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A Look at FinTech's "Minotaurs"

Have you ever encountered a minotaur? Well, a minotaur company, that is? Just as the name “unicorn” has become a popular term for private companies valued at more than a billion dollars, Axios has coined the term “minotaur” to describe startups who have raised upwards of one billion in funding....

Apple, Goldman Sachs Reportedly Planning Credit Card with iPhone Features

Depending on who you ask, rewards credit cards are either a hackable finance tool or an all too tempting trap. Nevertheless several companies have taken a shot at entering the crowded market to varying levels of success. Now comes word that two major companies could be coming out with a...

SoFi Introduces SoFi Invest for Active and Automated Trading

When it comes to FinTech firms, expansion is the name of the game. Often times this means diversifying your offerings in a logical way in order to gain customers and bring them into your ecosystem. That’s exactly what SoFi is aiming to do, launching new brokerage account options for either...

FinTechs Self Lender and Steady Announce Partnership 2

In recent years there have been plenty of examples of FinTechs partnering with (or sometimes being purchased by) traditional institutions. Oddly it's somewhat less common to hear about two complimentary startups working with each other. Yet that's exactly what Self Lender and Steady are doing, announcing a new partnership aimed...

Apple Pay Acceptance Expanding to More Major Retailers

When Apple Pay was first announced in 2014, it was expected to usher in a new age for mobile payments. While it has certainly helped move adoption of the technology forward, it's hard to argue that it reached the heights it aimed for at its launch. However the built-in smartphone payments...

How the Government Shutdown is Impacting the FinTech Sector

Now in its second month, the current partial federal government shutdown is easily the longest in United States history. This extended shutdown has not only had a direct impact on thousands of federal employees and their families but has also affected various private sector businesses in some unexpected ways. As...