562. News: UK's contactless card limit reaches £100 - convenient or dangerous?

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David Brear and Amy Gavin are joined by some great guests from Carry1st and Financial News to talk about some of the most interesting stories of the last 7 days, including: Contactless card payment limit in UK to jump to £100 next month, Stripe and others invest $200M in African fintech Wave – now valued at $1.7 billion, and Peter Thiel is building a luxury vacation bunker in New Zealand. Tune in to find out more!

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Amy Gavin, 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:

  • Emily Nicolle, Fintech Correspondent, Financial News
  • Cordel Robbin-Coker, CEO & Co-Founder, Carry1st

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

  • Contactless card payment limit in UK to jump to £100 next month 5:37
  • Sequoia Heritage, Stripe and others invest $200M in African fintech Wave at $1.7B valuation 12:42
  • Point raises $46.5 million to give millennials a rewards-based alternative to credit cards 21:15
  • Beijing wants tech giants to shoulder more social responsibilities 27:52
  • Australian BNPL Zip Finds Under-35’s Need Support with Financial ‘Adulting’ 35:19
  • Ikea says ‘Hej!’ to buy-now-pay-later, investing $22.5m in Israeli BNPL firm Jifiti 37:41
  • Founders Factory and G-Force launch Seed program for climate-focused startups 39:17
  • Peter Thiel is building a luxury vacation bunker in New Zealand 41:20

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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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Special Guests: Cordel Robbin-Coker and Emily Nicolle.

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