309. News: Sassy AI
Episode 473 · April 1st, 2019 · 1 hr 4 mins
About this Episode
This week we have some great stories for you as David and Leda are joined by a couple of great guests:
- Conny Dorestijn, Founding Partner at BankiFi
- Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, MD of Funding Options
We kick off the episode by taking a look at Apple Card, Apple announced the launch of a credit card designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. It offers no fees of any kind and encourages customers to pay less interest. Conny comments that it's a cool product that can deliver an excellent user experience across devices, which is where Apple will excel but Leda thinks that this isn't a gamechanger (03:06).
Next up, we talk about Oaknorth and Monzo teaming up to launch a savings account, Ryan thinks that this news is a great entry partnership for the companies and Leda adds that Oaknorth are the story right now more than Monzo (17:53).
We also talk to Amir Nooriala, COO of OakNorth to get some further insight into the partnership (21:00).
Other stories include:
- Venmo’s going after users with negative balances
- Standard Chartered wins first Hong Kong virtual licence
- HSBC Signs Deal to Use BlackRock's 'Aladdin' Software Worldwide
- Erica’s a hit with America
- JPM boot out employees in the event of a no-deal Brexit
- Rick Astley (bank) Rolls his retirement with crypto
- And finally, The Wetherspoons App Is Now Being Used By Financial Dominatrixes
All this and so much more on today's show.
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This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins, written by Dhanum Nursigadoo and Laura Watkins. Edited by Alex Woodhouse.
- Introducing Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple - Apple
- Challenger banks Oaknorth and Monzo team up to launch savings accounts | City A.M.
- Venmo Pursues Customers With Negative Balances | PYMNTS.com
- Standard Chartered to build new virtual bank in Hong Kong in fintech drive | City A.M.
- HSBC Signs Deal to Use BlackRock's 'Aladdin' Software Worldwide | Investing News | US News
- Bank of America's Erica chatbot wins over customers
- JPMorgan Said to Push 300 to Leave U.K. in No-Deal Brexit - Bloomberg
- The Wetherspoons App Is Being Used By Financial Dominatrixes