778. News: JP Morgan invests in Brazil, African funding passes £2bn, and M-Pesa enter Ethiopia

Episode 967 · September 4th, 2023 · 1 hr 7 mins

About this Episode

Our expert hosts, Benjamin Ensor and David Barton-Grimley, 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:

  • Sarah Kocianski, Independent Fintech Consultant
  • Samee Zahid, Director of Engineering at Chipper Cash

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

  • JP Morgan increases its stake in Brazilian digital bank C6
  • Goldman sells off its Personal Financial Management unit
  • African startups raise $2.7bn in VC funding
  • Safaricom’s mobile money rollout in Ethiopia marks moment for ‘last frontier’
  • New fintech accelerator, Archie, launches in London
  • X gains payment licences in seven US states
  • Open banking reaches 11 million + payments milestone
  • Venmo lets you gift money to your loved ones with special Hallmark greeting cards

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