Top 10 Most Popular Articles in March

Welcome to our monthly top 10 series at Fintech Nexus. We publish dozens of articles every month and I always think it is interesting to see what catches our audience’s attention. So, here we have the top 10 most viewed articles from our site in March.

  1. Wisconsin becomes third state to pass an Earned Wage Access law – My short piece on the new law passed in Wisconsin around Earned Wage Access is by far our most visited page this past month. It was shared widely by those involved and got picked up on various social media channels, making it the most-read article on Fintech Nexus in March by more than a factor of 10. Totally unexpected.
  2. The Side of Sam Altman You May Not Know: Global Fintech Investor – From the unexpected to the expected. When Katherine Heires filed this story with us I had a feeling it would get solid traction. Sam Altman is one of the highest-profile entrepreneurs on the planet right now and little has been written about his fintech investments.
  3. Mark Gould, Chief Payments Executive for Federal Reserve Financial Services on the rollout of FedNow – I am also not surprised this podcast interview with Mark Gould did really well. Mark is the head of FedNow and I worked for many months to secure this interview. He has not done many podcasts so when this came out, I had a feeling it would do very well. I have received more positive comments on this episode than any other interview I have done in a long time.
  4. Banking for the Unbanked: How BaaS is Driving Financial Inclusion – I think BaaS is the hottest niche in all of fintech right now, at least when it comes to media coverage. But very little has been written about the financial inclusion aspect of BaaS. The reality is, though, that partially because of BaaS, more people have access to modern financial services than ever before.
  5. AI as a credit union fraud-fighting tool – When it comes to fighting fraud I never really considered that credit unions would have unique needs that differ substantially from those of community banks and fintechs. But the membership model and the often local concentration lead to a more homogenous client base that can make it easier to detect fraud. If you know what you are doing.
  6. Adam Famularo, CEO of WorkFusion on using AI digital workers to fight financial crime – In this podcast interview I discuss another hot topic: AI. WorkFusion has created AI digital workers that have been programmed to tackle different tasks focused on fighting financial crime. I thought was a fascinating window into the future of how we will personalize AI in our organizations.
  7. Goldman bids farewell to consumer banking push – If you Google Goldman and consumer banking, this article ranks very high. We didn’t do anything special to promote it but many news sites ended up linking to it. So, even though it was from July last year, it will probably remain in the top ten for quite a while.
  8. Turning payments into a profitable revenue stream for vertical SaaS – This is an interesting one. It was only published on March 27 but it made it into the top 10 for the month. With the advances in embedded finance, there has never been a better time to be a vertical SaaS company. Most of these companies are adding financial services offerings at a rapid clip and payments is one of the obvious moves here.
  9. Julie Szudarek, CEO of Self Financial on building credit – We are podcast-heavy on the top 10 list this month but that is probably because we have had so many great guests recently. The new CEO of Self Financial joined me on the show recently to talk about credit-building products. This segment has been maligned by some in the fintech space but there can be no denying that, with a 4.9-star rating and 250,000 reviews on the Apple App Store, the vast majority of Self customers love this service.
  10. Not everyone should be an embedded finance provider – Sneaking into our Top 10 is an article focused on embedded finance and small business. Green Dot was one of the original BaaS providers and they work with some of the biggest names in tech: Apple, Amazon and Walmart, to name a few. Their head of enterprise business development argues that the SMB space is different to consumer in embedded finance and providers need to focus on the clear value case to succeed.
  • Peter Renton

    Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus, the world’s largest digital media company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series.