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Deserve Announces $50 Million Round Led by Goldman Sachs

Another FinTech (or FinTech-adjacent) firm has just announced a big fundraising round. As TechCrunch reports Goldman Sachs is leading a $50 million Series C for Deserve. Also joining the round are previous investors Sallie Mae, Aspect Ventures, Mission Holdings, Pelion Venture Partners, and Accel. Although Deserve's co-founder and CEO Kalpesh...

Venmo Announces Rewards Program for Debit Cardholders

In just the past couple of years, the number of FinTechs offering their own debit card products has exploded. Thus it only makes sense that these companies would want to find new and creative ways to incentivize use of these various cards. That seems to be the playbook popular peer-to-peer...

Credit Karma Debuts High-Yield Savings Product 3

If you've ever wanted to check your credit score for free online, there's a great chance you've encountered Credit Karma. Started in 2007, the site has not only become a leader in the space but has also grown into one of the largest FinTech operations in the U.S. with a...

Venmo Announces Credit Card to Launch Next Year

It looks like Venmo is getting into the credit card game. The reveal of plans for a Venmo card came as the app's parent company PayPal announced it was expanding its relationship with Synchrony. As a result, the bank will be the exclusive issuer of the upcoming card. While few...

Upgrade Inc. Introduces Upgrade Card Credit Card

Last year the FinTech lender Upgrade announced it was launching a new personal line of credit option for its customers. At the time the company's co-founder and CEO (and former Lending Club head) Renaud Laplanche declared, “We’re going to replace credit cards.” Now, 18 months later, Upgrade is actually introducing a...

Robinhood Takes Second Stab at Cash Management Account 3

Late last year, the commission-free stock trading platform Robinhood announced it would soon be offering a "Checking & Savings" account. These would complete with a debit card and a headline-worthy a 3% APY on savings. Unfortunately those plans were quickly rebuffed by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, sending Robinhood back...

Samsung Pay Adds International Payments Thanks to Finablr Partnership

When Apple first unveiled Apple Pay in 2014, the expectation was that mobile payments would make major in-roads within a short period of time. Unfortunately that wasn't exactly the case, despite efforts by Apple, Google, Samsung, and others. Since then those companies have expanded on their mobile wallet product offerings,...