Top Fintech News Stories for April 12, 2021

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

  • Jack Ma’s Ant Group Bows to Beijing With Company Overhaul – The Wall Street Journal
  • Better.com nabs $500 million investment from SoftBank – finLedger
  • Podcast 293: Atif Siddiqi of Branch – LendAcademy
  • A crypto exec listed Goldman, Lending Club and RBC on his resume. A bankruptcy examiner claims he’s a prison escapee – Business Insider
  • FDIC has Tough Task Persuading Unbanked to Deposit Stimulus Checks – American Banker
  • Global Fintech Funding Remains Steady with Many Asian Fintechs Raising Massive Mega-Rounds: Report – CrowdFund Insider
  • Niche banking could safeguard challengers, incumbents from big tech, retail threat – Banking Dive
  • 66 community banks place their trust in a $150M fund – finLedger
  • Why Gravity Payments isn’t Pursuing a Bank Charter Yet – American Banker
  • Facebook Pay Testing QR Codes – CrowdFund Insider

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