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CFPB clears way for regulatory clarity (?)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its policy statement on No-Action Letters (NALs), ostensibly enabling financial...

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Jon Steinberg launches "CNBC for millennials"

The former President of BuzzFeed announced the launch of his new venture Cheddar, backed by $3m in funding. Cheddar is a video platform...

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Zhong An looking at 2016 IPO

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UK P2P Lending Grows Over 80% Percent in 2015

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FinLab applications are now open!

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'Real' Drama As Fundrise Fires CFO

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JPMorgan Chase To Roll Out eATMs

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Venmo Joins 3 Comma Club

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FTV Capital to invest $76 mln in StoneEagle

Dallas based, B2B payments company, StoneEagle, raised $76m from FTV Capital. 

FTV Capital has invested $76 million in StoneEagle Services. Andy Roberts was named StoneEagle’s CEO while existing StoneEagle management...…

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The Plot to Kill the $100 Bill

Is this the beginning of the end for cash? Former Treasury SecretaryLawrence H. Summers wants to stop printing anymore $100 bills. The...

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Break Up the Big Banks? Do This First

The too-big-to-fail debate has moved beyond a simple argument over whether banks should be broken up just because of their size. True,...

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80% Of Zenefits Deals In Washington State Done By Unlicensed Brokers

Data obtained by BuzzFeed News shows the extent to which the company apparently flouted the state’s insurance law.

In Washington state, where Zenefits is currently under regulatory scrutiny, 83% of the insurance policies sold or serviced by the company...…

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AngelList 2015 and other interesting facts

AngelList released their 2015 report this week.

Over $160M raised online for 441 startups via 3,379 investors

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SwervePay raises $10M to support text-based medical bill payment system

SwervePay, a Chicago-based company that lets patients pay medical bills through texts, has raised $10 million in funding.

He said providers using SwervePay typically see an increase of 20 to 30 percent in the rate of paid bills. The app integrates with...…

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Xignite rakes in $20.5m Series C

Equity markets in Asia may be slowing down, but demand for Xignite's cloud-based market data solutions in the region certainly isn't. 

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Uber Cashing In On Cash Payments

One reason for Uber's success is that it removed the friction and pain of paying for a taxi. However a service that requires a mobile...

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UK sets out open banking API framework

In November of last year the government of the UK set up the Open Banking Working Group (OBWG) to explore how banks and fintech firms can...

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The Rich Are Already Using Robo-Advisers, and That Scares Banks

Millennials and small investors aren’t the only ones using robo-advisers. Poeple with much larger portfolios are also trying them out. 

At Charles Schwab Corp., about 15 percent of those in automated portfolios have at least $1 million at the company. “It’s real money...…

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Just how upfront are UK crowdfunders being with their investors?

Will we see more accusations of foul play by crowd funding sites now the public equity markets are in turmoil?

Mr MacKenzie cited an email from Crowdcube, which advised his company: “If we are aiming for £2.5 million as [final campaign] target,...…

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WorldRemit Gets $45M At A $500M Valuation To Grow Its Mobile Money Transfer Business

WorldRemit, the London based money transfer startuphas raised a $45m round from TriplePoint Venture Growth and Silicon Valley Bank, 

In the last year, WorldRemit has been working on licenses to add more sending regions to its network. It is now active in some 40 U.S....…

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SoFi is making a big bet on a Super Bowl ad

Online lender, SoFi, has made a last-minute edit to its Super Bowl commercial.  The startup received criticism for the final line in its...

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The State Of P2P Lending

TechCrunch highlights the growth of online lenders and gives guidance on where it expects the industry to go in 2016. The article...

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Openfolio's Monthly Report

Openfolio released their January 2016 report, providing investment insights to help you know just how well you were doing this January...

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The State of Venture Capital

Mark Suster, partner at UpFront Ventures, shared the funds' latest survey conducted after surveying 73 LP firms and 150 VC firms. The...

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Aha! A Dollars and Cents Reason to Lose Weight

Financial adviser Carolyn McClanahan shows clients how the cost of life insurance varies based on weight and smoking status. Although we...

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The Life, Death and Rebirth of USAA Ventures

With $100m of dry powder, USAA is till in market. However one source was heard to say “USAA’s top priority now is defending itself from...

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