592. News: Anne Boden comments anger fintech bosses and Tencent invests in Monzo

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Benjamin Ensor and Deepa Anikhindi are joined by some great guests, from Habito and Chipper Cash, to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Fintech bosses accuse Starling Bank’s Anne Boden of stifling innovation, Tencent invests in Monzo, and Bye Bye Blackberry. 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:

  • Abba Newbery, Chief Marketing Officer, Habito
  • Wiza Jalakasi, VP, Developer Relations, Chipper Cash

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

  • Fintech bosses accuse Starling Bank’s Anne Boden of stifling innovation 2:57
  • Chinese giant Tencent joins backers of £3.3bn digital bank Monzo 15:16
  • Habito offers mortgages for up to seven times person's salary 27:03
  • Fintechs in Africa continue to overshadow all other startups in funding gained 37:39
  • ING announces exit from French retail banking market 49:41
  • Hong Kong Fintech Unicorn WeLab To Enter Increasingly Crowded Indonesian Digital Banking Market 50:56
  • Fintech-focused Ribbit Capital raises $1.15B 52:30
  • BlackBerry: End of an era as company pulls plug on iconic handsets 53:50

This episode is sponsored by Primer.
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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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Special Guests: Abba Newbery and Wiza Jalakasi.