697. Insights: Will social media banks ever take off?

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697. Insights: Will social media banks ever take off?

Nicole Perry is joined by some great guests to discuss: 'Would you trust Twitter or Facebook to handle your banking?'

Our expert host, Nicole Perry, is joined by some great guests to discuss the potential of social media networks becoming banks.

At the end of 2022, Elon Musk held a meeting with Twitter employees laying out plans to turn the social network into a bank - complete with a high-yield money market account, debit cards, checks, and loans.

Musk is not the first social media mogul to see the power of combining banking and social networks – but, to date, that melding of likes and filters with APIs and KYC has proved difficult in many markets.

So how have these two worlds collided so far, what is stopping social media banks from happening, and what could happen in the future?

This week's guests include:

  • Ross Gallagher, Manager, 11:FS
  • Jason Mikula, Publisher, Fintech Business Weekly
  • Nik Milanović, Editor, This Week in Fintech

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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, 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: Jason Mikula and Nik Milanović.