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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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Karma Wallet Announces Acquisition of DoneGood Marketplace

An eco-conscious FinTech is adding a sustainable shopping marketplace to its offerings via an acquisition. About the acquisition: This week, Karma Wallet announced that it had acquired DoneGood. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, as a result of the purchase, DoneGood will be integrated into the Karma Wallet ecosystem, simplifying the sustainable shopping process. According to Karma Wallet, the acquisition of DoneGood will further empower consumers to make...
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Empower Financial to Acquire Petal

The popular credit-building card company Petal is being acquired. About the deal: Empower Financial (not to be confused with Empower, which acquired Personal Capital and rebranded it to Empower Personal Dashboard) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Petal. Details of the deal were not disclosed. However, Empower anticipates the transition to close later this quarter. News of this acquisition also comes as Empower has completed its purchase of Cashalo....
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Rocket Mortgage Announces AI-Powered Tool Rocket Logic

Rocket Companies has unveiled a new AI tool that it says will help makes mortgage underwriting faster and easier. About Rocket Logic: Rocket Mortgage is introducing Rocket Logic — a patented AI platform for mortgages. According to the company, Rocket Logic utilizes insights from more than 10 petabytes of proprietary data as well as 50 million annual call transcripts. As a result, the AI system is designed to help customers...
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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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Tally Pivots to B2B Credit Card Debt Management Product

Tally — an app that helps consumers pay off their credit card debt — has announced an expansion of their service and will allow partners to offer their platform. About the new offering: Tally has unveiled a new B2B white-labeled credit card debt management platform. This offering will allow banks, institutions, FinTechs, lenders, and other businesses to integrate Tally's software into their own services. As a result of this shift,...
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Varo Bank Introduces Line of Credit Option with Fixed Pricing

Varo has announced the impending launch of a new borrowing option for customers. About the feature: This week, Varo Bank revealed its new Varo Line of Credit. With this feature, customers can get approval for a line of credit ranging from $600 to $2,000. According to the bank, this feature will have transparent fixed pricing rather than charging interest. It will also be free of any late fees. As for...
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Robinhood Reveals New Credit Card, Reimagined Flagship App

During its "New Gold Standard" keynote event, Robinhood made some major announcements, including the launch of a new credit card. About the Robinhood Gold Card: The headlining announcement was the reveal of the new Robinhood Gold Card. In a bit that paid homage to Steve Jobs' iconic iPhone announcement, Robinhood co-founder and CEO Vlad Tenev teased plans to release three different cards (a starter card, an everyday card, and a...
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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...