Top Fintech News Stories for August 31, 2021

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

  • Robinhood Stock Drops After SEC Chairman Warns on Payment for Order Flow – The Wall Street Journal
  • PayPal is exploring a stock-trading platform for U.S. customers – CNBC
  • Amazon to partner with Affirm on future BNPL options – LendIt Fintech
  • U.S. banks give embedded finance a whirl. Will it catch on? – American Banker
  • Prosus acquires Indian payments giant BillDesk for $4.7B, will merge with its PayU fintech group – TechCrunch
  • Satisfaction With Credit Cards Plummets: What Went Wrong? – The Financial Brand
  • When you get stuck, you can talk to us’: Albert’s new challenger bank status – TearSheet
  • StartEngine’s New Reg A+ Funding Round is Now Live – CrowdFund Insider
  • Amazon & Affirm’s BNPL Deal, And Three Predictions About What It Means For Fintech – Forbes
  • Celo launches $100m fund to support DeFi adoption – Finextra

  • 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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