December 2, 2022

Why are Monzo, Revolut and Starling becoming scam targets? — Startup Europe, The Sifted Podcast

This week on the pod we dive into fintech scams, "Hueligans" and the weird world of alternative business coaches

Steph Bailey

2 min read

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On the podcast this week, we look into why customers at the UK’s digital banks — Starling, Monzo and Revolut — are increasingly being targeted by scammers.

We also talk through Klarna's latest results. Despite revealing some big losses the buy now, pay later unicorn says it has begun to make “huge progress” towards profitability.

Then we turn to meal replacement startup Huel — and the news that acting power couple Idris and Sabrina Elba invested in its $24m Series B. 


For our first interview we’re joined by Freya Pratty, our climate tech reporter, who’s been looking at the issue of biodiversity — and which startups are out there trying to help protect our planet’s plant and animal life. 

Finally, we’re joined by our reporter Tim Smith who’s been working on a story about the rise of business coaching — and the left field ideas of some of the coaches. Tune in for details about the face whisperer, low vibrations and the Age of Aquarius. 

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Steph Bailey

Steph Bailey is head of content at Sifted. Follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn