705. News: Monzo has their U2 moment and Africa's newest fintech unicorn crowned

Episode 893 · February 13th, 2023 · 56 mins 28 secs

About this Episode

Our expert host, Benjamin Ensor, is 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:

  • Ahmed Mohsen, Chief Technology Officer, MNT-Halan
  • Christer Holloman, Founder, Divido
  • Kate Drew, Director of Research, CCG Catalyst

With soundclips from:

  • Clare Gambardella, Chief Customer Officer, Zopa

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

  • Monzo automatically opts in customers for Plus feature trial - 4:45
  • Egypt's MNT-Halan is Africa's newest unicorn - 16:00
  • 75% of LGBTQ+ startup founders hide their identity from investors, UK survey finds - 28:05
  • BNPL Openpay goes under as creditors chase debts - 37:55
  • Zopa secures £75m to kick off 2023 M&A - 47:50
  • HSBC staff get a uniform of jumpsuits and jeans - 50:30

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