David Brear hosts the latest Fintech Insider news show, with topics that include Xero, Starling, Atom, HSBC, Tandem and the Brexit blame game.

David M Brear represents 11:FS without the other guys this week, but he’s not alone as he’s joined by Bianca Lopes, Sarah Kocianski and Jamie Campbell to power through another packed show.

First up, and straight off the back of our appearance at XeroCon, we cover Curve’s partnership with Xero. Hit or miss? Let us know what you think. The team discusses Starling’s launch of business accounts – yet another string to its bow – and has the Brexit vote hit Tandem’s ability to raise money?

The guys talk about two stories on Atom, contrasting its £42m loss last year to the increase in its deposits over £900m. And we discuss whether pensioners are being penalised for saving too much.

Are consumers comfortable sharing their financial data, and if not could the news derail the open banking revolution? Meanwhile, HSBC gets the jump on other large UK banks, announcing a new app to link customer accounts.

Plus … Aviva invests in Wealthify, real-time payments on two continents, yet more news on Equifax, and a cryptocurrency for Ghostface Killah.

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11:FS is a "digital transformation agency" that believes banking should be about more than selling financial products. It is co-founded by David Brear, Jason Bates, Ross Methven, Meaghan Johnson and Simon Taylor. 11:FS produces FinTech Insider, and provides services such as 11:FS Pulse, 11:FS Ventures and 11:FS Talks.

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