Daily Tearsheet: The new Acquire Podcast, Ladder’s morbidly funny ad, and why Americans can’t pay their bills on time


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Marketing Briefing: Our new Acquire Podcast is out

Hey there, fin-marketers!

What a couple of weeks it’s been. Not only have we wrapped up our Acquire Conference, but we’ve also launched our first-ever Acquire Podcast.

This Tuesday, the first episode of Tearsheet’s Acquire Podcast hit the shelves – or, more accurately, the earbuds.

In this episode, Rebecca Cohen, head of Tearsheet Studios, spoke with Envestnet’s CMO Mary Ellen Dugan about the company’s first rebrand in TWENTY years!

In other news, we’ve got Ladder’s morbidly funny ad, and a Gen Zer’s thoughts on marketing to Gen Zers.

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The latest briefing

Payments Briefing: Why can’t Americans pay their bills on time?

Americans are struggling to pay their bills on time. Over half (51%) of US adults paid at least one bill late during the last twelve months, according to a recent survey by payments firm PayNearMe.

To better understand consumer attitudes around late bill payments, we need to determine not only how often they’re missing payments, but also which types of payments they’re missing most and why.

In this week’s briefing, we also look at how to stand out as a BNPL provider with Affirm’s VP of marketing and communications, Erika White.

Read more (exclusive to Outlier members)

Just look at the charts

  1. Top 25 global influencers in green finance

Source: Minh Q. Tran

2. Advantages of smart operations in banking

Source: Antonio Grasso

Today’s stories

Pinterest unveils shopping features, Shopify checkout integration
Pinterest is expanding its shopping capabilities with in-app checkout and a new personalized recommendations feature (PYMNTS)

What is eBay’s plan for crypto payments?
Online marketplace eBay flashed a “digital wallet” slide in its Investor Day presentation, adding to chatter about what the company’s plans might be with respect to crypto (CoinDesk)

FTX turns to Stripe for payments and ID verification
Crypto giant FTX has chosen Stripe to build an onboarding and identity verification flow for users joining the exchange, and to power payments for people adding funds to their accounts (Finextra)

Stilt expands to include a B2B offering
Stilt, which started as a provider of financial services for immigrants, has secured $114 million in debt and equity to help fintechs and neobanks launch credit offerings with its API (TechCrunch)

Marlette announces $225 million Series E
Consumer lending firm Marlette has had a record year with $4.6 billion in personal loans, $300 million in revenue, and over 250 new hires (LendIt Fintech)

Curve lands in the US
London-based fintech Curve has launched in the US, offering Americans the option to combine all their debit, credit, and loyalty cards into one (Finextra)

Fastest-growing US credit card?
Upgrade, a fintech that offers credit, mobile banking and payment products, has the fastest-growing US credit card by outstanding balances, according to the Nilson Report (Fintech Finance)

Amex Flex kicks off
Up to 40% of American Express employees have chosen to go completely virtual under the firm’s flexible working model (Finextra)

Stay ahead of the game with Outlier — Tearsheet’s exclusive members-only content program and join the leading financial services and fintech innovators reading us every day.

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