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U.S. Fintech Affirm Secures $500 Million Through Series G Funding Round Led By GIC & Durable Capital Partners

U.S. fintech Affirm announced on Thursday it secured $500 million through its Series G investment round, which was led by GIC and Durable Capital Partners LP. Other returning investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wellington Management Company, Baillie Gifford, Spark Capital, Founders Fund, and Fidelity Management… Read More

Fintech Affirm Partners David’s Bridal to Offer Qualified Customers the Option to Make Payments Over Time with No Extra Fees

Fintech company Affirm, which aims to offer a more flexible and transparent way to make digital payments, revealed on August 26, 2020 that it has teamed up with David’s Bridal, a US-based bridal and special occasion authority. Affirm and David’s Bridal are allowing qualified or… Read More

San Francisco based Fintech Affirm Is Reportedly Planning an IPO at a $10 Billion Valuation

Many companies have either launched or are at least considering the possibility of conducting an initial public offering (IPO), despite the economic uncertainty created by the global COVID-19 outbreak. San Francisco-based Fintech firm Affirm, which was established by Max Levchin, the co-founder of PayPal, has… Read More

Affirm Announces New Collaboration With Design Within Reach to Allow Shoppers To Pay-Over-Time For Modern Furniture & Decor

Just days after announcing its partnership with Shopify, U.S. fintech Affirm announced it has formed a partnership with Design Within Reach to allow shoppers to pay-over-time for modern furniture and decor. The partnership notably extends across all the Design Within Reach, Herman Miller, and HAY… Read More

Fintech Firm Affirm Partners with Shopify to Offer Buy Now, Pay Later Installment Plans for Merchants

Affirm,  a point of sale credit provider that is currently working with over 2000 merchants, has teamed up with digital commerce marketplace, Shopify, to offer “Buy Now, Pay Later” installment options for merchants. Approved “Shop Pay” customers will have the option of splitting their total… Read More

Affirm Unveils High-Yield Savings Account

Affirm, a Fintech founded by vaunted entrepreneur Max Levchin, announced on Monday the launch of its high-yield saving account. As previously reported, Affirm is a point of sale credit provider that is currently working with over 2000 merchants. The company’s goal is to provide shoppers… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2020

To my Fintech friends, this is my 4th annual “Top Ten” Fintech prediction. I started this tradition at Crowdfund Insider back in January 2017. As we are saying goodbye to an incredible Fintech year of 2019, I see another seismic change in 2020 for our… Read More

LendIt Fintech USA – Seven Years of Fintech Innovation

It’s hard to believe that the most attended Fintech conference LendIt Fintech USA had its 7th birthday in the Mecca of Fintech, San Francisco this past week. Thousands of attendees from all over the world descended into San Francisco’s Moscone Center for this once a… Read More

Max Levchin’s Affirm Raises $300 Million Series F

Affirm, a Fintech founded by vaunted entrepreneur Max Levchin, has raised a $300 million series F funding. To date, Affirm has raised over $800 million in equity funding. The round was led by Thrive Capital and involved several new investors including Fidelity Management and Research… Read More

Menē Inc. Teams Up With Affirm to Offer U.S. Customers New Credit Alternative

Menē Inc. (TSX-V: MENE), an online 24 karat investment jewelry brand, announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with fintech Affirm to provide U.S. customers with a new option based on real-time credit decisions that allow them to split Menē purchases into monthly payments while… Read More

Heard at LendIt Fintech 2018

LendIt returned to San Francisco this year as it continues with its annual conference which is one of the largest Fintech focused events in the US. This year’s event is a bit different for several reasons. First of all, more traditional banks showed up in… Read More

Report: Fintech Affirm Receives Unicorn Status in Next Funding Round

Affirm, a Fintech that provides point of transaction access to credit, has been received Unicorn status, according to multiple reports. Affirm is the creation of Max Levchin, a PayPal co-founder, who knows a thing or two about finance. According to a report in Bloomberg last… Read More

New Consumer Financial Data Rights Group Submits Comments to CFPB: Advocates for Consumer’s Rights to Financial Data

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Consumer Financial Data Rights Group (CFDR), a new organization that was created to defend consumers’ access to their data and fuels innovation in the fintech industry, announced on Tuesday it has submitted a response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) request for information (RFI) in regards… Read More

Consumer Financial Data Rights Group Formed by Fintech Companies including Kabbage, Affirm & More

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 A group of fintech companies announced on Thursday they have come together to create the Consumer Financial Data Rights (CFDR) group. This organization will notably defend consumers’ access to their data and fuels innovation in the fintech industry. Founders of the CFDR group includes leaders from Affirm, Betterment,… Read More

Affirm Receives $100 Million from Morgan Stanley

Affirm has received a $100 million lending facility from Morgan Stanley. Affirm will use the new capital to expand its Point of Sale (PoS) financing to more retailers. The company stated it expects to triple its loan volume for the year. Affirm was launched by… Read More

60 Minutes on Fintech: HENRYs Hate Traditional Banks (Video)

Perpetual television news magazine 60 Minutes has finally gotten around to addressing the Fintech movement. 6o Minutes has been on the air since before most of the people reading this were born (1968). The doyenne of the show, Leslie Stahl, tackles the Fintech topic that… Read More

Bread Raises $14.3 Million for Pay Over Time Platform

Direct lending platform Bread announced completion of a Series A funding  round last week led by Bessemer Ventures Partners.  Bessemer was an early investor in trailblazing P2P platform Zopa.  The funding raised $14.3 to help the young platform grow, fund initial loans, and compete with credit… Read More

Acquihire: Affirm Takes LendLayer’s Talent

Affirm, a FinTech startup that provides credit at the point of sale, has acquired LendLayer, an internet finance platform that provides financing options to students.  In what may be a sign of industry consolidation, Affirm announced it had “acquired [the] talent behind education lender LendLayer”…. Read More

Affirm Wants to Disrupt Banking at the Point of Sale (Video)

Founded by one of the PayPal creators, Max Levchin, Affirm is another company that sees opportunity in confronting the monolithic banking industry. Affirm wants to hook up with consumers at the point of purchase. Instead of purchasers buying products using a credit, a process that… Read More

Orchard Platform Raises $12M in Series A Funding: An Enviable Harvest

Orchard, the Marketplace Lending Platform backed by Spark Capital, Canaan Partners, and industry veterans, secures $14.7M in total investments Founded in NYC 2013, Orchard Platform, an investment and analytics platform focused on the global marketplace lending market, today announced it has raised $12 million in Series A… Read More

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