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Current Raises $220 Million Series D, Now Valued at $2.2 Billion – Triples in Value in Just 5 Months

Current, a fast-growing neo-bank, has raised $220 million at a valuation of $2.2 billion. Current notes that the company has tripled in value in the past 5 months. In total, Current has raised $400 million in venture funding. The Series D funding round was led… Read More

U.S. Fintech Current Announces New Collaboration With YouTube Creator & Philanthropist Jimmy Donaldson aka MrBeast

  Current, a U.S.-based fintech, announced on Monday its new partnership and investment with Jimmy Donaldson, aka MrBeast, a YouTube creator and philanthropist. According to Current, the partnership will give Donaldson a new platform to engage and give back at an even larger scale to… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Current Confirms it Got Americans Stimulus Payments in their Accounts 5 Days Before Old Bank Users

Digital banking challenger Current confirmed on March 12, 2021, that it began receiving and crediting stimulus payments “as of 11 am. ET on March 12.” The digital bank stated that it would  be crediting “all member accounts immediately, making all funds fully available as we… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Current Reveals that Average Tax Refund Size Is Just Over $2K, Money Sent with Current Pay Increased Nearly 10%

Current, one of the leading digital banks in the US, reveals that it’s been a busy few weeks at the company as they began receiving tax refunds for thousands of clients five working days faster than regular banks. Current claims that most of the money… Read More

Digital Banking: US based Current Says it Helped Consumers Save Over $100 Million in Overdraft Fees

Current, one of the leading digital banks in the US, has noted that 2020 was “certainly not the year anyone was expecting,” however, for all the tribulations (not to mention “being in the epicenter of a pandemic” – above all), the company is quite proud… Read More

Neobank Current Claims to be First Fintech to Receive Government Stimulus Payments, Distributes Money to Accounts

As the most recent stimulus package dealing with COVID-driven economic damage became law, funds are being distributed across the country. Earlier this evening, the US Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service commenced delivering the second round of Economic Impact Payments to millions of Americans… Read More

Digital Bank Current Tops 2 Million Users, Raises $131 Million Series C

Current, one of the leading digital banks in the US, has raised $131 million in a Series C funding round led by Tiger Global Management joined by new investors Sapphire Ventures and Avenir. Foundation Capital, Wellington Management Company, and QED Investors returned to fund the… Read More

Digital Bank Current Reports More than 1.75 Million Users

Current, a US neobank, says it now has over 1.75 million users. In a blog post, Current displays its competitive position in comparison to other aspiring digital banks and Current fares pretty well. Using Apptopia information, Current shows its platform in second place in contrast… Read More

Not Going to Do It: Fintech Current Says it will Not Pursue a Bank Charter

Following the recent news that digital bank Revolut will pursue a bank charter in California, Current has announced it has no intent on doing the same stating they are a “Fintech and not a bank.” Current, a Fintech that offers banking services in partnership with… Read More

Banking Challenger Current and Payments Tech Firm InComm to Offer Customers Option to Make Cash Deposits to Accounts at Major US Retail Outlets

InComm, an established payments technology firm, and Current, a US-based challenger bank serving Americans who have been “overlooked” by traditional financial service providers, have introduced a product that will allow Current members to make cash deposits to their accounts at major physical store locations across… Read More

Banking Challenger Current, which Serves US Consumers Overlooked by Incumbents, Introduces Points Rewards Program on Debit Card Purchases

Current, an established US-based banking challenger serving Americans “overlooked” by traditional banks, revealed on August 4, 2020, that it is launching a points rewards program for all its members. Current claims that it’s now the first US mobile bank to offer points rewards on purchases… Read More

COVID Fueled Boom: Challenger Bank Current Sees Big Increase in Number of New Accounts During Coronavirus Crisis

Current, a digital only challenger bank, reports that users have topped one million members with both April and May generating the most accounts. During the height of the Coronavirus lockdown, Current saw more than 100,000 new accounts created each month as demand rose for consumer-friendly… Read More

Digital Bank Current CEO Stuart Sopp Says Fintech Firm will Remain Focused on Spending, as Large Banks Already “Great” at Lending, Deposits

Stuart Sopp, founder and CEO at digital bank Current, says that the COVID-19 outbreak has shown how his company serves employees whose roles are considered essential during the global pandemic. Sopp told Banking Dive that his members’ addressable market has increased considerably in size and… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Current Says US Government Stimulus Payments Received 5 Days Sooner than Anticipated

Digital Bank Current says it has received the first government stimulus payments five days faster than anticipated. Current told Crowdfund Insider: “Current started receiving government stimulus payments today for individuals and families and we are crediting all transactions to all our members immediately. We’re delivering… Read More

Digital Bank Current Provides Insight into Economic Impact of COVID-19

Current, an aspiring digital bank with over 800,000 accounts, has pulled some paycheck and purchasing data to provide some insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the economy. Of course, this is a snap-shot in time and a single set of data does not… Read More

Digital Bank Current Raises $20 Million in Series B

Digital bank Current has raised $2o million in a Series B funding round, according to a company release. The funding was led by Wellington Management Company, Galaxy Digital EOS VC Fund, and CMFG Ventures. Current also said it was expanding its partnership with Visa as… Read More

Bank of America Is Reportedly Piloting Ripple’s Distributed Ledger Technology

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America (BoA), the second-largest US bank with over $2.3 trillion in total assets, is reportedly testing out Ripple’s distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based financial products. The bank might be planning to do more with the San Francisco-based Fintech firm’s technology. Ripple’s… Read More

Facebook’s Subsidiary Calibra Is Being Sued for Trademark Infringement By Mobile Banking Developer Current

Facebook’s subsidiary Calibra is being sued for trademark infringement by Current, the developer of a mobile banking app. The complaint was submitted on October 10 in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. It alleges that Calibra’s logo is quite similar… Read More

Current Debit Card & Mobile App For Teens Now Has 200,000 Users

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Current, a U.S.-based fintech company, announced on Wednesday is now has 200,000 users that are using its smart debit card & mobile app service. Founded in 2015 (and launched in 2017), Current states it provides collaborative banking solutions, starting with a smart debit card and app… Read More

Fintech Platform Current Announces Strategic Investment from Fifth Third

Current, the fintech platform that allows teens to connect their money with the people, brands and experiences they value, announced on Tuesday that Fifth Third Capital, a direct equity investment subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB), has joined the recently announced Series A funding,… Read More

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