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Money at 30: Varo Bank Review

Last year, Varo Money made history by becoming the first FinTech firm to be awarded a national bank charter — resulting in the new name Varo Bank. Although I hadn't previously used Varo Money, they always struck me as an intriguing service that put its customers first. So, is that...

Survey Highlights the Growing Popularity of "Buy Now, Pay Later" Services

When many Americans go to make a large purchase, they typically have a few options. Aside from paying in cash, there's also traditionally been the option to put a purchase on a credit card — which results in paying interest if the charge isn't paid off quickly. Meanwhile, although some...

Best Credit Card Options for Home Improvement and Spring Cleaning Projects

With April now underway, it's time once again for the annual tradition of "spring cleaning" to commence. In some cases, this may mean some simple tidying and sprucing — while others may take the opportunity to begin much larger home improvement projects. Regardless of which description fits you, there may...

Automated Identity Verification Tool Veriff Raised $69 Million

One of the major challenges inherent to the FinTech sector involves regulation. While many startups aim to offer an easy and seamless experience to users, there are still several important steps they need to take in order to onboard customers while remaining compliant. This includes verifying the identity of applicants...

Chase and United Launch United Quest Card with Up to 100,000-Mile Bonus

Continuing what's been a slew of recent promotional pushes for travel credit cards, another airline co-branded credit card is making its way to market — and making a splash with a big bonus. Introducing the United Quest card from Chase. While some details about the United Quest card were revealed...

Small Business Startup Sentiment Index Reaches 52-Week High

With many small businesses being greatly impacted over the past year, is it possible that would-be business owners could be turned off to the idea? A new survey suggests that this may not be the case as optimism among potential small business buyers continues to climb higher. Each month, FranchiseInsights...

Peer to Peer Real Estate Investing for Accredited and Non-Accredited Investors 3

At some point in your life you’ve probably heard that real estate is a good investment. The problem is that the average individual is unlikely to have the capital required to purchase multiple properties on their own. But what if you could partner with dozens or hundreds of other investors...

Plaid Raised $425 Million After Visa Deal Falls Through

If you've used any number of financial apps over the past few years, there's a strong chance that you've encountered the name Plaid. The firm's API allows applications to securely connect to users' banking accounts and retrieve read-only data, enabling aggregation tools among others. This technology has allowed Plaid to...