ensor, 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:

  • Roger De’ath, Head of eCommerce at Truelayer
  • Oscar Williams-Grut, City Editor at Evening Standard
  • Polly Jean Harrison, Journalist at The Fintech Times

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

  • Monzo unveils buy now, pay later product with £3,000 limit - 5:35
  • QED announces $1 billion fintech war chest - 19:35
  • TrueLayer teams up with Cazoo to power open banking payments and refunds - 27:30
  • Varo raise $510M in Series E funding - 36:15
  • One in five consumers blocked from paying with cash, raising concerns for the elderly and vulnerable - 41:57
  • Former Wise employees raise $8.5M for multicurrency investing app - 44:00
  • Ripple vets unveil global micropayments network for Web 3.0 - 45:18
  • Russian bank VTB is piloting ‘face pay’ technology - 48:00

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Special Guests: Oscar Williams-Grut, Polly Jean Harrison, and Roger DeAth.