574. News: Primer attracts big-name investors for a global payments roadmap

Episode 753 · October 25th, 2021 · 55 mins 49 secs

About this Episode

Our expert hosts, David M. Brear and Lindsey Kistler, 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:

  • Richard Jones, Director and Chief Product Officer, GoHenry
  • Gabriel Le Roux, Co-Founder, Primer

With sound clips from:

  • Simon Taylor, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, 11:FS
  • Brian McKenney, Chief Innovation Officer, HSBC

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

  • Primer raises $50M at a $425M valuation - 6:02
  • Klarna to offer pay now option ahead of FCA review - 17:55
  • GoHenry Launches New In-App Gamified Education for Financial Literacy - 25:02
  • Tala raises $145 million to expand globally and into crypto - 34:10
  • 11:FS Foundry announces partnership with Google Cloud (Clip from Simon Taylor, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, 11:FS) - 42:02
  • Challenger bank N26 raises $900 million at $9 billion valuation - 44:10
  • HSBC to launch Banking as a Service (Clip from Brian McKenney, Chief Innovation Officer, HSBC) - 45:50
  • Facial recognition cameras installed in UK school canteens - 49:15

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