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Battle Over Munis Moves to Senate

A bipartisan group of senators is pushing legislation that would enable municipal bonds to qualify for banks' capital requirements.

Senate legislation would place municipal bonds on the lowest rung of the “high quality liquid assets” category. That means they would be...…

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Muni borrowing costs jump as money market reforms loom

Key interest rate for short term municipal bonds have spiked from effectively zero to 70bps over the last few months.

The jump in Sifma’s rate will hit the $175bn market for variable rate demand notes (VRDNs), or shorter-dated debt carrying a floating...…

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California Suspends ‘Business Relationships’ With Wells Fargo

California, the nation's largest issuer of municipal bonds, has suspended Wells Fargo as an issuer for a period of twelve months.

"Wells Fargo’s venal abuse of its customers by secretly opening unauthorized, illegal accounts illegally extracted millions of dollars...…

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Quovo announces advisor dashboard

New York based FinTech Collective portfolio company has announced the release of their new Advisor Dashboard platform. The new dashboard...

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German insurance giant Allianz invests in online wealth manager MoneyFarm

Allianz has taken a minority stake in Italian digital wealth manager MoneyFarm as it seeks to keep track of the fintech sector.

Cofounder and chairman Paolo Galvani told Business Insider: "We started with the consideration that it's incredibly difficult for someone...…

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Paddle banks $3.2M for an ecommerce platform targeting SaaS startups

Paddle, a b2b ecommerce SaaS start-up announced a $3.2M Series A led by BGF Ventures, with participation from Spring Partners.

Paddle’s slightly less tortuous one-line pitch is that it’s a “platform for software companies to manage checkout, billing, customer...…

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Trunomi raises $3m in funding round

Bermudian-based Trunomi, led by founder and CEO Stuart Lacey, has created technology that can simplify the process of sharing personal...

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MoneyLion launches in Malaysia

FinTech portfolio company MoneyLion is bringing its next-generation personal finance platform to Malaysia to help its consumers gain a...

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Kameo secures $1.2m venture funding

Stockholm based small company loan platform Kameo has raised $1.2m in venture funding led by Norwegian investor Ola Heldal. 

“We started with the idea to lend to any small business owner, but now we have such a inflow from real estate, that we have chosen to...…

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OurCrowd raises $72m Series C

Israel based crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has raised $72m in Series C funding, with a target of reaching $100m. OurCrowd did not...

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FinanceFox secures $28m Series A

Berlin based insurance management startup FinanceFox has closed a $28m Series A funding round led by Horizons Ventures. FinanceFox lets...

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Fiduciary rule threatens fee base

According to the Financial Times, The U.S. Department of Labor's new fiduciary rule will force retirement advisers to shift the assets...

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Point raises $8.4m Series A

Palo Alto based home equity financing company Point has raised $8.4m in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, who also led the...

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Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States in 2015

The 2015 Census report shows that the share of people without health insurance declined in 49 states relative to 2014.

While all States have seen increases in insurance coverage since the ACA’s major coverage provisions took effect in the beginning of...…

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Mobile money shakes up sheep trade in Senegal's Muslim feast

Reuters explores how mobile, cashless payments are making it easier for the sheep trade that supplies an annual Senegal tradition.

The government estimated that 700,000 sheep would be needed this year in Senegal, which is more than 90 percent Muslim. There are not...…

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Fusebill secures $6m Series A

Kanata, Ontario based automated invoicing service Fusebill has raised $6m in Series A funding led by ScaleUp Ventures and Langdell...

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Cermati raises $1.9m Series A

Indonesian based financial e-commerce platform has raised $1.9m of Series A funding led by East Ventures. Cermati is a platform for...

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Brexit banks relocation risk

Vacancy rates for prime real estate space in the business districts of Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam are at the lowest levels in a...

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With $8.5M fundraise, Cozy looks to hire, bolster its software

Portland based rental management software company Cozy has raised an $8.5m Series B led by American Family Ventures.

“We are sitting on a mountain of data that we currently aren’t utilizing,” Zahnd said. “We never had a product manager. We take a...…

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