Top Fintech News Stories for February 2, 2021

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

  • Mobile bank MoneyLion in talks to go public via SPAC – American Banker
  • Challenger Bank Chime Reaches The 12 Million Customer Mark – Forbes
  • It’s Official: LendingClub Has Acquired Radius Bank – LendIt Fintech News
  • Tech Platform CURO Set to Acquire Canadian Point-of-Sale Prover Flexiti For $121 Million – Crowdfund Insider
  • Robinhood CEO May Testify Before US House Committee Over GameStop Allegations – CoinDesk
  • A New Sheriff in Town: Robinhood Raises $3.4 Billion in Capital from Big Names, Meanwhile, Short Funds Look Over Their Shoulders – Crowdfund Insider
  • Mark Cuban Hails ‘Store of Value Generation’ Taking on Wall Street – CoinDesk
  • Robinhood Can’t Democratize Finance Using Old Tools – CoinDesk
  • BofA’s goal for digital banking: No customer left behind – American Banker
  • The GameStop Stock Frenzy Is Turning Into A Cautionary Tale For Fintech – Forbes


  • 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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