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U.S. Insurtech Haven Life Increase Maximum Coverage Amount to $3 Million

U.S. insurtech Haven Life announced at InsureTech Connect 2018 it is increasing its maximum coverage amount to $3 million. According to the insurance brand, this increase in face amount from $2 million to $3 million is a strategic move to better serve customers who are coming to Haven Life to secure affordable,… Read More

Credit Karma Announces Expansion into Insurance; Launches Auto Insurance Offers in California & Texas

Credit Karma announced earlier this week it is now offering car insurance in Texas and California. Credit Karma’s members in those states are now able to see what they could be paying for auto insurance based on what members like them are paying for the same coverage…. Read More

Digital Online Lender Roostify Launches Mobile App on Salesforce AppExchange

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Roostify, a U.S.-based digital lending platform provider, today announced it has launched its Roostify connected app on Salesforce AppExchange. According to Roostify, the app enables mutual customers to easily connect leads generated within the Roostify suite of lead generation tools to their Salesforce environment. The app… Read More

Varo Money Teams Up With Temenos to Launch Banking Service in the U.S.

Just days after Varo Money received preliminary approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for a national banking charter, the digital-only challenger bank announced it has teamed up with Temenos to help launch banking services in the U.S. According to Temenos, Varo… Read More

U.S. Digital Remittance Company Remitly Announces European Expansion & Announces Partnership With Stripe

Just one year after launching its service in the UK,  U.S.-based independent mobile remittance company Remitly announced it was continuing its global expansion efforts by launching in Europe. Founded in 2011, Remitly describes itself as an international payments company that leverages digital channels, including mobile… Read More

Global Payments Provider Paysafe Announces Launch of Accelerated Funding to Enable Fast Settlements for U.S. SMB’s

Paysafe Group, a U.S.-based global payments provider, announced on Monday the launch of its Paysafe Accelerated Funding, which is described as a comprehensive suite of fast and flexible same or next day settlement options for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) based in the U.S. According to… Read More

Fintech Payment Firm LumoXchange Extends Money Transfer Marketplace With Launch in the Philippines

LumoXchange, U.S.-based fintech payments company, announced on Monday the launch of its money transfer service to the Philippines. The company reported it has built a platform that allows users to compare exchange rate offers from the leading banks in the Philippines and send money. Users… Read More

American Express to Launch New Contactless Payment Wristband During the 2018 U.S. Open Tennis Championships

Credit card giant American Express announced last week it will be launching a range of onsite benefits and experiences for card members attending the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships, which is currently taking place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens,… Read More

BrewDog Set to Open First Beer Hotel At Ohio Brewery Location on August 27th

On Tuesday, crowdfunded brewing company BrewDog announced it is set to open anticipated craft beer hotel, the DogHouse, on August 27th, at its brewery location in Ohio. The opening of the hotel comes just a little over two years after BrewDog secured $324,072 through its… Read More

Kyyba Innovations Collaborates With Fintech Valley Vizag to Launch $1 Million Startup Challenge

Kyyba Innovations, an innovation and collaboration eco-system, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Fintech Valley Vizag, a sustainable global Fintech ecosystem, to organize a $1 million Startup Challenge as part of the Vizag Fintech Festival. The Challenge, which started last month, will conclude… Read More

American Insurance Firm Travelers Acquires Major Stake in Canadian Insurtech Zensurance

Travelers, a U.S.-based insurance firm, has reportedly acquired a major stake in Canadian insurtech startup Zensurance. Founded in 2016, Zensurance claims it is leading the technology revolution in the insurance industry. The company, which uses data and analytics to identify most common risks, is able to… Read More

OpenFin Appoints Former Deutsche Bank Executive Stephen Wood As New Global Head of Enterprise Deployment

U.S. fintech OpenFin announced on Wednesday it has appointed Deutsche Bank’s Head of Market Data, Risk, and Compliance, Stephen Wood, as its newly created Global Head of Enterprise. OpenFin reports that Wood brings to its team more than 20 years of financial services industry experience, along… Read More

Galileo Announces Partnership With Sutton Bank

Galileo, a U.S.-based payments processors and program management firm, announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with Sutton Bank. According to Galileo, Sutton Bank has chosen the processing platform to help expand its prepaid offerings. Galileo reported that this partnership, Sutton Bank will expand its offering of open-loop… Read More

American Express Teams Up With GreenSky to Bring Digital Payments & Financing Capabilities to Merchants

On Monday, American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced it has formed a partnership with GreenSky, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSKY) to bring enhanced digital payments and financing capabilities to help merchants grow their businesses and give consumers greater flexibility in financing their purchases. According to the duo, this… Read More

Monzo Announces Customer Support Team in Las Vegas

On Tuesday, UK-based challenger bank Monzo announced it has recently set up a small customer support team in Las Vegas. The team was created to help Monzo scale its customer service as it grows, without relying on its team in the UK to work unsociable… Read More

U.S. Fintech Happy Money Announces Three Strategic Credit Union Alliances

On Tuesday, U.S.-based fintech Happy Money announced it has formed three strategic alliance with Alliant Credit Union, First Tech Federal Credit Union, and Technology Credit Union to further proving credit union and Fintech partnership model success. Founded in 2009, Happy Money claims to be the only… Read More

Cryptocurrency Marketplace DCEX Opens Registration For Digital Currency Exchange To Utilize XRP

DCEX, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency marketplace for retail and institutional investors, today announced registration is open to the first digital currency exchange to utilize XRP as its exclusive base currency. Founded in 2017, DCEX describes itself as a next-generation crypto-to-crypto marketplace, with all currencies trading against XRP… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Groundspeed Secures $30 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Oak HC/FT

Groundspeed Analytics (Groundspeed), a leading insurance technology company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science solutions, announced on Thursday it secured $30 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Oak HC/FT, a premier venture growth-equity fund investing in Healthcare Information & Services… Read More

GrubHub Acquires Mobile Fintecher LevelUp

LevelUp, a Boston-based mobile app fintech firm announced this week it has been acquired by GrubHub. According to the startup, although this new deal is still subject to regulatory approvals, Seth Priebatsch, Chief “Ninja” at LevelUp, wanted to share more details about the acquisition. According to Priebatsch,… Read More

Personal Financial Platform Even Secures $40 Million Through Latest Investment Round

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Even, a U.S.-based personal finance platform, announced this week it secured $40 million through its latest round of funding, which was led by  Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures, with participation from Valar Ventures, Allen & Company, Harrison Metal, Ron Conway, Silicon Valley Bank, and BCVP…. Read More

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