409. News: Banks react as coronavirus impacts global financial markets

Episode 586 · March 16th, 2020 · 58 mins 24 secs

About this Episode

Our expert hosts, Ross Gallagher and Sarah Kocianski, 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:

  • Pranav Sood - VP Small Business at GoCardless
  • Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth and Comms, OakNorth

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

  • RBS offers funding, and mortgage breaks to address coronavirus (01:44)
  • Standard Chartered names new Hong Kong virtual bank (10:20). Plus, we hear more on this from Mox CEO Deniz Guven. (15:52)
  • OakNorth Bank reports spike in pre-tax profits (18:05)
  • Xinja bars new customers after interest rates drop (29:09)
  • Revolut allegedly applying for UK bank licence (37:45)
  • Operations frozen at Yes Bank, co-founder arrested for alleged money laundering (42:39)
  • Starling to sponsor Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics (50:36)

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