Top Fintech News Stories for January 12, 2021

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

  • Checkout.com is Europe’s most valuable fintech again, following $450m fundraise – AltFi
  • Curve says closing its new $95M Series C funding caused the delay on accounts filing – TechCrunch
  • Fintech Lenders and Banks Are Ready for PPP Round Two – LendIt Fintech News
  • Hammered by pandemic, consumer lender Aura shuts down – American Banker
  • What banks, fintechs can learn from Simple’s rise and sudden death – American Banker
  • Equifax acquires ID trust network Kount – Finextra
  • Retailers Flock To Crypto As Booking.com Becomes Latest Firm To Get Onboard – Forbes
  • Banks are shuttering branches left and right. Here’s why. – FinLedger
  • Double Dipped: What’s Next For New York’s Small Business ‘Truth in Lending’ Act – deBanked
  • How Banks Can Keep Big Techs from Dominating Contactless Payments – 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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