Top Fintech News Stories for September 27, 2021

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

  • Cryptocurrency exchanges scramble to drop Chinese users after Beijing’s ban – Reuters
  • In Crypto ‘Arms Race’ For Mass Adoption, Companies Ink Sports Sponsorships Worth Hundreds Of Millions – Forbes
  • Robinhood, Revolut and PayPal play business-model musical chairs – Banking Dive
  • Podcast 316: Shri Santhanam of Experian – LendIt Fintech News
  • Credit-Hungry Americans Like BNPL, Cards (and Whatever’s Next) – The Financial Brand
  • New bank with multiracial focus gets off to fast start – American Banker
  • Marcus Has Reached $100 Billion in Deposits – deBanked
  • Thailand’s fintech startup Ascend Money lands $150M at a $1.5B valuation – TechCrunch
  • Aspire raises $158M Series B to build a full-stack “financial operating system” for Southeast Asian businesses – TechCrunch
  • BankThink Banks’ consumer-friendly moves validate challenger model – American Banker

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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