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Houston's Rice University Offering FinTech Boot Camp

With the FinTech industry continuing to expand, the sector seems poised to be a source of job growth for years to come. Just as coding has been billed as a future-ready skill, being versed in these financial technologies is also anticipated to be a benefit for workers. With that in...

XYPN FinTech Competition Announces Six Finalists

Next month, XY Planning Network will host its fourth annual FinTech Competitionn in St. Louis, Missouri. This year's event drew more than 30 applications from startups looking to improve financial services provided to Gen X and Millennial clients. Now XYPN is announcing that six of these companies have been selected...

Goldman Sachs, Citi, and JPMorgan Lead U.S. Banks in FinTech Investment

The question of whether FinTechs and banks are friends or foes has been a topic of debate for more than a decade now. Funny enough, the perception of animosity persists despite the two camps regularly partnering with each other. On top of that, several banks have taken to investing in...

Visa Expands Fast Track Program for FinTechs to the U.S.

When it comes to FinTech startups, speed is everything. That's why so many firms are focused on hitting the ground running, gaining as many users as possible and catching the attention of VCs to help boost them to the next level. With that in mind, after launching in Europe, Africa,  Asia Pacific,...

Q2 2019 Sets Record for $100 Million+ FinTech Fundings

Over the past few months, it seems as though several FinTechs have managed to close impressive funding rounds. From FinFit's $7 million Series B last month to Affirm's whopping $300 million Series F back in April, observers could probably guess that's it's been a fairly good month for these startups....

Mezu Launches Digital Mastercard Debit Card

As we've documented before, one of the biggest trends in FinTech has been offering debit card products. From Square and PayPal to Stash and Acorns, each firm has taken a stab at a physical debit card their users can obtain. Now the digital payment app Mezu is throwing their hat into...

Fox Corporation Buys Majority Stake in FinTech Credible

In recent years several sectors have taken an interest in FinTech for both partnerships and investments. Still, the latest Silicon Valley deal comes from a seemingly unexpected suitor. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Fox Corporation has agreed to purchase a 67% stake in Credible Labs for $265 million. Additionally...

FinFit Announces $7 Million Funding Round

Despite concerns from some regulators that the rise of FinTech has posed a threat to consumers, the truth is that the industry has mostly been a benefit to the financial health of Americans and those around the globe. Among those leveraging financial technologies in this way is FinFit. Now the...