Top Fintech News Stories for March 22, 2021

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

  • Altimeter to Lead Plaid Deal After Scrapped Visa Merger – The Information
  • FT Partners closes $500m Spac – AltFi
  • Podcast 290: Stephane Lintner of Jiko – LendIt Fintech News
  • Alternatives like YieldStreet, RallyRoad, Fundrise are “Going Mainstream” as Investors Plan to Diversify, Milind Mehere Says – Crowdfund Insider
  • How a Small Bank’s Big Bet on Digital-Only Paid Off – The Financial Brand
  • AI fintech products are operating at scale and investor interest is maturing – TechCrunch
  • What Did We Learn from the House Financial Services Committee Hearing on GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood? – Crowdfund Insider
  • Claire Davidson from Banking Challenger Branch Explains how Earned Wage Access Services can Improve Workers’ Financial Wellbeing – Crowdfund Insider
  • AI-Powered Savings Apps: A New Competitive Necessity For Banks – Forbes
  • Digital Dollars In Digital Pockets – Forbes

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