Top Fintech News Stories for January 14, 2021

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

  • Affirm’s IPO Takes Off Like a Rocket Ship – LendIt Fintech News
  • LendingPoint Banks $125M In First Equity Investment – Crunchbase
  • Blend raises $300 million Series G at $3.3 billion valuation – FinLedger
  • After busy tenure, acting OCC head calls it quits – American Banker
  • Walmart’s Fintech Deal Threatens a Much Deeper Banking Incursion – The Financial Brand
  • Rapyd raises $300M on a $2.5B valuation to boost its fintech-as-a-service API – Techcrunch
  • Profitable MX closes on $300 million to grow fintech data platform – FinLedger
  • Anchorage Becomes First OCC-Approved National Crypto Bank – Coindesk
  • Fintechs that get bank charters should be subject to CRA. Period. – American Banker
  • Fed considers regulating AI used by financial institutions – FinLedger

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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