Top Fintech News Stories for April 19, 2021

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

  • Digital Banking Challenger Chime Now Allows Users to Send Money to “Anyone and Everyone” – CrowdFund Insider
  • Goldman Sachs invests $69 million in British digital bank Starling – CNBC
  • Podcast 294: Rhett Roberts of LoanPro – LendAcademy
  • Understanding How Google Sees Financial Services – The Financial Brand
  • Zilch hits $500 million valuation on $80 million fund raise – finExtra
  • Who let the coins out? – The Finanser
  • Fintech Blend Labs Files to Go Public – Barron’s
  • BNPL Fintech Affirm Reveals that Buy Now, Pay Later Accounted for Record $24B in US Consumer Spending Last Year – CrowdFund Insider
  • Government doubles down on fintech as Chancellor announces new fintech-friendly outlook – Altfi
  • Chinese Fintech Ant Group Is Reportedly Considering Ways for Jack Ma to Make a Complete Exit from the Firm – CrowdFund Insider

  • 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. 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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