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Plaid Signs New Data Exchange Agreement With Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced on Thursday it has signed a new data exchange agreement with U.S. fintech Plaid. According to the duo, this new agreement will allow Wells Fargo customers will be able to conveniently and more securely share their financial data… Read More

OpenFin Secures $17 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Wells Fargo

Operating system of finance, OpenFin, announced on Thursday it secured $17 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Wells Fargo with participation from Barclays and existing investors including Bain Capital Ventures, J.P. Morgan and Pivot Investment Partners. Founded in 2010, OpenFin… Read More

Wells Fargo Launches New Tap-to-Pay Contactless Cards

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced on Thursday the launch its new contactless consumer credit and debit cards. According to Wells Fargo, the cards will allow customers to complete a transaction quickly with a single tap at millions of merchants, including transit systems, around… Read More

Wells Fargo Teams Up With Fitbit to Launch Payment System “Fitbit Pay” to the Bank’s Customers

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) recently announced it is partnering with Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) to launch Fitbit Pay for its customers. According to the banking giant, the new payment system will give customers the ability to conveniently and securely make purchases at merchants whose payment terminals are set… Read More

How Banks Are Leveraging Chatbots for Customer Service

We’ve been hearing a lot of talk about chatbots lately. Some of these conversations are about the ways that companies are having success with chatbots, but others are about brands that have failed to implement them properly. What is A Chatbot? A chatbot is a… Read More

Wells Fargo Announces Mobile First Bank GreenHouse, Digital Bank Varo Says it Will Cause Internal Strife as Bricks & Mortar Branches Stumble

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC)  has launched a mobile first, digital bank branded as Greenhouse by Wells Fargo. The traditional bank predicted Greenhouse “will appeal to a broad base of consumers, many of whom have several income sources or are paid infrequently, which can make… Read More

Wells Fargo Launches New Banking App “Greenhouse”

Banking giant Wells Fargo announced on Thursday the launch of its new banking app, Greenhouse. The company described the app as a new mobile banking experience that provides tools to help consumers manage their money and know where they stand financially.  According to Wells Fargo, consumers… Read More

Wells Fargo Accelerator Program Attracts Four Fintech Startups

Wells Fargo announced on Monday four early-stage fintech companies,  Edquity, Hurdlr, Redrock Biometrics, and SimSpace, are the latest startups to join the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator. The banking giant revealed that it started the non-exclusive, six-month program a little over three years ago to join startups in… Read More

Traditional Banks are Really Shadow Finance & Wells Fargo Proves it.

Over the past several years, traditional financial services firms have thrown shade at alternative finance platforms by labeling them “Shadow Finance.” This oblique reference to Fintech firms seeking to disrupt and dethrone old school banks is standard banter on the various financial news networks. Even… Read More

Can Zelle Replace Venmo? Banking Giants Fight Back.

Does “Can you Zelle me the payment?” have the same ring to “You can just Venmo me?” A company knows that it has made it when people turn its name into a verb, as Venmo and Uber (despite its bad press these past few weeks)… Read More

Goldman Sachs, Pivot Investment Partners & Wells Fargo Invest $16 Million in Fintech Company Droit

New York-based Fintech firm Droit Financial Technologies secured a $16 million in Series A investments earlier this month from Goldman Sachs, Pivot Investment Partners, and Wells Fargo. Principal trading firm DRW also participated. Droit is a New York-based Fintech firm focused on providing enterprise solutions for OTC… Read More

Colorado’s Equity Crowdfunding Law Is Set to Go Live August 5th

Just four months after Colorado announced its equity crowdfunding law, the Centennial State’s government officials announced that its residents will be able to participate in equity funding projects starting this upcoming Wednesday. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Crowdfunding Act into law back in April, which will allow the state’s… Read More

CAN Capital Secures $650 Million Funding from a Dozen Leading Banks, Including Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Barclays & Fifth Third

CAN Capital, a player in alternative small business finance, announced today that it secured a $650 million credit facility from a dozen leading lenders. Led by Wells Fargo Capital Finance, the transaction includes new commitments from Morgan Stanley, Barclays, UBS, J.P. Morgan, SunTrust Bank and First… Read More

Wells Fargo Backpedals On P2P Lending Ban For Employees

Wells Fargo has reversed a ban on employees participating in the peer-to-peer lending arena after the announcement of the measure garnered international attention. Related – Wells Fargo To Employees: No Peer-To-Peer Loans According to the San Francisco Business Times, Wells Fargo spokesman Ruben Pulido clarified that “The original… Read More

What’s In Store For Lending Club In 2014: An Interview With Renaud Laplanche

In the ever-growing crowdfunding community, peer lending reigns supreme. A TD Economics report we covered last week estimates the size of the global crowdfunding industry at somewhere between $3 and $5 billion in 2013. Of the sites responsible for this emergent shift in capital access,… Read More

Wells Fargo To Employees: No Peer-To-Peer Loans

Wells Fargo has told its employees to scale back and eventually cease their participation on for-profit peer-to-peer lending platforms like Lending Club and Prosper. The banking behemoth’s “ethics administrators” cite a conflict of interest, pointing out that peer-to-peer lending is a competitive practice. The San… Read More

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