The week in review – March 30


Each week TAG FinTech Steering Committee member Ali Raza compiles a list of newsworthy events impacting the payments ecosystem. He has graciously agreed to allow us to report his thoughts going forward. This week's headlines include:
- Revolut launches its neobank in the US
- Startup Funding Dwindles Due to Coronavirus Slowdown
- Regulators Issue Inter-agency Statement on Loan Modifications, Banks Urged to Issue More Small-Dollar Loans in Response to Outbreak
- Cash usage in Britain drops by half
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The week in review – March 23


Each week TAG FinTech Steering Committee member Ali Raza compiles a list of newsworthy events impacting the payments ecosystem. He has graciously agreed to allow us to report his thoughts going forward. This week's headlines include:
- ICE’s Bakkt raises $300 million for consumer market push
- Kabbage launches platform enabling consumers to buy gift certificates supporting small businesses during the COVID crisis
- Fiserv acquires Bypass Mobile to enhance its omni-commerce offering
- Square receives conditional Industrial Loan Company (ILC) charter approval, looks to offer small-business loans to Square merchants by 2021
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The week in review – March 16


Each week TAG FinTech Steering Committee member Ali Raza compiles a list of newsworthy events impacting the payments ecosystem. He has graciously agreed to allow us to report his thoughts going forward. This week's headlines include:
- BBVA's Open Innovation unit alters its approach to fintech partnerships
- Sequoia Capital stumbles with its Finix investment, backs out over Stripe conflicts
- Credit Sesame launches a digital banking service focused on improving credit scores
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The week in review – March 9


Each week TAG FinTech Steering Committee member Ali Raza compiles a list of newsworthy events impacting the payments ecosystem. He has graciously agreed to allow us to report his thoughts going forward. This week's headlines include:
- Kabbage Launches Kabbage Insights™, A Small Businesses Cash Flow Management Tool
- Facebook Weighs Libra Revamp to Address Regulatory Concerns
- Robinhood Trading Site Seizes Up, Customers Miss Stock Rally
- Ant Financial buys a stake in Swedish fintech leader Klarna
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The week in review – March 2


Each week TAG FinTech Steering Committee member Ali Raza compiles a list of newsworthy events impacting the payments ecosystem. He has graciously agreed to allow us to report his thoughts going forward. This week's headlines include:
- Platform Banking Provider Agora Services is Securing $2 Million in Funding and Opens Headquarters in Atlanta
- Venmo prototypes a debit card for teenagers
- Intuit to Acquire Credit Karma
- Fast-growing digital bank Revolut triples valuation to $5.5 billion
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The week in review – February 24


Each week TAG FinTech Steering Committee member Ali Raza compiles a list of newsworthy events impacting the payments ecosystem. He has graciously agreed to allow us to report his thoughts going forward. This week's headlines include:
- Atlanta-Based OneTrust Raises $210 Million, More Than Doubles Valuation To $2.7B
- LendingClub to acquire Radius Bank, the first example of a FinTech buying a bank
- CB Insights declares 2019 the year of the fintech inflection
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