580. News: Is Fintech now more popular than Netflix?

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Gwera Kiwana and Ewan Silver are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Standard Chartered taps Starling BaaS platform for green savings product, Paytm raises $1.1 billion from anchor investors in India’s blockbuster IPO, and Microsoft’s making a metaverse, and it will have PowerPoint. All of this and much much more on today's episode!

Our expert hosts, Gwera Kiwana and Ewan Silver, 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:

  • Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan, Capital Markets Correspondent, Financial Times
  • David Jarvis, Founder & CEO, Griffin

With soundclips from:

  • Karl Turnball, Head of Banking Services, Starling
  • Keith Grose, Head of International, Plaid
  • Darren Westlake, CEO, Crowdcube

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

  • Standard Chartered taps Starling BaaS platform for green savings product (soundclip from Karl Turnball, Head of Banking Services, Starling) - 3:47
  • Paytm raises $1.1 billion from anchor investors in India’s blockbuster IPO - 15:35
  • Crowdcube expands across Europe as EU crowdfunding takes flight (soundclip from Darren Westlake, CEO of Crowdcube) - 27:35
  • Plaid report: Fintech adoption helps break money taboo (soundclip from Keith Grose, Head of International at Plaid) - 36:28
  • Robinhood says millions of customers’ names and emails addresses taken in data breach - 44:30
  • New neobank Monument readies for launch after regulator lifts restrictions - 47:30
  • Square makes its Cash App available for teen use - 48:40
  • Microsoft’s Own Metaverse Is Coming, and It Will Have PowerPoint - 49:50

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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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