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Financial Innovation Now Tells CFPB to Examine, Not Regulate, Consumer Access to Digital Financial Records

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), launched an inquiry into consumers seeking access to their financial records.  At the time of the announcement, CFPB Director Richard Cordray stated; “Consumers should be able to use their financial records and account information and securely share access in… Read More

PayPal, Singapore Management University Team Up for Fintech Scholarship

PayPal and Singapore Management University (SMU) have teamed up to establish a fintech scholarship that is worth S$180,000 (over $125,000). The investment is focused on building the talent pool in Singapore for the fintech sector. Six undergraduates at SMU’s School of Information Systems (SIS) will each… Read More

Video from Davos: The Global Fintech Revolution

The 2017 World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland last week, will soon become a distant memory as participants and observers jet back to their day jobs. But one of the interesting topics tackled as the seminal gathering was the emerging environment of financial innovation… Read More

FIS Announces Partnership With PayPal

FIS (NYSE: FIS), a financial services technology, announced last week it has teamed up with PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) to help increase customer engagement and drive incremental digital spend with FIS’ banking partners. According to the companies, the partnership will make it easy for consumers who bank… Read More

Brief: Kenya Fintechers Equity Bank & Safaricom Align with PayPal

Equity Bank and Safaricom, a Kenyan lending platform and a telecom platform, are courting PayPal customers seeking to make transfer account funds more quickly and easily, according to Business Daily Africa.  The agreement signed by Equity Bank means customers can now cash their PayPal accounts in three days instead of the earlier… Read More

Financial Innovation Now: Big Tech Educates Policy Makers on Benefits of Fintech

Apple, Google, Amazon, PayPal & Intuit Provide the Firepower Behind Fintech Advocacy Group Financial Innovation Now. Back in the fall of 2015, an announcement was made regarding the creation of a new public policy coalition representing some of the largest names in tech: Apple, Google,… Read More

Apple, Google, Amazon: Current Regulatory Requirements Protect Incumbents from Fintech Competitors

In November of 2015, a group of well-known tech names banded together to create a new lobbying entity to lobby Capitol Hill on Fintech and financial regulations. Financial Innovation Now is a unique alliance of Apple, Google, Amazon, Intuit and Paypal joining in one specific… Read More

Zidisha Founder Julia Kurnia: Loans Incentivizing Achievement Rather than Dependency

At age 22, recent George Washington University grad Julia Kurnia co-founded the world’s first microfinance organization built entirely from crowdfunding capital sourced over the internet, using funds raised from Kiva.org in Senegal, West Africa. She spent the next four years managing U.S. government grants to small businesses in… Read More

Shenmue III’s Creators Announce: PayPal Backers Won’t Get Exclusive Rewards Afterall

Kicking off the new year on a not-so-great start (for some), the team behind the Kickstarter success, Shenmue III, revealed bad news for its PayPal “slacker backers.” On Monday, the video game’s creators shared details about the poll results for the exclusive rewards on PayPal: “The results… Read More

Apple, Google, Amazon Band Together to Lobby DC on Future Financial Services

The Future of Banking is Online. Tech Titans Want to Lead the Way as Financial Innovation Now Coalition Announced. All financial services are being turned upside down as the relevance of brick and mortar locations and surly customer service representatives is diminishing.  Big tech, including… Read More

Ys Net Adds “Slacker Backer” Campaign on Official Site of Kickstarter Alum “Shenmue III”

Ys Net Inc, as represented by Yu Suzuki, has announced today the start of an additional “Slacker Backer” funding campaign through a special page on the official Shenmue III website. This campaign will be both in English and in Japanese, and will accept PayPal as… Read More

Identity Verification Platform Trulioo Appoints Former PayPal Executive Amy Penn Vice President of Sales

Trulioo, the leading provider of online identity verification for the international market whose clients include Kickstarter, Stripe, Square and PayPal, today announced that former PayPal veteran Amy Penn has been appointed as Vice President of Sales to help the company capitalize on its escalating sales… Read More

Identity Verification Platform Trulioo Appoints Former Experian General Manager as President

Trulioo, a provider of online identity verification for the international market whose clients include Kickstarter, Stripe, Square and PayPal, announced that identity and fraud industry expert Jon Jones has been appointed as President. Jones is an accomplished leader in the fraud, compliance and identity space having… Read More

Yu Suzuki Confirms: Shenmue III PayPal Support Set to Open Follow Kickstarter Campaign (Video)

Shenmue III’s Kickstarter may be closed, but the highly anticipated video game is not done when it comes to using the crowdfunding method. Just hours before the campaign’s closing, the game’s creator Yu Suzuki confirmed during a Twitch broadcast that PayPal support will be coming soon to allow… Read More

Texas-Based Gridmates Launches Crowdfunding Platform For Electric Companies & Low-Income Non-Profits

Gridmates announced a new donation-based, energy crowdfunding site that will allow donors to browse through a directory of distressed electricity customer profiles and then donate energy assistance. The site seeks to help low-income customers such as single moms with young children, elderly couples, disabled veterans, storm/hurricane survivors and… Read More

Krowdster Launches New Revenue Stream Program for Crowdfunding Professionals

  Crowdfunding analytics, optimization and promotional tool, Krowdster, recently launched an affiliate program for crowdfunding consultants and publishers. The new project reportedly capitalizes on Krowdster’s explosive growth. Since opening for business nine weeks ago, the unique Krowdster web app has racked up more than 2000 active users…. Read More

PayPal Mafia & Kiva President Premal Shah Joins Crowdfunding Platform Watsi’s Board

On Friday (January 23rd), crowdfunding platform Watsi announced that Premal Shah, part of the PayPal Mafia and President of Kiva, has joined its board of directors. Watsi is a platform that connects patients in developing countries with donors who directly fund their treatment, is one of… Read More