570. News: Fintech in flux? Google cancels Plex and Monzo withdraws US licence bid

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570. News: Fintech in flux? Google cancels Plex and Monzo withdraws US licence bid

Benjamin Ensor and Gwera Kiwana are joined by some great guests from Cornerstone Advisors, Financial News and CCG Catalyst to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Google ditches its Plex checking account plan, Monzo withdraws U.S. banking license application, and 11:FS shares a boat with Bond. Tune in to find out more!

Our expert hosts, Benjamin Ensor 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:

  • Ron Shevlin, Director of Research, Cornerstone Advisors
  • Emily Nicolle, Fintech Correspondent, Financial News
  • Kate Drew, Director of Research, CCG Catalyst

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

  • Google Is Scrapping its Plan to Offer Bank Accounts to Users 3:05
  • Monzo withdraws US banking licence application 15:21
  • Alloy raises $100 million at a $1.35 billion valuation to help banks and fintechs fight fraud with its API-based platform 27:27
  • Starling to launch banking-as-a-service package in Europe 36:50
  • AI-based mortgage overpayment app Sprive launches 47:40
  • Fintech firm Upgrade is getting into buy now, pay later with short-term installment loans 49:00
  • NatWest acquires pocket money app RoosterMoney 50:14
  • 11:FS shares a boat with James Bond 51:50

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Special Guests: Emily Nicolle, Kate Drew, and Ron Shevlin.