624. News: Stripe steps back into crypto with Twitter and fintech for good Helios raises seed round

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624. News: Stripe steps back into crypto with Twitter and fintech for good Helios raises seed round

Benjamin Ensor and Gwera Kiwana are joined by some great guests to talk about the most interesting stories in financial services over the last 7 days, including: Stripe steps back into crypto, fintech for good Helios raises seed round, and football fans tip their cup-winning manager via his banking app. All this and more on today's show!

Our expert hosts, Benjamin Ensor 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 include:

  • Julia Ménayas, Co-founder, Helios
  • Jason Mikula, Publisher, Fintech Business Weekly

With soundclips from:

  • Mauricio Magaldi, Crypto, 11:FS
  • Abubakar Idris, Africa Reporter, Rest of World
  • Philip Haglund, CEO, Gimi

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

  • Fintech giant Stripe jumps into crypto with a feature that lets Twitter users get paid in stablecoin - 3:17
  • French sustainable neobank Helios picks up €9m for its fintech for good to protect the planet - 15:30
  • Revolut suspends refugee referral payouts after users game the system - 29:30
  • Plaid co-founder’s next venture is a bank to power fintech apps - 37:15
  • Flutterwave CEO addresses alleged misconduct claims in email to employees - 49:30
  • Swedish children’s financial literacy app Gimi teams up with ABN AMRO - 52:50
  • Spanish football fans thank cup-winning manager via his banking app - 54:40

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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: Abubakar Idris, Jason Mikula, Julia Ménayas, Mauricio Magaldi, and Philip Haglund.