Top Fintech Europe News Stories for October 6, 2021

Here are the most read news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • Barclays chief executive Jes Staley declares bank will take on ‘buy now, pay later’ loans giant Klarna – This is Money
  • Swedish Series B FinTech Announces Expansion to UK with London Hub – Minna Technologies
  • PitchIt Podcast #22: Kurtis Lin of Pinwheel – LendIt Fintech News
  • Payment for Order Flow: Bernie Madoff’s golden goose – LendIt Fintech News
  • Facebook down, and so was its digital payments site Novi – LendIt Fintech News
  • Credit card issuer Creation blocks Curve and cancels some customer cards – Altfi
  • Anyfin rides BNPL debt wave with $52 million capital injection – Finextra
  • GoCardless reportedly working with JPMorgan for funding round – Fintech Alliance
  • ThinCats to Offer Up to £300M Additional Funding to UK Companies via British Business Bank’s ENABLE Guarantee Program – CrowdFund Insider
  • FinTech backer GP Bullhound closes €300mn fund – Fintech Alliance

John has been in the communications industry since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College in Winnipeg in 1992.

He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to a long stint as a digital editor with the Winnipeg Free Press. A similar gig followed at the Edmonton Journal.

In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as the managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the other co-founders of Bankless Media Inc. completed their sale and exit in August of 2021.

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