By Oliver Smith on Thursday 1 April 2021
A brilliant fintech April Fools.
Last year strange casting reports circulated on Twitter indicating that a media group was searching for lookalike actors to stand-in as leading fintech CEOs, including Tom Blomfield, Anne Boden and Nikolay Storonsky.
Was a fintech movie or TV show being made? Who was hiring these actors? Or was this all just an unusual marketing stunt by a new fintech challenger?
Today we finally found out the truth, as Fintech Finance debuted The Fintech Rap Battle – Monzo vs Starling.
The four-minute video is a fintech tour de force, covering everything from Starling and Monzo’s fractured beginnings through to N26’s withdrawal from the UK, and is far better than the fintech April Fools that we're used to seeing.
It’s totally silly, but also brilliant, and the best April Fools we’ve spotted today: