Top Fintech News Stories for Oct. 11, 2021

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

  • Can Crypto Go Green? – The New York Times
  • NerdWallet Drops S-1, rumored to be valued at $5B – finLedger
  • Podcast 318: Steve Smith of Finicity – LendIt Fintech News
  • Major Card-Issuing Bank Takes on Fintechs with Its Own BNPL Plan – The Financial Brand
  • Oportun pulls bank charter application, says it plans to refile – American Banker
  • JPMorgan and UniCredit enable near real-time US and Europe payments – finLedger
  • Will massive outage set back Facebook’s payments plans? – American Banker
  • Behind Upgrade’s move to add BNPL capabilities – TearSheet
  • BNPL: Visa Installments Expands Services to Australia, Providing a New Way to Buy Now, Pay Later – CrowdFund Insider
  • Direct loans from SBA are no threat to private lenders – American Banker

  • John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.

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