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US based Digital Bank Chime Introduces Credit Builder, a Visa Credit Card that Works like a Debit Card, Only letting Users Spend Funds Available in their Accounts

US-based banking challenger Chime Financial Inc. has introduced a credit card, called Credit Builder, which aims to work somewhat like a regular debit card by allowing users to spend only the funds that are currently in their accounts. The Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card… Read More

Indian Fintech Slice, which Helps Millenials with Managing Credit Scores, Acquires $6 Million in Capital via Round led by Japanese VC Firm Gunosy

Slice, a Fintech company that provides various card-based products to young people in India to help manage their credit scores, has secured $6 million in capital via a round led by Japanese venture capital firm, Gunosy. Other investors that took part in the round included… Read More

Fintech Karat to Offer Customized Credit Cards for Digital Content Creators, After Securing $4.6 Million in Seed Funding

San Francisco-based Karat, a company founded by an Instagram alum and backed by the co-founder of Twitch, is reportedly planning to offer a new credit card for upscale clients who are focused on creating digital content. The Silicon Valley firm’s management attended the recent Y-Combinator… Read More

Jay Nair: Senior VP at Infosys Explains how Financial Services Providers are Adopting Digital Transformation Strategies Due to COVID-19

We recently caught up with Jay Nair, Senior Vice President of Financial Services at Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in digital services and consulting. The company has clients in 45 countries who use its services to develop their digital transformation strategies. The firm has… Read More

UK Fintech Payhawk, a Corporate Expense Management Solution Provider, Partners Visa and Wirecard to Issue Business Cards

UK-based Fintech Payhawk, a corporate expense management solution provider that secured €3 million in seed funding in March 2020, has teamed up with Visa in order to issue business cards that offer 0.50% exchange rates. The Payhawk team says that by working with the payments… Read More

Upgrade CEO Renaud Laplanche: Fintech is About Using Online or Mobile Devices to Streamline Access to Financial Services

  Last month, Upgrade, Inc., a Fintech providing consumers access to credit, was named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. Upgrade was founded by well known Fintech entrepreneur CEO Renaud Laplanche…. Read More

UK Digital Bank Solution goHenry Unveils Biodegradable Debit Card for Children

UK-based digital banking solution goHenry has reportedly unveiled a new biodegradable debit card specifically for children. As previously reported, goHenry’s financial services, which is a debit card and app, is geared for the digital generation of kids and teens. The service allows parents to be able to… Read More

KEYNO Set to Offer Credit Card Fraud Prevention Investment Opportunity Through Equity Crowdfunding Platform Wefunder

Keyno, a U.S.-based startup that created CVV2 code technology that integrates with already-issued credit cards to prevent fraud, announced it will seeking funding through equity crowdfunding platform Wefunder. Founded in 2019 by Robert Steinman, Keyno describes itself as a dynamic security code that can easily… Read More

CoinEx Teams Up With Simplex to Offer Credit Cad Payments of Cryptocurrencies

CoinEx, a global and professional cryptocurrency exchange service provider, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with fiat infrastructure provider, Simplex. CoinEx reported that the partnership enables its users to purchase cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC)… Read More

Mastercard Announces Contactless Limit Raise Across 29 Countries

Mastercard announced on Wednesday it is now offering a contactless limit raise across 29 countries as part of its commitment to enabling the increase in contactless payment limits across Europe. Mastercard reported that across Europe, it has “championed” several initiatives that have seen a dramatic… Read More

US-based CoinZoom, a FinCEN Regulated Digital Asset Exchange, Officially Launches Crypto Trading Platform and Company Visa Card

US-based CoinZoom, a regulated digital asset exchange, has announced the official launch of its crypto trading platform and its company Visa card. Users will now be able to purchase, sell, and spend a wide range of cryptocurrencies via CoinZoom’s exchange platform. According to a press… Read More

Mexico-based Fintech Clip Introduces New Contactless Payment System, “Clip Total”

Mexico-based Fintech firm Clip is introducing another payment method, called “Clip Total.” Adolfo Babatz, the company’s co-founder, said that the new payment solution is like having a “point of sale [system] in the palm of your hand.” During a recent presentation, Clip’s management shared an… Read More

Swisscard AECS, Provider of American Express, Mastercard, VISA Cards, Updates Early Collections Using FICO Analytics

Swisscard AECS, a company that provides American Express, Mastercard and VISA cards for private and business customers, has updated its early collections by using FICO analytics. This has reportedly resulted in a net 50% increase in revenue generated from billable collection expenses.  The update has… Read More

Major Indian Payment Solution Provider SBI Cards Is Preparing to Conduct a $1.4 Billion IPO

An increasing number of Indian consumers are making digital payments at metros and also at stores in small towns. India-based SBI Cards, a major payment solution provider, is reportedly planning to raise approximately $1.4 billion via an initial public offering (IPO) which would be the… Read More

India’s Payments Giant Paytm Partners Uber to Add Credit and Debit Card Processing to Allow Users to Easily Settle Card Transactions

India-based Paytm, an established payment gateway, has teamed up with ride-hailing app Uber in order to add credit and debit processing and will allow customers to easily perform card transactions. Uber will use the existing digital wallet integration with Paytm’s platform to offer riders a… Read More

Mobile-based Credit Card Provider Tymit Raises £4 Million via Debt and Equity Financing

Tymit, a London-headquartered mobile-based credit card service provider, has raised £4 million (appr. $5.2 million) via a combination of debt and equity financing, in order to create its products. The company has not disclosed any details regarding its investors. Tymit’s official website notes: “A credit… Read More

American Express Reimagines Corporate Program; Announces Custom Offering For Startups

American Express (NYSE:AXP) announced on Thursday it has reimaged its American Express Corporate Program with new offerings to meet the needs of both companies and their employees. The new suite of products includes  American Express Corporate Green, Gold, and Platinum Card. Each of the cards will… Read More

Following $260 Million Series E Funding, Fintech Unicorn Marqeta Creates 175 New Jobs In 2019, As Growth Accelerates

Marqeta, an Oakland, California based Fintech valued at over $2 billion, reports that the company has experienced “exponential revenue growth.” Following a Series E funding round that raised a whopping $260 million, Marqeta says it will hire 175 new employees during this year as it… Read More

Jaja Finance to Acquire Existing Bank of Ireland UK, Post Office, & AA Credit Card Accounts For £530 Million

Jaja Finance, a UK-based fintech startup, announced on Friday it has entered into in agreement to acquire credit card accounts for Bank of Ireland UK. Jaja reported as part of a consortium of funds affiliated with Centerbridge Partners LP and KKR it will acquire the… Read More

Amazon Reportedly Teams Up With Synchrony Financial to Launch New Credit Card For Those With Credit Struggles

E-commerce giant Amazon has reportedly teamed up with Synchrony Financial to launch its new credit card. According to CNBC, the program, Amazon Credit Builder, lends to shoppers with no credit history or bad credit, who would otherwise be exempt from Amazon’s loyalty cards. Tom Quindlen,… Read More

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