Top Fintech News Stories for March 26, 2021

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

  • Application Deadline for the PitchIt Fintech Startup Competition is Next week – LendIt Fintech News
  • Caitlin Long’s Avanti Raises $37M Ahead of Crypto Bank Launch – CoinDesk
  • Greenwood raises $40M in funding with investments from 6 major banks – Banking Dive
  • H&R Block’s CEO wants to expand beyond the company’s tax-prep roots and take on fintechs. Here’s how the former president of Uber plans to do it. – Business Insider
  • Hummingbird: Why Modern Regtech is the Key to a Successful Fintech – The Fintech Times
  • Central bankers’ crypto experiments should put investors on alert – The Financial Times
  • What’s blocking blockchain? – The Finanser
  • Three new candidates emerge to head OCC – American Banker
  • Digital Transition Poses Key Payments Choices for Financial Institutions – The Financial Brand
  • In 2020 Fintechs Raised $44.4 Billion Venture Funding, A Record Amount Excluding Ant Group’s Big Raise in 2018: Research – Crowdfund Insider

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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