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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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Fintech + Construction

3 Fintech News Stories #1: Fintech + Construction What happened? A fintech company focused on the construction industry raised a…

You Are Your Business Model

In the S-1 form that NerdWallet filed with the SEC, prior to going public, the company stated that “NerdWallet exists…

Can Fintech Bridge the Sustainability Gap?

3 Fintech News Stories #1: Can Fintech Bridge the Sustainability Gap? What happened? Tenet, a digital lending provider focused on…

The Next Table Stakes Feature in Digital Banking

Imagine that you’re in a serious, long-term romantic relationship with someone. You love this person and are committed to spending…

Finding Money and Managing Paperwork

3 Fintech News Stories #1: Finding Money and Managing Paperwork What happened? A new fintech company called Aidaly came out…

How to Survive Open Banking

A rip current is a strong, localized, and narrow current of water that moves directly away from the shore. It…

The Y Combinator Problem

3 Fintech News Stories #1: The Y Combinator Problem What happened? Brex decided to abandon its small business customers: Brex…

State of the Union: The Credit Bureaus

There is a widespread sentiment in fintech that the primary U.S. credit bureaus — Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion — are…

Closing the Homeownership Gap

3 Fintech News Stories #1: Closing the Homeownership Gap What happened? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are making some important…

Open Banking Bipartisanship

3 Fintech News Stories #1: Open Banking Bipartisanship What happened? Truework added Plaid to its income verification flow: Truework Credentials…

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