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No Mercy No Malice

A herd of unicorns is at the stable door, looking to trample Wells Fargo and Chase.



The Ticker

What you need to know about the buy-now-pay-later startup founded by PayPal veteran Max Levchin that went public today

PayPal co-founder and Affirm CEO Max Levchin makes a gesture while speaking on the show “Closing the Bell.”
PayPal co-founder and Affirm CEO Max Levchin. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images



Alibaba built the “Amazon of the East.” Now, its fintech spinoff is set to be the biggest IPO of the year.

Ant Financial logo on a building.
A logo hangs on a building of Ant Group, a leading provider of financial services technology in China, on July 23, 2020 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Photo: Wu Jun/VCG/Getty Images


Here’s why the economic downturn is actually benefiting payments and lending startups

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Humans aren’t always great at making financial decisions — enter autonomous finance

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More and more consumers are going to realize it’s worth their while to join the no-fee revolution hitting the finance industry

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Between the Lines

Bloomberg is one of the best software companies in history, so good luck and best wishes

A Bloomberg Terminal on a desk.
Photo: Travis Wise via flickr/CC BY 2.0

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