Top Fintech News Stories for June 24, 2021

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

  • Visa to buy Swedish fintech Tink for $2.1 billion after abandoning Plaid takeover – CNBC
  • In its first funding in 7 years, profitable fintech Lower raises $100M Series A led by Accel – TechCrunch
  • BIS backs CBDCs to win out against bitcoin, stablecoins and Big Tech – Finextra
  • Jack Ma’s Ant in Talks to Share Data Trove With State Firms – The Wall Street Journal
  • Open Banking Was Only The Beginning – Welcome To The World Of Open Data – Forbes
  • Digital Identity Verification Spends to Surge by 2026 – CrowdFund Insider
  • Point-of-sale lenders aim to fill Obamacare’s coverage gaps – American Banker
  • What CFPB Data Sharing Rule Would Mean For Financial Institutions – The Financial Brand
  • Real Estate Startup Habi’s $100 Million Funding Round Among Largest Raised By A Female CEO In Latin America – Forbes
  • Community banks rush to meet customer demand for bitcoin – American Banker

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