Top Fintech News Stories for Oct. 8, 2021

Here are the most read news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • BofA preps massive VR training programme – Finextra
  • Fed moving forward with plans to test banks’ climate risk: Brainard – American Banker
  • New Report on the State of LatAm Fintech – LendIt Fintech News
  • California cracks down on nonbanks that charge overdraft fees – American Banker
  • Mark Cuban-backed Otto raises $4.5M to turn car equity into credit – TechCrunch
  • Alternative Investment Platform Yieldstreet Expands into VC Investment Opportunities – CrowdFund Insider
  • ‘Not moving in any direction is worse than the wrong direction’: How banks can kickstart lending to small businesses – Tearsheet
  • GIlded’s NFTOPS Improves NFT Data Quality – CrowdFund Insider
  • Upcoming Webinar: New Ways to Leverage Alternative Data Lending – LendIt Fintech News
  • George Soros’ fund owns bitcoin, CEO confirms – CNBC

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