Top Fintech News Stories for January 15, 2021

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

  • Fraud & Fintechs: Protecting the Waves of Digital Debutants – LendIt Fintech
  • Goldman Sachs inches closer to offering Marcus checking accounts – American Banker
  • PPP Portal access to expand to small banks Friday, all lenders Tuesday – Banking Dive
  • Upgrade Launches a Rewards Checking Account – LendIt Fintech News
  • Forget Bitcoin, DeFi is the real fintech boom – AltFi
  • How Lightspeed’s Jeremy Liew became one of the first VCs to grab a piece of Affirm, and a stake now valued at over $2 billion – Business Insider
  • What’s Next For Fintech Infrastructure After Visa And Plaid Call It Off – Forbes
  • Gemini preps credit card with crypto rewards – Finextra
  • Mastercard’s plans to turn Android phones into mobile cash registers – FinLedger
  • Greenlight introduces educational investing platform for kids – Finextra

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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