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Checkr raises $40m Series B

Checkr, a San Francisco-based company that creates APIs enabling employee background checks, is raising the amount at a valuation between...

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GoCardless raises $13m Series C

The London-based payments provider, which enables businesses to accept bank-to-bank payments, will use the proceeds to increase sales and...

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Why we should fear a cashless world

Forcing consumers to go cashless comes with concerns. Those hurt the most could be the poor and small businesses who today rely deeply on...

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Online lender Kreditech closes out Series C at $103M after getting $11M from the IFC

This latest tranche of funding comes from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a division of the World Bank.

Other investors already in the round include PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Amadeus Capital Partners, Värde Partners, HPE Growth Capital...…

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Panel - Fintech in Academia

Empire Startups' April NY Fintech Meetup will explore how higher education is increasingly focusing on financial technology in catering...

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Oaktree, Leumi invest $29m in online lender EZBob

EZbob, the London based online lending platform raised a $29m Series C round, led by Leumi Partners,and Oaktree Capital Management.

EZBob Ltd., which trades as business e-lenders Everline and EZBob, today announced that it has closed its Series C investment round with...…

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Momo raises $28m Series B

The Vietnamese mobile wallet and payments company raised $3m from previous investor Goldman Sachs and $25m from Standard Chartered...

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The last few months have been a dress rehearsal for P2P Lending ahead of a credit cycle turn

Delinquencies are rising in online-originated loans and funding from investors is getting tougher to secure.

Losses on a $126 million deal of loans originated through CircleBack Lending Inc. and put together by Jefferies Group LLC have already...…

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Goldman buys Honest Dollar

The Austin-based company, unlike robo-advisors such as Betterment and Wealthfront, provides retirement plan services for SMBs. Using...

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Gift Cards Feel Pinch of New Rules

Some US retailers are putting restrictions on card purchases, a result of new rules that put them on the hook for fraud. Some merchants...

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Borrowell Raises $6.4m

Lending platform Borrowell has received $6.4m in operating and loan capital from a series of investors including Equitable Bank,...

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Auxmoney Closes Series D

Auxmoney, the German P2P lender, closed a Series D round led by Seven Ventures (the investment arm of ProSiebenSat1), with participation...

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UK Challenger Bank Mondo Crowdfunds £1M In 96 Seconds

Demand for equity investment in the bank was so strong it crashed Crowdcube’s servers on 1 March when the campaign was initially launched.

Demand for equity investment in the bank was so strong it crashed Crowdcube’s servers on 1 March when the campaign was initially...…

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Nutmeg searching for new CEO

Nutmeg, one of the UK's most prominent robo advisors, is reported to be seeking a replacement for its CEO, Nick Hungerford, as it seeks...

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FTV Capital Backs Business-to-Business Payment Processor VPay

StoneEagle Services (VPay), a leading turnkey B2B payments platform, today announced a $76 million from FTV Capital. 

FTV Capital, a growth equity firm with offices in San Francisco and New York, has invested in the StoneEagle Services’ VPay unit, a...…

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