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CB Insights Reveals Third Annual "FinTech 250" List

The results are in! This week, research CB Insights revealed their "FinTech 250" list for 2020, recognizing the fastest-growing companies in the space. Of the 250 startups featured, 32 are considered "unicorns," meaning they're valued at more than $1 billion. What's more, 87 of those selected have raised "mega-rounds" of a $100 million or more since 2019, with 32 of those rounds coming this year. As for the combined list,...
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Payments API Company Finix Raises $75 Million as Series B Expands

Continuing what's turning out to be a bit of a trend this year, another FinTech has just announced the expansion of its latest funding round. Earlier this week, Finix revealed that it had added another $30 million to its Series B. The newly-raised money brings the round's total to $75 million. Lightspeed Venture Partners led this portion of the round with American Express Ventures also participating. This is actually the second...
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Cross River Bank Reaches Settlement with Colorado Regarding FinTech Partnerships

As regular FinTech sector watchers can tell you, there are a handful of company names that tend to come up again and again when new initiatives and partnerships are announced. Cross River Bank is certainly in this category as the institution is a frequent partner for startups. Now, thanks to their part in a recent suit, the bank may have also just played a role in defining how such partnerships...

Robinhood Raises Another $200 Million Amid Rapid Growth

Even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the United States economy at large, the stock markets have largely managed to recover. In fact, the S&P 500 reached a record high this week, likely rewarding users who bought during this year's lows. Among these "winners" are users of the free stock trading app Robinhood who famously flocked to the market as it fell. Now it seems that the app itself...
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Betterment, SoFi, and Others Form FinTech Equality Coalition

Over the past few months, conversations about race and equality have permeated throughout the nation. Now, in an effort to bring these issues to light in the financial technologies community and seek reform, several startups have signed-up to form the FinTech Equality Coalition. The Coalition is being spearheaded by the robo-advisor Betterment but other founding members amount to a "who's who" of FinTech. This includes real estate investment platform Cadre,...
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Cash Back App Dosh Expanding "Powered by Dosh" Platform

When it comes to FinTech, there are a few different models that startups can follow. Among them is the idea that the company can launch its own platform as proof of concept before offering the backend a la carte for integration with other businesses. Take, for example, online lender OnDeck spinning off its loan application software ODX for use by banks. Now it seems that cash back app Dosh is...
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Cryptocurrency Exchange IDEX Announces $2.5 Million Seed Round

Just as the FinTech market has been ripe for investment even throughout the pandemic, cryptocurrency-centric startups have also gotten a fair share of attention. Among some recent fundraising efforts are DeFi's $1 million seed round, Chainalysis' $49 million Series B, and the more than $15 million in investments that Celsius attracted via the platform BnkToTheFuture. Now the decentralized crypto trading platform IDEX is the latest startup to bolster their efforts...
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Sequoia Found to Be Most Active FinTech VC of the Past Year

When it comes to investments in FinTech, a few investment firms tend to come up again and again. But which venture capital group has participated in the most funding rounds as of late? According to CB Insights' latest State of FinTech report, it's Sequoia Capital that's been the most active FinTech VC of the past year (Q2 2019 to Q2 2020). However, there is an asterisk to that as the...
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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...