632. News: Klarna announces big layoffs while Chase bags UK customers

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632. News: Klarna announces big layoffs while Chase bags UK customers

Benjamin Ensor and Sim Rai are joined by some great guests, from Tranch and Anthemis, to talk about the most interesting stories in financial services over the last 7 days, including: Klarna lays off 10% of its workforce via video message, Chase marks 500,000 UK customers, and our panel answers your questions!

Our expert hosts, Benjamin Ensor 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:

  • Philip Kelvin, Co-founder & CEO, Tranch
  • Sophie Winwood, Early Stage VC Investor at Anthemis

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

  • Klarna laid off 10% of its workforce through a video message - 3:20
  • £8bn in 8 months: Chase wins 500k UK customers - 14:10
  • London-based BNPL startup Tranch nabs £3.5m to bring payment flexibility to businesses - 24:50
  • Founder alleges that fintech startup is ‘copy-and-pasting’ its business - 37:00
  • Neobanks are plentiful but rarely profitable - 45:15
  • CaixaBank issues Braille card for visually impaired - 46:30
  • Fintech Insider mailbag - 48:00

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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: Philip Kelvin and Sophie Winwood.