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FinTech Cash Advance Startup Clair Raises $15 Million

Another early-stage FinTech investment round is now in the books. This week, Clair announced that it had raised $15 million. The Series A was led by Thrive Capital — a firm which itself recently raised money, closing its Thrive VII fund at $2 billion in February. Some of Thrive's past...

FinTech Banking App Dave Going Public Via SPAC

Another FinTech is going public. Today, Dave announced that it would be merging with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. As a result, the startup will become a publicly traded company, with the listing going by the ticker symbol $DAVE. The transaction values Dave at...

$SOFI Debuts on Nasdaq Stock Exchange

One of the biggest players in the FinTech space is now a publically traded company. Yesterday, SoFi officially hit the Nasdaq stock exchange, trading under the ticker symbol $SOFI. During its first day of trading, the stock closed at $22.65 — up 12%. As of this writing, $SOFI continues to...

FinTech MotoRefi Raises $45 Million

As more Americans look to save money on their auto loans, one FinTech is seeing significant growth — and attracting investors. Last week, MotoRefi revealed that it had raised $45 million. The Series B was led by bank Goldman Sachs with additional participation from Motley Fool Ventures, Moderne Ventures, Link...

Visa Expands FinTech Partner Connect Program to U.S. and Beyond

As FinTech becomes increasingly mainstream, Visa is now looking to facilitate even broader financial technology integrations. Following an initial launch in Europe, the company has announced it will now be expanding the FinTech Partner Connect program to the United States as well as markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the...

Current Announces Partnership with Decentralized Finance Platform Acala

As many aspects of money modernize, the lines between FinTech and traditional finance have begun blurring. Similarly, another trend has brought fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies closer together, allowing all kinds of platforms to harness the power of blockchain. With that in mind, two FinTechs have revealed plans to create a...

FinTron Announces Partnership with LendingClub Bank

Over the past few years, several FinTech firms have taken a stab at building a better banking account. In many cases, these startups are able to tailor the banking experience to better serve a specific type of customer. Yet, these bold ideas cannot become reality without the help of a...

SoFi Introduces New Weekly Dividend ETF $WKLY

Over the past few years, SoFi has continually kept things interesting by debuting new features and products at a rapid clip. Now they’re at it again, adding another exchange traded fund to its line-up. This week, SoFi introduced its latest ETF: the SoFi Weekly Dividend ETF ($WKLY). With this ETF,...