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Regulator Moves to Create New Fintech Framework

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is intended to issue a white paper this week, aimed at kicking off discussions on how best...

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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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AngelList produces its first unicorn

In early March, it was reported that Cruise Automation, the San Francisco based autonomous vehicle technology developer, had been...

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Apple Pay is moving online and taking on PayPal

With Apple Pay already available as a payment method on apps including Uber and in chains such as Duane Reade, Apple has announced it is...

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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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Spy tactics can spot consumer trends

This FT Article explores some of the businesses that have been started by former spies to track everything from ships for hedge fund...

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StreetShares raises $4.5m Series A

The Reston, Va.-based P2P lender focusing on veterans and small businesses will use the funds to further expand its platform.

The round...

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LendInvest raises £17m Series B

Following on from its £22m Series A last June, the round took the London-based, buy-to-let financing platform's total institutional...

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PitchBook's 2016 VC Founders Bracket

For those of you left less-than-satisfied by the Basketball outcomes so far, PitchBook has decided to create an alternative Tournament:...

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Next Insurance attracts $13 mln seed

Palo Alto based online insurance company for SMBs, Next Insurance, secured $13m in series seed funding led by Ribbit Capital, Zeev...

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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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The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street

Analytics companies are transforming finance. By 2026, it's estimated that between 33% and 50% of finance employees will lose their jobs...

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Retail Banking: In tech we trust

A new report by the Economist surveyed 203 global banking executives to understand the challenges and changes they face. Over one-half...

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Uber Will Instantly Pay Drivers In Need

We were waiting for this to happen. Especially since Uber competitor, Lyft, announced it's own quick cashout platform called Express Pay...

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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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Here are 10 startups going to FinTech 'bootcamp'

Congrats to StartupBootcamp's first fintech NYC program. Ten teams from around the world were selected to be a part of the inaugural...

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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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Citigroup to Millennial Bankers: Take a Year Off

Is this Wall Streets new tactic to maintain smart employees from burning out and running on to new adventures? Perhaps incumbents are...

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Alternative lending: friends in need

If a few weeks ago the talk was about how social media data shouldn't be used for underwriting loans (or at least it would be frowned...

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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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RBS sheds 220 jobs as robo-advice increases

In a reminder that robo advisory is not just the provenance of startups, RBS has announced that it is increasing its emphasis on...

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FTV Capital to exit CardConnect

CardConnect, King of Prussia, PA. based payment processing and technology solutions provider was acquired by blank check company FinTech...

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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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WeWork Targets Asia as Valuation Hits $16 Billion

The New York based office space company, WeWork, can't be stopped. The six year old company's most recent raise of $430m on a $16b...

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The Pulse of Fintech, 2015 in Review

KPMG released their quarterlyanalysis of global venture capital trends in the fintech sector. According to the report, in 2015 the global...

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The future of banking, imagined and charted

Deloitte Center for Financial Services released their “Banking reimagined” report last week. As part of the report, they “engaged in a...

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Startup Oscar Posts $105m Obamacare Loss in 2015

Oscar’s losses stem from being a startup, costlier customers and a shortfall in government programs. Oscar had to participate in...

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Solar financing platform Wunder raises $3.6M

Very happy to have Wunder Capital join FinTech Collective's portfolio! Wunder provides solar financing for medium-sized businesses, a...

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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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Bob Diamond to acquire Barclays' Africa business?

With Barclays' announcement earlier this week that it intends to exit its Africa business, speculation is already rife that a familiar...

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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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BlackRock: Brexit would be a mistake

Financial institutions continue to unanimously warn of the negative consequences should the UK leave the EU. 

BlackRock is the latest to...

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London's tech sector: Don't leave the EU

The stance of financial institutions (global and British) is well-known, but what do other sectors think about a potential Brexit?

In a...

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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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Jamie Dimon on Finance: ‘Who Owns the Future?’

Jamie Dimon - 60yrs old and CEO of JPMC for 10yrs, riffs on what the future of finance will look like. Will Silicon Valley challenge Wall...

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