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The Big Idea | FinTech in the World of COVID-19 (Apr. 1, 2020)

Throughout the year, we’ll be offering a deeper look at some of the biggest trends we see shaping fintech now and in the coming decade. This week, we’re taking a look at the fintech sector during the coronavirus crisis and what it might mean for financial services going forward. As always, if you have any […]

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Weekly Update

TFU | Dec. 23 – Jan. 5

Dear readers, Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you had an enjoyable holiday season. We’re looking forward to continuing to share the latest developments in fintech with you in 2020. Best, Team TFU Leading Off The NYDFS is exploring how regtech solutions can improve its effectiveness and efficiency; Switzerland’s finance minister said the […]

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TFU | Nov. 25 – Dec. 8

Five federal financial regulators jointly published a statement supporting the use of alternative data in making credit worthiness decisions; Robinhood decided to halt its application for a special purpose national bank charter from the OCC; Goldman is ratcheting down its expansion plans for Marcus in the U.K. over concerns about its compliance burden; the NYDFS approved SoFi’s application for a BitLicense; Chime raised $500M in new funding; and Bloomberg explores how some of the Bay Area’s buzziest fintechs are growing their operations in New York.

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TFU | Nov. 18 – 24

Dear readers, we will be off next week in celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S. (read: we expect to be in a four-day turkey-induced food coma). To those of you in the U.S., warmest wishes for a happy Thanksgiving!; and to everyone, best wishes for a good week ahead. We’ll return on December 9th. Best, […]

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TFU |Nov. 4-10

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra encouraged the Fed on its proposed FedNow Service; the NYDFS is investigating Apple Card’s algorithms for gender discrimination; a glitch gave some Robinhood users access to “infinite leverage”; Nasdaq implemented AI monitoring; Ireland’s DPC is investigating Revolut over concerns about its new privacy policy; and Vanity Fair explored the robbery of an Icelandic Bitcoin mining facility.

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TFU | Oct. 21 – 27

A federal judge ruled in favor of the NYDFS in its ongoing suit to prevent the OCC’s “fintech charter”; Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about Libra; Apple Pay is now the most popular U.S. mobile payments app; Kabbage expanded its product mix to include payments; Revolut launched in Singapore; and the Economist considers whether negative press and regulatory scrutiny have doomed the Libra project.