Top Fintech News Stories for August 4, 2021

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

  • Figure merges with mortgage lender Homebridge – finLedger
  • Robinhood surges 50% in second day of wild trading, up 100% this week – CNBC
  • Apple, Goldman Plan ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Service to Rival Affirm – Bloomberg
  • India’s BharatPe valued at $2.85 billion in Tiger Global-led $370 million funding – TechCrunch
  • Enova Originated $400M in Small Business Loans in Q2 – deBanked
  • Mastercard CFO: consumers ‘ready and willing’ to increase spending – Banking Dive
  • Starling Bank’s Dead-Serious Strategy: Growing Into a Megabank Rival – The Financial Brand
  • LendingClub Financial Health Officer Anuk Nayar Reports that No US Region Is Immune to Falling into Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle – CrowdFund Insider
  • BlockFi to Offer the World’s First Bitcoin Rewards Credit Card, Now Available to All Eligible US Residents – CrowdFund Insider
  • Lili expands its account options as it goes after more experienced freelancers – TearSheet

  • 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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