494. News: Could the 2020s be THE decade for fintech?
Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Sarah Kocianski, are 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:
Shamir Karkal - Co-founder and CEO of Sila, former Co-founder and CTO of Simple
Bradley Riss - Chief Commercial Officer, Checkout.com
We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space:
BBVA says that it is shutting down banking app Simple, and will transfer its users to BBVA USA
London’s Checkout.com becomes Europe’s most valuable fintech at $15bn
Plaid and Visa end plans for their monster merger, almost a year after it was announced
Online lender SoFi to go public through merger with SPAC
FCA sounds alarm bell over high risk crypto assets as banks won’t accept transfers from crypto wallets
Two guesses left to access £175MILLION bitcoin account
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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates and Sarah Kocianski and joined by 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: Bradley Riss and Shamir Karkal.