Top Fintech News Stories for March 8, 2021

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

  • Why Walmart is betting on banking – Financial Times
  • Fidelity leads a $376 million investment in Starling, valuing the UK digital bank at $1.5 billion – CNBC
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 – The Finanser
  • Fintechs Saved PPP and Should Be Included in the State Small Business Credit Initiative – LendIt Fintech News
  • Rethinking Checking Account Strategy in a Digital Banking World – The Financial Brand
  • More than $140M in Equity Capital and $210M in Debt Capital Raised by PitchIt Startup Competition at LendIt Fintech USA – Crowdfund Insider
  • MoneyLion CEO: SPAC Route Offers FinTechs ‘Degrees Of Freedom’ – PYMNTS
  • Not Your Keys, Not Your Kings Of Leon – Forbes
  • Robinhood Expected to List Shares on NASDAQ: Report – Crowdfund Insider
  • How banks and financial companies can benefit from digital currencies – Finextra

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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