Top Fintech News Stories for January 8, 2021

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

  • Banking software start-up Mambu raises $135 million at a $2.1 billion valuation – CNBC
  • SoFi to Go Public via a SPAC That Values the Company at $8.65 Billion – LendIt Fintech News
  • BBVA USA shuts down neobank Simple – American Banker
  • BNPL player Uplift secures $68m credit line – Finextra
  • Fintechs helping immigrants navigate a new financial world – FinLedger
  • More incentives for smaller lenders in next PPP round – American Banker
  • Early-pay providers get more clarity from CFPB (for now) – American Banker
  • The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches the Cambridge Alternative Finance Collaboration Network, Seeks to Facilitate Evidence-based Regulation – Crowdfund Insider
  • Pandemic-related income loss has consumers worried about credit, loans – 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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