Top Fintech News Stories for March 4, 2021

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

  • Income verification is white-hot right now, and Plaid wants in – TechCrunch
  • Challenger bank helps customers erase carbon footprints – American Banker
  • The MLA and OLPI Merge to Form the American Fintech Council – LendIt Fintech News
  • The Fed needs to close backdoor to its payment rails – American Banker
  • Inside Marqeta’s plans to grow its ‘card-as-a-service’ offering – Banking Dive
  • Payments and rewards innovator finds tailwind with SMBs – FinLedger
  • Burned Banksy NFT Sets Art And Crypto Worlds Alight – Forbes
  • Lex Greensill and the British establishment – Financial Times
  • Cathie Wood says digital wallets will ‘gut’ traditional banks – and expects bitcoin to rise by as much as $400,000 – Business Insider
  • Brendan Carroll from Chicago’s Victory Park Capital Says Banks and Fintechs Can Operate Effectively in New Business Environment – Crowdfund Insider

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