407. News: Robinhood’s major outage; BCR backlash builds

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Ross Gallagher and Sarah Kocianski are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting fintech stories of the last 7 days, including: Dow goes up whilst Robinhood goes down, Banking Competition Remedies face backlash and a story about one very generous payments CEO!

In this week's episode, Ross Gallagher and Sarah Kocianski are on hosting duties and 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:

  • Farhana Draine - Head of Legal and ComplianceFlux
  • Husayn Kassai - CEO, Onfido
  • Edward Berks - Global EGM of Financial Partnerships, Xero

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

  • Robinhood faces outage as the Dow surges (02:15)
  • BCR backlash mounts over Metro Bank and Nationwide (10:29)
  • Thought Machine plans US expansion after $83-million raise (20:24)
  • World Health Organisation calls for contactless amidst Coronavirus (28:21)
  • Klarna posts first-ever deficit as buy now pay later grows (36:51)
  • Greenpeace blockades Barclays branches (46:56)
  • Payments boss pays his entire staff a $70k minimum salary (53:08)

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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: Edward Berks, Farhana Draine, and Husayn Kassai.

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