773. News: Mastercard pushes in to Africa with MTN deal and niche banks are on the rise

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773. News: Mastercard pushes in to Africa with MTN deal and niche banks are on the rise

Mastercard takes minority stake in MTN, rental platform Fronted closes down, and Bank Of Ireland customers go crazy for ATM glitch – Benjamin Ensor is joined by some great guests, from Anthemis, Cornerstone Advisors, and Ebanx, to talk about the most interesting stories in financial services over the last 7 days.

Our expert host, Benjamin Ensor, 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:

  • Mastercard to purchase a minority stake in MTN’s $5.2B fintech business
  • Startup founded by Apple and Monzo execs wanting to disrupt rental market closes
  • Introducing Roger, a new online bank for military recruits
  • This debit card lets you fund scientific research while you spend
  • UK launches £1 billion fintech fund to compete with Silicon Valley
  • People rush to ATMs after windfall from Bank of Ireland app glitch

This week's guests include:

  • Mary Wisniewski, Editor-at-large and Director of Content, Cornerstone Advisors
  • Ruth Foxe Blader, Partner, Anthemis
  • Wiza Jalakasi, Director of Africa Market Development, Ebanx

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Special Guests: Mary Wisniewski, Ruth Foxe-Blader, and Wiza Jalakasi.