489. News: Will Open Banking shake up the payments space in 2021?

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Ross Gallagher and Simon Taylor are joined by some great guests on our final news show of 2020! Together they talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: GoCardless and Ramp announce brand new funding rounds, Xinja drop out of the Australian fintech market and Cash App launches a fashion brand!

Our expert hosts, Ross Gallagher and Simon Taylor, 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:

  • Catherine Birkett - CFO, GoCardless
  • Keith Grose - Head of International, Plaid

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

  • GoCardless raises $95M in Series F Funding - announced today! (02:36)
  • Plaid launches Payment Initiation via QR codes - announced today! (14:24)
  • Neobank Xinja blames COVID for pulling plug on Australia (27:06)
  • Ramp raises $30 million as the fastest growing corporate card in America (36:35)
    • Comment from Eric Glyman, CEO and founder of Ramp (37:37)
  • The time is right for regulation, says Klarna as they also announce plans to tell credit agencies if repayments fail (45:03)
  • Cash App launches a fashion brand (57:53)

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