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Rakuten Network Powers Cashback Offers in Google Pay

Recently, Google Pay unveiled an overhauled app for both Android and iOS. With the update, the app took on a new focus toward personal finance, while also providing other services such as peer to peer payments. Now, Google Pay users will be able to earn cashback rewards for select retailers...

FinTech Step Announces $50 Million Round with Celebrity Participants

As 2020 draws to a close, it seems that FinTech deals aren't done just yet. Last week, the online banking platform Step announced it had raised $50 million. The Series B was led by Coatue with participation from Stripe, Crosslink Capital, Collaborative Fund, and Dreamers VC. Additionally, several celebrities have...

DoJ Okays Intuit's Credit Karma Acquisition, Credit Karma Tax Sale to Square

Back in February, Intuit announced plans to purchase the free credit score site Credit Karma for a whopping $7.1 billion. However, as always, the deal was subject to regulatory approval. Now, the company has revealed that it's entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice as well...

Insurtech Company Hippo Scores $350 Million Investment

Palo Alto-based insurtech startup Hippo just announced that it's raised another $350 million. The impressive raise comes exclusively from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company, Limited and brings the company's total funding to date to $709 million. Instead of being aside a letter, the round is being described as simply a "venture...

Vennfi Raises $2.3 Million Ahead of Charityvest Platform Expansion

Even as 2020 begins to wind down, FinTech deals continue to roll in. Last week, Vennfi announced it had raised $2.3 million in funding. The seed round was led by former DCM Ventures partner Tom Blaisdell with participation from Teamworthy Ventures, Duro.vc, Sovereign's Capital, and Promus Ventures along with individual...

Google Pay Unveils Overhaul, Opens Waitlist for Banking Account

Users of Google Pay for Android or iOS may have noticed some major changes to the app this week. A new update turns the focus to personal finance as well as peer to peer payments, while also teasing future endeavors. First, users can now link bank accounts and credit cards...

Klarna Introduces Price-Tracking Widget for iOS

Recently, the Swedish FinTech Klarna has made a name for itself stateside, offering shoppers the ability to purchase items with a simple four-payment plan. Now, the company has introduced a new price-tracking widget for iPhone users. According to the app, this widget will rotate through recently-viewed and saved items and...

Mastercard Announces 10 FinTechs to Participate in Latest Start Path Program

Mastercard is once again looking toward the future of FinTech, announcing the 10 startups that will join the company’s Start Path program. This year’s selected companies include: Carry1st, FISPAN, Lendio, LISNR, Mocafi, MO Technologies, Panda Remit, Paycode, Fanbank/Plink, and Subaio. These startups will participate in a six-month program where they...