855. News: Zopa reaches profitability, Chime get fined and Ant goes to Saudi

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855. News: Zopa reaches profitability, Chime get fined and Ant goes to Saudi

Benjamin Ensor and Jamie Campbell are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week, including: Zopa reach profitability and £4bn in deposits, Chime get fined for late refunds, iwoca reach £1bn in total funding and Ant Financial enter Saudi. And we discuss whether you should join an online community to help you save.

This week's guests include:

  1. Sam Maule, Head of Business Development at Moov
  2. Kate Drew, Director of Research, CCG Catalyst

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

  1. Zopa Bank Amasses £4 Billion in Customer Deposits and hits annual profitability 
  2. Chime is fined $3.25M for delaying refunds
  3. iwoca Secures £270m From Citi and Barclays, Taking Total Investment Past £1bn
  4. Ant International expands into Saudi Arabia
  5. Banco Sabadell rejects €12bn takeover bid by BBVA
  6. J.P. Morgan taps Visa Direct for faster payments
  7. Chinese women are teaming up with strangers to save money


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