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FinTechs Self Lender and Steady Announce Partnership 2

In recent years there have been plenty of examples of FinTechs partnering with (or sometimes being purchased by) traditional institutions. Oddly it's somewhat less common to hear about two complimentary startups working with each other. Yet that's exactly what Self Lender and Steady are doing, announcing a new partnership aimed...

Apple Pay Acceptance Expanding to More Major Retailers

When Apple Pay was first announced in 2014, it was expected to usher in a new age for mobile payments. While it has certainly helped move adoption of the technology forward, it's hard to argue that it reached the heights it aimed for at its launch. However the built-in smartphone payments...

How the Government Shutdown is Impacting the FinTech Sector

Now in its second month, the current partial federal government shutdown is easily the longest in United States history. This extended shutdown has not only had a direct impact on thousands of federal employees and their families but has also affected various private sector businesses in some unexpected ways. As...

FinTech Firms Look to Hire Compliance Officers

Financial technologies companies have always operated in a tough spot. Not only do they often occupy a space where regulatory guidelines are blurry at best but they also need to explain their innovations to agencies that might not fully comprehend these new ways of doing things. That's why it should...

Plaid Acquires Competitor Quovo

The FinTech firm Plaid has reportedly purchased rival startup Quovo in what amounts to the company's first major acquisition. According to CNBC sources, the deal was valued at just under $200 million, although terms were not officially made public. This news comes just a few weeks after Plaid raised $250...

Global FinTech Funding Reaches High in 2018

It seems that every year over the past several has been dubbed "The Year of FinTech" by someone — and often times for good reason. However, if you were considering bestowing such a title to 2018, you'd have one big stat on your side. As Business Insider reports it proved...