Top Fintech News Stories for January 13, 2021

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

  • Visa Abandons Planned Acquisition of Plaid After DOJ Challenge – The Wall Street Journal
  • Walmart to launch fintech startup with partner Ribbit Capital – Banking Dive
  • Inside MetaBank, the bank behind stimulus payment cards – FinLedger
  • Starling Bank wants to buy a lender – Sifted
  • New Senate Banking chief sets dramatic change of course – American Banker
  • QR Code Payments Users Is Expected to Surpass 2.2 Billion within Next 5 Years: Report – Crowdfund Insider
  • How the OCC Is Building Crypto America (and Saving Banks From Extinction) – Coindesk
  • Moven ‘bank in a box’ platform to come with bitcoin built in – Finextra
  • CES 2021: Stripe and Plaid reveal Covid-19 ‘pressed fast forward’ on digital payments acceptance – Finextra
  • The Key Factors That Define Digital Banking Winners and Losers – The Financial Brand

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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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