395. News: Has Open Banking failed?

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David Brear and Sarah Kocianski are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Open Banking passes a million customers on its second anniversary, shakeups at RBS as Bo exec to step down, and BlackRock to shift away from fossil fuel investments.

Our expert hosts, David Brear 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:

  • Megan Caywood - Managing Director, Barclays
  • Zihao Xu - Investment Manager, Octopus Ventures
  • Olivia Vinden - Head of Innovation UK, Alpha FMC

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

  • Open Banking surpasses one million customers (04:17)
  • Bo chief executive to step down (16:04)
  • Revolut announces new savings account (27:15)
  • UK SMEs chasing £50 billion in late payments (39:23)
  • Ministers detail financial wellbeing plan (46:58)
  • Tink raises an additional €90 million (53:46)
  • BlackRock to shift away from fossil fuels (1:01:00)

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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, Leda Glyptis 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: Megan Caywood, Olivia Vinden, and Zihao Xu.

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