588. News: Seedrs acquired by Republic to fuel European expansion

56min listen

Simon Taylor and Tim Heard are joined by some great guests from Seedrs and FT Adviser to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Republic acquires UK’s Seedrs in $100M deal to push into Europe, Former TSB CEO launches money-sharing social network Loop, and Harrods agrees buy now pay later tie up with Klarna. All of this and much much more on today's episode!

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Tim Heard, 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:

  • Kirsty Grant, CIO, Seedrs
  • Ruby Hinchliffe, Reporter, FT Adviser

With soundclips from:

  • Lisa Jacobs, CEO of Funding Circle

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

  • Republic acquires UK’s Seedrs in $100M deal to push into Europe - 2:45
  • Former TSB CEO launches money-sharing social network Loop - 15:50
  • Wealthsimple quits the UK market - 25:49
  • Zopa pulls out of P2P consumer lending - 36:25
  • Majority raises $27 million for migrant mobile banking service - 46:12
  • Funding Circle launches embedded finance solution (soundclip from Lisa Jacobs, CEO of Funding Circle) - 47:35
  • Monzo valuation hits $4.5bn on back of drawing thousands of new customers - 49:00
  • Harrods agrees buy now pay later tie up with Klarna - 51:14

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Special Guests: Kirsty Grant and Ruby Hinchliffe.

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