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Regulators are As Concerned about Consumer Preference in Debt Collection as Creditors, TrueAccord Exec Reveals

Regulators care “as much about consumer preference in debt collection as creditors,” according to Kelly Knepper-Stephens, Vice President Legal & Compliance at TrueAccord, a Fintech that aims to transform debt collection into “a pathway toward financial health.” Kelly, who’s based in the San Francisco Bay… Read More

Google to Invest $7 Billion in Real Estate in 2021, Tech Giant has Big Plans for its Cloud Business

Google (Nasdaq:GOOGL) is reportedly planning to spend $7 billion on real estate this year, mainly in the form of office space and data centers. During 2020, the tech giant had put its real estate spending plans on hold as the COVID-19 pandemic weighed on the… Read More

Wealthfront Explains Difference between Taxable and Tax-Advantaged Investment Accounts

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront has explained how we can choose between taxable and “tax-advantaged” investment accounts. Wealthfront notes that if you’re ready to begin investing, then you need to figure out what type of account you should be opening and maintaining. You can open up… Read More

Robinhood being Investigated by US Regulators over Trading Restrictions, Options Trading Policies

Robinhood Markets Inc, the leading zero-fee stock trading app provider, stated on Friday (February 26, 2021) that US regulatory authorities were investigating the firm’s temporary trading restrictions on these so-called “meme stocks” earlier in 2021. These activities have come under increased scrutiny as the shares… Read More

Startups Raised Record Dollar Amounts in Q4 2020 with Most Growth in Rounds Valued at $25 Million+, Carta Report Reveals

San Francisco-based Carta, a firm that helps private and public companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership, has published its private markets report for Q4 2020. Carta’s report, which was posted on February 17, 2021, notes that venture capital managed to close out 2020… Read More

Miami Goes All In on Bitcoin as Mayor Francis Suarez Looks to Use BTC for Payments, Florida Wins Again

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is going all-in on Bitcoin as he announced via Twitter that he has requested the city manager to research a vendor to facilitate Bitcoin payments as well as paying employees in Bitcoin. Crypto insiders quickly embraced the move with Anthony Pompliano… Read More

California based Fintech Wealthfront Adds Additional Automation to “Make Money Movement Effortless”

California-based Fintech firm Wealthfront revealed on February 4, 2021 that its customers will now be able to use their service to monitor for and automatically transfer excess funds to a Wealthfront Roth IRA, Traditional IRA or a 529 College Savings Account. As noted in a… Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Says Fintech Sector in European Countries like Portugal, UK, Germany Is Growing Rapidly

The team at Bondora, a European peer to peer lending platform, states that the first month of 2021 is “setting the tone” for the year to come. Bondora notes that the Fintech sector is still growing steadily. including Portugal’s financial technology industry as the country… Read More

Los Angeles based Fintech InvestCloud Completes Recapitalization, Wealth Platform Now Valued at $1B

California-headquartered Fintech firm InvestCloud has reportedly completed a recapitalization that now values the platform at around $1 billion. According to a release, new financial investors are led by Motive Partners with Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and also includes other InvestCloud client shareholders. Under the terms… Read More

Stock Trading App Provider Robinhood Planning IPO with Assistance from Goldman Sachs: Report

Robinhood, a popular trading app that has encouraged a new generation of investors to take part in equity trading, has reportedly hired giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs to lead the Fintech firm’s IPO. Robinhood Markets will be working with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) in… Read More

Fintech Firm Wealthfront Adds Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair And Former Comptroller of Currency Tom Curry to Banking Advisory Group

  California based Fintech firm Wealthfront announced on December 8, 2020, that banking industry professionals Sheila Bair and Tom Curry are joining the firm’s Banking Advisory Group. The Committee is expected to play a key role in navigating regulatory and partnership efforts as Wealthfront plans… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Marqeta Might Conduct IPO Next Year, after Establishing Additional Head Offices in Denver

Marqeta, a Fintech Unicorn that claims to be the first global modern card-issuing platform, is reportedly working with many startups that are now using Marqeta’s payment card issuance technology. Marqeta is also working closely with Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as the… Read More

California based Banking Platform Green Dot Partners Gig Wage to Offer Financial Tools to Gig Economy Workers

California based banking platform Green Dot is reportedly investing in and teaming up with startup Gig Wage in order to bring key financial tools to gig workers. Green Dot recently led a $7.5 million Series A investment round for Gig Wage. Continental Investors, Techstars, and… Read More

Revolut Will Pursue Bank Charter in California

The United States has one of the most fragmented regulatory environments for financial services in the world. Frequently, a financial service provider will need to adhere to both state and federal rules along with an alphabet soup list of regulators. While the current leadership of… Read More

Fintech Brex CFO Michael Tannenbaum Recommends Providing Special Benefits to Remote Workers so they Feel Valued during COVID-19 Crisis

Michael Tannenbaum, the chief financial officer at Brex, a Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn, notes that many people today are working remotely. Tannenbaum, who’s also the chief business officer at Brex, says that we might be at risk in some ways of losing “the culture and… Read More

California Takes Step Towards Regulating Digital Assets with AB 2150, CoinFlip COO Comments on Legislation

California has been kicking around possible legislation regarding the regulation of digital assets for some time now. Recently, Crowdfund Insider reported on updates to pending crypto legislation (AB 2150) as the objectives of the bill had been dramatically scaled down. The bill has been sponsored… Read More

AB 2150: California’s Digital Asset Legislation is Now Just About a Mandated Study

This past May, Crowdfund Insider reported on pending legislation (AB 2150) in the state of California that may have addressed the treatment of digital assets and when they would not be considered a security. In the ensuing months, the legislation has changed – and rather… Read More

Telos, the Second-Most Active Blockchain, Reveals that Social Network APPICS Decided to Move from Steem to its Network

Telos, one of the most active blockchain networks in terms of transactions per second (according to Blocktivity, but not necessarily the best or only metric for assessing performance), has revealed that social network APPICS will be moving its platform from Steem to Telos. As mentioned… Read More

Apple has Reportedy Acquired Mobeewave, which Transforms iPhones into Mobile or Digital Payment Terminals

Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL) has reportedly acquired Mobeewave Inc., a company with technology that aims to transform iPhones into mobile or digital payment terminals, according to sources familiar with the matter. Mobeewave’s technology allows consumers to simply tap their credit card or mobile phone on another… 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

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