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Online Lending Monthly News. Here are some of the top stories and trends of January 2021 for online lending investors and industry watchers.

Industry News

1/4/2021 The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2021 (Crowdfund Insider)

1/4/2021 Forbes Fintech Awards 2020: Jack Dorsey Gives Banks A Wake-Up Call (Forbes) 

1/5/2021 Some of the biggest fintech funding rounds of 2020 in Europe (AltFi News)

1/6/2021 The Winners And Losers In Fintech And Banking In 2020 (Forbes)

1/6/2021 The top Fintech Trends in 2021 (IntBanker)

1/7/2021 Fintech Challengers Revolut and Luno are Experiencing Dramatic Surge in Demand from Bitcoin and Ethereum Traders (Crowdfund Insider)

1/8/2021 ThinCats achieves record year for lending (p2pfinancenews)

1/11/2021 The PPP Is Back Online Today—Here’s What You Need To Know (Forbes)

1/12/2021 Why is the USA leading the Digital Wealth revolution? (Altfi News)

1/13/2021 Walmart to Create Fintech Start-Up (Investopedia)

1/13/2021 Fintech Lenders and Banks Are Ready for PPP Round Two (LendAcademy)

1/14/2021 OCC grants federal charter to crypto firm (AmerBanker)

1/15/2021 Fintech startup, Upgrade launches checking accounts and debit cards (TechCrunch)

1/19/2021 Walmart to create fintech start-up with investment firm behind Robinhood (CNBC)

1/19/2021 Digital banks gain U.S. customers during pandemic, thanks to early deposits (Reuters)

1/21/2021 Investors ready to put more money into P2P lending (p2pfinancenews)

1/21/2021 Turning LendingClub into a full-spectrum bank (AmerBanker)

1/22/2021 What the Surge in Fintech Launches Signals for Banking’s Future (FinancialBrand)

1/25/2021 Top Crypto and Blockchain Predictions for 2021 and Beyond (Crowdfund Insider)

1/25/2021 TransferWise reportedly appoints Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to steer it through LSE float (AltFi News)

1/26/2021 U.S. Digital Lending Platform Roostify Raises $32 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Ten Coves Capital (Crowdfund Insider)

1/26/2021 Synchrony buying healthcare-focused installment lender (AmerBanker)

1/28/2021 How P2P lending provides a “key part of the economic recovery” (p2pfinancenews) 

1/28/2021 What the Surge in Fintech Launches Signals for Banking’s Future (FinancialBrand)

Platform News

1/8/2021 SoFi to go public at $8.65bn valuation through SPAC merger (AltFi News)

1/11/2021 Revolut talks up 50% customer deposit boost from banking license (AltFi News)

1/14/2021 Affirm’s IPO Takes Off Like a Rocket Ship (Lend Academy)

1/15/2021 ThinCats predicts huge demand for business lending post CBILS (p2pfinancenews)

1/20/2021 LendingClub Receives Final Approval for its Acquisition of Radius Bank (Lend Academy)

1/22/2021 Monzo founder Tom Blomfield is departing the challenger bank and says he’s ‘struggled’ during the pandemic (TechCrunch) 

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