Top Fintech News Stories for February 22, 2021

Here are the top news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • The Secret Financial Lives of Consumers that Banks Don’t Know About – The Financial Brand
  • Brex applies for bank charter, taps former Silicon Valley Bank exec as CEO of Brex Bank – TechCrunch
  • Podcast 286: Billy Libby of Upper90 – LendIt Fintech News
  • Fintech Affirm Reveals that 43% of New Users Prefer the Firm’s Pay Over Time Services as it Helps them Stay Within Budget: Survey – Crowdfund Insider
  • SME Lender October Confirms that French Government has Extended State-Guaranteed Loans Program to June 2021 – Crowdfund Insider
  • TransUnion Report Confirms that Credit Activity Keeps Rising from COVID-19 Pandemic Lows, Origination Activity Recovering – Crowdfund Insider
  • TransferWise rebrands as Wise ahead of an expected IPO – TechCrunch
  • SPACs supercharging fintechs – American Banker
  • Lack of Digital Maturity Threatens Survival of Banks Worldwide – The Financial Brand

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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