582. News: Amazon feuds with Visa while Zilch crowned Europe's fastest unicorn

Episode 761 · November 22nd, 2021 · 57 mins 18 secs

About this Episode

Our expert hosts, Simon Taylor and Benjamin Ensor, 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:

  • Emily Nicolle, Fintech Correspondent, Financial News
  • Clare McKeeve, CEO, Talenthouse

With soundclips from:

  • Philip Belamant, CEO & Founder, Zilch
  • Omar Kassim, CEO & Founder, Nomod

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

  • Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards in UK - 4:10
  • Zilch becomes Europe’s fastest ever unicorn with $2bn valuation (soundclip from Philip Belamant, CEO & Founder, Zilch) - 15:45
  • Talenthouse, Vodeno, and Aion Bank partner to bring embedded banking services to creatives across Europe - 28:12
  • Nomod raises $3.4M seed to allow merchants to accept payments without hardware (soundclip from Omar Kassim, CEO & Founder, Nomod) - 37:07
  • Starling snaps up £1BN mortgage book as it seeks to float next year - 45:25
  • N26 pulls back from the US - 46:54
  • CMA pushes ‘variable recurring payment’ deadline back by six months - 49:02
  • Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs - 51:12

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This episode is sponsored by SAS.
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