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What to call "the sharing economy"?

With a Pew Report revealing that the majority of Americans aren't aware of the buzz-terms such as "sharing economy" used by investors,...

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Regulators, mount up.

With specific instances, such as the NYDFS' probe into Lending Club, indicating that regulatory scrutiny of U.S. fintech is increasing,...

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Jamie Dimon: Don't fear the robots

In a podcast with Recode, the JPMorgan CEO reiterates why you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

So, what would Dimon do if he were in charge?: Overhaul immigration. "We are pushing capital and brains out of America today," he...…

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Partnerships: a marriage of convenience

Having already covered how to make a partnership work, we now ask, are current partnerships taking integration far enough?

Ron Shevlin...

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NYDFS to launch further probes post-Lending Club

With Lending Club under the microscope (and the subject of a subpoena by the NYDFS last week regarding loans issued to New Yorkers), more...

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i2iFunding raises $300k angel round

The Noida, Uttar Pradesh, based P2P lender raised the amount from undisclosed angel investors as it seeks to enter into the growing...

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Fund That Flip raises $2m in seed funding

The New York based platform, which allows accredited investors to invest in residential real estate rehab loans, raised the amount to...

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SyndicateRoom raises $4.5m Series A

The London-based equity crowdfunding platform (which became a member of the LSE this year) raised the amount via its own platform at a...

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Penny raises $1.2m in seed funding

The San Francisco based personal finance bot intends to use the amount to develop the product and deepen its pool of machine learning...

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Weidai raises $153m Series C

The Hangzhou based P2P lender raised the amount to continue to expand its platform into consumer loans (it had previously focused on auto...

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BitOasis raises seed funding

The Dubai based provider of bitcoin payment infrastructure raised the undisclosed amount from Wamda Capital, Digital Currency Group and...

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Goalwise raises $1m angel financing

The Bangalore-based personal finance platform raised the amount from an undisclosed investor, and will use it to launch their product...

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Saving Plus raises $3m Series A

The Kuala Lumpur-based provider of financial comparison services has raised the amount to move into a new product area: providing digital...

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Dashlane raises $22.5m Series C

New York based payment security and verification platform raised the amount to continue to develop its product and build out its B2B...

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Transferwise raises $26m Series D

London-based remittance provider raised the amount to expand into new markets including Brazil, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand.

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Wellth raises $2m seed round

New York-based provider of an application that incentivizes positive health behaviour, raised the amount from AXA Strategic Ventures,...

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Expensya raises seed round

The Tunis-based startup, which digitizes company expenses, raised an undisclosed amount from Bpifrance to formally launch their platform,...

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ClearTax raises $2m Seed Round

The New Delhi-based provider of software that enables Indians to file their income tax returns raised the amount from Sequoia and Peter...

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Pleo raises EUR500k seed round

The Copenhagen based provider of expense-tracking smart credit cards raised the amount from Speedinvest

Pleo offers on-demand MasterCard pre-paid virtual cards (for online purchases) and plastic cards (for in-store purchases), alongside a...…

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Citigroup fined $425m for rate-rigging violations

Interesting outcome to the case of Tom Hayes and his manipulation of the Libor whilst working at Citigroup. As Hayes is serving his 11...

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The Purposeful For-Profits

Worldcover is among an emerging class of profit-seeking startups, who have a chance to make a socially-positive impact on a huge scale.

I recently witnessed a tectonic shift in the making, which could lead to massive social impact. At this winter's YC Demo Day...what...…

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Openfolio Launches v.2.0

Following the release of Openfolio 2.0 earlier this week, we're thrilled to say that Apple have chosen to feature them on the front page...

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Venmo is turning our friends into petty jerks

Millennials + fintech = interesting. "One Venmo user told me that a co-worker had invited her to coffee, only to request $3.79 in...

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Tally raises $15m Series A

The San Francisco based provider of an app that helps consumers maintain good credit and avoid excess charges will use the proceeds to...

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Personal Capital raises $75m Series E

The Redwood City, CA based provider of digital wealth management solutions will use the proceeds to continue to scale its existing...

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Properati raises $2m venture round

The Buenos Aires based platform for Latin American real estate will use the proceeds to improve its position in key markets such as...

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Mesitis raises $2.35m venture round

The Singapore based provider of Canopy (a wealth data aggregation and visualization product)  will use the amount to further invest in...

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Renovo raises $25m venture round

The Chicago based real estate lending platform will use the proceeds to grow its platform which offers both short term acquisition and...

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Ceterus raises $4.2m Series A

The Charleston based cloud accounting service raised the amount to expand their tech and sales teams.

