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Affirm Set to Launch First Card With Access to Buy Now Pay Later Capabilities

    U.S. fintech Affirm recently announced plans for the Affirm Card, the first U.S. debit card to have direct access to pay-over-time functionality. According to Affirm, the Affirm Card will allow consumers to pay upfront, from their bank account, or pay later, by using a unique… Read More

U.S. Neobank First Boulevard Scores $5 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round

  First Boulevard, a digitally native neobank that is focused on improving the financial livelihood of Black America, announced on Monday it raised $5 million through its latest seed funding round, which saw investments from a group of leading financial services investors including Barclays and… Read More

Paysafe Joins Forces With RentMoola to Enable U.S. Renters to Pay Rent Online

  Integrated payments platform Paysafe announced on Monday it has expanded its partnership with North American online rent payment platform RentMoola. According to Paysafe, the partnership will allow  RentMoola to add Paysafecash eCash alternative payment method to better serve U.S. tenants whose payment preference is… Read More

Klarna Secures $1 Billion Through Latest Equity Funding Round to Accelerate International Expansion & Further Capture Global Retail Growth; Brings Valuation to $31 Billion

  Payment processing and global retail banking platform Klarna announced on Monday it secured $1 billion through its equity funding round to accelerate international expansion and further capture global retail growth. Klarna revealed that the round, which subscribed four times the amount it originally sought to raise, included… Read More

U.S. Payment Solutions Provider REPAY Announces Partnership With Protego Technologies

  Repay Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: RPAY), a U.S.-based provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, recently announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Protego Technologies Limited, an Ireland-based consultancy that helps extend technology departments and developer teams with specialized talent and project management. The new partnership… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Divvy, a Payment and Expense Management Platform, Reveals that Virtual Cards are Becoming Widely-Adopted

Divvy, a modern payment and expense management platform for businesses, which notably secured $165 million through its Series D funding round, notes that as businesses have started moving away from legacy spending methods such as ACH or paper checks, the virtual credit card has become… Read More

Robinhood being Investigated by US Regulators over Trading Restrictions, Options Trading Policies

Robinhood Markets Inc, the leading zero-fee stock trading app provider, stated on Friday (February 26, 2021) that US regulatory authorities were investigating the firm’s temporary trading restrictions on these so-called “meme stocks” earlier in 2021. These activities have come under increased scrutiny as the shares… Read More

Over $117M in Loans via DeFi Platforms Compound, Maker Liquidated on Feb 22, Marking Largest Liquidations in Market History: Report

Crypto exchange OKCoin confirms in a new report that Ethereum (ETH) scaling has recently seen a boost, while the total value locked in decentralized finance (DeFi) has plummeted. DeFi pulse data shows that there’s currently just under $35 billion worth of value locked in DeFi… Read More

Fintech Blend Explains how its Digital Lending Platform Supports Data Connectivity so Borrowers can Connect to Asset, Payroll, Tax Accounts

San Francisco-based Blend, which claims to offer market-leading digital lending technology that makes the process of acquiring a loan simpler, faster, and safer, notes that in the increasingly competitive lending sector, it’s now more important than ever to work with technology that provides your clients… Read More

TrueAccord, Creator of Debt Payments Negotiation Software, Reveals it Hired 146 Professionals in 2020, Appoints New Chief People Officer

Kansas-based TrueAccord, a Fintech firm that has created special software that allows financial institutions to negotiate debt payments with borrowers, announced earlier this month that they welcomed Courtney Graham, former Chief People Officer of Four Winds Interactive, to their team. Courtney Graham has been appointed… Read More

Kraken Bank CEO David Kinitsky Provides Glimpse into How He’s Planning to Set Up Operations, As Company Might Acquire More Funding

First revealed in September 2020, digital asset exchange Kraken is now hard at work “gearing up” to introduce Kraken Bank. The Kraken team notes in a blog post that this new venture is expected to improve the landscape for Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currency… Read More

Gemini Says Offering Excellent Customer Experience Is Key Priority, Company Launches Cryptopedia, a Free Crypto Education Platform

US-based digital asset exchange Gemini says it’s committed to providing an “excellent” customer experience. Gemini states that being accessible to their users and “prompt” with their responses to customer support requests or inquiries remains a “top” priority at the exchange. Recently, the company’s customer support… Read More

Robinhood Could IPO as Soon as March 2021

Robinhood Markets Inc., the digital investment and trading platform that’s largely behind or at least part of the trading frenzy in GameStop Corp.’s company shares, is reportedly planning to file confidentially for an IPO at some point next month or later, according to Bloomberg which… Read More

JPMorgan Is Reportedly Testing Blockchain or DLT based Payments between Satellites Orbiting Earth

  Are you stuck somewhere in outer space with utility bills to settle? Then you need not worry, because the satellites may be able to take care of them. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) reportedly been testing blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DTL)-powered payments between… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Circulo Raises $50 Million Through Series A Funding Round Co-Led By Drive Capital & General Catalyst

Circulo, a U.S.-based insurtech, recently announced it secured $50 million through its Series A funding round, which was co-led by Drive Capital and General Catalyst.  Circulo reported it is building the Medicaid insurance company of the future to provide tech-enabled, world-class care to the nation’s… Read More

Biz2Credit Announces Support For Biden-Harris Administration’s PPP Changes to Promote More Equitable Access to Funding

  Biz2Credit announced earlier this week it supports Biden-Harris Administration’s changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The company claims that the changes will promote more equitable access to funding for small businesses in need of funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Biz2Credit further revealed it has… Read More

U.S. Financial Services Startup Step Surpasses One Million Users in Less Than Four Months

Step, a U.S.-based financial services company built for teens and families, announced on Thursday it has crossed one million users in less than four months of its launch. Founded in 2018 and launched last year, Step describes itself as the next-generation financial services company building… Read More

Treasury Prime Joins Forces With Marqeta to Bring Modern Card Issuing to Banking-as-a-Service Platform

  Treasury Prime, a U.S.-based API banking platform, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Marqeta, a fintech unicorn that claims to be the first global modern card issuing platform, to bring Marqeta’s modern card issuing capabilities to the Treasury Prime API. Treasury Prime reported… Read More

Varo Bank Unveils New Program “Varo Believe” to Help Americans Build Credit

Digital banking group Varo Bank announced on Thursday the launch of Varo Believe Program, which is described as an innovative credit building product that includes a Visa credit card and credit monitoring. According to Varo, the Believe Program is aimed at the 45 million Americans who… Read More

Global Fintech Investment Activity Recovered Strongly in H2 2020 after COVID-related Slowdown, $105B Raised via 2,861 Deals

Pulse of Fintech H2’20, a bi-annual report on international Fintech investment developments released by KPMG, notes that global Fintech funding across mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) stood at $105 billion across 2,861 different deals in 2020. This was reportedly the third-highest… Read More

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