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Paycheck Protection Loans Could Complicate Small Business Acquisitions

Earlier this year, as the coronavirus pandemic and the mandated closures that came with it battered the United States economy, Congress authorized the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which would be managed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The idea was that entrepreneurs could obtain the funds necessary to keep their...

CB Insights Reveals Third Annual "FinTech 250" List 2

The results are in! This week, research CB Insights revealed their "FinTech 250" list for 2020, recognizing the fastest-growing companies in the space. Of the 250 startups featured, 32 are considered "unicorns," meaning they're valued at more than $1 billion. What's more, 87 of those selected have raised "mega-rounds" of...

Money at 30: Venmo Card Review 3

For several years now, Venmo has been one of the most popular options for peer to peer (P2P) payments. Despite this, I'd suspect that fewer people are aware of the app's free debit card — and, if they are, they might not be familiar with the actual benefits that the Venmo...

Chase Reveals New Freedom Flex Card, Enhances Freedom Unlimited Card 2

Like most industries, the credit card industry has been disrupted by the current pandemic. In recent months, issuers have been sending some mixed messages, with several cards adding bonus benefits to quell cardholders canceling, while also slashing credit limits for some customers. With that in mind, it might not seem...

United Airline Discontinuing Change Fees for Most Domestic Flyers

As the coronavirus pandemic grew stateside, several airlines introduced flexibility to their change and cancelation policies in order to allow customers to halt their travel plans without further penalty. Similarly, as the crisis continues, these airlines have sought to give potential flyers greater peace of mind not only through sanitation...

Mastercard Partnering with Multiple Brands to Pilot Cashierless Retail Concepts

In recent months, as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyday life for citizens around the globe, some technologies have begun playing a more prominent role in our society. Beyond video chat services becoming the new schools/workplaces and menus via QR code replacing their paper counterparts in some places, contactless payments...

Payments API Company Finix Raises $75 Million as Series B Expands

Continuing what's turning out to be a bit of a trend this year, another FinTech has just announced the expansion of its latest funding round. Earlier this week, Finix revealed that it had added another $30 million to its Series B. The newly-raised money brings the round's total to $75...

The 17 Best Cashback and Rewards Apps for 2020 3

These days, if you're shopping online, chances are you could be saving more money. In addition to coupon codes you may have missed and price trackers that can help you time your purchase just right, there are also dozens of cashback tools that will reward you just for shopping through...