568. News: Barclays and Anthemis backing female founders in the UK

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Gwera Kiwana and Benajmin Ensor are joined by some great guests from Athemis and Deel to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Barclays and Anthemis bring female-focused fintech fintech fund to the UK, Citi launches tech hub in Bahrain, and a crypto-trading hamster outperforms Warren Buffett. All of this and much much more on today's show!

Our expert hosts, Gwera Kiwana 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:

  • Katie Palencsar, Managing Director & Global Head of Venture Studio, Anthemis
  • Dan Westgarth, COO, Deel

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

  • Barclays and Anthemis bring female-focused fintech fund to UK and Europe
  • Citi launches tech hub in Bahrain to develop its digital platforms
  • Oraan raises $3M to increase financial inclusion
  • Santander unplugs payments challenger PagoFX after 15 months
  • Claro takes anti-BNPL campaign to London's streets
  • FinTech Startup Highnote Launches and announces $54M in Funding
  • Ant-Backed Ascend Money Becomes Thailand’s First Fintech Unicorn
  • A Crypto-Trading Hamster Performs Better Than Warren Buffett And The S&P

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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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