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GoDo and Highnote Offer Financial Inclusion for Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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GoDo, a Fintech firm offering same-day, no-fee advances to wage earners, has teamed up with Highnote, a modern card issuance platform, in order to create the GoDo Card, a new card program that provides underbanked workers immediate access “to interim wages with no-fee advances.” Powered… Read More

Perspective: Why Data is the Key to Fulfilling Retirees’ Unmet Banking Needs 

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Each day, about 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65, qualifying themselves for Medicare and—traditionally—retirement. Retirement presents a significant shift for many Americans as they transition their financial reliance from wages to accumulated wealth and settle into their golden years. Retirement also presents a major shift for… Read More

Fintech Hazel Announces Merger Agreements with Even and ONE so they can Improve Consumers’ Financial Lives

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Hazel, the independent Fintech launched in partnership with Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and investment company Ribbit Capital, has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to “acquire fintech platforms Even and ONE, marking the startup’s emergence from stealth mode.” The transactions, which are set to… Read More

H&R Block’s Spruce Latest Digital Banking Entrant

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Tax company H&R Block is looking to “spruce” up its bottom line with a new digital banking option targeting its millions of underbanked clients The company today launched Spruce, a mobile banking platform that includes a spending account with a debit card, and a connected… Read More

2021 Saw Growing Appetite for Digital Payments Across Latin America: Report

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Rapyd, a Fintech-as-a-Service firm, shared the results of a survey exploring the adoption of digital finance tools and e-commerce in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil. Even though the region has a fairly large unbanked population, the survey revealed that among those with active bank accounts,… Read More

Fintech Firm Avant Announces Launch of Digital Banking Platform

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Avant, a financial technology firm that aims to give middle-income consumers access to the credit they “deserve,” has announced the official launch of Avant Banking. The launch of Avant Banking further expands the firm’s financial product portfolio of personal loans, credit cards and auto refinance…. Read More

Asian Fintech Platform WeLab Announces Acquisition of PT Bank Jasa Jakarta

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WeLab, a pan-Asian Fintech platform, has announced the acquisition of PT Bank Jasa Jakarta (BJJ), which is a commercial banking institution based in Indonesia, with plans to introduce its second digital bank in Asia “further to the successful launch of WeLab Bank in Hong Kong.”… Read More

Fintech Service Provider Menta Chooses Agora Services to Introduce Credit Builder Loan Platform

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Menta, a Fintech service provider streamlining access to credit for the underbanked consumers, has reportedly chosen Agora Services to introduce its credit builder loan platform. The underbanked segment represents over 100 million US residents who are considered disadvantaged because of the shortcomings of the traditional… Read More

Stellar Development Foundation Reveals that Flutterwave has Introduced New Remittance Corridors

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The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) reveals that Flutterwave, an international payments tech firm, has introduced new remittance corridors between Europe and the MENA region on the Stellar network. Working with TEMPO, Flutterwave is focused on leveraging the Stellar network and Stellar USDC to simplify the… Read More

FinAccel’s P2P Lending Subsidiary KrediFazz Issued Operational License by Indonesia’s OJK

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KrediFazz, a subsidiary of FinAccel that operates as a P2P lending Fintech, has been issued a business license from the Financial Services Authority (OJK) via the Decree of the OJK Board of Commissioners Number: KEP-81 /D.05/2021, dated August 24, 2021. KrediFazz, a Fintech firm with… Read More

Fintech dopay, a B2B2C Payments Platform for Unbanked Workers, Secures $18M via Series A

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dopay, a B2B2C payments platform that aims to serve 1.7 billion unbanked workers in emerging markets, has finalized an $18 million Series A round. As mentioned in a release, dopay intends to address a steady and growing demand from businesses for cashless payroll and from… Read More

Amir Hemmat: CEO at Welcome Tech Explains How His Firm Assists Hispanic Population with Accessing Financial Services

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Immigrants have been neglected by traditional banking and financial institutions. Our financial systems and related practices have been developed for a consumer who has been raised in the US or has a considerable amount of financial knowledge. Our systems tend to make many assumptions as… Read More

Personal Finance Products Firm Crediverso to Effectively Serve Hispanic Consumers in the US

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Crediverso, the Hispanic-owned personal finance products firm, reveals that it has introduced a bilingual platform and a financial products marketplace tool “to serve the 62M+ Hispanic consumers in the U.S., who are 2-3x more likely to be underbanked than the rest of the population,” according… Read More

Latvia based Fintech Jeff App Finalizes $1.5M Seed Extension Led by J12 Ventures

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Jeff App, the Latvian Fintech company offering a data-powered loan brokerage platform for unbanked or financially underserved consumers in Asia, has finalized a $1.5 million seed extension round, which was led by J12 Ventures. Jeff App has now secured a total of $2.5 million. Other… Read More

Ximena Alemán: Co-CEO at Prometeo, the LatAm Fintech Leading Open Banking Adoption, Reveals how They’re Enabling Financial Inclusion

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Ximena Alemán, Co-CEO at Prometeo, the Latin American (LatAm) Fintech firm that’s leading Open Banking adoption throughout the region, recently shared key industry insights with Crowdfund Insider. Prometeo recently announced the launch of Spark, which is a free-of-cost program for high-potential startups, Fintechs, as well… Read More

FDIC Announces that Teams Will Be Chosen to Explore Technology to Address Needs of Unbanked Consumers

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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently revealed that eight teams have been chosen to take part in a “tech sprint” designed “to explore new technologies and techniques” to assist banking institutions with meeting the requirements of unbanked consumers. The FDIC’s technology lab, FDITECH, introduced… Read More

New Whitepaper Charts Digital Wallet Growth in Africa, Beyond

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A new Omdia whitepaper commissioned by fintech solutions provider CR2 discusses the rise of digital wallets and their influence on the unbanked and underbanked and offers recommendations on how incumbent banks can embrace digital wallets to engage with new and existing customers. It cites key… Read More

Latvia based P2P Lender Sun Finance Exceeds €1B in Loans Issued with €95M Net Portfolio

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Latvia-based P2P lending platform Sun Finance has exceeded the €1 billion (appr £851.7 million) milestone in the total loans provided. The company reveals that it’s on track to end 2021 with €200 million in earnings. Established in January 2017, the Sun Finance platform has managed… Read More

Digital Money Firm Merchantrade Asia Partners LintraMax to Offer Digitized Payroll to Malaysian Plantation Workers

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Earlier this week, Merchantrade Asia, a digital money services business operator and e-money issuer, teamed up with palm plantation management services provider LintraMax in order to digitize the payroll system for underserved plantations workers in Malaysia. Through the partnership, Merchantrade Asia and LintraMax plan to… Read More

Payments Fintech Paysafe Extends its Partnership with IntelliPay, an Intelligent Cloud Payment Service

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Paysafe (NYSE: PSFE), a specialized payments platform, recently revealed that it has extended its partnership with Utah-based IntelliPay, a provider of an “intelligent” Cloud-enabled payment service (including alternative payment models). IntelliPay, which utilizes Paysafe’s payment processing platform, will reportedly be adding the Paysafecash online cash… Read More

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