Top Fintech News Stories for May 13, 2021

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

  • Figure wins SEC approval to sell securities on its blockchain – American Banker
  • MoneyGram to let cryptocurrency holders cash in their investments – CNBC
  • LendingClub Chooses Alto as Their New IRA Provider – LendAcademy
  • What’s the fate of bank-nonbank partnerships after ‘true lender’ vote? – American Banker
  • Elon Musk Yanks Tesla Purchases with Bitcoin Due to Mining Cost, Bitcoin Tanks – CrowdFund Insider
  • AFC Trade Group Surpasses 100 Members – deBanked
  • Climate First Bank finds fintech partner with a similarly green mission – Banking Dive
  • LGBT neobank Daylight urges banks to let customers use ‘true names’ – American Banker
  • Collective nabs $20M in Series A, Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures joins round – finLedger
  • Is new banking ten times (10x) better? – The Finanser

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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