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Bitcoin ATM Operator CoinFlip Surpasses One Million Transactions in 2020

Despite the fact that 2020 could hardly be described as a good year for the vast majority of people, it was undoubtedly a strong year for Bitcoin. In fact, even as other volatile stock market happenings have distracted some from cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and other assets have enjoyed continued prosperity so far in 2021. This has not only allowed long-time believers to see their holdings rise but has also provided several...
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Clarity Money to Shut Down App This March

In the world of FinTech, being acquired by a larger company or institution can be a blessing as it gives startups greater access to capital and resources they need to continue development. On the other hand, depending on the parent company, such mergers can lead to stagnation or closure. Now, the personal finance platform Clarity Money may be experiencing a bit of the latter scenario as the Goldman Sachs-owned app...
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Lottery-Inspired Savings Platform Yotta Raises $13.2 Million

It's a well known fact that many Americans have trouble building up their savings. With that in mind, several FinTechs have put their spin on digital banking in a bid to encourage good financial habits. Among the firms fitting this description is Yotta, which offers a savings account with a lottery element, allowing account holders to earn weekly prize tickets as they increase their balance. This concept seems to be...
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Robinhood Restricts Trading on GameStop, AMC, and Other "Short Squeeze" Stocks

Over the past few days, Wall Street observers have been gripped by a battle of sorts playing out between short-seller hedge funds and retail investors. This tug of war has been most prominently displayed in stocks for video game retailer GameStop and movie theatre chain AMC, with both stocks seeing three and even four-figure percentage gains. Now, as a result of this volatility and the risk that comes with it,...
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Home Lending Tech Platform Roostify Announces $32 Million Funding Round

Another week means another FinTech deal. Today, Roostify announced that it had raised $32 million in its latest round. The Series C was led by Ten Coves Capital with principals at Stone Point Capital as well as returning investors Cota Capital, Mouro Capital, Colchis Capital, Point72 Ventures, and JPMorgan Chase also participating. To date, Roostify has now raised a total of $65 million. With the latest injection of capital, Roostify says it will continue to leverage...
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Curve Raises $95 Million as It Plots U.S. Debut

Just a few weeks into 2021, the FinTech deals market is already starting to heat up. Last week, London-based Curve announced that it had raised $95 million in its latest funding round. The Series C was led by the trio of IDC Ventures, Fuel Venture Capital, and Vulcan Capital. OneMain Financial and Novum Capital also participated. With the latest round, Curve has raised a total of $175 million to date. With the...
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Gemini Plans Crypto Rewards Credit Card

With Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies once again garnering a ton of public attention, there seems to be a renewed interest in making such assets as accessible as possible. This not only includes the likes of PayPal allowing users to buy Bitcoin and other tokens but also introducing ways for customers to acquire crypto assets. On that note, the FinTech Gemini has just opened the waitlist for its planned Bitcoin rewards credit...
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Visa and Plaid Call Off Acquisition Plans

One of the biggest FinTech deals of the past year will no longer be going forward. This week, Visa and Plaid announced that they have mutually agreed to terminate their merger plans. Visa originally intended to pay $5.3 billion for Plaid in an acquisition that was first announced almost exactly one year ago. The death of the Visa/Plaid deal comes after the purchase drew a lawsuit from regulators. In their...
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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...