Fintech Business Weekly

Jason Mikula
The Business of Fintech: a once-a-week newsletter offering in-depth analysis on trends and stories in banking, fintech, and regtech.
Created 13 Sep 2020
  • Otto Promises Low APRs, If You Pledge Your Car Title
    10 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    Hey all, Jason here. I’m wrapping up a week in New York, and I really couldn’t have asked for a better time to visit. Apparently fall weather here means ~70 degrees now — I’ll take it. I was in town p...
  • ID Verification, Fraud Prevention & More with Alloy's Jason Ioannides
    03 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 4 0
    Hey all, Jason here. I’m writing this from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on what is possibly the most perfect fall day. I’ll be in New York for the week, primarily to attend CB Insight’s Future of Fintech eve...
  • Money2020 Europe: 12 Interesting Themes, Companies & Announcements
    26 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 4 2
    Hey all, Jason here. There was a ton of interesting news I was hoping to cover this week, but quite literally ran out of space (and, to be honest, time). Major product announcements as consumer fintec...
  • How Card Issuers Can Make BNPL Work
    19 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 4 0
    Hey all, Jason here. With the last few days of summer slipping away, you know what that means: pumpkin spice latte season! (Just kidding, that started a month ago.) If there is one thing I am looking ...
  • Why Credit Card Rates Can Hit 151% in Mexico
    12 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 6 3
    Hey all, Jason here. After three weeks in Mexico, I’m back home in the Netherlands. This week’s issue is informed by those travels and conversations I had with banking and fintech practitioners in the...
  • Apple Adds IDs to Wallet, Could “Apple KYC" Be Next?
    05 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    Hey all, Jason here. This should be hitting your inbox around the time my flight touches down in Amsterdam, assuming it’s on time, capping off three weeks here in México. While not purely a vacation, ...
  • Is Affirm's Amazon Deal Better Than Walmart?
    29 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Hey all, Jason here. I’m wrapping up my second week in México, in the southern state of Oaxaca. And, despite some beach closures and implementation of “Ley Seca” as pandemic control measures, it has b...
  • Revolut's US Plan Runs Through Mexico
    22 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 2 2
    Hey all, Jason here. Assuming my flight is on time, I’ll be taking off around the time this hits your inbox. I’ve spent the last week in Guadalajara, Mexico, sometimes referred to as “the Silicon Vall...
  • My Identity Was Stolen: How Banks vs Fintechs Responded
    15 Aug 2021 • 24 min read • 8 2
    Hey all, Jason here (or is it?!) I’m writing this intro sitting on the baggage carousel at the Mexico City airport via my rapidly depleting phone hotspot, so I’ll keep this brief. While in this week’s...
  • Hsu's OCC Priorities Include Inequality, Climate
    08 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Hey all, Jason here. There’s no such a thing as a slow week in fintech, is there? In addition to the usual barrage of funding, product, and SPAC announcements, last week also saw Square announce its p...
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