413. News: Can fintech and bank collaborations help SMEs through coronavirus?
Sarah Kocianski and Leda Glyptis are joined by some great guests to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Interest rates plummet in the UK and US; contactless limits raised to combat COVID-19; and Bunq goes green all across Europe.
Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Leda Glyptis, 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:
- Carlo Gualandri, CEO and founder of Soldo
- Myles Stephenson, CEO of Modulr
- Keith Grose, Head of UK at Plaid
We cover the following stories from the fintech and financial services space:
- Interest rates slashed at home and abroad to combat the impact of coronavirus (03:36)
- Contactless limits to rise by £15 (11:13)
- Covid Credit comes together for the self-employed (19:05), featuring comment from 11:FS' Simon Taylor about how Covid Credit came to be.
- SoftBank’s buying spree ends (27:38)
- Revolut launches stateside (35:14)
- Xinja draws investment from World Investments (42:33)
- Bunq expands its Green Card to 30 countries (49:09)
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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: Carlo Gualandri, Keith Grose, and Myles Stephenson .
- Interest rates slashed at home and abroad to combat the impact of coronavirus
- Contactless limits to rise by £15
- Covid Credit comes together for the self-employed
- SoftBank to Sell $41 Billion in Assets, Signaling End of Buying Spree
- Revolut launches in the US
- Xinja draws investment from World Investments
- Bunq expands its Green Card to 30 countries