Top Fintech News Stories for October 22, 2020

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

  • Sales soar at Klarna rival Laybuy as buy-now-pay-later sector hots up – AltFi
  • Mainstream DeFi is ‘inevitable’: US currency comptroller – Cointelegraph
  • Ant Group Moves Ahead With $35B IPO After China’s OK – PYMNTS
  • JPMorgan Chase Takes Aim at Square and PayPal With a New Payments Service – Barrons
  • Why Central Banks Want to Create Their Own Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin – The Wall Street Journal
  • Visa Launches “Visa Tap to Phone” in More Than 15 Markets With Plans to Expand into the U.S. – Crowdfund Insider
  • How PayPal’s approach to crypto breaks with precedent – American Banker
  • Asset managers in $300bn drive to build private lending funds – Financial Times
  • What really happened between Monzo and Starling: Anne Boden set to recount in new book – Sifted
  • The end of free bank accounts is bad news for Monzo and its rivals – Wired

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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