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Sarah Kocianski is joined on her last show as a host by Adam Davis and some great guests from Soldo and CCG Catalyst Consulting to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Revolut raising $800 million to become UK's most valuable fintech, Soldo raisesing $180M for its business expense platform, and an IPO roundup as Robinhood seeks a valuation as high as $35 billion while Paytm wants to raise $2.2 billion! All of this and much more on today's episode!

Our expert hosts, Sarah Kocianski and Adam Davis, 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, Founder and CEO at Soldo
  • Kate Drew, Director of Research at CCG Catalyst Consulting

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

  • Revolut raises $800 million to become UK's most valuable fintech 5:20
  • Soldo raises $180M for its business expense platform 17:51
  • Square launches small business banking 32:10
  • IPO roundup: Robinhood is seeking a market valuation as high as $35 billion from their upcoming IPO and Paytm look to IPO in India with a raise of $2.2bn 42:55
  • Yapily raises $51M for its open banking API 52:59
  • Serena Williams invests in credit building startup Esusu 55:16
  • Treasury Prime announce Customizable Card Controls to Increase Transactions While Reducing Fraud 57:10
  • FCA loses £300k worth of electronic devices, this news arises a year after it issued a warning to businesses to ‘be responsible when handling client data’ 59:26

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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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