584. News: Freetrade breaks crowdfunding records again

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Benjamin Ensor and Deepa Anikhindi are joined by some great guests from The Fintech Times and Lextego to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Freetrade launches crowdfunding campaign, Payhawk raises $112M for the corporate card race, and Nike steps into the metaverse with ‘Nikeland’. All of this and much much more on today's episode!

Our expert hosts, Benjamin Ensor and Deepa Anikhindi, 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:

  • Polly Jean Harrison, Features Editor, The Fintech Times
  • David Cunningham, Chief Commercial Officer, Lextego

With soundclips from:

  • Viktor Nebehaj, CMO, Freetrade
  • Mark Mullen, CEO, Atom Bank
  • Jamie Campbell, Co-Founder, Fronted

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

  • Freetrade raises crowdfunding at £650m valuation (soundclip from Viktor Nebehaj, CMO, Freetrade) - 3:15
  • Payhawk raises €99 million to expand payments and expenses solution - 14:25
  • Irish banks commit €5 million to payment app joint venture Synch - 23:25
  • Atom Bank moves to a four-day week (soundclip from Mark Mullen, CEO, Atom Bank) - 35:20
  • Mode Global shares sink after Ocado, Boots and Homebase deny involvement in bitcoin scheme (soundclip from Jamie Campbell, Co-Founder, Fronted) - 45:40
  • India’s Paytm Tumbles Another 13% After First-Day IPO Flop - 46:40
  • Fronted launches ‘Lifetime Deposit’ lending product with the help of fresh £20m funding (soundclip from Jamie Campbell, Co-Founder, Fronted) - 48:25
  • Nike teams up with Roblox to create a virtual world called Nikeland - 51.20

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Special Guests: Dave Cunningham, Deepa Anikhindi, Jamie Campbell, Mark Mullen, Polly Jean Harrison, and Viktor Nebehaj.

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