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Fintech Takes

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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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…

Observations from Money20/20

The numbers I heard were 13,000 official attendees and another 7,000 or so unofficial hangers-on. So roughly 20,000 … 20,000…

Build Back Better

3 Fintech News Stories #1: I’ll Take One of Each of Yours  What happened? Chase introduced a new product feature…

What Fintech Forgets About Consumer Lending

Here’s a simple axiom:  It’s incredibly easy to give away money … the challenge is getting it back. If you’ve…

Fintech’s New Favorite Customer

3 Fintech News Stories #1: Fintech’s New Favorite Customer   What happened? A UK-based fintech company focused on payments operations raised…

How Fintech VCs Can Actually Be Helpful

“Let me know how I can be helpful.” This is a sentence that has been so frequently written by VCs,…

Liquid Yield

3 Fintech News Stories #1: July 1, 2023: The Day Debit Interchange-only Business Models Die  What happened? The Federal Reserve…

BNPL’s Biggest Problem …

… is that it’s unpredictable. Now, let’s pause here and cup a hand around our ear and listen for the…

A Small Step in the Right Direction

3 Fintech News Stories #1: Good Timing What happened? Yet more product innovation in the business banking and corporate spend…

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