Top Fintech News Stories for December 22, 2020

Here are the top news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • SEC Sues Ripple Over XRP Cryptocurrency – The Wall Street Journal
  • U.S. lenders score small business relief, accounting help in pandemic package – Reuters
  • Affirm gears up for IPO amid growing competition – Financial Times
  • ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’: An Innovative Lending Program Heading for a Cliff? – The Financial Brand
  • What community banks don’t know about digital is hurting them – American Banker
  • What bankers (mostly) like about rebooted PPP – American Banker
  • Fintech startups are increasingly focusing on profitability – TechCrunch
  • New open banking app Yayzy launches ‘carbon off-setting-as-a-service’ – AltFi
  • Digital Custody May Have Arrived, But Here Is What To Look Out For – Forbes
  • Central Banks Had to Up Their Money Game This Year – And They Did – Coindesk


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.

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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.

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