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Fintech Takes offers insightful analysis on fintech trends, along with a heaping pile of pop culture references and copious footnotes, every Monday and Thursday. Courtesy of industry analyst and habitual question asker — Alex Johnson.

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Young People Don’t Like Old Tech

Three Fintech News Stories #1: A New Type of Liability Shift What happened? The big banks are devising some new…

A Heaping Plateful of Fintech Takes

Ok, here’s the plan. I’m going to lay out a draft schedule for Thanksgiving Day and then pair fintech content…

Don’t Chase a Bad Hand

3 Fintech News Stories #1: Attacking Money-adjacent Problems  What happened? Daylight raised a Series A: Daylight, a digital bank that…

Fintech’s Steroid Era

There have only been six times in the nearly 150-year history of professional baseball that a player has hit more…

The People’s Financial Institution

3 Fintech News Stories #1: PayPal Wins. Apple Wins More. What happened? Apple and PayPal have made up: PayPal and…

The Evolutionary Imperative to be Boring

The job in banking, as I have recently written, is to provide a safe place for customers to keep, access,…

Two Camps

3 Fintech News Stories #1: Two Camps What happened? Zest AI, a fintech infrastructure company founded in 2009, raised $50…

What is a Bank?

I became deeply interested in this question last year, when Chime, the most popular neobank in the U.S., was ordered…

The Horror! The Horror!

3 Fintech News Stories #1: For The Children What happened? An interesting B2C fintech company raised a Series A: The…

What Are Your Alternatives?

What is the greatest legal movie ever, according to lawyers? Any guesses? 12 Angry Men? To Kill a Mockingbird? A…

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