560. News: More behemoths get into BNPL as Amazon team up with Affirm

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Simon Taylor and Gwera Kiwana are joined by some great guests from Flinks and Thomson Reuters Foundation to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: more big behemoths getting into BNPL as Amazon team up with Affirm, National Bank of Canada invests $103M in Flinks to help them expand, and a fake Banksy NFT was sold for over $300,000 via Banksy’s own website. All of this and much much more on today's episode!

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Gwera Kiwana, 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:

  • Frederick Lavoie, co-founder and COO, Flinks
  • Sharon Kimathi, Inclusive Economies Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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

  • Amazon partners Affirm to offer customers BNPL option 4:32
  • National Bank of Canada invests $103M in Flinks, including $30M in growth capital 15:45
  • Alpaca raises $50m; moves into crypto trading 28:32
  • Wombat to raise £10 million to expand into Europe 38:52
  • Nubank seeks $55bn valuation in IPO 47:12
  • Invest at PayPal could compete with Robinhood and Square’s retail stock trading 48:34
  • Railsbank and Status Money create credit card with crypto investment rewards 50:27
  • Fake Banksy NFT sold through artist's website for £244k 52:25

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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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