Top Fintech News Stories for January 18, 2021

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

  • Back in startup mode: Plaid’s Head of UK on how pulling the plug on Visa’s $5.3bn takeover deal will help Plaid in Europe – AltFi
  • Walmart’s Fintech Deal Threatens a Much Deeper Banking Incursion – The Financial Brand
  • Podcast 281: Sean De Clercq of Kickfurther – LendIt Fintech News
  • The 5 Hottest Technologies In Banking For 2021 – Forbes
  • Figure Lending lands $100M funding facility – Finledger
  • Katie Porter off House banking panel: Report – American Banker
  • Real-time CX Measurement Helps Financial Institutions Shift on the Fly – The Financial Brand
  • Digital Banking: Fintech Challengers in the US Grew Customer Base by Nearly 40%, UK Digital-Only Banks Report Growth as Well – Crowdfund Insider
  • Jamie Dimon is scared sh*tless of FinTech – The Finanser

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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