705. News: Monzo has their U2 moment and Africa's newest fintech unicorn crowned
Benjamin Ensor is joined by some great guests, from MNT-Halan, Divido, and CCG Catalyst, to talk about the most interesting stories in financial services over the last 7 days, including: Monzo automatically opts in customers for Plus feature trial, Egypt's MNT-Halan is Africa's newest unicorn, and HSBC staff get a uniform of jumpsuits and jeans.
Our expert host, Benjamin Ensor, is 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:
- Ahmed Mohsen, Chief Technology Officer, MNT-Halan
- Christer Holloman, Founder, Divido
- Kate Drew, Director of Research, CCG Catalyst
With soundclips from:
- Clare Gambardella, Chief Customer Officer, Zopa
We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space:
- Monzo automatically opts in customers for Plus feature trial - 4:45
- Egypt's MNT-Halan is Africa's newest unicorn - 16:00
- 75% of LGBTQ+ startup founders hide their identity from investors, UK survey finds - 28:05
- BNPL Openpay goes under as creditors chase debts - 37:55
- Zopa secures £75m to kick off 2023 M&A - 47:50
- HSBC staff get a uniform of jumpsuits and jeans - 50:30
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Special Guests: Ahmed Mohsen, Christer Holloman, Clare Gambardella, and Kate Drew.