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Klarna Introduces Price-Tracking Widget for iOS

Recently, the Swedish FinTech Klarna has made a name for itself stateside, offering shoppers the ability to purchase items with a simple four-payment plan. Now, the company has introduced a new price-tracking widget for iPhone users. According to the app, this widget will rotate through recently-viewed and saved items and share relevant pricing updates. While the app notes that the addition of this tool will help shoppers score the best...
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BitPay Launches BitPay Send Feature for Businesses

It's no secret that the typical employment model has been upended in recent years. Not only has the gig economy continued to grow but, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is at a new high. With that in mind, BitPay recently launched a new tool called BitPay Send that could also change the way that workers and contractors are paid. The mass-payment tool allows businesses to run...
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Mastercard Announces 10 FinTechs to Participate in Latest Start Path Program

Mastercard is once again looking toward the future of FinTech, announcing the 10 startups that will join the company’s Start Path program. This year’s selected companies include: Carry1st, FISPAN, Lendio, LISNR, Mocafi, MO Technologies, Panda Remit, Paycode, Fanbank/Plink, and Subaio. These startups will participate in a six-month program where they will not only work on developing their own platforms but also explore opportunities to integrate Mastercard’s infrastructure and technologies. Reflecting...
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Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block Visa's Plaid Acquisition

Reports that the United States Department of Justice was considering action against Visa in regards to their planned acquisition of Plaid came to fruition this morning. As TechCrunch reports, the Justice Department has filed suit against both companies on antitrust grounds. Earlier this year, Visa announced that it intended to purchase Plaid for an eye-popping $5.3 billion. Now, that deal could be in peril. For those unfamiliar, Plaid offers an...
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Zelle Tops 1 Billion Transactions in the Past 12 Months

When it comes to peer to peer payments, often times FinTechs such as Venmo, Square Cash, and others come to mind. Yet, one competitor has managed to grow without much fanfare: Zelle. Now, Early Warning Services, LLC (the network operator behind Zelle) announced that the service recently achieved a major milestone. According to Zelle, the platform processed more than one billion transactions between September 2019 and September 2020. That milestone-breaking...
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Credit Karma Reportedly in Talks to Sell Tax Prep Platform to Square

Earlier this year, Intuit announced plans to purchase the personal finance tool Credit Karma for a whopping $7.1 billion. Of course, with Intuit perhaps being best known for its TurboTax software, one major question about the proposed purchase was what would become of Credit Karma's free Credit Karma Tax service? Now reports suggest that that the company could be seeking to offload the platform onto a fellow FinTech: Square. Initially...
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Acorns App Launches Job Finder Powered By ZipRecruiter

Those seeking a side hustle, additional part-time job, or new career now have another resource for finding available positions. This week, the micro-investing app Acorns unveiled a new job finder tool, with listings powered by ZipRecruiter. To find this feature, users will first want to navigate to the "Earn more money" section (formerly "Found Money") and then tap the "Earn from a new job" banner near the top of the...
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Hack Affects "Almost 2,000" Robinhood Accounts

It seems that the uber-popular trading app Robinhood has run into more issues. According to a report from Bloomberg, a hack left nearly 2,000 Robinhood accounts compromised. In some cases, those accessing the accounts sold off assets being held and transferred the funds. While Robinhood didn't offer many details on their findings, they state that "a limited number" of customers were impacted. Currently, the trading app has more than 13...
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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,...

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...