590. News: Global Super Apps on the rise as Nubank IPOs and Lydia becomes a unicorn

Episode 770 · December 20th, 2021 · 57 mins 18 secs

About this Episode

Our expert hosts, Gwera Kiwana and Amy Gavin, 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:

  • Gabriel Le Roux, Co-Founder, Primer
  • Bruno DIniz, Co-Founder, Spiralem

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

  • Nubank makes its market debut on New York Stock Exchange - 4:15
  • Primer launches no-code plugins for e-Commerce platforms - 15:55
  • Which? calls for banks to pause branch closures - 25:40
  • French ‘super app’ Lydia raises $100m becoming latest European fintech unicorn, plots 10 million users by 2025 - 35:50
  • Better.com CEO to take time off after firing hundreds of employees over Zoom - 46:40
  • JPMorgan to hire hundreds more staff for UK digital bank - 48:35
  • OakNorth acquires smart cashflow firm Fluidly to boost SME support - 50:30
  • FCA launches Christmas jingle to warn about fraud - 52:05

This episode is sponsored by Primer.
Primer is the world's first automation platform for payments. With Primer, merchants and developers have all the underlying infrastructure and "lego blocks" they need to build the best buying experiences for their customers. Learn more and book a demo at primer.io

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