596. News: Visa and Amazon call a truce – but for how long?

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Ross Gallagher and Gwera Kiwana are joined by some great guests, from Cornerstone Advisors, Verdict, and Spendesk, to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Amazon backs off on Visa credit card ban, JP Morgan plots ‘astonishing’ $12bn tech spend to beat fintechs, and Selfridges sells NFTs over the counter. All of this and much much more on today's episode!

Our expert hosts, Ross Gallagher and Gwera Kiwana, 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 are:

  • Ron Shevlin, Chief Research Officer, Cornerstone Advisors
  • Eric Johansson, Tech Editor, Verdict
  • Paddy O’Neil, Country Manager UK, Spendesk

With soundclips from:

  • Michael Hershfield, Founder and CEO, Accrue Savings

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

  • Amazon to continue accepting Visa credit cards in UK as it bids to resolve payment dispute
  • JP Morgan plots ‘astonishing’ $12bn tech spend to beat fintechs
  • Spendesk is the fifth French startup to reach unicorn status this month
  • Accrue Savings raises $25m to offer consumers “a responsible” purchasing option
  • Ghanaian fintech Float raises $17M seed to power cash flow for commerce in Africa
  • No “convincing case” for Central Bank Digital Currencies, says Lords committee
  • Bolt becomes decacorn with $335 million funding round
  • Selfridges becomes world’s first retailer to sell NFTs over the counter

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Special Guests: Eric Johansson, Paddy O’Neill, and Ron Shevlin.

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