Top Fintech News Stories for August 13, 2021

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

  • Citi builds a digital ‘Bridge’ between SMEs and local banks – finLedger
  • U.S. Bancorp to acquire B2B payments provider Bento – American Banker
  • SoftBank-backed Argentine fintech valued at almost $2.5bn – The Financial Times
  • Truist, set to buy consumer lender, is cutting ties with GreenSky – American Banker
  • Institutional Money Is Pouring Into The Crypto Market And Its Only Going To Grow – Forbes
  • Wise Continues to Lower Transfer Fees in USD Drop – CrowdFund Insider
  • Fintech Firm Klover Announces $60 Million Series A – CrowdFund Insider
  • Mark Cuban’s no banker, but he’s got plenty to say about banking – American Banker
  • Embedded finance won’t make every firm into a fintech company – TechCrunch
  • A Buffett-backed Brazilian fintech firm is reportedly planning a $2 billion US IPO – Market Insider

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