Newsletter Sent On: 02/26/2021

LoanMe Acquired, Rebrands Read more

ODX Merges With Fundation
Enova has sold ODX and retained a small stake in the new merged entity Read more

Coinbase Files S-1 for IPO
Coinbase filed an S-1 Thursday morning, a significant step in gaining a listing on the Nasdaq. It's like Christmas morning for the crypto-obsessed financial media, tearing into the document like wrap... Read more

Flash Boys 2? Ethereum Bot Wars
A whole new group of traders is colluding to beat the market. No, not Redditors or fiber-optic wielding Wall Street Read more

Big League Advance
The MCA concept has invaded Major League Baseball Read more

Square Originated $254M in Loans in Q4, Nearly a Billion For the Year
Square released its Q4 earnings on Tuesday, disclosing that the Square Capital division originated 57,000 loans for $254 million.That brings them to $957 million on the year.Just before the earnin... Read more

Pot Legalized In Garden State
On one of the ugliest days of sleet and rain in recent memory, it was bright for some: NJ Gov Phil Murphy signed three legal weed bills into existence Monday Morning. After weeks of debate over ta... Read more

LoanMe, Liberty Tax Merger to Take on Intuit, Enova
NextPoint Financial will combine LoanMe's business, consumer, and mortgage lending with Liberty Tax's tax preparation business, according to merger announced on Monday. Liberty's Read more

Game Stopped? Short Selling, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collided in House Hearing
Nearly a month after the GameStop (GME) stock price shot halfway to the moon, the House Committee on Financial Services gathered representatives from the trading conflict in a hearing to examine what ... Read more

Fintech Lenders Did Better Job Meeting Intentions of the CARES Act, Study Finds
Fintech lenders doling out PPP not only reached smaller businesses on average but played an essential role in extending PPP loans to Black-and Hispanic-owned businesses, according to a study conducted... Read more

Maryland State Senate Hearing on MCAs
A recording of the recent hearing on the future of MCAs in Maryland Read more

Tether and NY AG settle case
The settlement agreement does not paint Tether in a very good light Read more


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