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Robinhood Announces Launch in the United Kingdom

With the brokerage landscape here at home rapidly evolving, it makes a lot of sense that Robinhood would want to start looking overseas for future growth.

Benzinga Announces Listmakers Ahead of Global FinTech Awards

This week Benzinga will host their fifth annual Benzinga Global FinTech Awards in New York City. Ahead of that event, the financial media platform has announced a list of 150 "carefully vetted and renowned" companies and executives in various categories.  From the list, 10 overall winners will be unveiled at...

Google Reportedly Looking to Launch Checking Account

The way Americans bank has certainly changed over the past decade. Not only has the number of bank branches contracted considerably but the companies behind some popular financial accounts weren't even around in 2009. With the rise of banking options, it now seems that one of the largest tech companies...

Number of U.S. Bank Branches Declining Overall, But Not Everywhere

Between the increasing functionality of mobile banking apps and the onslaught of FinTech challenger banks entering the space, it should be no surprise that the number of brick and mortar bank branch locations in the United States has declined significantly in the past several years. What may be surprising, however,...

Deserve Announces $50 Million Round Led by Goldman Sachs

Another FinTech (or FinTech-adjacent) firm has just announced a big fundraising round. As TechCrunch reports Goldman Sachs is leading a $50 million Series C for Deserve. Also joining the round are previous investors Sallie Mae, Aspect Ventures, Mission Holdings, Pelion Venture Partners, and Accel. Although Deserve's co-founder and CEO Kalpesh...

Venmo Announces Rewards Program for Debit Cardholders

In just the past couple of years, the number of FinTechs offering their own debit card products has exploded. Thus it only makes sense that these companies would want to find new and creative ways to incentivize use of these various cards. That seems to be the playbook popular peer-to-peer...

Credit Karma Debuts High-Yield Savings Product 3

If you've ever wanted to check your credit score for free online, there's a great chance you've encountered Credit Karma. Started in 2007, the site has not only become a leader in the space but has also grown into one of the largest FinTech operations in the U.S. with a...