514. News: Fintechs face the dark side of BaaS & Nigerian challenger Kuda raises $25m

Episode 692 · March 29th, 2021 · 1 hr 7 mins

About this Episode

Our expert hosts Adam Davis 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:

  • Charles McManus, CEO of Clear Bank
  • Babs Ogundeyi, Founder and CEO of Kuda Bank

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

  • The dark side of BaaS: One third of European fintechs have faced regulatory intervention because of their partner bank 02:31
  • Nigerian challenger Kuda Bank raises $25m in Series A funding 20:12
  • OakNorth profits surge to £77.6m despite pandemic 36:22
    • Comment from Valentina Kristensen, Director of Marketing and Comms at OakNorth 37:29
  • Freetrade raises £50M 45:25
  • Zopa raises £20 million after exceeding bank performance targets 53:25
    • Comment from Jaidev Janardana, CEO of Zopa 54:27
  • Monty Python gets in on NFTs 01:04:23

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