As I started writing This Week in Fintech over a season ago, I was pleasantly surprised to discover there was no great resources for consolidated fintech news and very few dedicated fintech writers. That always stood out to me, given it was an industry that raised $50 billion in venture capital in 2018 alone.

With many skilled folks doing work in fintech, why would you were there very few writers?

Forbes’ fintech coverage, Lend Academy (started by LendIt founder Peter Renton) as well as Crowdfund Insider had been the Web of mine 1.0 news resources for fintech. Fortunately, the very last season has seen an explosion in talented brand new writers. Today there is a great combination of weblogs, Mediums, and Substacks covering the business.

Below are six of my favorites. I stop to read each of the when they publish new material. They give attention to content relevant to anyone out of brand new joiners to the industry to fintech veterans.

I should note – I do not have some connection to these blogs, I don’t contribute to their content, this list isn’t in rank-order, and these suggestions represent my opinion, not the views of Forbes.

(1) Andreessen Horowitz Fintech Blog, written by venture investors Kristina Shen, Kimberly Tan, Seema Amble, and also Angela Strange.

Good For: Anyone trying to stay current on leading edge trends in the industry. Operators searching for interesting issues to solve. Investors hunting for interesting theses.

Cadence: The newsletter is actually published monthly, however, the writers publish topic-specific deep-dives with more frequency.

Several of my favorite entries:

Fintech Scales Vertical SaaS: Exploring how adding financial services can produce new business models for software companies.

The CFO in Crisis Mode: Modern Times Call for New Tools: Evaluating the expansion of items which are new being built for FP&A teams.

Every Company Will Be a Fintech Company: Making the circumstances for embedded fintech since the long term future of fiscal services.

Great For: Anyone trying to remain current on leading edge trends in the business. Operators searching for interesting issues to solve. Investors hunting for interesting theses.

Cadence: The newsletter is published monthly, though the writers publish topic-specific deep-dives with more frequency.

Several of my personal favorite entries:

Fintech Scales Vertical SaaS: Exploring how adding financial services are able to produce business models that are new for software companies.

The CFO found Crisis Mode: Modern Times Call for New Tools: Evaluating the development of products that are new being made for FP&A teams.

Every Company Will Be a Fintech Company: Making the case for embedded fintech as the future of financial providers.

(2) Kunle, written by former Cash App goods lead Ayo Omojola.

Good For: Operators looking for serious investigations into fintech product development and strategy.

Cadence: The essays are published monthly.

Some of the most popular entries:

API routing layers in danger of financial services: An introduction of the way the growth of APIs found fintech has further enabled several business organizations and wholly created others.

Vertical neobanks: An exploration directly into exactly how companies can build whole banks tailored to their constituents.

(3) Coin Labs, created by Shopify Financial Solutions product lead Don Richard.

Great for: A newer newsletter, good for those who would like to better understand the intersection of fintech and web based commerce.

Cadence: Twice 30 days.

Several of my personal favorite entries:

Financial Inclusion and the Developed World: Makes a strong case this- Positive Many Meanings- fintech can learn from online initiatives in the building world, and that there will be a lot more consumers to be gotten to than we realize – even in saturated’ mobile market segments.

Fintechs, Data Networks and Platform Incentives: Evaluates precisely how available banking along with the drive to create optionality for consumers are actually platformizing’ fintech services.

(4) Hedged Positions, written by Faculty Director of Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law Dr. Chris Brummer.

Great For: Readers enthusiastic about the intersection of fintech, policy, and law.

Cadence: ~Semi-monthly.

Some of the most popular entries:

Lower interest rates aren’t a panacea for fintechs: Explores the double edged effects of lower interest rates in western markets and how they affect fintech internet business models. Anticipates the 2020 trend of fintech M&A (in February!)

(5)?The Unbanking of America Writings, authored by UPenn Professor of City Planning Lisa Servon.

Great For: Financial inclusion enthusiasts working to have a sensation for where legacy financial services are actually failing buyers and know what fintechs can learn from their website.

Cadence: Irregular.

Several of the most popular entries:

In order to reform the credit card industry, begin with recognition scores: Evaluates a congressional proposal to cap consumer interest rates, as well as recommends instead a general revision of just how credit scores are actually calculated, to get rid of bias.

(6) Fintech Today, penned by the group of Ian Kar, Cokie Hasiotis, and Julie Verhage.

Good For: Anyone out of fintech newbies wanting to better understand the space to veterans looking for business insider notes.

Cadence: A few entries per week.

Some of my personal favorite entries:

Why Services Actually are The Future Of Fintech Infrastructure: Contra the program is eating the world’ narrative, an exploration into why fintech embedders are likely to roll-out services companies alongside their core merchandise to operate revenues.

8 Fintech Questions For 2020: Good look into the topics that might determine the 2nd half of the year.