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Venmo Reportedly Working on Credit Card Offering

Even in our digital age, it seems some physical fallbacks are still hard to shake. Case in point: the popularity of plastic in the face of many payment options. This continued reliance is probably why we've seen several FinTech startups known for their disruption and innovation taking things back to...

Affirm Nears "Minotaur" Status Following $300 Million Funding Round

When it comes to FinTech, there have certainly been several ups and downs in the news cycle. While there have been down weeks led by news of regulatory inquiries or legal challenges, there are other weeks filled with small wins. It seems that the industy is enjoying a bit of...

Small Business Banking FinTech Novo Raises $4.8 Million Seed Round

A startup with a stated goal of helping other startups manage their money just received a big chunk of change in venture seed financing. FinTech firm Novo announced this week that it had raised $4.8 million in a round led by Crosslink Capital. While Crosslink's investment totaled $3.5 million, other...

ICBA Asks Regulators to Close FinTech FDIC “Loophole”

With the 2020 election cycle already kicking into high gear, several of the hot topics being touted on the campaign trail revolve around technology. From fears over automation impacts to calls to break up Silicon Valley giants, there are those on both sides calling for greater regulation on emerging technologies....

Micro-Investment App Stash Adds Stock-Back Rewards to Debit Card 2

The choice between using a debit card and a credit card isn't always so simple for consumers. Although the former is often seen as a more financially wise choice, most debit cards don't offer the same kinds of perks that many credit cards do. In response to this conundrum, a...

Tally Introducing Free Automated Savings Service

Something that often gets lost in all the talk and controversy surrounding FinTech is that many of the companies wearing that label aim to improve the financial lives of their users, not hurt them. From making investing more accessible to giving consumers more effective tools for getting out of debt,...

FinTech Affirm Brings Financing to Walmart Shoppers

Over the past decade or so FinTech firms have strived to make financing more transparent, efficient, and affordable. In turn they’ve also helped give customers who may not qualify for traditional financing more options to choose from. One of the companies at the forefront of this movement is Affirm —...