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Vehicle-Secured Credit Card Company Yendo Raises $165 Million

A FinTech that offers the first-ever credit card secured by a customer's vehicle has announced its latest round of funding. About the round: This week, Yendo announced that it had raised $165 million. However, this includes $150 million in debt financing and $15 million in equity. The debt portion was led by i80 group, while the strategic investors that participated in the equity round were not disclosed. Yendo previously raised...
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SoFi Partners with Templum to Expand Alternative Investments

SoFi Invest is set to expand its alternative assets features thanks to a new partnership. About the partnership: This week, Templum announced that it was working with SoFi to bring more alternative investments to the FinTech's customers. Launched earlier this year, SoFi's platform now allows users to invest in funds from ARK Venture Fund, Carlyle Tactical Credit Fund, the KKR Credit Opportunities Portfolio, and more. The partnership between Templum and...
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Insurtech Startup CoverTree Raises $13 Million

An insurtech firm with a unique niche has raised a new round of funding. About the round: This week, CoverTree announced that it recently raised $13 million. The Series A was led by Portage. AV8, Distributed Ventures, Detroit Venture Partners, Ludlow Ventures, Annox Capital, and others also participated. In total, the company has now raised $23 million, including an $8 million seed round in 2022. With the new funds, CoverTree...
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Robinhood Receives Wells Notice From SEC Regarding Crypto

The FinTech brokerage firm Robinhood has announced that it's received a Wells Notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its cryptocurrency features. About the notice and Robinhood's response: In a filing, Robinhood revealed that the SEC has notified the company that it will recommend that the agency file an enforcement action, alleging securities violations. Furthermore, they note that these potential actions could involve a civil injunctive action, public administrative...
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Branded Customer Wallets FinTech Ansa Raises $14 Million

A FinTech that helps businesses create stored value payment programs has raised a fresh round of funding. About the round: Ansa has announced a new $14 million round. The Series A was led by Renegade Partners while Bain Capital Ventures, B37 Ventures, Box Group, and Wischoff Ventures also participated. This latest round comes almost exactly one year after a seed round, bringing the company's total funds raised to $19.4 million....
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FinTech Real Estate Platform Backflip Raises $15 Million

A real estate FinTech has revealed its latest funding round. About the round: This week, Backflip announced that it raised $15 million. The Series A was led by FirstMark Capital, while previous investors Vertical Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners, Revel Partners, ECMC, Crow Holdings, and various angel investors also participated. To date, Backflip has raised $95 million in combined equity and debt, including an $8 million seed round in 2022....
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Nonprofit Fundraising Platform Givebutter Raises $50 Million

A platform built for nonprofit fundraising has raised some funds of its own. About the round: This week, Givebutter has announced that it's raised $50 million in strategy growth investment funds. The round was led by BVP Forge with participation from Ardent Venture Partners. To date, Givebutter has now raised $57 million including a seed round in 2022. These newly raised funds will be used to accelerate the development of Givebutter's...
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Spend Management FinTech Ramp Raises $150 Million

The FinTech startup Ramp has revealed its latest "mega-round." About the round: This week, Ramp announced that it had raised $150 million. The Series D-2 was co-led by Khosla Ventures and Founders Fund. Additionally, new investors Sequoia Capital, Greylock, and 8VC joined existing investors Thrive Capital, General Catalyst, Sands Capital, D1 Capital Partners, Lux Capital, Iconiq Capital, Definition Capital, Contrary Capital, and others in participating in the round. To date,...
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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...