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With the first month of 2017 almost in the books, we're looking ahead to all the incumbent-fintech pa
January 29 · Issue #67 · View online
Tearsheet Weekly Newsletter
With the first month of 2017 almost in the books, we’re looking ahead to all the incumbent-fintech partnerships being hashed out. We’ve had a few already – we expect more this year.
– Zack Miller, Tradestreaming

‘The year of the 1099er’: Credit Karma launches online tax prep service
Credit Karma wants to do your taxes...for free
The war for online tax preparation is heating up. Popular personal finance site, Credit Karma is suiting up for battle. Consumers definitely win as more firms develop free options.
The state of online SMB lending in 4 charts
small biz needs help with cashflow
Traditional banks aren’t likely to lend to small businesses today. Struggling with cash flows, SMBs go online to look for loans. For many of these businesses, online lending still isn’t a sufficient solution.
How Bloomberg is fighting to reclaim homepage traffic
Bloomberg is bringing traffic back to the homepage
“The trend across media is the slow decline of direct traffic to homepages.” Bloomberg is reversing the trend by ditching the infinite scroll at the end of articles and sending people to the homepage instead.
Car companies look to fintech to fund new lending and financing
Getting financing right can mean $billions
New partnerships, like the kind Ford struck with AutoFi this week, are being inked between auto lenders and fintechs.
There are plenty of opportunities to improve the buying, lending, and payment experience in the car market.
How the Financial Times keeps up editorial experimentation
FT found a way to get (new) things done
The FT’s new special projects editor, Robin Kwong, wants to bring ideas to life. A recent story about how Chinese exports dominate the world’s oceans shows the strategy at work.
Is China's fintech sector just another knockoff?
Why the JPM-Intuit partnership is a big step for data sharing
Google and Amazon’s next target: Financial advice?
What we're reading
  • Is blockchain really necessary? (Finextra)
  • Wall Street is hiring…in Florida (Bloomberg)
  • How bots will permeate banking (American Banker)
  • Calculating customer engagement (The Financial Brand)
  • Banks and alt lenders will play ball in 2017 (deBanked)
  • A rude awakening for blockchain’s dreamers (Bloomberg)
  • Zopa CEO on partnerships, banking, P2P lending trends (Crowdfund Insider)
  • Fintechs could give billions more banking options (HBR)
  • Payments startup Dwolla raises $6.85M more, debuts Access API (TechCrunch)
  • The future of fintech is human (State Street)
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