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TFU | June 8-14

Hi! It’s Monday, June 15, 2020. Leading Off Amazon and Goldman Sachs unveiled a small business credit line, offering up to $1 million for merchants on Amazon’s platform. // Square and PayPal announced new efforts to acknowledge and combat racial inequality. // Millennial-focused insurance unicorn Lemonade filed paperwork to go public with an IPO. // […]

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The Big Idea

The Big Idea | The Libra Association

Last year, Facebook announced the Libra Association, an ambitious plan to reshape the global cross-border payments space. Since then, Libra has been beset by regulatory challenges, failed partnerships, and, most recently, a complete re-working of the Libra token. So this week we’re taking a closer look and asking ourselves, what’s the big idea with Libra?

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Weekly Update

TFU | May 11 – May 17

Dear readers, The Fintech Update will be off next week for Memorial Day in the U.S. and the Spring bank holiday in the UK. We wish you and your families the best for a safe and relaxing long weekend and a great week ahead. Thanks and take care, The Fintech Update team Leading Off OCC […]

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Weekly Update

TFU | May 4 – May 10

Leading Off The FDIC issued a statement addressing the use of cloud computing services in the financial services sector; Libra hired Stuart Levey, HSBC’s Chief Legal Officer as its CEO; Samsung partnered with SoFi to launch a debit card; Zoom acquired encryption firm Keybase to bolster the security of its product; Robinhood raised $280M in […]

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TFU | Apr. 6 – 19

Leading Off PayPal, Intuit, and Square were approved to disburse emergency small business loans under the coronavirus Paycheck Protection Program; Google is reportedly developing a debit card; Libra reapplied for regulatory approval in Switzerland, presenting a “scaled back” version of its proposed cryptocurrency; the FSB outlined new guidance for global regulation of stablecoins; Ant Financial […]

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TFU | Mar. 9 – 15

The NYDFS requested coronavirus contingency plans from its regulated crypto entities; Robinhood faced another service outage, its third in two weeks; Sesame Credit rolled out a new digital bank offering; the Bank of England published a report on how central bank digital currencies; Standard Chartered unveiled a new Hong Kong-based virtual bank; Revolut is rolling out gold trading through its app; the UK’s new budget includes a ‘major review’ of its fintech sector; and Ant is planning a major expansion of its reach and services.