The roundw as led by Atlanta-based...

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Inside the Final Days of LendingClub CEO Renaud Laplanche

A good blow-by-blow account in the WSJ of how the Lending Club debacle unfolded. 

The problems occurred shortly thereafter. In March, a LendingClub engineer named Andreas Oesterer informed Mr. Laplanche that he...…

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MCX postpones rollout of Apple Pay rival CurrentC

Consortium led mess at its best! Launched (late) to great fanfare in 2014. Delayed its roll out in 2015. Based on old tech including QR...

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Ex-Citigroup Head Vikram Pandit Gets Back to His Finance Roots

Mr. P’s new investment firm is backed by Comcast -and will seek stakes in more mature financial-services companies.

The venture may reflect a recent shift in deal making: Venture-capital investors lately have been backing off of funding finance and...…

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Blockchain Startup Axoni Hires Ex-Citadel Executive

Thomas Chippas has joined Axoni as COO. Prior to joining Axoni, Thomas was the CEO of Citadel Technology and prior to that was a managing...

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Artivest hires BoA Hedge Fund Strategies head

Artivest, a FinTech Collective portfolio company, has hired Michael Kosoff, a former head of hedge fund strategies at Bank of America...

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Simplee raises $20m Series C

The Palo Alto-based medical billing company raised the amount to expand its network of hospitals in the U.S. 

Investors in the round...

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Fluent raises $1.65m seed round

The New York-based blockchain startup uses the technology to improve supply chains globally. 

Fluent previously raised $850k in November.

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WealthBar Raises $5.5m venture round

Vancouver-based robo advisor is Canada's first and (currently) only online portfolio management service.

The round was led by Nicola...

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Capital Float Raises $25m Series B

The India-based SME lender raised the amount to continue to expand its origination business. 

The round was led by Creation Investments,...

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UK - Singapore announce 'FinTech Bridge'

In an effort to give Asian and European FinTech companies access to each others' markets, the UK's FCA and Singapore's MAS announced the...

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Big Banks use patents to defend innovation

With banks ramping up their innovation divisions and technology spend to ensure they stay ahead of each other, and of disruptive new...

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Why M-Pesa failed in South Africa

M-Pesa was launched in South Africa in 2010 with the hope it could capture a customer base of 10M users in 3yrs. However, 6yrs on the...

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Google Bans Ads for Payday Lenders

When Google used the term "do no evil", they may have been talking about the world of payday loans. The search giant released a post...

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Private Lenders Remodel the Mortgage Market

There is a growing demand from investors to enter the market of privately financed mortgages as a promising asset class. With banks...

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Openfolio: 1/3 investors lost money in April

Drawing on its wide network of investors to create peer benchmarks, Openfolio reveals that 1 in 3 investors lost money in April, with...

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YieldStreet raises $3.7m Seed Round

The New York-based marketplace lender for alternative, asset-backed loans raised the round after operating in stealth mode for a year.

The...

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Azimo raises $15m Venture Round

The London-based remittances company raised the amount from Rakuten's FinTech Fund.

The raise follows Azimo's $20m Series B in June 2015...

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Varo Money raises $27m early-stage round

The San Francisco-based online-only bank raised the amount at an undisclosed valuation to launch its product, with the ultimate aim of...

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Bench raises $16m Series B

The Vancouver-based online bookkeeping service for small businesses and independent contractors raised the amount at an undisclosed...

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View the Space ("VTS") raises $55m Series C

The New York-based commercial real estate management platform was valued at $200m as part of the deal, in a round that was one of the...

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French regulators to launch a fintech sandbox

Following in the footsteps of the UK and US, François Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the Banque de France, announced that its prudential...

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Coinbase and Ripple to get BitLicenses

The licenses, issued by the NYSDFS, permit entities to transmit, receive, store, maintain custody of and act as an exchange for virtual...

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The saga of Craig Wright

On Monday, Australian Craig Wright claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym used by the original architect of bitcoin. 

By Tuesday,...

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China: Flip-Flopping on Fintech?

China is home to multiple fintech giants, from Ant Financial to Lufax, and yet the Chinese government appears to have mixed views on how...

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Insurance brokerage is broken

A terrific read on how the Insurance Agent is going to get disintermediated. It is not without warning though, given the painful buying...

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GM, Lyft to Test Self-Driving Electric Taxis

The hype of the self-driving car continues! General Motors and Lyft will be testing a fleet of self-driving cars that should be seen on...

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FinTech: What “60 Minutes” Left Out

Pymnts.com interesting read on the latest "60 Minutes" fintech focused segment, and what the show forgot to mention regarding the world...

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