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Mastercard to Acquire FinTech Firm Finicity

To most people, companies such as Visa and Mastercard are viewed as institutions akin to banks. In reality, each of these firms consider themselves to be technology companies — or FinTechs, even. It should come as no surprise then that each card company has been looking to expand their offerings,...

Upgrade Raises $40 Million in Latest Funding Round

Once again setting aside fears that the coronavirus crisis would cripple FinTech investment, another notable deal was announced this week. This time it was Upgrade disclosing new funding, with the San Fransisco-based company revealing a $40 million round. Upgrade's latest round — a Series D — was led by Santander...

Credit Sesame Completes Acquisition of STACK

Following several notable deals so far this year, it looks like FinTech's M&A streak is continuing, with Credit Sesame emerging as the latest buyer. This week, the company announced that it had completed its acquisition of Canadian challenger bank STACK. Previously, the two companies had collaborated to introduce Sesame Cash...

Is Robinhood Playing a Role in the Bull Market Rally?

When the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic worsened early this year, it became clear that the longest bull market in history would soon be coming to an end. While that did indeed happen, it was then followed by one of the shortest bear markets in history as stocks managed to...

Qube Money Announces Partnership with Galileo for Innovative App and Debit Card

When it comes to the financial technologies field, it would seem that many startups view themselves more as cohorts than strictly competitors. That dynamic has been evident from the widespread adoption of Plaid among personal finance apps to the recent team-up of crypto tax service providers. This week, another tag-team...

Varo Raises $241 Million in Funding Ahead of Bank Charter Approval

Once again, despite the challenges the current pandemic has brought upon the U.S., FinTech firms are still closing major deals. Last week Varo announced that it had just concluded a $241 million funding round. The impressive Series D was co-led Gallatin Point Capital and returning investor The Rise Fund. Other...

Stackin' Announces $12.6 Million Funding Round

Despite concerns that the FinTech deals were slowing before the pandemic and would continue to slip as a result of shifting economic conditions, news of startups investments continue to roll in. This past week, Stackin' announced that it had raised $12.6 million in a funding round led by Octopus Ventures....

Samsung Launching Debit Card Product with SoFi

Even in our "new normal," the FinTech SoFi continues to make a splash. Not only has the company debuted several new products in recent months but has also revealed a handful of acquisitions and partnership. The latest on that latter list is Samsung. This week, the companies officially unveiled what's...