449. News: Can fintech fast track our economic recovery?

Episode 626 · August 3rd, 2020 · 1 hr 8 mins

About this Episode

Simon and Sarah, 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:

  • Charlotte Crosswell, CEO, Innovate Finance
  • Viktor Nebehaj, CMO and co-founder, Freetrade

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

  • Fintech industry “firing on all cylinders” despite VC investment in UK fintechs down 39%
  • Barclays profit halves as it sets aside another £1.6bn to cover COVID-19 losses
  • Inside Britain's pandemic-era amateur investment boom
  • Moneybox crowd funds £4M in 4 hours - and we hear from their co-founder Ben Stanway to tell us what this means for the future of Moneybox
  • JPMorgan Chase partners with Marqeta to launch 'virtual' credit cards - and we spoke to Omri Dahan, Chief Revenue Officer at Marqeta to get their perspective on this.
  • And finally: Antchain, a blockchain project under Ant financial group, hired a seniors citizens choir to perform a bespoke promo song, while dressed as ants.

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