738. News: Skipton's no-deposit mortgage raises eyebrows and Apple banks a billion!

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738. News: Skipton's no-deposit mortgage raises eyebrows and Apple banks a billion!

Skipton launches deposit-free mortgage aimed at renters, Apple attracts $1 billion in deposits in a week, and WhatsApp allows Singapore businesses to pay within app – Kate Moody and Ross Gallagher are joined by some great guests, from Thunes and Redpoint Ventures, to talk about the most interesting stories in financial services over the last 7 days.

Our expert hosts, Kate Moody and Ross Gallagher, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week.

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

  • Skipton launches deposit-free mortgage aimed at renters - 6:10
  • Apple attracts nearly $1 billion in deposits within a week of high yield savings account launch - 19:50
  • WhatsApp now allows Singapore-based users to pay businesses within the app - 32:10
  • French fintech Green-Got banks €5 million to grow its green banking platform in Europe - 42:05
  • SEC pays whistleblower $279mn in largest-ever award - 52:30
  • Music-related home insurance claims revealed as European nations gear up for Eurovision - 54:20

This week's guests include:

  • Dawei Wang, Head of Partnerships, Thunes
  • Urvashi Barooah, Principal, Redpoint Ventures

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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: Dawei Wang and Urvashi Barooah.