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Perspective: Breaking the Cycle of Family Financial Illiteracy

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Financial Literacy is Key A parent wants a life for their child that is better than their own (a less controversial thing has never been said). This is the innate desire of parenthood — to provide your children with greater access to opportunity, witness their… Read More

Binance Teams Up with UK’s NASMA Student Money Matters initiative, Also Joins Payments Innovation Forum

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Binance UK is pleased to contribute to the NASMA’s Student Money Matters initiative, the United Kingdom’s National Association of Student Money Advisers, to “provide 2.2M UK University Students with crypto-asset and blockchain education throughout 2022.” NASMA is a UK Government Body created “to look after… Read More

Thinktac Lowers Administrative Overhead Expenses with RazorpayX Corporate Cards

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RazorpayX Corporate Card is planning to take the hassle out of digital spending for businesses. According to Razorpay, which recently finalized a massive funding round, they are constantly evolving and trying to “address the needs of businesses by providing a wide range of features.” So,… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Coinbase Announces Community Analyst Program

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Coinbase (COIN: Nasdaq) is pleased to confirm the introduction of the Community Analyst Program (or the CAP Program). As explained in a blog post by Coinbase, this is a great way for students, professionals and community members who share their “core beliefs” to contribute to… Read More

International Payments Firm Flywire Acquires WPM to Accelerate Expansion in the UK Markets

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Flywire Corporation (Nasdaq: FLYW), an international payments enablement and software company, has announced that it has acquired WPM, a software provider that enables secure payment experiences for universities and colleges across the UK. As mentioned in the announcement, the acquisition will build on Flywire’s education… Read More

Encode Club and BitDAO Announce Partnership to Focus on Education and Accelerating Blockchain Talent

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Encode Club and BitDAO have announced a long-term partnership in order to educate and “accelerate” blockchain talent. Using Encode’s expertise and talent network, the program will aim to be “one of the most significant educational initiatives in open finance and the decentralized economy.” As stated… Read More

Manu Smadja: CEO at MPOWER Financing, a Fintech Firm Facilitating Educational Loans, Shares Business Strategy

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MPOWER Financing, a global education loan provider, recently secured an equity investment of $100 million. The new funding is in addition to the $60 million MPOWER raised earlier this year from Tilden Park Capital Management that also participated in the current round along with ETS… Read More

Education loan platform MPOWER raises $100 million from Tilden Park

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MPOWER Financing, a global education loan provider, has raised an equity investment of US$100 million. The new funding is in addition to the US$30 million MPOWER raised earlier this year from Tilden Park Capital Management that also participated in the current round along with ETS… Read More

Croatia’s P2P Lender Robo.cash Survey Reveals that Investing as an “Expense” Doubled Since 2019

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Digital investment platform Robo.cash reveals that it performed a survey in order to examine the most common spending habits or patterns among consumers. According to an update from Robo.cash, the “overwhelming” majority of European investors plan to include summer vacation as a major part of… Read More

Fintech Stash, a Subscription Platform for Building Wealth, Acquires PayGrade, a Financial Literacy App for Students

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Stash, the subscription platform that aims to empower middle-class America to build wealth via innovative investing and banking products, has acquired PayGrade, a financial literacy platform assisting students with adopting healthy financial habits. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the addition of PayGrade… Read More

Cryptoasset Integration Platform as a Service Onramp Invest Unveils Crypto Education & Connectivity Platform For Registered Investment Advisors

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Onramp Invest, a multiple cryptoasset Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), announced on Wednesday it has launched its cryptocurrency education and connectivity platform for registered investment advisors. Onramp reported that its full suite of resources was designed to empower registered investment advisors (RIAs) with the… Read More

UConn School of Business Set to Offer Master’s Degree in Fintech Next Year

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  The University of Connecticut (UConn) announced on Wednesday it is creating a master’s degree program in fintech next year. The University reported that the UConn FinTech program was approved by a vote of the Board of Trustees and will combine lessons in advanced business… Read More

Social Savings Platform CollegeBacker Rebrands to “Backer” & Scores $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

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CollegeBacker, a U.S.-based  social savings platform for digital investment advice to 529 plans, announced on Wednesday it not only has changed its name to Backer but has also raised $8.4 million in venture capital. According to Backer, the funding round was led by Crosslink Capital with participation… Read More

MPOWER Financing Joins Forces With Sallie Mae to Expand High Education Access Specifically For International & DACA Students

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  MPOWER Financing, a U.S.-based fintech platform for educational loans to international and DACA students, announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with student loans lender Sallie Mae to expand global access to higher education, particularly to international and DACA students. MPOWER revealed Sallie Mae currently provides… Read More

College Ave Announces $385 Million Securitization Completion

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    Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Tuesday it has completed a $385 million securitization of private student loans, its fourth securitization and largest to date. According to College Ave, the CASL 2021-A transaction was completed in February 2021 and saw… Read More

Update: Classlist’s Latest Crowdfunding Round Nears £800,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube

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Virtual school-gate community, Classlist, is set to close its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £800,000 in funding. The company returned to Crowdcube less than five years after raising £837,160 through its previous crowdfunding campaign. The latest funding round has attracted more than 890 Crowdcube… Read More

Overfunding: Classlist Returns to Crowdcube & Quickly Raises More Than £530,000

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      Less than five years after raising £837,160 through its previous Crowdcube campaign, virtual school-gate community, Classlist, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has already doubled its initial £250,000 funding target. The funding round has already attracted nearly 540 Crowdcube investors. As… Read More

Financial Aid-Focused Fintech Frank Reportedly Expands Help for Students Take Online Courses

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Frank, a U.S.-based financial aid-focused fintech, is reportedly expanding its services to help students take online classes through its new service, called Classfinder. As previously reported, Frank was founded by fintech entrepreneur Charlie Javice and provides “smart, simple financial aid.” “We are revolutionizing financial aid… Read More

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Now Offering Six Week Course in Fintech

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  University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business is now offering a new six-week course called “Fintech Revolution: Transformative Financial Service and Strategies.” According to the business school, this course helps users critically assess the future of financial services and identify opportunities for growth. It… Read More

Update: Twin Science & Robotics to Close Seedrs Campaign With Nearly £1.2 Million Raised

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Twin Science & Robotics, a new educational experience that up skills children with physical and digital products, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £1.2 million raised. The company’s funding round made its debut last month and has attracted more… Read More

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