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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...

Varo Bank Review: The FinTech With a National Bank Charter

In 2020, Varo Money made history by becoming the first FinTech firm to be awarded a national bank charter — resulting in the new name Varo Bank. Although I hadn’t previously used Varo Money, they always struck me as an intriguing service that put its customers first. So, is that same spirit still present in Varo Bank? Let’s take a look at what Varo Bank has to offer, including the...
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Apple Card Savings Account Review

In 2019, Apple entered the world of financial services when it launched the now-iconic Apple Card. Now, nearly four years later, the company is following up on that success with the debut of Apple Card Savings — a new high-yield savings account that can help customers further grow the cashback they earn. So how does Apple Card Savings work and is it a good option for customers? Let's take a...
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T-Mobile Money Review (2023)

More than two years ago now, I ended up switching my wireless service from AT&T to T-Mobile. In doing so, I was able to save money in a few different ways — but it turns out there was another savings opportunity I had overlooked until recently: T-Mobile Money. While this digital banking account is open to non-T-Mobile customers, those who do have T-Mobile or now Sprint postpaid plans (as opposed...

Yotta Savings Review — A Gamified Banking Account

You read that right — so how does it all work? Let’s take a look at Yotta Savings, how it’s lottery component works, and how it could help convince you to start saving.
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Bask Bank Review (2022)

As a kid, I remember my parents explaining to me how savings accounts work. By keeping my money with the bank, they’d pay me a little something extra, allowing my account to grow. Yes, the concept of savings accounts hasn’t changed a whole heck of a lot since, well, ever — but now Bask Bank has a novel idea. Launched in 2020, Bask Bank introduced a unique twist on a...
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Current Banking Review (2022)

I like to fancy myself a bit of an aficionado when it comes to FinTechs and neobanks, seeing as I've reviewed plenty of them in the past. Yet, while I may have heard of some such options, I'm occasionally taken aback at just how big some of these players are. For example, the banking service Current (not to be confused with the music and rewards app I also recently covered)...

One Finance Review (2022)

Having reviewed several digital banking account options over the past few years, it’s safe to say that most have pretty much the same few features to offer with only a couple of different twists. While the interest rate or debit card designs may differ, there usually isn’t a whole lot new under the Sun, as they say. That’s why I was intrigued when I came across One Finance, which seems...
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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...