Top Fintech News Stories for February 24. 2021

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

  • NY attorney lasers Bitcoin’s key funding mechanism – Financial Times
  • Banking Challengers Starling and Branch Provide Reasons to Break Up with Your Old Bank – Crowdfund Insider
  • ‘Digital assets are here to stay’: BNY Mellon embraces crypto – American Banker
  • New FDIC CIO: ‘Technology is the best enabler of banking the unbanked’ – Banking Dive
  • Fintechs are desperate to reach Gen-Z. Here’s how they’re using social media and influencers like Charli D’Amelio to tap into the next generation of customers – Business Insider
  • Green Dot warns bump from stimulus checks was likely a one-off – American Banker
  • U.S. Payment Tech Platform Promise Secures More Than $20 Million through Series A Funding Round – Crowdfund Insider
  • If it walks like a bank, talks like a bank and smells like a bank, then it’s a bank – The Finanser
  • How COVID has Accelerated the Future of SME Lending – The Financial Brand
  • Petal Takes In $126.6M Debt Facility To Provide Access To Credit – Crunchbase News

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