439. News: Wirecard fallout - fintech’s Enron moment?

Episode 616 · June 29th, 2020 · 1 hr 3 mins

About this Episode

Our expert hosts, Sam Maule and David Brear 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:

  • Erika Lucas - CEO of StitchCrew
  • Gerti Dervishi - Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at Flybits
  • Jillian Williams - Investment Principal at Anthemis and head of BLCK VC NYC

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

  • Wirecard says €1.9bn of cash is missing and have now filed for insolvency (03:48)
  • The US banking sector is seeing huge growth, despite (or because of) the pandemic (18:34)
  • Global payments space hots up (36:00)
  • Stories we didn’t have time to cover (52:23)
  • Goldman traders mock CEO’s ‘cringeworthy’ cameo on TV show ‘Billions' (57:58)

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