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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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TFU | Mar. 16 – 22

Leading Off Former Coinbase CLO Brian Brooks became the OCC’s new COO and deputy comptroller; Square was approved by the FDIC and Utah state financial regulator to open a ILC bank subsidiary; JPMorgan Chase plans to close 1,000 branches in response to the global coronavirus pandemic; and TransferWise announced a partnership with Alipay.  In the […]

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The Big Idea

The Big Idea | FinTech’s Big Leap into Banking (Feb. 29, 2020)

Throughout the year, we’ll be offering a deeper look at some of the biggest trends in fintech, which we believe will continue to impact financial services in the coming decade. This leap day, we’re taking a look at how fintech firms are acquiring national bank charters. As always, if you have any ideas for us, […]

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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 | Apr. 29 – May 5

A federal judge ruled that the DFS can move forward with its lawsuit against the OCC’s proposed fintech charter; the CFTC believes that more companies will apply to become clearinghouses due to growing interest in cryptocurrencies; IBM partnered with Thomson Reuters on a AI-backed regtech product; Facebook is working with large financial institutions to support its reportedly forthcoming stablecoin; and the Boston Fed produced a whitepaper on creating “supervisory nodes” on a blockchain.