Truist Bank Acquires Long Game Mobile Savings App

After many years and evolutions, the prize-linked savings platform Long Game is entering a new phase after being purchased by one of the largest banks in the United States. Today, Truist Bank announced that it had acquired the gamified savings app. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Long Game has previously raised $17 million in funding. According to Truist, the bank plans to leverage the app's technology in...

Emma App Review

If you were to snatch my smartphone and scroll through my many pages of applications, you’d probably notice a bit of a trend. Among the various games and standards like YouTube, Instagram, and Timehop, you’d find several personal finance apps ranging from cashback vehicles to budgeting tools. That’s why I’m always excited to learn about new apps to review. Lucky for me, a few years ago I received an email...

Concerto Raises $21 Million to Launch Credit Cards from Four MLB Teams

A startup that aims to create loyalty-minded co-branded cards has announced a major investment and partnerships to bring its vision to life. This week, Concerto announced that it had raised $21 million in early-stage funding. The round was led by Matrix Partners, while PayPal Ventures and GoldenTree Asset Management also participated. Furthermore, GoldenTree has created a joint venture with Concerto and will fund at least $2 billion in credit card...

What is Credit Sesame and How Does It Compare to Credit Karma?

Credit Sesame is a great place to start for learning about your credit and how to improve it, but is it better than Credit Karma?

DeFi Platform Ondo Finance Raises $20 Million

With decentralized finance continuing to capture interest, a DeFi startup has just announced a significant early-stage funding. This week, Ondo revealed that it had raised $20 million. The Series A was led by the Peter Thiel-founded firm Founder Fund as well as Pantera Capital. Other participants include Coinbase Ventures, GoldenTree, Wintermute, Steel Perlot, Tiger Global, and Flow Traders. Previously, Ondo closed a $4 million seed round last year, which was...

Sutton Bank, BHB Announce Banking-as-a-Service Association

With the FinTech sector continuing to grow at a rapid pace, numerous startups have turned to FDIC-insured banks to help power their platforms. These types of partnerships have since become known as "banking as a service," with the licensed institutions being known as BaaS Banks. Now, one such bank is helping create an association to help support like-minded institutions. Sutton Bank and Bankers Helping Bankers have announced the launch of...

Spring Cleaning Tips: How to Decide Between Hidden Treasures and Garbage

Everyone knows that completing a spring cleaning project and freeing your home of clutter is a great feeling. However that doesn't make the actual work of going through your home and organizing your belongings any easier. One of the hardest parts about getting rid of items you no longer need is deciding whether they could go on to have another life elsewhere or whether their journey should end with you. ...

Walmart Expands Gas Discount Benefit for Walmart+ Customers

Those looking to save money at the pump may now have another option. Today, Walmart announced that it was upgrading and expanding the gas discount benefit offered as part of its Walmart+ subscription. While customers previously enjoyed discounts of between 5¢ and 10¢ per gallon at Walmart and Murphy's gasoline locations, they'll now also be able to save 10¢ per gallon at participating Exxon and Mobil stations. In total, this...