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FinTech Banking Platform Oxygen Announces $17 Million Funding Round

After what seemed to be a fairly successful year in the world of FinTech (all things considered), new deals are already rolling in. This week, Oxygen announced that it had raised $17 million in funding. The Series A was led by Runa Capital with participation from such firms as Inventures,...

JPMorgan Chase to Acquire Global Loyalty Business From cxLoyalty Group Holdings

It looks as though certain credit card users might see some changes to their loyalty programs in 2021. This week, JPMorgan Chase announced that it had reached a deal to acquire the Global Loyalty business of cxLoyalty Group Holdings. According to the press release, this purchase will include "cxLoyalty’s leading...

Second Round of Stimulus Payments Now Being Sent Out

More than eight months after the first round of stimulus checks started being sent to many Americans as part of the CARES Act, more payments are now on their way. In a press release, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department announced that directly deposited funds would begin arriving as...

Active Home Listings Reach Record Low as 2020 Nears an End

Just as the United States economy proved to be a bit of a roller coaster in 2020, the housing market saw similar shakeups and interesting trends. Now, with the year coming to a close, we can see just how wild things were. Additionally, even as cold weather takes over, the...

Money at 30: Top 5 Personal Finance Apps and Tools to Watch in 2021 1

Each year, I end up reviewing/re-reviewing plenty of different FinTech apps and tools. Along the way, in the back of my mind, I'm keeping track of which of these offerings I'll feature on my best-of list for the new year. Now the time has come for such a list —...

Majority of Americans Have Money-Minded New Year's Resolutions

With 2020 coming to an end, people around the world are now looking to what changes they'll strive to make starting on January 1st. According to a recent survey conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Slickdeals discovered that 73% of Americans have New Year's Resolutions for 2021 that involve matters...

CardRatings Shares Credit Card Trend Predictions for 2021

With 2020 finally coming to an end, what can credit card enthusiasts expect from 2021? CardRatings has a few ideas. On the heels of announcing their top credit picks for 2021 across a number of categories, the site and its senior managing editor Brooklyn Lowery have revealed some predictions for...

Your Year-End Financial Checklist — And Tools That Can Help You Complete It

Thankfully, 2020 is finally coming to an end. It's certainly been a challenging year for many, but now it's time to look forward. As we do so, you may be wondering about some ways that you can start off 2021 on the right financial foot. If so, there are a...