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Wealthsimple raised $37m Series B

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Refugee turned fintech chief aims to upend a $444 bn market

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How Credit Karma's CEO Built a Billion-Dollar Brand

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Eagle Alpha raises $1m Series A

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Fumi Technology secures $14.5m Series A

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Stockspot raises $3m Series B

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Next Insurance raises $29m Series A

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Nav raised $13m Series B

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RateGravity raises $2m funding

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Ant Financial's great mobile payment race

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Another China web lender aims for US IPO

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How Banks Can Compete Against an Army of Fintech Startups

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SoftBank in talks to invest $1.4b in India's Paytm

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Bitcoin, Ethereum climb to all-time highs

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Alexa for financial services compliance?

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Morty raises $3m Seed funding

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Morty launches fully-automated mortgage marketplace

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Airwallex raises $13m Series A

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Satispay raises €14m Series B

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Venmo makes moves to monetize

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Trump says he's actively considering breaking up big banks

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Apple’s Cash Hoard Set to Top $250 Billion

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Wells Fargo, JP Morgan wary of auto loans, pack them in bonds

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Trump could target carried interest loophole

The President's team hints that carried-interest,  the rule that allows financial managers at PE firms to pay capital gains tax rate,...

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