Hey, hey, Mary Ann here, feeling all sorry for myself because I have COVID for the first time when I should be grateful that it took so long for me to get it, right? Thankfully you can’t catch my germs through a computer or phone screen. I’ll be okay but as a result…you’re stuck with another slightly abbreviated version of this newsletter! Huge credit to, and gratitude for, TechCrunch’s Kyle Wiggers, who once again saved the day by writing up all the blurbs (and there were many to cover) here. Kyle, you’re the best.

Since Thanksgiving is less than a week away, I’ll take this opportunity to say how truly thankful I am to be given the trust and confidence to draft this newsletter and for you all to take the time to read and share it. I do not take this lightly because without your support, I would not be doing this. I know there are a ton of fintech-focused newsletters out there, so it really does mean the world. Okay, now that I’m done with the cringe part of this newsletter (to quote my children), let’s go straight to the news.

Image Credits: John Anderson, head of payments / Plaid

Image Credits: Co-founders Carolina Nucamendi and Brenna Curran / Waivr

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That’s it for now. I’m taking off next week and hope many of you are too! This newsletter will be back on December 4. Wishing you all the best, and a safe and healthy holiday week. xoxo, Mary Ann

The latest in Plaid’s payments push by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch