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Off the Common: A Fintech Podcast, Episode 5, Plaid’s New Valuation

April 9, 2021

In Episode 5 of Off the Common: A Fintech Podcast, BackBay Communications fintech team members Will Hernandez and Tylor Tourville chat about China’s digital currency; Plaid’s new valuation; the lack of bank innovation; new info about Wal-Mart’s fintech plan; and how Avant bought a digital bank. They also welcome fellow team member Marta Seitz to the show for the PR Corner to chat about the current digital event landscape based on a recent blog post she wrote.

0:00 – Cold Open with Point72 and the New York Mets

6:50 – Show Intro

9:25 – China Digital Yuan

17:35 – Plaid Valuation

23:20 – Bank Innovation

29:00 – Wal-Mart’s Hazel

35:47 – Avant’s Neobank

42:39 – PR Corner

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