287. News: Bank like Rihanna

Episode 451 · January 14th, 2019 · 1 hr 15 mins

About this Episode

Our hosts David, Jason and Leda are joined by Jeppe Rindom, CEO of Pleo, Saalim Chowdhury, Partner at 500 Startups and Simon Vans-Colina, Engineer at Monzo.

First up, RBS takes stake in student-focused fintech 02:22

Google gets go-ahead from Central Bank for payments 08:52

Two-Thirds of Financial Decision-Makers Believe Tech Giants Will Offer Retail Banking in Five Years 13:29

Logging In to Your Bank Account Is Now a $3 Billion Business 15:25

Our Open Banking expert, Adam Davis had a few minutes to bring a little more insight 22:09

Starling eyes France and Germany 24:43

We also have an AMA with an intriguing three part question from a listener at Microsoft 34:55

At last, US banks are introducing contactless cards 52:09

New challenger bank on UK scene, Chetwood Financial 56:32

We have a great interview with Chetwood Financial COO, Mark Jenkinson to find out more 57:53

And finally, UK start-up Viola Black tunes in with account launch 1:05:54

All this and so much more on today's episode of Fintech Insider!

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This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse.