598. News: BNPL giant Klarna launches physical card in the UK

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Gwera Kiwana and Ewan Silver are joined by some great guests, from Everything and The Fintech Times, to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Klarna launches card in the UK, Bank of America Says a Digital U.S. Dollar Is ‘Inevitable’, and Bolt CEO compares Y Combinator and Stripe to 'the Mob' in fiery Twitter thread.

Our expert hosts, Gwera Kiwana and Ewan Silver, 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
  • Michael Wilkinson, COO, Everything

With soundclips from:

  • Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou, Partner, Velocity Partners

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

  • Klarna: ‘buy now, pay later’ firm to launch card in the UK - 4:10
  • Bank of America Says a Digital U.S. Dollar Is ‘Inevitable’ - 16:25
  • Everything Raises €2M to Re-Invent Premium Bonds in the UK - 27:45
  • JPMorgan agrees to acquire 49% stake in Greek fintech Viva Wallet - 38:55
  • Huawei turns to Curve for NFC payments in the wake of Google ban - 48:40
  • Tanzanian fintech NALA raises $10M seed to build Revolut for Africa - 50:05
  • Pakistani Digital Banks Finally Able To Get a Banking License Following SBP’s Announcement - 51:53
  • Bolt CEO called Y Combinator and Stripe 'the Mob' in a fiery Twitter thread - 53:50

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Special Guests: Ewan Silver, Michael Wilkinson, and Polly Jean Harrison.

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