740. News: Smart raises $95 million while Robinhood sparks all-night trading fears

Episode 928 · May 22nd, 2023 · 58 mins 59 secs

About this Episode

Our expert hosts, Benjamin Ensor and Kate Moody, are joined by some great guests to talk about the most notable fintech, financial services and banking news from the past week.

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

  • London pension fintech Smart gears up for deals after $95m funding injection - 5:00
  • Robinhood launching 24-Hour weekday stock trading - 17:45
  • Tiger Global looks to cash in part of $40bn portfolio of private companies - 28:40
  • M-KOPA snaps up $250M+ debt, equity for its asset financing platform - 37:50
  • More red faces at Revolut after boss accidentally hits the wrong phone button, sparking a probe - 46:55
  • ZestMoney founders resign in wake of failed sale - 48:55
  • George Osborne to chair Italian investment firm Lingotto - 51:00

This week's guests include:

  • Dan Barker, Chief Marketing Officer, Smart
  • Sophie Winwood, Investment Principal, Anthemis

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