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Credit Sesame Announces Sesame Cash Digital Banking Offering 2

Believe it or not, yet another FinTech is ready to play challenger bank, unveiling plans for a checking account and debit card. Recently the free credit score site Credit Sesame announced its new offering Sesame Cash. While existing Credit Sesame customers can now join the waitlist for the new product,...

FinTech DailyPay Waiving Fees for Employees to Access Earned Income

With life in the United States currently going through numerous changes and challenges, many workers are having to adjust to new realities as well. While those in some industries may be able to operate from home at this time, others are finding themselves laid off or waiting to hear what...

Experian Boost Bestowed with Consumer Lending Innovation Award from FinTech Breakthrough

Recently the market intelligence organization FinTech Breakthrough celebrated a long list of companies and their accomplishments, announcing the recipients of their 2020 FinTech Breakthrough Awards. While these awards honored firms in a variety of categories, one of the most interesting awards was in the field of Consumer Lending Innovation, with...

Mobile Banking App Empower Raises $20 Million

Following a near-record 2019, FinTech has been off to a strong start in 2020. The latest example of this is Empower. The San Fransico-based firm recently announced that it had raised $20 million. The Series A included participation from Defy Ventures, Icon Ventures, and Nubank founder David Velez. Additionally previous investors...

Investment App Public.com Raises $15 Million From Some Big Names

In less a year's time, the face of investing has changed dramatically. Between Charles Schwab first cutting its trade fees to $0 (a move that was later matched by several other discount brokerages) and then announcing an acquisition of TD Ameritrade, things are certainly looking different than they once did....

Outages Plague Robinhood on Back-to-Back Days

Since launching in 2013, Robinhood has definitely made its mark on the world of FinTech. Of course, by offering users the ability to trade stocks without paying commissions, it's also helped democratize the world of investing, making it a go-to for many market newbies. At the same time, the company...

FinTech Investments Topped $34 Billion Last Year

If it weren't already clear, 2019 was a good year for FinTech. In addition to a profile boost that companies such as Robinhood and SoFi have enjoyed, it seems that numerous startups saw significant new investments. In fact, as a new report from CB Insights shows, FinTech startups raised nearly...

Intuit Announces Acquisition of Credit Karma

Another day, another major acquisition. More than a decade after they bought the personal finance app Mint for $170 million, Intuit is making a much larger platform purchase. As first reported by The Wall Street Journal and later confirmed by the company itself, Intuit is set to acquire Credit Karma...