610. News: Kenya's M-Pesa marks milestone anniversary

Episode 791 · March 14th, 2022 · 56 mins 30 secs

About this Episode

Our expert hosts, Gwera Kiwana 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:

  • Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, CEO, M-Pesa
  • Lindsay Davis, Head of Markets, Atomic
  • Eric Johansson, Fintech Editor, Verdict

With soundclips from:

  • Patrick Kavanagh, CEO, Atlantic Money
  • Nicola Anderson, CEO, Fintech Scotland

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

  • M-Pesa: Kenya's mobile money success story celebrates 15 years - 3:55
  • Russian banks turn to China to sidestep cutoff from payments systems - 15:20
  • Atomic lands $40m in funding, just five months after its Series A, to connect banks and fintechs to consumers’ paychecks - 26:00
  • Money transfer fintech launches in London to take on Wise and PayPal - 37:05
  • Indian fintech CredAvenue turns unicorn with fresh $137m funding - 46:25
  • New roadmap unveiled to take Scottish fintech from 'strength to strength' - 48:11
  • LimeWire announces comeback as Web3 NFT marketplace - 50:50

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