662. News: Shopify and Amazon's Cold War heats up

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662. News: Shopify and Amazon's Cold War heats up

Kate Moody and Benjamin Ensor are joined by some great guests, from Betakit and Silicon Republic, to talk about the most interesting stories in financial services over the last 7 days, including: Shopify is picking a fight with Amazon, UBS scraps $1.4 billion deal to buy Wealthfront, and Japan decides it's time to stop using floppy disks.

Our expert hosts, Kate Moody and Benjamin Ensor, 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:

  • Douglas Soltys, Editor-in-Chief, BetaKit
  • Elaine Burke, Editor, Silicon Republic

With soundclips from:

  • Derek Joyce, COO, Alloy

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

  • Shopify is picking a fight with Amazon - 5:15
  • Wayflyer secures €254m in debt financing from Credit Suisse - 17:40
  • UBS scraps $1.4 billion deal to buy Wealthfront - 33:15
  • New shared banking hubs to open in 13 more places in Great Britain and Northern Ireland - 43:25
  • Identity decisioning fintech Alloy raises another $52 milion - 53:50
  • OnlyFans profits boom as users spent $4.8bn on platform last year - 56:40
  • Japan decides it's time to stop using floppy disks - 59:45

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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: Derek Joyce, Douglas Soltys, and Elaine Burke.