Top Fintech News Stories for December 21, 2020

Here are the top news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • Small Businesses, Hit Hard by Pandemic, Are Being Starved of Credit – The Wall Street Journal
  • The future of fintech is female – Raconteur
  • Brazilian lending company Creditas raises $255 million as Latin America’s fintech explosion continues – TechCrunch
  • Podcast 278: James Paris of Avant – LendIt Fintech News
  • Katapult to go public via SPAC in $1 billion deal – FinLedger
  • Canadian FinTech Neo Financial Raises $50 Million In Series A Round – PYMNTS
  • Citi Is Creating Marketplace for Third-Party Fintech Platforms, Signs Data Access Agreements with Startups to Customer Approved Accounts – Crowdfund Insider
  • Many More Americans Now Consider a Digital Bank to be their Primary Account, Financial Literacy Specialist Reveals – Crowdfund Insider
  • Fed developing tools to help banks assess climate risk: Brainard – American Banker
  • China: WeiyangX Fintech Review – Crowdfund Insider

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