Top Fintech Stories for January 21, 2021

Here are the top news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • Monzo founder Tom Blomfield is departing the challenger bank and says he’s ‘struggled’ during the pandemic – TechCrunch
  • Turning LendingClub into a full-spectrum bank – American Banker
  • Crypto Custody Gets Shot in the Arm from Goldman & Anchorage – LendIt Fintech News
  • Brian Brooks has left the building – now what? – FinLedger
  • Despite a 9% hit, UK remains top of the fintech investment leaderboard in Europe – AltFi
  • App Store Approach Helps Banks Manage Partners, Speed Digital Transformation – PYMNTS
  • China plans tougher antitrust rules for non-bank payments industry – Reuters
  • STIR/SHAKEN is Shaking up the Contact Industry: Everything You Should Know about the FCC’s New Requirements – LendIt Fintech
  • Fintech startups and unicorns had a stellar Q4 2020 – TechCrunch
  • BlackRock Gives 2 Funds Go-Ahead to Invest in Bitcoin Futures – Coindesk

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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