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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

Heavy Hitters: Max Levchin & David Sacks Invest in Returnly

Max Levchin, CEO and founder of Fintech Affirm and PayPal co-founder, has joined with PayPal’s founding COO David Sacks, via his Craft Ventures VC fund, to invest in Returnly. The high profile investors jumped aboard a $19 million Series B round. As part of the… 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

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

Y Combinator Alum ClearTax Rakes in $1.3M Funding, Backed by Angels Levchin, Ravikant

Income tax returns e-filing website ClearTax has secured an angel investment of $1.3 million from top Silicon Valley angels. ClearTax was founded in 2011 by the father-son team of Raja Ram Gupta and Archit Gupta, Srivatsan Chari and Ankit Solanki, ClearTax is the fourth Indian start-up  funded… Read More

TransferWise’s Future of Finance Report Shows How Americans Incorporate Fintech into Daily Life

Nearly one third of Americans will be using a technology company for financial services such as loans, mortgages and payments in five years, reports global P2P platform TransferWise Almost one third of Americans are likely to be using a technology provider and not a bank for… Read More

Mirador Completes Series A: Core Innovation Capital, Nyca Partners & Jump Capital Lead $7M Round

Just over a year after securing a $2M seed round, Mirador today announced that the completion of a Series A round of financing. The $7 million investment was led by Core Innovation Capital, with participation from Nyca Partners and Jump Capital. Initial seed investors Collaborative Fund, Wicklow… 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

Indiegogo Gains Sir Richard Branson as Investor

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has announced a new round of investors, coming just a few short months after their $40 million Series B round.  Many of the new investors include well known, high profile names including iconic billionaire Sir Richard Branson.  Specific details of the… Read More

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