223. News: More Popular than Beyoncé

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Jason Bates and David Brear are back together after what seems like an eternity! They're joined by the wonderful Caroline Plumb as well as debutants Ryan Edwards-Pritchard from Funding options and Kirsty Grant from Seedrs. We also bring you an awesome snippet with CEO of Rooster Money Will Carmichael!

First up with some breaking news: UK banks will be forced to develop develop alerts for customers who may be about to slip into the red as well as a range of prompts and PFM tools that make it easier to keep on top of finances following a review by the Financial Conduct Authority into the high-cost credit market. Find out out what the gang had to say about this crazy bit of news! How much will this impact bank revenue?

Next up, we delve deep into GDPR….I mean not as deep as we did in episode 220, but you get the jist! It’s talk of the town, we had to cover it. After discussing some GDPR fails, we had a chat about Google and PayPal teaming up!

From Payments to banking, have Square stumbled their way into the banking world? How have they done this by accident?

Now iZettle were in the news a fair bit the last few weeks, but can Ayden do what they couldn’t? They plan to go public...

Over to China, Ant financial have raised even more billions! Find out What the team think of this one!

From raising money, to saving money- RoosterMoney, the pocket money and chore tracking app that specialise in pocket money analytics and financial education advice for parents, can reveal that kids have been saving an impressive 24.9% of their pocket money so far this year. Adult households are only managing to save 5.3% of their income. And I know they’re not quite kids, but apparently 1 in 6 millennials has £100,000 in savings! Insane!

Finally, Busking goes digital as street musicians across London are going to accept payments via contactless cards, wearable technology, chip and pin as well as the traditional cash

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Special Guests: Caroline Plumb, Kirsty Grant, Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, and Will Carmichael.

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