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US DOJ Seeks 3-Year Prison Sentence for Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao

Zhao Changpeng

The United States Department of Justice is reportedly seeking a 36-month prison sentence for Binance founder and former CEO Changpeng Zhao, or “CZ.” US prosecutors are said to be seeking a potential 3-year prison sentence for Changpeng Zhao, who is the founder Binance, the world’s… Read More

Santander to Launch Openbank in the US and Mexico

Santander (NYSE: SAN) is announcing the launch of a new national, digital offering in the United States under the Openbank brand in the second half of 2024. Openbank will also be launched in Mexico in the same timeframe. Openbank operates with “a technological platform designed… Read More

Real Estate Marketplace Pacaso Reports Over 21% Growth in Co-Ownership Across the US YoY

Pacaso, a technology-enabled real estate marketplace that helps people buy, co-own, and sell a vacation home, reports more than 21% growth in co-ownership across the U.S. year-over-year in its inaugural Co-Ownership Growth Report. The report identifies the top ten counties “with the most significant annual… Read More

SoFi at Work Survey Reveals More Employees Are Stressed About Finances

More employees than ever — nearly 9 out of 10 — are feeling stressed about their finances, with almost half saying they’re just getting by. Despite budgets for salary increases reaching a 22-year high in 2023, 48% of workers are worried they “don’t have enough… Read More

US Venture Capital Market Report: Pricing Pressure Hasn’t Forced Pre-Seed, Seed-Stage Valuations Below 2021 Highs

Though the venture market was in a state of declines over the past couple of years, much of the pricing pressure has not yet forced pre-seed or seed-stage valuations below the highs of 2021, according to an update from Pitchbook. While it’s true this area… Read More

Bankcard Balances Exceed $1 Trillion as Millennials Increasingly Turn to Cards – Report

Findings from the newly released Q4 2023 Quarterly Credit Industry Insights Report (CIIR) from TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) reveal that credit card debt is “at a historical high, driven in part by Millennials further building on their credit portfolios.” This comes at a time when an anticipated reduction in interest… Read More

Small Business Owners Report Financial Stability, Claim to Have Positive Outlook – Research Report

Small business owners are optimistic about the future, with 88% indicating the financial state of their individual businesses is about the same or better off than a year ago, which should bode well for merchant services providers. According to the J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Merchant… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Focused Marathon Digital Announces Agreement with Affiliates of Hut8 Mining Corp.

Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) , a key industry participant focused on supporting and securing the Bitcoin ecosystem, has entered into an agreement with affiliates of Hut8 Mining Corp. in order to remove Hut8 as the operator of two Bitcoin mining sites recently acquired by… Read More

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Announces Raymond James Bank to Use Encompass Digital Lending Platform

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a global provider of technology and data, today announced that Raymond James Bank (NYSE:RJF) will use the company’s Encompass® end-to-end digital lending platform “to support mortgage origination for high net-worth borrowers across both retail and delegated correspondent lending channels.” Raymond James… Read More

BNY Mellon Introduces Virtual Account based Solutions

BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK) announced the launch of Virtual Account Based Solutions, a new cash management solution providing clients with enhanced access to and control of cash administration activities and reporting capabilities. This marks another innovative solution designed “to make money work more smoothly for… Read More

i2c, a Provider of Digital Banking and Payments Solutions, Partners with The Bank of Missouri

i2c Inc., a provider of banking and payments solutions, announces a five year partnership with The Bank of Missouri (TBOM), a community bank renowned for its pioneering digital banking initiatives. Through this alliance, the bank provides fintechs the ability “to more quickly offer a full… Read More

Better Launches Insurance Service to Provide Seamless Online Experience for American Homeowners

Better Home & Finance Holding Company (NASDAQ:BETR), the  digital homeownership company and the first fintech lender to achieve $100B in funded loans,  announced the launch of Better Insurance, the white labeled solution that allows customers to purchase homeowners insurance through “a fully online experience.” Better… Read More

Fintech Klarna Enters Subscription Market with Launch of Klarna Plus in the United States

Klarna, the AI powered global payments network and shopping assistant, announced its entry into the subscription service model with the launch of Klarna Plus, issued by WebBank, now available to eligible US consumers through the Klarna app “for a monthly fee of $7.99.” Klarna Plus… Read More

Treasury Prime, an Embedded Banking Fintech, Is Supporting FirstBank and High Circle Partnership

Treasury Prime, an embedded banking software company, is powering a new strategic partnership between FirstBank, a Tennessee Corporation, Member FDIC, and High Circle, a banking and investment platform, designed to “minimize risk and maximize returns for business owners and high-net-worth individuals whose needs are not… Read More

Eleven, a Firm in the Alternative Investments Sector, Announces Release of Key Updates

Eleven, the technology company reshaping the alternative investments industry, announces the release of Eleven OS 7. This technology reportedly redefines “the interaction of data between Investor Profiles and private investments, bringing increased simplicity, centralization, data transparency, and integrity to the global private investment process.” At… Read More

Superintendent Harris Announces $8M Penalty Against Genesis Global Trading After NYDFS Investigation Finds Failings in AML, Cybersecurity, Firm to Surrender BitLicense

New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris has announced that Genesis Global Trading, Inc. will “pay an $8 million penalty to New York State for compliance failures that violated DFS’s virtual currency and cybersecurity regulations and left the company vulnerable… Read More

Morrison Foerster Announces Tammy C. Davies as Partner in Firm’s Finance Group

Morrison Foerster, a global law firm, is pleased to announce the arrival of Tammy C. Davies as a partner in the firm’s Finance Group, based in the New York office. Davies brings to the firm deep experience “representing alternative lenders and investors in complex credit… Read More

Real Estate Report: Buffalo, New York Expected to Become Major Housing Market

Buffalo, New York, will be the most active major housing market this year, according to a new analysis by Zillow (NASDAQ: Z and ZG). It may be hard to believe for some but as prices are rising elsewhere, Buffalo remains more accessible. Affordability is the… Read More

SEC Must Reject Spot Bitcoin ETPs which Can Inflict “Massive” Investor Harm, According to Better Markets

Dennis M. Kelleher, Co-founder, President, and CEO, issued the following statement on the filing of Better Markets’ Supplemental Comment Letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in response “to multiple proposed rule changes filed by national securities exchanges seeking to list and trade shares… Read More

NYDFS Adopts Guidance for State-Regulated Banking and Mortgage Institutions to Address Climate Change Risks

Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced that the New York State Department of Financial Services adopted guidance for New York State-regulated banking and mortgage institutions in order “to help them manage their material financial and operational risks associated with climate change.” Governor Hochul said: “Climate change… Read More

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