612. News: SCA finally in effect, Lunar raises $77m and HSBC joins the metaverse

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Gwera Kiwana and Sim Rai are joined by some great guests to talk about the most interesting stories in financial services over the last 7 days, including: Strong Customer Authentication finally comes into force in the UK, Lunar raises funding and announces a crypto product, and HSBC “buys land” in the metaverse. All this and more on today’s show!

Our expert hosts, Gwera Kiwana and Sim Rai, 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:

  • Roger De’Ath, UK Country Manager, at Truelayer
  • Jimmy Fong, CCO at SEON

With soundclips from:

  • Mauricio Magaldi, Global Leader - Cryptocurrency

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

  • Online retailers warned of lost sales as SCA comes into effect - 2:20
  • Nordic Neobank Lunar raises $77m, reaches $2bn valuation AND launch a crypto platform - 13:00
  • eBay and Klarna partner to bring flexible payment options to Germany - 24:40
  • Revolut given thumbs up by the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for helping refugees open accounts - 32:30
  • Softbank turns fund for diverse entrepreneurs into evergreen opportunity - 38:05
  • The FCA searches for head of new crypto dept - 41:15
  • One in 12 now use BNPL to play for essentials - 42:30
  • HSBC buys a virtual plot of land in the metaverse - 43:30

Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. It’s hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David M. Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates and Gwera Kiwana, as well as 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: Jimmy Fong, Mauricio Magaldi, Roger DeAth, and Sim Rai.