Category: FinTech News

FinTech Credit Card Platform Deserve Secures $250 Million Credit Facility

With the market for specialized rewards credit cards growing, one popular platform has closed a new deal to help fuel it into the future. This week, Deserve revealed that it had secured a $250 million credit facility from Goldman Sachs, Cross River, and Waterfall Asset Management. Previously, the company raised a $50 million Series D equity round in 2021 as well as a $50 million Series C in 2019. Goldman...

Canadian FinTech Neo Raises $185 Million at Unicorn Valuation

One of Canada's fastest-growing FinTech players is celebrating another milestone. This week, Neo Financial announced that it had closed a $185 million round. The Series C was led by Valar Ventures with participation from Tribe Capital, Altos Ventures, Maple VC, Blank Ventures, Gaingels, and Knollwood Investment Advisor. Notably, the round was raised at a valuation of over $1 billion, securing Neo's "unicorn" status (at least in Canadian dollars). To date,...

Robinhood Rolling Out Stock Lending Feature

Robinhood users who want to potentially get some extra return from their investment holdings may soon have the opportunity to do just that. This week, the app announced the launch of a new Stock Lending feature. According to a blog post on the company's site, this option will allow investors to earn passive income by lending out their holdings. When users opt into the program, Robinhood will match up lenders...

Truist Bank Acquires Long Game Mobile Savings App

After many years and evolutions, the prize-linked savings platform Long Game is entering a new phase after being purchased by one of the largest banks in the United States. Today, Truist Bank announced that it had acquired the gamified savings app. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Long Game has previously raised $17 million in funding. According to Truist, the bank plans to leverage the app's technology in...

Concerto Raises $21 Million to Launch Credit Cards from Four MLB Teams

A startup that aims to create loyalty-minded co-branded cards has announced a major investment and partnerships to bring its vision to life. This week, Concerto announced that it had raised $21 million in early-stage funding. The round was led by Matrix Partners, while PayPal Ventures and GoldenTree Asset Management also participated. Furthermore, GoldenTree has created a joint venture with Concerto and will fund at least $2 billion in credit card...

Sutton Bank, BHB Announce Banking-as-a-Service Association

With the FinTech sector continuing to grow at a rapid pace, numerous startups have turned to FDIC-insured banks to help power their platforms. These types of partnerships have since become known as "banking as a service," with the licensed institutions being known as BaaS Banks. Now, one such bank is helping create an association to help support like-minded institutions. Sutton Bank and Bankers Helping Bankers have announced the launch of...

Neobank Ando Announces Launch of "Change that Counts" Feature

In celebration of this year's Earth Day (which took place on April 22nd), a growing FinTech unveiled its latest plan to help consumers combat climate change. Last week, Ando formally announced the launch of its Change that Counts feature. Now, customers can elect to round-up their purchases to the nearest dollar, with the change going toward the planting of one tree. For example, a purchase of $4.27 would be rounded...

Wagestream Announces $175 Million Investment Round

A FinTech platform aimed at helping workers improve their financial health has raised a significant investment for itself. This week, Wagestream announced it had raised a total of $175 million as part of its latest funding round. The Series C includes a $60 million equity component led by Smash Capital — a U.S.-based firm that counts Epic Games, Reddit, and DuckDuckGo among its prior investments. BlackRock, Balderton Capital, Northzone, and...