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SoFi Named Official Banking Partner of the NBA

The FinTech-turned-bank SoFi has announced a new partnership with the National Basketball Association. About the partnership: SoFi is now the official banking partner of the NBA as well as the G League, NBA 2K League, and USA Basketball. Moreover, the company will be the title sponsor for what will now be the SoFi NBA Play-In Tournament (taking place April 16th to 19th). This includes a co-branded tournament logo featuring SoFi....
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Fraud Prevention FinTech Closinglock Raises $12 Million

A FinTech that looks to reduce fraud in real estate transactions has raised a new funding round. About the round: This week, Closinglock announced that it had raised $12 million round of funding. The Series A was led by Headline with participation from LiveOak Ventures, RWT Horizons, and GTMfund. With a seed round in 2022, the company has now raised a total of $16 million. According to Closinglock, the new...
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Climate Metrics FinTech Watershed Announces $100 Million Round

A climate-focused FinTech has just closed the latest "megaround." About the round: Watershed has announced a $100 million round that values the company at $1.8 billion. The Series C was led by Greenoak while Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Elad Gil, Emerson Collective, Galvanize Climate Solutions, and Neo also participated. To date, the company has now raised a total of $239 million in funding including a Series B in 2022. With...
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FairPlay Announces Partnership with Upgrade

The FinTech Upgrade will be working with another startup in a bid to make its lending practices more fair. About the partnership and about FairPlay: This week, FairPlay and Upgrade announced a new partnership. As a result, Upgrade will implement FairPlay solutions. In doing so, the company is looking to monitor and improve the fairness of the site's underwriting — which is also expected to result in more "positive outcomes"...
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SoFi Launching Alternative Investments Feature

A FinTech brokerage is bringing more investment options to its platform. About the feature: SoFi has announced that alternative investments will soon be offered as part of SoFi Invest. These include the ability to invest in commodities, pre-IPO unicorns, private credit, and more. According to SoFi, they'll begin by offering more than 6,000 mutual funds. Plus, customers will be able to invest in ARK Venture Fund, Carlyle Tactical Credit Fund,...
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Bilt Rewards Announces $200 Million Equity Round

Bilt Rewards has announced its latest funding round as well as the addition of some luminaries to the company's board of directors. About the round and board appointments: Today, Bilt Rewards revealed a $200 million equity investment. The round was led by General Catalyst with participation from Eldridge and returning investors Left Lane Capital, Camber Creek, and Prosus Ventures. Notably, with this new funding, Bilt is now valued at $3.1...
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Citi Launches Deal-Finding Browser Extension for Cardholders

Citi Bank has announced the debut of a new browser extension aimed at saving cardholders money. About the platform: This week, Citi unveiled Citi Shop. The new desktop browser extension is now available to eligible Citi credit card customers in the United States. Currently, the extension can be installed on Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge browsers. Cardholders will also need to enroll their card to begin using the service. With...
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Financial Wellness Platform Kashable Raises $25.6 Million

A FinTech that helps employees access lower-cost credit options has announced a significant funding raise. About the round: Kashable has revealed a new $25.6 million funding round. The Series B was co-led by Revolution Ventures and Moneta Ventures, while EJF Capital and Krillion Ventures also participated. The company indicates that the capital will help fuel the platform's expansion as well as the development of additional features and services. It also...
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
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Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...
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Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
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Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
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Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...