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Real Estate Tech Company Spruce Raises $29 Million

One recurring theme in the world of FinTech has been the ability to conduct virtual, digital transactions whereas in-person meetings were once required. While these innovations first replaced simple functions such as sending money directly to a friend or family member, they've grown to include more complex transactions, such as...

FinTech Numerated Announces Automated PPP Loan Forgiveness

Among the many ways that the coronavirus pandemic has changed life in America and around the world is that it's made FinTech more relevant than ever before. From contactless payments becoming a growing preference to digital banking proving essential, these innovations have been thrust into the spotlight. Similarly, while select...

Oxygen Joins Visa’s Fast Track Program for FinTechs

Even as much of the country remains in lockdown, the financial technologies sector seems to be managing continued growth. Not only have the past few months seen major acquisitions and impressive investment rounds but they've also brought a handful of notable partnerships. Case in point: this past week, Oxygen announced...

Robinhood Announces $280 Million Funding Round

It looks as though Robinhood is right on target once again. Last week, the stock trading app announced that it had closed a $280 million funding round. The Series F was led by Sequoia Capital, who had previously invested in the company. Other participants marked a mix of returning and...

Brokerage Apps Seeing a Surge of New Investors Amid COVID-19 Crisis

With unemployment now nearing 15% and economic uncertainty abounding, it might not seem like the best time for Millennials and younger adults to start their first-time investing journeys. Alas it seems that that's exactly what many of them are doing. As Axios reports, there are several signs showing that young...

Galileo Announces Partnership with Mexican FinTech Klar

With all that's going on in the world right now, international expansion might not seem like the most likely move for most companies. Yet that's what's happening with Utah-based Galileo Financial Technologies. Last week the FinTech announced a new strategic partnership with the Mexico City-based Klar. Klar is a challenger...

Investment App Stash Announces $112 Million Round

Late last year, the discount brokerage world saw a sea change as Charles Schwab and several other firms announced that they were dropping their trade commissions to $0. Although the move was likely aimed at FinTechs like Robinhood that had already been offering fee-free trades for years, it seems that...

SoFi Invest Expands to Hong Kong with Acquisition of 8 Securities

SoFi's big year just got even bigger. This week the company not only announced that it would be bringing its SoFi Invest product to Hong Kong but also that it was acquiring the online brokerage firm 8 Securities in the process. The deal still needs to meet closing conditions but, once...