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Chime CEO Chris Britt Discusses Recent Funding Success & Future Plans With CNBC

  Following the recent announcement that app-only banking service Chime raised $485 million through a Series F round, CEO of the company, Chris Britt, sat down to discuss the funding round, as well as Chime’s future plans. As previously reported, Chime is on a mission… Read More

Digital Banking Service “One” Makes Debut

One, a U.S. digital banking startup, announced earlier this week it has officially launched its services. The company reported it is on a mission to “redesign banking for modern life” by combing digital banking with a full suite of products that traditional banks offer. Created… Read More

U.S. Fintech & Digital Mortgage Lender Neat Capital Hits $2 Billion of Annualized Applications

Neat Capital, a U.S.-based fintech and digital mortgage lender, announced on Friday it surpassed $2 billion of annualized application volume. Founded in 2015, Neat Capital states it is streamlining home lending with an online application and real-time loan approval. “Today, Neat Capital has redesigned the… Read More

Michele Tucci from Fintech CredoLab Shares Strategy to Help US Lenders with Surviving COVID-19 Crisis

Michele Tucci, Chief Product Officer at CredoLab, a Fintech firm that’s focused on driving better credit decisions with the help of its platform, explains that his company has a strategy that may help US lenders with coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic “stronger than before.”… Read More

Nav, a Machine Learning enhanced Financing Platform for SMEs, Adds Real-Time Business Data Analytics, Other Major Updates

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Nav, an intelligent and easy-to-use financing platform for SMBs, revealed on September 22, 2020, that it has developed a more enhanced or improved solution. Nav noted in a release shared with CI that it has added real-time business data analysis and bank account connectivity. The… Read More

U.S. Fintech Greenlight Scores $215 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Canapi Ventures & TTV Capital; Brings Valuation to $1.2 Billion

Greenlight Financial Technology, Inc., a U.S.-based fintech company that created a smart debit card for kids, teens, and college students, announced on Thursday it raised $215 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Canapi Ventures and TTV Capital with participation from… Read More

Petal Secures $55 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Valar Ventures

Petal, a credit card startup pioneering “Cashflow Underwriting” as an alternative to traditional credit scoring, announced on Thursday it secured $55 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Valar Ventures with participation from Rosecliff Ventures, Afore Capital, RiverPark Ventures, Great Oaks… Read More

U.S. Insurtech CogniSure Debuts AI Platform For Commercial Loss Run Automation

CogniSure AI, an insurtech startup that is focused on providing actionable insights from unstructured insurance documents such as policies, loss runs, quotes, and submission emails, announced on Wednesday the launch of its artificial intelligence (AI) platform for commercial loss run automation. Founded in 2019, CogniSure… Read More

JPMorgan backed Brazilian Fintech FitBank to Expand Payments Services Business into the US

Brazil-based FitBank Pagamentos Eletronicos SA, a Fintech firm backed by JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banks in terms of assets and scope of operations, is planning to establish an additional business office in the US during the first half of next year. The… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Marketplace DiversyFund Announces Significant Growth in 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

DiversyFund, a real estate crowdfunding marketplace, announced on Tuesday it has undergone a period of significant growth in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding platform reported it saw an increase in customers this year and surpassed the 13,350 milestone. DiverseyFund further noted that it… Read More

Paysend Waives Fees for U.S. Money Transfers to 70 Countries Through October Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Paysend, a UK-based global payments platform,  announced on Tuesday it is waiving money transfer fees for U.S. customers throughout the month of October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The fee waiving comes just a couple of weeks after Paysend’s U.S. launch. Speaking about the… Read More

US Banking Challenger Chime to Focus on Transaction Processing based Business Model, After Reaching $14.5 Billion Valuation with Additional Funding

US-based banking challenger Chime Financial Inc. is now valued at $14.5 billion, which is significantly more than Robinhood, another fast-growing Fintech Unicorn that recently reached a valuation of $11.2 billion after securing $200 million in additional funding last month. Chime has now become the most… Read More

Fintech Plaid CEO: There’s Been a “Meaningful Increase” in Number of Consumers Using Digital Financial Apps during COVID-19 Crisis

Zachary Perret, CEO at Plaid, a San Francisco-based Fintech firm, says that there have been significant changes in the digital financial services sector during the past 6 months. He confirms that there’s been a major shift in consumer behavior with more consumers preferring to use… Read More

U.S. Family Money App Goalsetter Launches Teen & Tween Debit Card

Goalsetter, a U.S.-based family money app, announced on Monday it recently launched a debit card specifically geared towards teens and tweens. Founded in 2015, Goalsetter describes itself as a goal-based savings and gifting platform that was created just for kids. The company revealed it combines… Read More

US State of Wyoming Partners with Chainalysis to Prevent Money Laundering and Illicit Activities Involving Cryptocurrencies

Chainalysis, the leading blockchain analysis firm, has teamed up with the State of Wyoming’s Division of Banking, the banking regulator that’s tasked with the chartering and supervision of Wyoming state banks, trust companies, mortgage firms, money transmitters and other non-bank financial service providers. The State… Read More

Spanish Financial Giant BBVA’s US Division Recognized as one of the Best Corporate Digital Banks in North America

The US division of the BBVA (NYSE:BBVA), a Spanish multinational financial services company based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain with nearly €700 billion in assets, was recently recognized as one of the world’s best corporate and institutional digital banks in North America by Global Finance…. 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

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

Ocean Protocol Developers to Build Bridge between their Marketplace and Energy Web Decentralized Operating System

The developers of Ocean Protocol, which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data, will be creating a “bridge” between the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS) and Ocean’s data marketplaces. As mentioned in a… Read More

U.S. Fintech Jetty Launches “Unlock Deposit” Allowing Renters to Free Up Cash Deposits in Exchange For a One-Time Fee

  Jetty, a U.S.-based fintech on a mission to make renting a home more affordable and effortless for everyone, announced on Wednesday the launch of its offering, Unlock Deposit, which allows renters to free up their cash deposit in exchange for a small, one-time or… Read More

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