Top Fintech News Stories for July 2, 2021

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

  • Robinhood files to go public after squeaking to profitability in 2020 – TechCrunch
  • Chime leads digital-first banking apps in downloads in H1 2021 – E Marketer
  • We Have Reached a Tipping Point on Overdraft Fees – LendAcademy
  • Why Citi Won’t Dump Its Skinny Branch Network and Go All Digital – Financial Brand
  • Mastercard CEO, FDIC chair press fintechs on financial inclusion – Banking Dive
  • Why SEC’s climate disclosure rules could hit banks hardest – American Banker
  • Apollo to Take Stake in Fintech Investor Motive Partners – The Wall Street Journal
  • Biden signs repeal of OCC’s ‘true lender’ rule – American Banker
  • Credit underwriter Zest AI raises $18 million from lender VyStar Credit, others – CrowdFund Insider
  • Tiger Global leads $42M Series B in Nigerian credit-led neobank FairMoney – TechCrunch

  • 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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