Tagged: us

10 High-Potential Fintech Firms Chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York

Ten high-potential technology firms have reportedly been chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York. As noted in the announcement (published on April 7, 2021), Fintech solutions aim to leverage AI and advanced data analytics to “address key industry challenges including sustainability.” As mentioned… Read More

CME Group to Expand Crypto Derivatives Offering with New Micro Bitcoin Futures Contract, Pending Regulatory Approval

CME Group, one of the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, recently revealed that it would be expanding its suite of cryptocurrency derivatives with the launch of a new Micro Bitcoin futures contract on May 3, 2021 (subject to regulatory review and approval). Micro… Read More

Neobanking Fintech StashFin Secures $40M via Series B Extension led by Prominent Global Investros

Singapore-headquartered neo-banking platform StashFin has finalized a Series B extension equity financing valued at $40 million from several international investors. New investors taking part in StashFin‘s investment round included Altara Ventures and Uncorrelated Ventures along with contributions from investors such as Integrated Capital, Kravis Investment… Read More

Court Enters Order Authorizing IRS to Serve John Doe Summons on Fintech Circle to Obtain Info on US Taxpayers’ Crypto Transactions

A federal court in the District of Massachusetts recently entered an order that authorizes the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve a John Doe summons on Circle Internet Financial Inc., “or its predecessors, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates, including Poloniex LLC.” According to a release,… Read More

Dan Burstein from Paxos Reveals how the Firm Is the “Most Trusted” Operator in Digital Asset Infrastructure Space

Dan Burstein, General Counsel at Paxos, claims in a blog post that the company is the “most trusted” operator in the digital asset infrastructure space. Burstein explains that trustworthiness is key to their business model and overall success at Paxos. They believe that by serving… Read More

Spiral Acquires $14M in Capital and Launches a Banking App for Charitable Causes, and Individuals “Committed to Giving”

Spiral, the banking solution developed specifically for the charitable sector, revealed on April 1, 2021 that it has acquired $14 million in capital via a round led by venture group Team8 along with with participation from Communitas Capital, Phoenix, Nidoco AB, MTVO, and several other … Read More

Open Banking in the US Is Popular with those Earning $250k+ and Younger Generations: Report

Open Banking adoption or usage in the US has been increasing due to a significant rise in customer demand and growing pressure or competition. This, according to a recent from the Financial Technology (FT) Partners. As noted in a report titled, Open Banking: Rearchitecting the… Read More

Centre Consortium, Formed by Fintech Circle and Coinbase, Reports USDC Stablecoin Crosses $11B

The Centre Consortium, an entity established by global Fintech firm Circle and Coinbase, reports that the first quarter of this year has been one of “explosive growth” for Centre and for the USDC stablecoin, which is the world’s “most trusted” stablecoin (according to Centre Consortium)…. Read More

Chain of Events Update from Blockchain.com Reveals that it Supports Instant Transfers in the US and Faster Payments in the UK

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, trading platform and block explorer service that recently acquired an additional $300 million in capital, notes that in the crypto space, “one month can feel like an entire quarter — a lot happens.” Blockchain.com points out… Read More

BNPL Fintech Affirm Partners Digital Commerce Investor Clearbanc to Provide Financial Tools for Businesses

Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL Fintech Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM), which is now a “remote-first” company with most of its roles being carried out anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec), has teamed up with Clearbanc in order to help clients power… Read More

Fiserv Enters Agreement with Fintech Pineapple Payments to Extend Delivery of Innovative Solutions to Merchants

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, announced on Thursday (March 25, 2021) that it had entered an agreement with Pittsburgh’s Fintech Pineapple Payments. The terms of the deal have not been shared publicly. Established in 2016, Pineapple… Read More

Tax Preparation Firm H&R Block Is Reportedly Planning to Offer Digital Financial Services to Middle-Income Households

Tax preparation service provider H&R Block had been working with external banking platforms, however, the company is now planning to offer digital financial services to middle-income US households. The Kansas City headquartered company has been focused on supporting its clients by helping them deposit their… Read More

Bank Closures Continue Across the Globe, as Digital or Online Banking Becomes the Norm in Post COVID World

George Holland, Mayor of Moorhead, Mississippi, recalls the feeling he experienced when  Regions Bank announced it was shutting down its physical branch in his town just a few years back. As reported by NPR, Holland noted that it was the only banking service provider in… Read More

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

Marketplace Lender Prosper Releases Quarterly Investor Update, Borrower Rates on Platform Higher than Pre-Pandemic Levels

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, recently shared their Quarterly Investor Update – Q1 2021. Ashish Gupta, the Chief Credit Officer at Prosper Marketplace, writes in a blog post that the company… Read More

Digital Assets Firm Gemini Reports that $1 Billion in Loans have been Originated via Gemini Earn

US-based digital assets firm Gemini reports that their clients are now “collectively earning interest” on over $1 billion worth of loans that have been originated via Gemini Earn. The company reveals that they’ve reached this milestone just 2 months after the introduction of Gemini Earn… Read More

Digital Banking Unicorn Revolut Launches Revolut Business in All 50 US States

Digital banking challenger Revolut confirms that Revolut Business is now live in the United States. Elizabeth McGrath from Revolut writes in a blog post that Revolut Business is available in all 50 US states, as of March 25, 2021. McGrath explains that Revolut Business “gives… Read More

Kraken Claims Over 7 Million Clients Globally, Kraken Bank Execs Share Latest Crypto Industry Insights

US-based crypto-assets firm Kraken asks when was the last time that a banking institution actually put customer requirements, security and “open access to all” first? David Kinitsky, Kraken Bank CEO, has shared reasons why customers require a “customized” banking structure that “modernizes” the products and… Read More

Digital Lending Software Provider Blend Explains What’s Required to Offer Best Online Banking Experience

The team at Blend, which provides digital lending technology, has shared some important features which can help provide “the best online banking experience.” As noted in a blog post by Blend, online banking clients are increasingly expecting interactions to be a lot simpler, faster, and… Read More

Tokenized Real Estate Market Stays Above $27 Million, As Security Token Space Continues to Evolve: Report

The Security Token Group (STG), which aims to support the development of blockchain-based security tokens, recently published their February edition of the Security Token Market Real Estate Report. The Security Token Group noted in a blog posted released on March 22, 2021 that as we… Read More

Send this to a friend