Top Fintech News Stories for May 19, 2021

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

  • SoFi Expected to Trade on Nasdaq on June 1st in SPAC Merger – CrowdFund Insider
  • Amount raises a $99M Series D to help banks compete with fintech startups – finLedger
  • JPMorgan reshuffles leadership as Gordon Smith announces retirement – American Banker
  • PitchIt Podcast #5: Kelly Ifill of Guava – LendAcademy
  • Hundreds of PPP Loans Went to Fake Farms in Absurd Places – Propublica
  • Why Goldman Sachs recruited an Uber exec to run Marcus – American Banker
  • How the Open Banking Debate Could Affect U.S. Banks – The Financial Brand
  • Neobank Lance targets gig economy’s income volatility – BankingDive
  • Current gets in DeFi with Acala integration – Finextra
  • Ally Now Provides Financing On Sezzle’s Platform – PYMNTS.com

  • 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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