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The fintech narrative continues to be about the collaboration between upstarts and the large incumben
December 6 · Issue #9 · View online
Tearsheet Weekly Newsletter
The fintech narrative continues to be about the collaboration between upstarts and the large incumbent financial institutions (something Citi’s Andres Wolberg-Stok calls fintegration – see below). There will be some viable startups that become large financial players. But via partnerships and acquisitions, we’re seeing the theme of cooperation play out more and more.
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On the podcast this week...
[podcast] Why a 164 year old payments giant partnered with the hottest social media tool on the planet
Top fintech incluencers
List of the top 100 #fintech influencers
The Incumbents
Citi’s Andres Wolberg-Stok: “The bank of the future understands how to become a whole-life partner for every one of its clients”
JP Morgan, king of the online lending ball, names queen, launching OnDeck stock
Zopa and Equifax Forge New Partnership
Mambu’s Eugene Danilkis on who wins the race towards digital banking (hint, the customer)
The Startups: Who's shaking things up
ApplePie Capital’s Denise Thomas on enabling investors to lend money to the right franchises, franchise owners
Cookies Wants To Become The Venmo Of Europe
Trulioo’s Stephen Ufford: “Missing element to provide financial services for the 2.5 billion unbanked lies in a digital footprint”
Number26 Launches Its Bank Of The Future In 6 New Countries
Wealthsimple acquires online brokerage pioneer ShareOwner
SoFi's Mike Cagney on valuation
Startups raising/Investors investing
Australian Fintech Tyro Payments Raises $72M Led By Tiger Global
Bee Raises $4.6 Million to Deliver Banking Services
Clearpool secures $8 million investment
SMB Lending Technology Provider Mirador Secures $7M
Q2 Acquires Social Money in $10 Million Deal
Tools of the trade
Startup Tracker’s Jeremiah Smith on how Twitter is a great distribution medium for his complement to CrunchBase
The 10 Best Fintech Books To Have In Your Library
Marketing and investor behavior
Analysis: Customer acquisition at the marketplace lenders unsustainably high
What Does Phone Usage Say About Creditworthiness?
New financial products
Google now wants to get you the best mortgage
Green Dot to Enter Lending Space with Loan Marketplace
Swatch teams with Visa to launch pay-by-wrist watch
Prosper's BillGuard Unlocks Premium Features for All Users
Financial Ecosystems: Where's the action at?
New Zealand Fintech – Companies to Watch
The female fintech gold rush | Jessica Ellerm
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