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Virtual Cards: Popular Platforms That Offer Digital Debit and Credit Cards

Over the past couple of years, digital payments have definitely taken a step forward. Although this development occurred under subpar circumstances, it's also been a long time coming. Alongside the growing embrace of mobile wallets, peer-to-peer payments, and more, many have also been utilizing virtual cards. In turn, a number...

CB Insights Names FinTech 250 for 2021

As FinTech's blockbuster year rolls on into the fourth quarter, CB Insights has just released its list of the top 250 FinTechs of 2021. This is the fourth year that the firm has put out the list of private companies selected from a pool of more than 17,000. According to...

Stock Trading App Public Adding Cryptocurrency Support

As interest in cryptocurrency continues to rise, an increasingly popular stock trading platform has announced that it will now support crypto trades as well. This week, Public announced that crypto trading would be open to app users soon. At launch, users will be able to trade ten initial crypto assets...

Insurtech Company Ladder Raises $100 Million Round

As the "insturtech" industry continues to grow, one digital term life insurance company just closed a "megadeal" investment. This week, Ladder announced that it had raised $100 million. The Series D was co-led by led by Thomvest Ventures and OMERS Growth Equity. It comes as the company reports that it quadrupled its revenue...

Mastercard Announces "Mastercard Installments" BNPL Program

Mastercard is getting in on the financing craze. This week, the company announced that Mastercard Installments will soon debut in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The new feature will enable banks, FinTechs, and others to offer "buy now, pay later" options to customers. Specifically, the company notes...

Renter Cash Back Platform Stake Announces $4 Million Funding Round

A FinTech that helps renters earn cashback has just raised some money of its own. This week, Stake announced that it had closed a $4 million funding round. The seed round was led by Shadow Ventures while Hometeam Ventures, Olive Tree Holdings, Blue Field Capital, Hampton VC, Gaingels, and Silicon Valley Connect managing director Ellen...

Goldman Sachs to Acquire Buy Now, Pay Later Platform GreenSky

It looks as though Goldman Sachs is joining the "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) trend. Recently, the bank announced plans to acquire GreenSky in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.24 billion. At this time, the deal is expected to close in Q4 2021 or Q1 2022. GreenSky currently works...

Robinhood Opens Waitlist for Crypto Wallets

At long last, Robinhood is expanding its cryptocurrency platform. According to a blog post from the company, it will begin rolling out its crypto wallet feature to select users next month. Ahead of that, customers can now join the waitlist (although they will need to update their app before doing...