743. News: Revolut's banking licence in jeopardy and Anne Boden departs Starling Bank

Episode 931 · May 29th, 2023 · 1 hr 3 mins

About this Episode

Our expert hosts, Kate Moody and Ross Gallagher, 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:

  • Bank of England plans to reject Revolut's bid for banking licence - 5:00
  • Brite Payments launches instant payments network - 17:20
  • Daylight, the LGBTQ+ neobank, calls it quits - 30:40
  • Fifth Third acquires Rize Money - 39:50
  • Jia, a blockchain-based lender of small businesses in emerging markets, raises $4.3 million seed - 50:30
  • Starling Bank chief Anne Boden to step down amid record profit - 53:40
  • Amazon's palm-scanning tech now lets you buy beer at a baseball game - 56:00

This week's guests include:

  • Lena Hackelöer, CEO, Brite Payments
  • Tom Bianco, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Embedded Payments, Fifth Third Bank

With soundclips from:

  • Anne Boden, CEO, Starling Bank
  • Zach Marks, Co-Founder, Jia

This episode is sponsored by Thredd

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