We are making a change this week in how the weekly news roundup is presented. What we will be doing from now on is sharing what I consider to be the top 10 most important news stories of the past week (in no particular order).
Metro Bank in Talks to Buy RateSetter from AltFi – UK peer to peer lending pioneer RateSetter is in exclusive talks to be acquired by Metro Bank in what would be the first acquisition of a major platform by a bank.
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.