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Online Lending Monthly News. Here are some of the top stories and trends of December 2020 for online lending investors and industry watchers.

Industry News

12/3/2020 Why B2B Fintechs are Descending on Latin America (Crowdfund Insider) 

12/4/2020 Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces the First Four Digital Banks to Receive Regulatory Approval (Crowdfund Insider)

12/4/2020 Starling Bank customers will be able to connect an existing Nutmeg account or create a new one all from its marketplace (AltFiNews)

12/8/2020 Top 5 Banking And Fintech Trends For 2021 (Forbes)

12/8/2020 Why is it so hard for a fintech to become a bank? (American Banker)

12/9/2020 Are digital banks more popular with men? (AltFiNews)

12/10/2020 The US Department of Treasury FSOC Report Addresses Fintech, Digital Assets and More (Crowdfund Insider)

12/11/2020 New P2P Regulations Make the Industry Safer for Investors in Southeast Asia (Crowdfund Insider)

12/11/2020 Pandemic brings surge in business for Middle East’s fintechs (Financial Times)

12/14/2020 Who are the top female fintech leaders of 2020? (AltFiNews)

12/15/2020 Former JP Morgan execs team up to launch digital wealth platform (AltFiNews)

12/15/2020 The AltFi team’s digital banking predictions for 2021 (AltFiNews) 

12/16/2020 U.S. Fintech Self Financial Secures $40 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By Meritech Capital (Crowdfund Insider) 

12/16/2020 Favorite fintech apps of 2020 (AltfiNews)

12/17/2020 Is rising usage driving crypto’s recent price boom? (TechCrunch)

12/18/2020 Upstart Completes Their IPO, Soars 47% on Trading Debut (LendAcademy)

12/18/2020 Two in five European investors have more than €20k in P2P (p2pfinancenews)

12/21/2020 Collaboration Is The New Competition In FinTech (Forbes)

12/21/2020 Could Amazon start a bank? The FDIC has opened the door (ChicagoTribune) 

12/22/2020 The Big Banks Positioned to Ride Bitcoin’s Bull Run (CoinDesk) 

12/28/2020 The PPP is Back, What do Fintech Leaders Think? (LendAcademy) 

12/29/2020 Biz2Credit Opens Applications For New Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans (Crowdfund Insider) 

12/30/2020 2020 in Fintech and Alternative Finance: Part 1 (AltFiNews) 

12/30/2020 What the Digital Banking industry thinks will happen in 2021: Part 2 (AltFiNews)

Platform News

12/2/2020 Monzo pockets another £60 million in funding (FinExtra)

12/2/2020 Klarna appoints Sequoia Capital partner as chairman (AltFiNews)

12/7/2020 Funding Circle defends sale of bad loans to US hedge fund (p2pfinancenews)

12/7/2020 Assetz Capital to accelerate withdrawals in the coming months (p2pfinancenews)

12/9/2020 Revolut’s Next Feature is Pockets, a Spending Management Tool (Crowdfund Insider) 

12/29/2020 Funding Circle automates loan updates for lenders (p2pfinancenews) 

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