Happy New Year everyone. It was a relatively slow first week of the year as far as fintech news goes. Leading off the news was Dave going public via SPAC, Petal closed a big funding round, my 2022 fintech trends, China’s CBDC will work with WeChat and the credit bureaus are bringing BNPL loans into the fold. Here are what I consider to be the top ten fintech news stories of the past week.
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Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events 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. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.