Newsletter Sent On: 03/08/2021

Part 3 of Our Miami Video Series Read more

Square: Banking, Bitcoin, Now Streaming Beats?
Square bought a majority stake in Tidal, a music streaming service owned by Jay-Z, for $247 million.Jay-Z will be joining the Square board and Tidal artists will keep their ownership in the firm. ... Read more

Mortgage Brokers: Pick a side
United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) and Rocket Mortgage are still going at it, last week heating up to a new boiling point. Read more

Online NeoBank Azlo Closing at End of Month
Azlo, an online business banking platform, announced it will be closing all accounts by March 31, 2021. The decision came down from the majority stakeholder BBVA, support staff dedicated to helping cu... Read more

Square Officially Becomes a Bank
Square launched its own industrial bank Monday, after receiving a charter from the FDIC. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based bank will begin underwriting business loans under the Square Financial Services ... Read more

Moving to Miami Part - Video Part 2
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Forward Financing Reaches $1 Billion in Funding to Underserved Small Business
Boston-based Fintech Company Expands Main Street’s Access to Capital During Pandemic, Achieves Major Growth MilestoneBoston, Mass., March 1, 2021 – Forward Financing, a financial technology compan... Read more

Linear CEO on New Merger
Fundation and ODX were in talks to merge for over a year, Linear and past Fundation CEO Sam Graziano said. Then covid changed plans, but by mid-summer talks were back on.There was recognition by t... Read more

Andrew Smith Recalls Era as FTC Director
Andrew Smith, who became Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) in 2018, ended his time with the agency on January 29, 2021. In a LinkedIn post recapping his tenure there, he said:... Read more

NYC Fintech Women Ring Closing Bell
NYC Fintech Women rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq exchange with a speech by founder Michelle Tran. Photos of the members could be seen on the big Nasdaq board in Times Square. Read more

Parris Sanz is New EVP-GC of WebBank
Mr. Sanz joined WebBank in January 2021, bringing more than 25 years of legal experience and over 16 years as a General Counsel and executive in the FinTech industry. Read more

Kevin Clark joins as Strategic Advisor is pleased to announce that leading fintech industry expert Kevin Clark has joined the company’s strategic advisory board. Read more


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