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Fintech Focus For August 20, 2020


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Quote Of The Day: Whoever is happy will make others happy too. - Anne Frank

Fintech Movers: There is a large opportunity for Google to leverage its massive direct consumer relationships to attract [banks] to sign up for co-branded checking accounts. For many of the bank and credit union partners, especially some of the smaller ones, this new channel will provide a tremendous opportunity to acquire new customers. - Banking Dive

  • FCA approves Archax as an exchange.
  • Passfolio expands global trading app.
  • JPM, Commonwealth fintech partners.
  • Xignite helps SoFi boost engagement.
  • Xformative joins Mastercard program.
  • Citi invests in data management firm.
  • Moov raises $5.5M for banking tech.
  • FIS launched new ClearEdge solution.
  • NestEgg introduces collaboration tech.
  • Levchin eyes new fintech opportunities.
  • Gemini taps Eventus for surveillance.
  • Crux announces an AWS collaboration.
  • Bitfinex launches Secondary Sale tech.

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Watch For This: In the most recent explosion of Bay Area housing prices, some startups made a splash for their remote-only policies, and at least one offered a “de-location package” to incentivize moves anywhere with lower housing costs. - WSJ

  • California outages continue amid heat.
  • Binance helps bust crypto laundering.
  • Albion College fails at contact tracing.
  • Report: Trading by professional traders.
  • Goodyear sinks, Trump urges boycott.
  • Rich flock to Croatia, Turkey in yachts.
  • South Sudan runs out of FX reserves.

Fin_Founders-Forum_Covid-19_07_04Market Moving Headline: The rally has more to do with asset inflation, which is fueled by all the liquidity and all the continued support in the economy as well as the weakening dollar. - Patrick Leary

  • Maersk lifts profit outlook on U-recovery.
  • Barkin: Uncertainty weighs on recovery.
  • Zynga the largest mobile game company.
  • Trump says Oracle could handle TikTok.
  • Oil’s biggest problem remains liquidity.
  • Korean tech diverges from the Nasdaq.
  • After Coronavirus: Deflation Or Inflation?
  • Germany to suspend debt brake in 2021.
  • Boeing wins first 737 order since 2019.
  • Fed Policymakers: More easing ahead.
  • ‘Sharing Economy’: Airbnb filed for IPO.
  • Target hits sales record on online surge.

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