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Digital Banking Challenger Chime Now Allows Users to Send Money to “Anyone and Everyone”

Earlier this week, digital bank Chime revealed that you can use their platform to pay anyone. Chime users can send money to anyone, “even if they’re not on Chime.” As noted by the banking challenger, the users can claim funds to their bank account “instantly… Read More

US Dept of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions Individuals, Entities for Attempting to Undermine 2020 US Presidential Election: Report

On April 15, 2021, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 16 individuals and 16 entities for “attempting to undermine and influence the 2020 US presidential election,” blockchain security firm CipherTrace noted in a blog post. CipherTrace also mentioned… Read More

U.S. Car Insurance Platform Clearcover Secures $200 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By Eldridge

  Clearcover, a U.S.-based car insurance platform, announced earlier this week it secured $200 million through its Series D funding round, which was led by Eldridge, with participation from American Family Ventures, Cox Enterprises, and OMERS Ventures. Founded in 2016, Clearcover describes itself as the… Read More

American Fintech Council Expands to Include Over 75 Members, Regulatory Tech and Legal Advisory Committees to Support Policy Development

The American Fintech Council has reportedly expanded to include over 75 members. The Council has also announced several new leadership initiatives, according to a release. As noted in the announcement, the newly formed committees will be including the Regulatory Technology Committee and Legal Advisory Committee… Read More

Citi API, the Bank’s API Connectivity Platform, has Processed Over 1 Billion API Calls Since Launching in Late 2017

Manish Kohli, Global Head of Payments and Receivables at Citi (NYSE:C), notes that at the leading banking institution, they’re using APIs to facilitate payments, to digitize the “client experience” and “ultimately to help change our client’s evolve to real-time, 24×7 direct to consumer business models.”… Read More

U.S. Fintech Routable Scores $30 Million Through Series B Investment Round

  Routable, a U.S.-based fintech startup,  announced on Thursday it raised $30 million through its Series B investment round, which was led by Sam Altman, CEO of Open AI and former president of Y Combinator, and Jack Altman, CEO of Lattice, with participation from Flexport as… Read More

Venice, California based UNA Blockchain Introduces a DLT focused Ecosystem for the Automotive Industry

UNA Blockchain, a subsidiary of Hopium, the car manufacturer that develops “high-end” hydrogen sedans, is launching its new blockchain ecosystem. Based in Venice, California, UNA Blockchain aims to position itself as a leader within the automotive sector, according to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider…. Read More

U.S. Fintech Camino Financial Partners With Lendio to Provide Small Business Funding to Underserved Communities

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  Camino Financial, a U.S.-based fintech that is seeking to provide affordable credit and financial products for underserved small businesses, announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with Lendio to provide small business funding to underserved communities, specifically for Black and Latinx communities.  Founded in 2014,… Read More

Insurtech: Austin’s The Zebra, an Insurance Comparison Tool Provider, Secures $150M via Series D, Achieves Unicorn Status

Austin-based The Zebra, a company that provides an insurance comparison solution, has secured $150 million in capital through its Series D round. The Zebra has reportedly achieved Unicorn status (valued at $1 billion or more) following its latest round. The Zebra’s latest investment round size… Read More

Checkout.com Launches Payouts Product to Enable Merchants to Make Payments Directly to Eligible Recipients Cards & Bank Accounts

    Global payment solution provider Checkout.com announced on Tuesday it is launching its Payouts Product, which will enable merchants to make payments directly to eligible recipients’ cards and bank accounts. According to Checkout.com, the solution will enable merchants to make payouts in real-time to… Read More

MX Joins Forces With FormFree to Speed Up Loan Approval Process & Close More Than One Million Loans

  U.S.-based money experience company MX announced on Tuesday it has partnered with digital asset verification platform FormFree to speed up loan approval processing and close more than one million loans. According to MX, FormFree improves lenders’ ability to make more informed decisions about borrowers… Read More

Coinbase Adds 1inch (1INCH), Enjin Coin (ENJ), NKN (NKN), Origin Token (OGN) for Coinbase.com, Pro, and for Android, iOS Apps

Beginning on Saturday (April 10, 2021), digital asset exchange Coinbase will be supporting trading with 1inch (1INCH), Enjin Coin (ENJ), NKN (NKN) and Origin Token (OGN) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase users are now able to purchase, sell, convert,… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Bamboo Insurance Partners With Socotra to Power Existing Insurance Offerings & New Product Lines

Bamboo Insurance, a U.S.-based insurtech platform, announced on Monday it has partnered with global insurers’ core system Socotra to power its existing insurance offerings and new product lines. Founded in 2018, Bamboo describes itself as a newly formed insurance organization that offers flexible and transparent insurance… Read More

10 High-Potential Fintech Firms Chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York

Ten high-potential technology firms have reportedly been chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York. As noted in the announcement (published on April 7, 2021), Fintech solutions aim to leverage AI and advanced data analytics to “address key industry challenges including sustainability.” As mentioned… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Trov Continues Presence in the UK By Offering Digital Renters Insurance

Trov, a U.S.-based insurtech company, announced earlier this week that it is expanding its presence in the UK by offering digital renter’s insurance. The company also revealed a new wave of consumers that will offer digital insurance that is powered by its technology, which includes… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mogo Partners With LendingClub Bank For Carta Expansion

Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX:MOGO) a Canada-based digital payments and financial technology company, announced on Thursday its wholly-owned payments platform, Carta Worldwide, is extending its U.S. market deployment with an expanded debit card issuance service offering for challenger banks. Carta has reportedly partnered with LendingClub Bank, National… Read More

CME Group to Expand Crypto Derivatives Offering with New Micro Bitcoin Futures Contract, Pending Regulatory Approval

CME Group, one of the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, recently revealed that it would be expanding its suite of cryptocurrency derivatives with the launch of a new Micro Bitcoin futures contract on May 3, 2021 (subject to regulatory review and approval). Micro… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Fenris Raises $2.7 Million Through Latest Investment Round; Seeks to Modernize Insurance & Financial Applications

  Fenris, a U.S.-based insurtech platform, announced on Wednesday it secured $2.7 million in new investment round, which was led by IDEA Fund Partners with participation from  Six-Thirty VC, CIT GAP Funds, and Rezon8 Capital. Founded in 2016, Fenris states its APIs deliver real-time insights na… Read More

U.S. Fintech Avant Acquires Zero Financial & Level

U.S. fintech Avant announced on Wednesday it has completed the acquisition of Zero Financial and neobank Level. Avant reported the acquisition of Level will allow it to expand its reach by offering digital banking experiences to its American customers. According to Avant, Level offers cashback… Read More

U.S. Fintech Obligo Announces Lease Renewal Incentive Program

Obligo, a U.S.-based fintech startup that’s focused on the real estate market, announced on Wednesday has launched a lease renewal incentive program, which is designed for residential landlords to increase retention rates, minimize the cost of concessions and provide renters with immediate cash they can… Read More

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