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Gift Card Market Size

Some interesting stats about the gift card market and how it has evolved and grown massively! Interesting numbers on how we all purchase...

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Password Thieves Target E-Giftcard Firm Gyft

Gyft get's hacked highlighting the companys lack of security. Gyft’s user platform suggests the company does not yet offer two-step...

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The night before fintech christmas

This is for sure one of the best (fintech) christmas jingles we've heard.  Very happy to be mentioned next to Andreessen, Kliener TTV and...

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A Shot Across the Bow in Robo Land

NextCapital raises $16m from VC Rt66 and investment managers Alliance Bernstein and John Hancock.  

Two things make NextCapital extremely...

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Giving Gift Cards This Year? Beware These Scams

As shoppers continue purchasing gift cards for friends and families, the growing market is of course attracting scam artists who try and...

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Expect gift cards to be big this holiday season

A recent survey analyzed consumer shopping trends for purchasing digital and physical gift cards from websites and mobile devices....

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KPMG's Fintech 100 Leading Global Innovators 2015

KPMG released its Top 100 list of fintech global innovators. The report does a good job at highlighting the success of fintech companies...

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Sberbank Venture Capital Quietly Shutters after 3yrs

Sberbank quietly shuttered their $100 million corporate venture arm this week having invested $47 million into 11 startups. According to...

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Pave Raises $300 Million In The Latest Online Lending Push

New York based online lender for millennials, Pave, just secured $300m in debt and equity from New York hedge fund Seer Capital, along...

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Top 20 Banking Video Ads of 2015

For those of you who love TV commercials Bank Innovation put together a Top 20 list of the best  TV commercials by Banks in 2015.

Which banks made us laugh, or cry, or just think deeply this year? As Bank Innovation does annually, we rate the Top 20 banking video...…

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Online lenders brace for a rate hike

As expected the FOMC increased interest rates by 25 basis points. Online lenders argue that this rate hike won't impact their business in...

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Brokers and Advisers Fight For Millennials' Money

Fortune, updates and summarizes the battle between the incumbents and millennial focused finance platforms that are trying to take over...

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Sequoia Capital put $35m into healthcare startup, Clover

New Jersey operating, Clover secured a $35m Series B. The round was led by Sequoia with participation from First Round. Clover Health is...

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Chillr closes its Series A round

India based, Chillr raised closed a $7m Series A from Blume Ventures, Uniqorn Ventures, and Sequoia  Capital. Chillr helps customers to...

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Global Payments to Buy Heartland Payment for $4.3 Billion

Two payments processors to combine forces. Global Payments is planning to buy Heartland Payments Systems,for $4.3b. 

ogether, Global Payments and Heartland have about 2.5 million customers, and are expected to have over $1 billion in earnings before...…

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No credit? No problem — if you have a mobile phone

Several new startups have launched with the intent of lending to borrowers based on data gathered from a borrower's phone. This trend is...

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Goldman puts its muscle into tech push

It is not clear what will ultimately emerge from Goldman’s 1.5bn lines of code in production, or the 90 market infrastructure patents —...

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Should You Fear the ETF?

ETFs have been traded for the past 23 years, they're low fees and liquidity have made them a very popular financial product. That being...

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Mapping The Staggering, Sorry State Of U.S. Student Debt

Student debt levels have sky rocketed over the last decade. Fast Company provides an interesting perspective on which cities and states...

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London Startup Curve Raises $2M From Notable Fintech Backers

Curve, the Payments and loyalty startup secured a $2m seed round, led by Speedinvest and Seedcamp. 

Interestingly, the Curve website reads, “Reimagining the card: Meet your next generation of payments after the trusted bankcard.” ...…

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Banking in Congo

Boundless opportunity for banking services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a country with a population between 60m-80m people...

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Forbes - Fintech 50

Forbes released its inaugural list of the 50 most innovate fintech companies in 2015. The list includes a few head scratchers, but it's...

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The Pros and Cons of Social Investing

Social media isn't just for pet peeves anymore – new hubs, like FinTech Collective's portfolio company OpenFolio, make it possible to...

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Wired: Bitcoin's Creator is Australian Craig Steven Wright

This certainly isn't the first time a publication has purported to know the true identity of the mythical Satoshi Nakamoto. Earlier this...

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American Express Backs Mexican Fintech Startup Clip

The latest company facilitating payments and credit and debit card acceptance in emerging markets is the Mexican startup, Clip, which...

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Introducing Embroker, a new approach to insurance

With much excitement we welcome FinTech Collective's new portfolio company tackling the commercial property & casualty space - Embroker....

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Sequoia Invests $13 Million In A Seed Round For Lemonade, Which Is Looking To Transform Insurance

Sequoia Capital just joined the growing trend of Venture Capital funds interested in taking a crunch at the insurance sector. The fund...

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Number26, the Peter Thiel-backed mobile banking startup, expands across E.U. into 6 new markets

Number26, a Peter Thiel-backed German (Berlin based) challenger bank, has announced a major European expansion today, as it launches in...

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Where Fin-Tech Is Struggling With Regulation

Bruce Wallace, chief digital officer of Silicon Valley Bank, was interviewed by the WSJ and asked to expand on his concerns around how...

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UK Mobile-Only Atom Bank Picks Up $128M Led By BBVA

Amid a crowded field, Atom Bank has managed to mix hipster with grey hair pedigree to raise a total of ~$230M. It's founder is Anthony...

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Goldman Sachs Poaches 'Chief Architect' from OnDeck Capital

Goldman snags Greg Berry from Ondeck. At Goldman Greg will become the bank's chief architect. Are banking jobs becoming cool again?

Greg Berry’s engineering resume includes prior stops at Visa and PayPal. Wall Street may be losing the talent war with tech start-ups,...…

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Must Read For Founders: 2015 State of Startups

If you're a founder of a startup you should read this survey from First Round. The survey included responses from over 500 founders who...

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Why Facebook Profiles are Replacing Credit Scores

Startups are using new datasets to assess your credit worthiness.  New lenders are using information pulled from your social activity,...

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Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms

Federal Reserve officials voted 5-0 this week to downsize the Fed's emergency lending powers, in order to prevent the central bank from...

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Lending Flub

OnDeck is going to be providing the technology and the underwriting, while JPMorgan is going to serve up its Chase banking brand, its...

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Kent Collier, Reorg Research: Bankruptcy bulletins

Congratulations Kent on this terrific spread in the FT! FinTech Collective is proud to have been one of the early investors helping you...

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Dimon Says JPMorgan Plans Service With Peer-to-Peer Lender

Mr. Dimon is pushing JPMC (the biggest US bank) to follow in the footsteps of several other banks like RBS, Santander, Citi and WestPac...

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Westpac pilots SME lending with fintech Prospa

Westpac has been quietly piloting a partnership with new Aussie online small business lender Prospa for the past few weeks. Prospa –...

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U.S. Retail Black Friday 2015 - IBM WATSON TREND

IBM Watson ranked the hottest 100 consumer electronics, toys and health and fitness products on Black Friday by scouring 10,000 sources...

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big in the UK too

Shoppers in the UK spent a record £1.1bn with UK online retailers on Black Friday, with analysts forecasting another £934m in sales for...

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Shift Card - The first US-issued bitcoin debit card

Last week Coinbase introduce the first US-issued bitcoin debit card, the Shift Card. The Shift Card is a VISA debit card that currently...

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