Top Fintech News Stories for October 1, 2021

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

  • Fintech firm Upgrade is getting into buy now, pay later with short-term installment loans – CNBC
  • Senate confirms Chopra as CFPB chief in party-line vote – American Banker
  • Nahmii aims to push Layer 2 solutions into commercial viability – LendAcademy
  • 4 credit unions launch neobank aimed at LMI users – Banking Dive
  • Will Regulators ‘De-Bank’ Neos, Cryptos & Fintechs? – The Financial Brand
  • Fed won’t ban private stablecoins, Powell says – American Banker
  • Credit Card Crypto Crime Climbing: Report – CrowdFund Insider
  • Square Partners With TikTok To Capture The Creator Economy – Forbes
  • Everybody is Doing it: Affirm to Add Crypto Option for Consumers – CrowdFund Insider
  • Chase and 10x Banking reveal partnership – Altfi

John has been in the communications industry since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College in Winnipeg in 1992.

He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to a long stint as a digital editor with the Winnipeg Free Press. A similar gig followed at the Edmonton Journal.

In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as the managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the other co-founders of Bankless Media Inc. completed their sale and exit in August of 2021.

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