Top Fintech News Stories for Oct. 14, 2021

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

  • Tala grabs $145M to offer more financial services in emerging markets – TechCrunch
  • Stripe recruits for new crypto team – Finextra
  • Bank reports 60 percent more loan approvals by using alternative data – LendIt Fintech News
  • New custom fintech stock market ticker launches – LendIt Fintech News
  • Podcast 319: Augusto Lins of Stone Co – LendIt Fintech News
  • U.S. falls behind in adopting digital-only banks – finLedger
  • Will Loan Volume Shrivel as Debt-Wary Gen Z Hits Their Borrowing Prime? – The Financial Brand
  • Halo Investing, a Platform for Protective Investments, Secures $100M+ via Series C Round led by Owl Capital – CrowdFund Insider
  • Banks, government perform triage as software vulnerabilities multiply – American Banker
  • ‘Banks can look at you and say, we don’t want to look at you’: Payability wants to serve the seller-entrepreneur – TearSheet

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