Category: FinTech News

Carbon Credit API Cloverly Joins Visa's FinTech Partner Connect 

Last year, Visa introduced the FinTech Partner Connect program to the United States, with the goal of introducing institutions to vetted startups that could help them expand their product offerings. Now, the latest company to join the program is Cloverly. Founded in 2019, Cloverly is an API for carbon credits, allowing businesses and consumers to help fight climate change. As the company points out, with the Visa partnership, Visa clients...

Prosper Announces $75 Million Growth Capital Financing

A long-admired FinTech has added some new capital to its coffers and it continues to grow after more than 15 years in business. Recently, Prosper Marketplace announced that it had closed a $75 million debt financing round. This capital came from a fund managed by Neuberger Bergman and will be used to help Prosper meet the demand for its loans, credit card, investment products, and more. According to the company,...

Venmo App Adds Charitable Giving Interface

Although Thanksgiving and retail holidays such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday may be on the minds of many people, a popular peer-to-peer payment app is looking ahead to Giving Tuesday. This week, Venmo announced the rollout of a new interface that will make it easier for users to discover and donate to various charities. The feature is now live in the latest version of the Venmo...

Varo Adds Support for Zelle Payments

The neobank turned fully-fledged and nationally licensed bank Varo is once again expanding its platform. Now, customers will have access to the popular peer-to-peer (P2P) payment service Zelle from within the Varo app. Previously, while customers could use the Varo to Varo feature to send money to friends and could link their own external bank accounts, a universal P2P payment option wasn't available natively. To get started using Zelle within...

Tellus Raises $26 Million to Fuel Continued Growth

A company that helps consumers grow their savings via real estate has just closed an early investment round itself. This week, Tellus announced that it had raised a total of $26 million. That includes a $16 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz, as well as a $10 million SAFE note from early investors. Also participating the in seed round were All-Stars Investments, Alumni Ventures, Decent Capital, Vectr Ventures, West...

Zip Expands Pay-in-4 Platform with Launch of Zip Card

With demand for "buy now, pay later" services still proving strong, the BNPL platform Zip has revealed its latest offering. Previously known as Quadpay, the Australian FinTech has announced the launch of Zip Card in the United States. Using the card, customers will be able to utilize the company's "Pay-in-4" service nearly anywhere Visa is accepted. The Zip Card is issued by WebBank. According to Zip, following a pilot program...

Cross River to Issue Cards American Express Cards for FinTechs

For years, American Express has been known for issuing its own credit and charge cards — including some premium options. However, while the company has previously worked with other issuers from time to time, these efforts have accelerated as of late. Now, another such agreement has been reached. Recently, Cross River announced a partnership with Amex to begin issuing cards on behalf of FinTechs that operate on the American Express...

Robinhood to Launch Retirement Investment Accounts

Over the years, fans of the FinTech app Robinhood have gained a reputation (accurate or not) for being risky and impulsive market players. However, the company will soon look to promote long-term investments by introducing retirement accounts on the platform. During a third quarter earnings conference call with investors, co-founder CEO Vlad Tenev formally announced plans to roll out Robinhood Retirement accounts soon. Specifically, Teniv stated that the company is...