Top Fintech News Stories for Friday February 12, 2021

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

  • Mobile bank MoneyLion to go public via blank-check merger in $2.9 billion deal – Reuters
  • OppFi is the latest fintech to go public via SPAC – American Banker
  • Bitcoin to Come to America’s Oldest Bank, BNY Mellon – The Wall Street Journal
  • loanDepot Prices IPO Significantly Lower, Shares Float on NYSE – Crowdfund Insider
  • Credit Karma Money integrates with TurboTax – Finextra
  • Money Left on the Table? loanDepot Closes at $22 a Share Up 57% From IPO Price [u] – Crowdfund Insider
  • Buy now, bank later: Klarna’s bold new business model in Germany – American Banker
  • Finicity talks data aggregators’ treatment under the Fair Credit Reporting Act – FinLedger
  • Robinhood’s pain is Public’s gain as VCs rush to give it more money – TechCrunch
  • Blockchain Mortgage Platform Figure Launches SPAC to Raise $250M – CoinDesk

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.

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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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