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FinTech SoFi Announces Partnership with Mastercard

Over the past few months, the FinTech firm SoFi has been quite busy. For example last year it introduced a hybrid money management account called SoFi Money, offering high-yield interest, reimbursed ATM fees, and other perks. Now the company is looking to expand on that success, announcing a multifaceted partnership...

Apple Card Adds Ability to Export Transactions Spreadsheet

When the Apple Card launched in August of last year, it was perhaps the most high-profile example of FinTech seen to date. At the same time the card itself wasn't exactly built to play nice with other FinTech products as it offered no way for users to link their accounts...

Chainalysis Suggests $2.8 Billion in Bitcoin Was Laundered Last Year

For as much mainstream success and acceptance as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have enjoyed in recent years, there are still those who remain skeptical of digital currency. In addition to those who criticize crypto for not having any "real value," regulators have repeatedly pointed to the ability to "launder" funds...

Chime, Robinhood Top FinTech VC Investments in Q4 2019

Looking back at 2019, it's fair to say that it was a pretty good year for FinTech. From startups launching new products to major acquisitions being announced, there was plenty of news to keep up on. Of course 2019 was also a big year for investments. In fact, the latest...

Visa to Acquire FinTech Tool Plaid

Over the past few years, the FinTech Plaid has managed to make a name for itself not only with observers and investors but also with the millions of customers who use their product. At the same time many more have likely encountered Plaid and not even known it since it...

Goldman Sachs Debuts Marcus App at Long Last

Back in 2016, Goldman Sachs revealed that it was launching an online bank named Marcus, which would offer high-yield savings, certificates of deposit (CDs), loans, and more. As observers have noted, the debut of Marcus marked a bid by Goldman to appeal to a wider and notably younger crowd than...

Crypto Tax Compliance Tool TaxBit Raises $5 Million

Of all the regulatory issues that cryptocurrencies have presented, perhaps the most tangible involves taxes. Ever since the great Bitcoin boom of 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax professionals across the country have attempted to get the word out about properly reporting crypto gains — while likely trying...

eMarketer: Mobile Payments Getting a Boost from Increased Contactless Card Acceptance

For years we've heard about mobile payments finally breaking through — but now it seems that the technology is making strides thanks in part to updated physical cards. According to eMarketer, it looks as though the steady roll-out of contactless credit cards are helping to raise the popularity of mobile...