Net Interest

Financial sector themes

By Marc Rubinstein

Third Bridge

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10 Exclusive Transcripts

  • Amazon – Business Payments & Relationship with Card Networks
  • Digital Wallets – Competitive Landscape & Penetration Outlook
  • PayPal – Venmo Monetisation & Buy Now, Pay Later Strategy
  • Block – Cash App Account Growth & ARPU Trajectory
  • Stripe – Company Update & Growth Outlook
  • SMB Lending Update – Amazon, Block, PayPal & Shopify
  • Visa – Visa Direct Assessment & Use-case Expansion
  • Affirm – Buy Now, Pay Later Strategy & Competitive Dynamics
  • Cryptocurrency Exchanges Sector Update – Product Expansion & Regulatory Outlook
  • SoFi – Cross-sell Execution & Growth Opportunities
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