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FinTech's Personal Loan Market Share Has Doubled Since 2015

Ever since the Great Recession, peer to peer lenders and other FinTech alternatives have emerged to offer consumers personal loans. While such startups have gained notoriety in certain circles, it's fair to say that few have become household names. Nevertheless it seems that these types of lenders are growing significantly....

Blast to Debut "Game-Based Savings" App for iOS at TwitchCon

These days there seems to be some big money in gaming. From Twitch streamers who can monetize with ads and sponsorships to tournaments where victors can take home massive purses, there are plenty of gamers who dream of hitting it rich. Unfortunately the majority will never reach such heights. However,...

Barclays, Anthemis to Create Female Innovators Lab for FinTechs

Among the many things that Silicon Valley is often criticized for is that many successful startups are seen as "boy's clubs." In many cases this same label extends to FinTech firms as well. Now Barclays and Anthemis are teaming up in an attempt to change that. This week the two...

Square's Cash App Reportedly Looking to Offer Stock Trading

Among many small business owners and patrons, Square is known for their point of sale interface and — before that — their card readers that allowed smartphones to become cash registers. While those are still cored products, the company has frequently expanded into other areas of FinTech. This includes their...

Dwolla Partners with Currencycloud to Enable International Payments

These days entrepreneurs are no longer limited to their own geographic regions. Instead the Internet makes it possible to sell to customers around the world. At the same time these transactions can be complicated due to differing currencies and payment platforms. That's why two FinTechs — Dwolla and Currencycloud —...

FinTech Giant Stripe Launches Stripe Capital

For years Stripe has been one of the largest names in FinTech. With a valuation of $22.5 billion, the payments company is more than a unicorn — it's a behemoth. However that doesn't mean it's done growing yet. This week the company announced it was expanding into small business lending...

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...