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US Banking Challenger Chime to Focus on Transaction Processing based Business Model, After Reaching $14.5 Billion Valuation with Additional Funding

US-based banking challenger Chime Financial Inc. is now valued at $14.5 billion, which is significantly more than Robinhood, another fast-growing Fintech Unicorn that recently reached a valuation of $11.2 billion after securing $200 million in additional funding last month. Chime has now become the most… Read More

Fintech Plaid CEO: There’s Been a “Meaningful Increase” in Number of Consumers Using Digital Financial Apps during COVID-19 Crisis

Zachary Perret, CEO at Plaid, a San Francisco-based Fintech firm, says that there have been significant changes in the digital financial services sector during the past 6 months. He confirms that there’s been a major shift in consumer behavior with more consumers preferring to use… Read More

US State of Wyoming Partners with Chainalysis to Prevent Money Laundering and Illicit Activities Involving Cryptocurrencies

Chainalysis, the leading blockchain analysis firm, has teamed up with the State of Wyoming’s Division of Banking, the banking regulator that’s tasked with the chartering and supervision of Wyoming state banks, trust companies, mortgage firms, money transmitters and other non-bank financial service providers. The State… Read More

Spanish Financial Giant BBVA’s US Division Recognized as one of the Best Corporate Digital Banks in North America

The US division of the BBVA (NYSE:BBVA), a Spanish multinational financial services company based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain with nearly €700 billion in assets, was recently recognized as one of the world’s best corporate and institutional digital banks in North America by Global Finance…. Read More

Fintech Brex CFO Michael Tannenbaum Recommends Providing Special Benefits to Remote Workers so they Feel Valued during COVID-19 Crisis

Michael Tannenbaum, the chief financial officer at Brex, a Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn, notes that many people today are working remotely. Tannenbaum, who’s also the chief business officer at Brex, says that we might be at risk in some ways of losing “the culture and… Read More

Ocean Protocol Developers to Build Bridge between their Marketplace and Energy Web Decentralized Operating System

The developers of Ocean Protocol, which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, will be creating a “bridge” between the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS) and Ocean’s data marketplaces. As mentioned in a… Read More

US Online Lending Sector May Have Performed Better than Expected, with Many Borrowers Making Timely Repayments

The online or digital lending sector has been criticized for its inability to scale effectively or to be able to endure challenging environments like those created due to COVID-19. However, it now appears that overall credit quality, through online lenders, has performed better than some… Read More

US based Fintech Stash Claims its AUM have Grown to $1.8 Billion, Company Reportedly Offers Personalized Advice to 5 Million Americans

The team at Stash, a US-based company that offers micro-investment options through a mobile app, claims that during the recent market volatility and economic instability (due to COVID-19), the Fintech service provider has continued to offer personalized advice and innovative tech to help guide +5M… Read More

Cross-Border Payments are on the “Cusp of Transformation” According to Executive from Fintech Ripple

Marcus Treacher, the SVP of Customer Success at American Fintech Ripple, notes that the world’s cross-border payments market is highly fragmented. But he claims that international transactions are now being redefined by “the power of ISO standardization” and the innovative technology approach of RippleNet, which… Read More

Ethereum Token Loopring (LRC), which Supports Non-Custodial Exchange Protocol, to Launch on Coinbase Pro

On September 14, 2020, Coinbase Pro users will have the option to transfer Loopring (LRC) tokens into their accounts ahead of trading. The exchange has confirmed that support for LRC tokens will be available in all of its supported jurisdictions, except New York State due… Read More

Latin American Fintech Übank, which Offers Automated Savings App, Plans Expansion into the US

Mexico’s Übank, the provider of an automated savings solution that allows consumers to save based on their lifestyle and everyday expenses, is planning to expand its operations into the US in 2021. Übank claims that it uses innovative savings strategies. Its app can “transform” daily… Read More

Sweden’s Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Klarna Reportedly Planning to Raise $500 Million at $10 Billion Valuation and Potential US IPO

Sweden’s Buy Now, Pay Later firm Klarna is reportedly planning to secure $500 million in capital via an investment round which could double its valuation to around $10 billion, according to a recent report from Reuters (which cited sources familiar with the matter). Klarna had… Read More

Global Digital Banking Market Continues to Grow Rapidly, as Associated Bank Shuts Down Many Physical Branches to Focus on Online Services

The global market for digital banking is expected to reach $22.3 billion within the next five years. It will be driven by the increasing number of Internet users who regularly use smartphones, mobile internet connections, and prefer to use platforms that offer convenient payment methods…. Read More

Ethereum Token UMA for Financial Contracts and Synthetic Assets, with $1.26 Billion Market Cap, to be Listed by Coinbase Pro

On September 4, 2020, Coinbase Pro users will be able to transfer UMA cryptocurrency tokens into their accounts ahead of scheduled trading. Support for the UMA digital currency will be available in all of the digital asset exchange’s supported jurisdictions, however, New York State residents… Read More

Over 15 Countries have Defined Regulatory Framework for Blockchain based Security Tokens: Report

The team at Security Token Advisors, a group of professionals that aim to “reinvent” finance with security tokens, reveals that that many “progressive” legislators and regulators have been focused on defining relevant rules and standards for issuing blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based financial securities… Read More

California based Fintech Wealthfront, which offers Robo-Advisory Services, Introduces “Self-Driving” Money

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor that had been focused on becoming a digital bank, has revealed that it has introduced what it calls, the “first Self-Driving Money” service. As mentioned in an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, Wealthfront’s new, free-to-use service, Autopilot, will automate… Read More

Fintech 250 List from Leading Business Analytics Firm Features 32 Unicorns including Affirm, Coinbase, Robinhood, Among Many Other Multinationals

CB Insights, a private New York based firm with a business analytics platform and database that offers market intelligence on private companies and investor activities, recently published its Fintech 250 (2020), which is its annual ranking of what it considers the “top” private global Fintech… Read More

Banking Challenger Branch and Fintech Plaid are Helping US Consumers Make Informed Financial Decisions with Real-Time Data Insights

Banking challenger Branch has teamed up with Fintech solution provider Plaid to offer users access to real-time data across their applications. Instead of taking several business days for financial transactions to appear on various apps, the new integration should allow service providers to send transaction… Read More

San Francisco based Fintech Brex Partners SAP Concur so Customers can Automatically Reconcile their Corporate Card Expenses

San Francisco-based Fintech Brex, a company that says it’s “reimagining” financial systems for high-potential or growing businesses, has teamed up with SAP Concur so that Brex customers are able to automatically update and reconcile their corporate card expenses by using Concur Expense. Brex claims that… Read More

Coinbase Pro to Add Celo (CELO), a Cryptocurrency Used by Platform that Makes it Easier to Send, Receive Stablecoins using Smartphones

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is planning to add Celo (CELO), the native digital currency of an open-source platform that aims to make financial tools accessible to anyone with a smartphone or mobile device. Celo will only be offered on Coinbase Pro, which is the… Read More

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