614. News: Ramp marks $8bn valuation, ClearBank plans global expansion and Apple acquires Credit Kudos

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David M. Brear and Deepa Anikhindi are joined by some great guests to talk about he most interesting stories in financial services over the last 7 days, including: Ramp confirms new $8.1bn valuation, ClearBank raises $230m to expand into Europe and the US, and decommissioned Bristol Pound becomes art project. All this and more in today's show!

Our expert hosts, David M. Brear 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:

  • Charles McManus, CEO, Clearbank
  • Eric Glyman, Co-founder & CEO, Ramp

With soundclips from:

  • Eslam Darwish, General Partner, Nclude

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

  • Ramp confirms new $8.1bn valuation - 4:28
  • ClearBank raises $230m to expand into Europe and the US - 18:15
  • Apple buys UK fintech start-up Credit Kudos - 34:15
  • Egypt state banks setting up $85m fintech innovation fund - 43:45
  • "Very, very unlikely" big banks will have high-street branches, says Anne Boden - 52:30
  • EPI abandons plan for Visa and Mastercard rival as member banks quit - 53:30
  • NatWest to pilot carbon tracking app with SMEs - 54:55
  • Bristol pound notes to be transformed into giant shoal of fish - 56:05

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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: Charles McManus, Eric Glyman, and Eslam Darwish.