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

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

 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