Ep. 146. What’s the price of getting 5H1T done?
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The guys start this week's show by tackling the Revolut founder and CEO Nikolay Storonsky's divisive view on work culture. Should employees be comfortable working 12-13 hours per day and does it make for a sustainable business? And more broadly, does this story hint at a wider issue in the fintech sector? We also discuss the Lessons Learned report from the FCA Regulatory Sandbox, which allows innovative firms to carry out live testing. We talk about what proportion of firms received investment, whether applicants, like many things, are London-centric, and why distributed ledger technology (DLT) was so popular. Plus, why are startups using DLT being denied banking services? Monzo and Starling have both moved closer to payments integration. But are services like Android Pay and Apple Pay building a significant following, or are they just a good news story for the mobile banks? Facebook Messenger has added P2P payments capability - but is PayPal still useful? And why doesn't David Brear make for a good sample…