391. News: Singapore's big tech banking battlefield

Episode 568 · January 13th, 2020 · 1 hr 5 mins

About this Episode

Our expert hosts, David Brear and Simon Taylor, 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:

  • Tram Anh Nguyen - Co-Founder of the Centre for Finance Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Shafali Gupta - VP Strategy & Ops at Fluidly
  • Nathalie Oestmann - COO of Curve

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

  • The bids are in for Singapore’s digital banking licence (03:01)
  • Banking errors open the new year (16:35)
  • Hackers hold Travelex to ransom (27:11)
  • UK regulators at work on digital data strategies (31:20)
  • Monzo allegedly meeting with large investors to raise between £50 and £100 million in early 2020 (40:23)
  • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority begins full investigation into Westpac over earlier child exploitation allegations (40:45)
  • Citi starts recruitment drive to hire 2,500 coders from around the world (41:26)
  • PayPal will acquire shopping rewards company Honey for £4 billion (42:20)
  • Australia pauses Open Banking over security concerns (43:46)
  • Tandem causes “Tandemonium” with £6 monthly fee (48:13)
  • Influencers Bó it for the ‘Gram (57:50)

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