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2021 Should See Some Big Fintech IPOs

2020 was a pretty good year for initial public offerings (IPOs). According to a tally put together by Renaissance Capital, 216 IPOs booked $78.1 billion during the year of COVID-19. Additionally, IPOs gained, on average, a whopping 75% – said to be the biggest post… Read More

HomeAdvisor Teams Up With Affirm to Offer Flexible Pay-Over-Time Financing Options to Homeowners

  HomeAdvisor, a digital home services marketplace operating business of ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ: ANGI) announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Affirm, a flexible and transparent alternative to credit cards, to offer easy to understand flexible payment options for HomeAdvisor customers. HomeAdvisor is claimed to… Read More

Affirm Acquires Canadian Buy-Now-Pay-Later Provider PayBright CAD $340 Million

U.S. fintech Affirm announced on Thursday it has acquired PayBright, a Canada-based buy-now-pay-later provider, for CAD $340 million. The acquisition comes just a couple of months after Affirm raised $500 million through its Series G investment round, which was led by GIC and Durable Capital… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Affirm, which Filed IPO Application, May have Significant Growth Opportunities in the US

Younger investors including Millennials and Gen Z consumers are supporting a change in the idea of paying with credit, and investors might also be able to join this emerging trend in the US markets. Fintech company Affirm Holdings Inc., which lets users split their purchases… Read More

Max Levchin’s Fintech Affirm Files S-1 to Go Public

Affirm Holdings has filed an S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating its intent to do an initial public offering (IPO). Affirm is a Fintech lender created by Max Levchin, a noted Fintech entrepreneur who co-founded PayPal. Just recently in September… Read More

Global Payments Platform Adyen Partners Affirm to Support Flexible Purchasing Plans

Global payments solution provider Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), which claims it’s the platform of choice for many major international businesses, has partnered with Affirm, which provides a payment method that offers consumers a “transparent” way to pay over time via online platforms and in-store. Affirm was… Read More

U.S. Fintech Affirm Secures $500 Million Through Series G Funding Round Led By GIC & Durable Capital Partners

U.S. fintech Affirm announced on Thursday it secured $500 million through its Series G investment round, which was led by GIC and Durable Capital Partners LP. Other returning investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Wellington Management Company, Baillie Gifford, Spark Capital, Founders Fund, and Fidelity Management… Read More

Fintech Affirm Partners David’s Bridal to Offer Qualified Customers the Option to Make Payments Over Time with No Extra Fees

Fintech company Affirm, which aims to offer a more flexible and transparent way to make digital payments, revealed on August 26, 2020 that it has teamed up with David’s Bridal, a US-based bridal and special occasion authority. Affirm and David’s Bridal are allowing qualified or… Read More

San Francisco based Fintech Affirm Is Reportedly Planning an IPO at a $10 Billion Valuation

Many companies have either launched or are at least considering the possibility of conducting an initial public offering (IPO), despite the economic uncertainty created by the global COVID-19 outbreak. San Francisco-based Fintech firm Affirm, which was established by Max Levchin, the co-founder of PayPal, has… Read More

Affirm Announces New Collaboration With Design Within Reach to Allow Shoppers To Pay-Over-Time For Modern Furniture & Decor

Just days after announcing its partnership with Shopify, U.S. fintech Affirm announced it has formed a partnership with Design Within Reach to allow shoppers to pay-over-time for modern furniture and decor. The partnership notably extends across all the Design Within Reach, Herman Miller, and HAY… Read More

Fintech Firm Affirm Partners with Shopify to Offer Buy Now, Pay Later Installment Plans for Merchants

Affirm,  a point of sale credit provider that is currently working with over 2000 merchants, has teamed up with digital commerce marketplace, Shopify, to offer “Buy Now, Pay Later” installment options for merchants. Approved “Shop Pay” customers will have the option of splitting their total… Read More

Affirm Unveils High-Yield Savings Account

Affirm, a Fintech founded by vaunted entrepreneur Max Levchin, announced on Monday the launch of its high-yield saving account. As previously reported, Affirm is a point of sale credit provider that is currently working with over 2000 merchants. The company’s goal is to provide shoppers… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2020

To my Fintech friends, this is my 4th annual “Top Ten” Fintech prediction. I started this tradition at Crowdfund Insider back in January 2017. As we are saying goodbye to an incredible Fintech year of 2019, I see another seismic change in 2020 for our… Read More

LendIt Fintech USA – Seven Years of Fintech Innovation

It’s hard to believe that the most attended Fintech conference LendIt Fintech USA had its 7th birthday in the Mecca of Fintech, San Francisco this past week. Thousands of attendees from all over the world descended into San Francisco’s Moscone Center for this once a… Read More

Max Levchin’s Affirm Raises $300 Million Series F

Affirm, a Fintech founded by vaunted entrepreneur Max Levchin, has raised a $300 million series F funding. To date, Affirm has raised over $800 million in equity funding. The round was led by Thrive Capital and involved several new investors including Fidelity Management and Research… Read More

Menē Inc. Teams Up With Affirm to Offer U.S. Customers New Credit Alternative

Menē Inc. (TSX-V: MENE), an online 24 karat investment jewelry brand, announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with fintech Affirm to provide U.S. customers with a new option based on real-time credit decisions that allow them to split Menē purchases into monthly payments while… Read More

Heard at LendIt Fintech 2018

LendIt returned to San Francisco this year as it continues with its annual conference which is one of the largest Fintech focused events in the US. This year’s event is a bit different for several reasons. First of all, more traditional banks showed up in… Read More

Report: Fintech Affirm Receives Unicorn Status in Next Funding Round

Affirm, a Fintech that provides point of transaction access to credit, has been received Unicorn status, according to multiple reports. Affirm is the creation of Max Levchin, a PayPal co-founder, who knows a thing or two about finance. According to a report in Bloomberg last… Read More

New Consumer Financial Data Rights Group Submits Comments to CFPB: Advocates for Consumer’s Rights to Financial Data

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Consumer Financial Data Rights Group (CFDR), a new organization that was created to defend consumers’ access to their data and fuels innovation in the fintech industry, announced on Tuesday it has submitted a response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) request for information (RFI) in regards… Read More

Consumer Financial Data Rights Group Formed by Fintech Companies including Kabbage, Affirm & More

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 A group of fintech companies announced on Thursday they have come together to create the Consumer Financial Data Rights (CFDR) group. This organization will notably defend consumers’ access to their data and fuels innovation in the fintech industry. Founders of the CFDR group includes leaders from Affirm, Betterment,… Read More

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