Fintech Takes

Fintech Takes is a twice-weekly newsletter by Alex Johnson, a former credit expert who quit his job to document the future of Fintech.

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LATEST News from Fintech Takes

Re-Ranking the Fintech Logos

Last summer, I published a ranking of the 25 best fintech logos. I was on vacation that week, and I…

The Ultimate List of Fintech Resources

Let me start by sharing a couple of things that I believe are true: So, [Hugo Weaving voice] if you…

A Fintech x Climate Tech Crossover!

My Workweek colleague Nick Van Osdol graciously agreed to chat with me about the intersection of fintech and climate tech,…

Found & Lost: Losing Your Identity as a Founder

Editor’s note – Today’s essay was written by my friend Kristen Anderson. Kristen founded Catch, a fintech company focused on providing…

A Bucket of Cold First Principles 

Editor’s note – this interview with Frank Rotman, Chief Investment Officer at QED Investors, has been edited down from a…

Rich People and Relationship Banking Don’t Mix

#1: Rich People and Relationship Banking Don’t Mix  What happened? First Republic Bank was taken over by the FDIC and…

Thriving in the Next Era of BaaS

An analogy that I hear a lot in fintech is the Wild West.  Every new thing is the Wild West….

Worst Headline Ever

#1: Debt Management, for Whom?  What happened? A fintech company focused on debt management raised a Series A: Clerkie, a…

What would you say … you do here?

Today, I’m going to catch up on some fintech news items that I’ve been wanting to share my takes on….

Plaid ❤️ Banks 

#1: Plaid ❤️ Banks  What happened? Plaid now offers real-time payments for instant B2C payouts: Transfer is our flexible platform…