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U.S. Fintech BillGO Launches Bill Pay Relief Hub For Americans Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

BillGO, a U.S.-based bill pay and real-time payment systems provider, announced on Monday it has launched a bill pay relief hub specifically for Americans who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to BillGO, the payment relief can come in a variety of forms, including:… Read More

Bitcoin Startup Purse.io Is Planning to Shut Down Due to Uncertainty in the Crypto and Larger Financial Markets

Cryptocurrency firm Purse.io, which allowed users to purchase items via Amazon at reduced or special rates using Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), is reportedly planning to close down its operations. The San Francisco-based company confirmed on April 16, 2020 that it will shut down… Read More

AVA Launches Public Testnet For Blockchain Platform

U.S.-based blockchain platform AVA announced on Friday it has launched its first of two planned public testnet releases. According to AVA, the first release allows participants to connect to a  global network of validators and participate in high-velocity transactions. Founded in 2018, AVA describes itself… Read More

Mobile Banking Platform Varo Money to Accommodate Former Clients of Digital Bank Moven, which Closed its Consumer Product Offering

San Francisco-headquartered Varo Money, an established mobile banking service provider, is reportedly planning to accommodate the former clients of digital bank Moven, which recently closed down its direct-to-consumer product offering. In March 2020, Moven’s management had reported that it experienced funding challenges due to the… Read More

Lendio Facilitates More $5.5 Billion in Relief Funds to Over 50,000 Small Businesses Through the Paycheck Protection Program

Online lending platform Lendio announced on Friday it facilitated more than 50,000 small businesses across the U.S. through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Lendio reported that PPP applications approved through its online marketplace and bank partnerships total more than $5.5 billion. As previously reported, the… Read More

US Fintech Robinhood Is Reportedly Getting Ready to Finalize a $200 Million Investment Round, Led by Sequoia Capital

US Fintech firm Robinhood is reportedly getting ready to finalize its investment round worth an estimated $200-$250 million. Following the successful completion of this round, the Menlo Park-based brokerage firm would be valued at roughly $8 billion, according to recent reports. Sources familiar with the… Read More

U.S. Investing Platform OpenInvest Secures $10.5 Million Through Series A1 Funding Round Led By QED Investors

OpenInvest, a U.S.-based investing platform, announced on Thursday it secured $10.5 million through its Series A1 funding round, which was led by QED Investors with participation from SystemIQ, Resolute Investment Managers,and ABN AMRO Ventures. The latest found of funding comes less than two years after… Read More

Funding Circle Receives Approval to Issue Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, announced on Wednesday it has received approval to issue Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through its online lending platform. As previously reported, the PPP is part of… Read More

Giant VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz Is Planning to Secure $450 Million in Capital for its Second Cryptocurrency-focused Fund

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is planning to secure $450 million in capital for its second digital asset-focused fund, according to a recent report from the Financial Times (FT). Sources familiar with the matter told the FT that the giant VC firm… Read More

Ternio Announces 6.38% Cryptocurrency Rewards Program on BlockCard

Ternio, a U.S.-based blockchain firm, announced on Tuesday the introduction of the rewards program on BlockCard. According to Ternio, BlockCard users will be entitled to earn 6.38% back in cryptocurrency on all BlockCard purchases. As previously reported, BlockCard is a debit card that enables the… Read More

U.S.-Based Cerebro Secures More Venture Capital Funding to Expand Digital Commercial Loan Marketplace

Cerebro Capital, a U.S.-based digital commercial loan marketplace, announced on Tuesday it received additional venture capital funding through its latest investment round, which was co-led by Ulu Ventures and Grotech Ventures with participation from Sterling Partners, Inner Loop Capital, and Point Field Partners. Launched in 2017, Cerebro describes itself as… Read More

Central Bank Digital Currencies Increasingly Being Considered by Governments, as AML/CFT Regulations Tighten: Report

New York-based BitOoda, a digital asset and Fintech firm, recently published its cryptocurrency market regulatory analysis report. Governments throughout the world are struggling to deal with the devastating economic consequences of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The BitOoda team reveals: “We’ve noted an uptick in… Read More

Binance.US Set to Launch Staking Rewards For Tezos

Just weeks after Binance listed Tezos (XTZ) on its U.S.-based division Binance.US, the cryptocurrency exchange announced Binance.US will be launching staking rewards for Tezos on Thursday, April 16th.  As previously reported, Binance.US is supporting trading for the XTZ/USD and XTZ/Binance USD (BUSD) trading pairs and… Read More

Customers Bank Partners With Digital Bank OakNorth to Increase Paycheck Protection Program Commitment to $500 Million

Customers Bank (NYSE:CUBI) announced on Friday it has increased its Paycheck Protection Program commitment to $500 million by using digital banking OakNorth to help support American small and medium-sized businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  As previously reported, the Paycheck Protection Program is part of… Read More

Fintech Firms Intuit and PayPal Approved by SBA to Distribute Funds as Part of US Emergency Lending Program, Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Fintech firms Intuit and PayPal have been approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to distribute funds, which are part of the US organization’s emergency lending and relief program. The funds are being given to businesses in order to help them sustain their operations, following… Read More

COVID-19 Relief: US-based Fintech Wellpay to Help Individuals Burdened by Medical Bills Due to Coronavirus Crisis

California-headquartered Wellpay, a Fintech service provider for the healthcare sector, recently revealed that it will be accelerating its planned public launch, in order to help individuals who may be burdened by huge medical bills due to the health and financial crisis created by COVID-19. The… Read More

US-based Fintech Blackhawk Network Acquires SVM, a Global Provider of Gift Cards for Oil Companies, Restaurants, Hotels

US-based Fintech firm Blackhawk Network, a global branded payments solution provider, has acquired all SVM divisions, which include SVM Cards, SVM Payments and SVM Global. Established in 1997, SVM is a multinational provider of various gift card packages for businesses. The firm’s clients reportedly include… Read More

COVID-19 Relief: Payments Giant Square to Add Feature Allowing Users to Directly Access Stimulus Funds from their Cash App Accounts

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) confirmed on April 10, 2020 that it would be providing a tool for eligible American citizens and residents who don’t normally submit tax return documents, so that they can get access to government Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related stimulus funds. Soon after… Read More

U.S. Insurtech Kin Insurance Announces New Partnership With Cape Analytics

U.S. insurtech startup Kin Insurance announced earlier this week it has expanded its partnership with property data platform Cape Analytics to improve its online insurance experience with predictive property insights. Through the partnership, Cape Analytics is reportedly providing Kin with the most comprehensive, timely, and… Read More

Biz2Credit’s SBA Platform Biz2X Now Offering Free Access to Community Banks & Credit Unions

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Friday its Biz2X platform is now being offered free of charge to banks and credit unions with assets under $10 billion that are offering CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. As previously reported, the Biz2X platform enables… Read More

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