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Fintech Focus For July 7, 2020


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Daily Perspective: Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the result of other people’s thinking. - Steve Jobs

Fintech Movers: On March 1, 8% of U.S. Square sellers were effectively cashless; 54 days later, on April 23, the number of cashless businesses had skyrocketed to 31%. - Square

  • Apollo intros large loan platform.
  • Cloud9 taps OpenFin over trade.
  • IBKR sweetens tech, education.
  • China fintech targets blockchain.
  • HKEX intros first MSCI futures.
  • Kabbage doubles customers.
  • Bitfinex launches OTC trading.
  • Chime and Apple debut products.
  • Lydia expanded its credit offering.
  • Credit Suisse adds Google Pay.

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Watch Out For This: Cell phone data that track users' whereabouts show that fewer Americans are patronizing local businesses and chain stores as COVID-19 cases surge in states like Arizona, California, and Florida — a worrying sign that may dash hopes for a swift economic rebound after consumer spending dropped sharply at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. - CBS

  • 40% rise in homelessness.
  • Startups drive productivity.
  • Fauci: Vaccines are finite.

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Market Moving Headline: The Fed and Congress have put trillions of dollars into the economy to make up for the lost jobs. More of that money is going to the digital channels, less is going through traditional sales channels. - Connor O'Brien


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