Top Fintech News Stories for August 6, 2021

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

  • Tidjane Thiam’s Spac in talks with Mexican fintech Credijusto – The Financial Times
  • Shares of South Korea’s Kakao Bank jump nearly 80% on the first day of trading – CNBC
  • Pico to go public via $1.75bn Spac merger – Finextra
  • Automated Underwriting: Octane Lending Raises $52 Million at $900 Million Valuation – CrowdFund Insider
  • SentiLink Raises $70M To Bolster ID Verification – PYMNTS.com
  • Chase study highlights growing popularity of digital banking – Banking Dive
  • Indian neobank Jupiter raises $45M co-led by Nubank – finLedger
  • ‘Wave Money’ App Plunges H&R Block Deeper into Small Business Banking – The Financial Brand
  • BaaS Fintech Synapse Introduces Credit Hub, a Full-Stack API Leveraging Mastercard Network to Serve Small Businesses – CrowdFund Insider
  • ‘Cool Hats’: A look inside Visa’s new campaign to refresh its brand – TearSheet

Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech.

LendIt Fintech conducts three conferences a year for the leading fintech markets of the USA, Europe, and Latin America. LendIt also provides cutting-edge content all year long via audio, video, and written channels.

Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series.

Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

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