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Majority of Small Businesses Expect Increased Revenue This Year

In the face of continued uncertainty, a majority of small business owners are still bullish overall. About the survey: This week, Bank of America released its 2024 Business Owner Report. The survey included participation from more than 1,400 small and mid-sized business owners. In this case, a small business is defined as having between $100,000 to $5 million in annual revenue while "mid-sized" is capped at $50 million in revenue under BofA's metrics....
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How to Transfer a Retirement Account to Robinhood Retirement

Earlier this month, as I prepared for my tax-time IRA contributions, I learned two things about my IRA situation. First, I discovered that one Traditional IRA I had changed my investments due to the discontinuation of one of its fund options. Second, I found out that Robinhood Retirement was offering a bonus for Robinhood Gold customers who transferred their IRAs to the platform. Needless to say, this provided to perfect...
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Branded Customer Wallets FinTech Ansa Raises $14 Million

A FinTech that helps businesses create stored value payment programs has raised a fresh round of funding. About the round: Ansa has announced a new $14 million round. The Series A was led by Renegade Partners while Bain Capital Ventures, B37 Ventures, Box Group, and Wischoff Ventures also participated. This latest round comes almost exactly one year after a seed round, bringing the company's total funds raised to $19.4 million....
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FinTech Real Estate Platform Backflip Raises $15 Million

A real estate FinTech has revealed its latest funding round. About the round: This week, Backflip announced that it raised $15 million. The Series A was led by FirstMark Capital, while previous investors Vertical Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, Revel Partners, ECMC, Crow Holdings, and various angel investors also participated. To date, Backflip has raised $95 million in combined equity and debt, including an $8 million seed round in 2022....
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Bilt Announces Home Collection Deal for May 2024 Rent Day

For May's Rent Day, Bilt is offering a deal that will allow members to decrease their rent bill while also adding to their home decor. About the Home Collection offer: Bilt has crafted a unique Rent Day offer for May 2024. Through the 1st, when Bilt members redeem their points toward rent payments, they'll receive the same number of points to be used toward Bilt Home Collection items. To take...
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Delta, Amex Launch Another Round of Airline-Metal Credit Cards

Delta and American Express are bringing back their popular and unique cards made from actual airplane metal. About the cards: Today, a new limited edition credit card design was unveiled for the Delta SkyMiles Reserve and Reserve Business American Express Cards. These special cards are made from metal used on a retired Boeing 747 aircraft that were in Delta's fleet. Specifically, each card is made using 33% metal from the planes....
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Cred.ai Review: A Credit-Building Debit Hybrid (with a Unicorn)

Years ago, while watching YouTube's Philip DeFranco Show, I was introduced to the Cred.ai Unicorn card and was instantly intrigued. Later that same day, I decided to apply for a card of my own. Since then, while I've written about the Unicorn card in various articles, I've never actually done a proper review of it. That changes today. So, what exactly is the Cred.ai Unicorn card and what does it...
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T-Mobile Introduces "Amazon Business Prime Essentials On Us"

T-Mobile has unveiled a new benefit for its small business customers. About the new benefit, plan, and more Starting April 25th, select T-Mobile small business customers will be able to claim a free year of Amazon Business Prime Essentials. Valued at $179 a year, this membership includes free shipping on eligible orders. Additionally, businesses will have access to more than 60 million items that are exclusive to those with Business...
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...
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Bilt Announces Home Collection Deal for May 2024 Rent Day

For May's Rent Day, Bilt is offering a deal that will allow members to decrease their rent bill while also adding to their home decor. About the Home Collection offer: Bilt has crafted a unique Rent Day offer for May 2024. Through the 1st, when Bilt members redeem their points toward rent payments, they'll receive the same number of points to be used toward Bilt Home Collection items. To take...