581. News: Amazon feuds with Visa while Zilch crowned Europe's fastest unicorn

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Simon Taylor and Benjamin Ensor are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards in UK, Zilch becomes Europe’s fastest ever unicorn, and Miramax sues Quentin Tarantino over ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs. All of this and much much more on today's episode!

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor 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:

  • Emily Nicolle, Fintech Correspondent, Financial News
  • Clare McKeeve, CEO, Talenthouse

With soundclips from:

  • Philip Belamant, CEO & Founder, Zilch
  • Omar Kassim, CEO & Founder, Nomod

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

  • Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards in UK - 4:10
  • Zilch becomes Europe’s fastest ever unicorn with $2bn valuation (soundclip from Philip Belamant, CEO & Founder, Zilch) - 15:45
  • Talenthouse, Vodeno, and Aion Bank partner to bring embedded banking services to creatives across Europe - 28:12
  • Nomod raises $3.4M seed to allow merchants to accept payments without hardware (soundclip from Omar Kassim, CEO & Founder, Nomod) - 37:07
  • Starling snaps up £1BN mortgage book as it seeks to float next year - 45:25
  • N26 pulls back from the US - 46:54
  • CMA pushes ‘variable recurring payment’ deadline back by six months - 49:02
  • Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs - 51:12

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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 and Jason Bates, who are 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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