684. News: Daylight builds for the LGBTQ+ community and the FCA hits back at trading apps

55min listen

Benjamin Ensor and Amy Gavin are joined by some great guests to talk about the most interesting stories in financial services over the last 7 days, including: LGBTQ+-focused digital bank Daylight announces a $15m Series A, FCA warns trading firms over dangerous gamification, and we answer questions from the Fintech Insider mailbag!

Our expert hosts, Benjamin Ensor and Amy Gavin, 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:

  • Billie Simmons, Co-Founder & COO, Daylight
  • Charlie Conchie, Reporter, City AM

With soundclips from:

  • Charlotte Fereday, Product Director, 11:FS
  • Roberta Prescott, Brazil Correspondent, Iupana
  • Charles McManus, CEO, ClearBank

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

  • Daylight raises cash to launch subscription plan for family planning - 5:00
  • Financial Conduct Authority warns trading firms over dangerous ‘gamification’ - 17:10
  • Nubank’s swing to profit may signal demise of growth-at-all-costs strategies for digital banks - 29:00
  • Nirvana Money closes doors just 22 days after launch - 39:00
  • Sella launches pilot of biometric credit card in Italy - 46:10
  • ClearBank CEO plots European launch and M&A as profitability is reached - 48:30
  • Fintech Insider Mailbag - 50:30

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, Ross Gallagher, Benjamin Ensor, and Kate Moody - 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: Billie Simmons, Charles McManus, Charlie Conchie , Charlotte Fereday, and Roberta Prescott.