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FintechOS Announces $14 Million Funding Round

With as much attention as Silicon Valley startups get, it can be easy to forget that FinTech is far from just an American phenomenon. In fact firms in Europe, Asia, and beyond have certainly done their fair share or innovating and, yes, fundraising. Among them is Romania-based and aptly-named FintechOS....

Growing FinTech Trend Finds Startups Going Bi-Coastal

Since the 1970s, there's been no question about where the capital of technology has been in the United States: Silicon Valley. Today, Northern California and specifically the Bay Area is home to a plethora of startups, including some well-known FinTechs. However a growing trend suggests that some of these disruptors...

Robinhood Withdraws Bank Charter Application

Back in April of this year, Robinhood joined the growing list of FinTechs and challenger banks applying to become full-fledged banks and receive a national charter. At the time the company said, "Robinhood’s goal is to be able to offer its customers a full suite of financial products to service...

PayPal Acquires Deal-Finding App Honey

Every day millions of users turn to PayPal to send money and make purchases. Now the FinTech is making a rather sizeable buy of its own. Last week the company announced that it would be acquiring Honey. For their purchase of Honey (or Honey Science Corporation as their formally known),...

Robinhood Announces Launch in the United Kingdom

With the brokerage landscape here at home rapidly evolving, it makes a lot of sense that Robinhood would want to start looking overseas for future growth.

Benzinga Announces Listmakers Ahead of Global FinTech Awards

This week Benzinga will host their fifth annual Benzinga Global FinTech Awards in New York City. Ahead of that event, the financial media platform has announced a list of 150 "carefully vetted and renowned" companies and executives in various categories.  From the list, 10 overall winners will be unveiled at...

Google Reportedly Looking to Launch Checking Account

The way Americans bank has certainly changed over the past decade. Not only has the number of bank branches contracted considerably but the companies behind some popular financial accounts weren't even around in 2009. With the rise of banking options, it now seems that one of the largest tech companies...

Number of U.S. Bank Branches Declining Overall, But Not Everywhere

Between the increasing functionality of mobile banking apps and the onslaught of FinTech challenger banks entering the space, it should be no surprise that the number of brick and mortar bank branch locations in the United States has declined significantly in the past several years. What may be surprising, however,...