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Fintech Focus For June 29, 2020


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Daily Perspective: The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Nelson Mandela

Fintech Movers: Ally Financial and CardWorks are terminating their planned $2.65 billion merger, the companies announced Wednesday in a press release. The companies cited "the unprecedented economic and market conditions resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic." - Banking Dive

  • UBS intros online mortgage platform.
  • Stake enhances its free trading app.
  • 280 CapMarkets improves bond tech.
  • BNY to build out ESG data analytics.
  • Why trade Small Exchange products.
  • Nomura to launch digital custodian.
  • HDR funds crypto options exchange.
  • IDEMIA launches a payments card.
  • SEC: Telegram is liable for $1.22B.
  • Karat unveils streamers credit card.
  • LEX market to operate Nasdaq tech.

Benzinga Global Fintech Awards Spotlight:

Every year Benzinga, a leading news and data platform, holds the Global Fintech Awards, a day of dealmaking, networking, and recognition in the financial technology space.

Ahead of the November 10, 2020, in-person event in New York, NY, this newsletter will highlight one disruptive innovator working to create positive and diverse change in the financial services space.

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For a chance to make your mark on the future of innovation and be featured in this newsletter, check out our Global Fintech Awards!

Watch Out For This: New York City is on the verge of approving a shared electric scooter pilot program, opening up a potentially lucrative market and new micro-mobility battleground in the United States. - TechCrunch

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Market Moving Headline: Verizon announced on Thursday it will pull advertisements from Facebook and Instagram, per the company's chief media officer. - Axios

  • American Air to book full planes.
  • German Amazon workers to strike.
  • EU emission rules to take effect.
  • Amazon to buy autonomous startup.
  • Waymo, Volvo to develop robotaxis.
  • BlackRock cut fees on flagship ETF.
  • Bank of Korea signals virus fears.
  • Chesapeake files for bankruptcy.
  • GM unit wins a $214M Army order.

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