586. News: Has the Financial Conduct Authority freed up Open Banking?

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Benjamin Ensor and Nasir Ahmad are joined by some great guests from Allica Bank and Anthemis to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Small business lender Allica raises £110m, FCA boosts Open Banking by removing 3-month re-authentication requirement, and Mr Goxx, the crypto-trading hamster, goes to the great wheel in the sky. All of this and much much more on today's episode!

Our expert hosts, Benjamin Ensor and Nasir Ahmad, 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:

  • Richard Davies, CEO, Allica Bank
  • Sophie Winwood, Investor, Anthemis

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

  • Small business lender Allica raises £110m as it quickens growth 3:16
  • FCA boosts Open Banking by removing 3-month re-authentication requirement 14:38
  • British Business Bank Finds UK Venture Capital Fund Performance has Increased 27:10
  • Afterpay releases BNPL for subscription services in the US and Australia 35:55
  • Thought Machine closes $200M for its cloud native banking SaaS and becomes a unicorn 47:10
  • India’s Slice becomes unicorn with $220M funding from Tiger Global, Insight Partners and Advent 48:44
  • Moneybox and Plaid give customers greater control over their finances 50:41
  • Mr Goxx, the crypto-trading hamster, dies 53:10

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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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