Top Fintech News Stories for March 17, 2021

Here are the most read news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • Investors warm to Lending Club, the fintech that became a bank – The Financial Times
  • Trading platform eToro to go public via SPAC merger in $10B deal – TechCrunch
  • Socure raises $100M at $1.3B valuation, proving identity verification is hotter than ever – TechCrunch
  • How Stripe became Silicon Valley’s most prized asset – The Financial Times
  • Amount seeks to help banks “go digital in months – not years” – FinLedger
  • Are NFTs the New ICO? Could NFTs be Deemed Securities? A Top Digital Asset Attorney Explains – Crowdfund Insider
  • UK fintech suffered *only* a 23% drop in VC funding last year – AltFi
  • Card brands postpone fee hike, but merchants want interchange reform – American Banker
  • Golden Pacific acquisition won’t interfere with SoFi’s public offering plans – American Banker
  • Ireland’s Fintech Industry May Be Coming to North America – deBanked

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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