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UKTN Podcast: Zilch CEO on US expansion and why ‘growth at all costs’ is dead

UKTN Podcast Zilch

The latest UKTN Podcast is out now. This week’s guest is Philip Belamant, co-founder and CEO of fintech company Zilch.

The London-headquartered company provides buy now pay later (BNPL) services that let consumers purchase products in interest-free instalments.

Zilch has grown rapidly since its launch 18 months ago and now has more than two million customers.

The double unicorn – valued at more than $2bn – recently launched in the US and opened a headquarters in Miami.

During the show, Belamant tells UKTN Podcast host Mark McDonagh how Zilch plans to win over 120 million potential customers across the Atlantic.

Belamant also digs into the current market downturn, and how it’s affecting fintech companies.

“One thing we’ve seen in the market over the last few years is this concept of growth at all costs,” said Belamant. “And the problem is you’ve had some awesome fintechs build some really cool products but missing one thing – and normally it’s a business model.”...