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Orchard's online lending ecosystem update: "Lendscape"

Great infographic from Orchard that has changed as new lending platforms have been launched, new verticals targeted, and a growing number...

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South Korea bans fundraising through ICOs

On the heels of China's ICO ban, South Korea's financial regulator said Friday that it will not allow for fundraising through virtual...

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SoftBank Founder Builds an Empire on Debt and Charm

One entrepreneur recently described Masayoshi Son as " kind of like an oracle". With his checkbook, charm and a cutthroat willingness to...

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‘Crypto’ hedge funds spring up in crowded field

Research outfit Autonomous NEXT has counted 68 crypto hedge funds. Their strategies range from investing in ICOs to holding bitcoin and...

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A Missing Piece in China’s Economy: Consumer Credit Ratings

A lack of a single accepted standard, like FICO, is hampering access to credit for some 500 million potential Chinese borrowers.

That’s not good for China’s economy, as the government looks to consumer spending to provide more of the fuel for growth. And, as a rash...…

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Walmart-Jet.com could 'own' online pricing, sources say

Walmart's reputation for low prices partly explains its acquisition of Jet.com, which proved to be a leader in dynamic pricing models for...

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Japan’s big banks plan digital currency launch

A consortium of Japanese banks plan to introduce a digital currency "J Coin" ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as they respond to the...

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The return of the stock picker

The FT's big read this week explores the return of the stock picker after a decade where Index funds have outperformed most equity managers.

But the skies are brightening. In the year to June 2017 over half of all US equity mutual funds outperformed their benchmarks, according...…

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SAP acquires Gigya

Germany based enterprise software giant SAP is reported to have purchased customer identity firm Gigya for a reported $350m. Gigya today...

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Koho raises $8m venture funding

Vancouver based financial management app Koho has raised $8m in new venture funding led by Portag3 Ventures. Koho is behind a smart...

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Stockpile secures $30m Series B

San Francisco based investment advisor Stockpile has raised $30m in Series B funding from investors including Mayfield, Arbor Ventures,...

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Chime raises $18m Series B

San Francisco based fee-less mobile bank Chime has raised $18m in Series B funding led by Cathay Innovation. Without monthly fees or...

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AICoin raises $3m ICO

Geneva based cryptocurrency investment vehicle AICoin has raised $3m through an initial coin offering. AICoin works as a collective...

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Cashplus raises £30m financing

London digital banking company Cashplus has raised £30m in debt financing from the Royal Bank of Scotland. Cashplus offers digital and...

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Lively raises $4.2m Seed round

San Francisco based Health Savings Account (HSA) platform Lively has raised $4.2m in Series Seed funding from investors including...

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Boost Insurance secures $3m Seed funding

NYC based insuretech startup Boost Insurance has raised $3m in Series Seed funding led by Northwest Venture Partners. Boost is a B2B...

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Taxfix raises $2m Seed round

Germany based mobile tax platform Taxfix has raised $2m in Series Seed funding led by Redalpine Venture Partners and Creandum. The...

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Alibaba and Tencent Set Fast Pace in Mobile-Payments Race

In China, QR codes are used widely by smartphone owners to pay bills and make purchases in shops and at vending machines - contributing...

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All Aboard the Digital Train

Matt Miller, CEO of portfolio company Embroker, discusses how digital insurance distribution has the potential to better serve the needs...

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Flood Insurance Is Hard. This Hurricane Site Can Help

When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast 5yrs ago, it blindsided thousands of residents of New York City and beyond who didn’t figure...

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10x Future Technologies secures $46m Series A

London based banking technology company 10x Future Technologies has raised $46m in Series A funding led by Ping An and Oliver Wyman. 10x...

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Repeated Claims Drain Federal Insurance Program

The Wall Street Journal chronicles the financial drain on the federal flood insurance program caused by properties with repeating...

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Activehours raises $39m Series B

Palo Alto based mobile payroll app Activehours has raised $39m in Series B funding led by Andreesen Horowitz. Activehours develops a...

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Macquarie trumps big four with new open banking platform

Macquarie is leading the charge that customers own their own bank data by rolling out the Australian market's first open banking platform...

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The Zebra raises $40m Series B

Texas based auto-insurance comparison site The Zebra has raised $40m in Series B funding led by Accel Partners. Zebra describes itself as...

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Utrust raises $3.5m ICO

Portugal based blockchain payments company Utrust has raised $3.5m in their Initial Coin Offering. UTRUST is the world’s first...

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Clearcover raises $11.5m Series A

Chicago based insuretech company Clearcover has raised $11.5m in Series A funding led by Lightbank. Clearcover is a smarter insurance...

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AlphaFlow secures $4.1m Seed funding

San Francisco based automated real estate investment service AlphaFlow has raised $4.1m in Series Seed funding led by Point 72 Ventures...

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Younited credit raises $47.8m Series F

Paris based crowdlending platform Younited Credit has raised $47.8m in Series F funding from existing investors. Younited Credit provides...

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Luno raises $9m Series B

London based cryptocurrency advisor Luno has raised $9m in Series B funding led by Balderton Capital. Luno makes it safe and easy for...

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iZettle raises $36m funding

Stockholm based mobile payments company iZettle has raised $36m in debt financing from the European Investment Bank. iZettle is...

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Bankera raises €25m pre-ICO

Lithuania based digital bank Bankera has raised €25m in a pre-ICO funding round. Bankera is building a regulated bank for the blockchain...

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Netwealth raises £10m funding

London based online wealth management platform Netwealth has raised £10m in a second round of Angel funding from various angel investors....

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GoCardless raises $22.5m Series D

London based online payments startup GoCardless has raised $22.5m in Series D funding led by Accel Partners. GoCardless is a UK based...

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Finnomena secures $3.2m Series A

Bangkok based investment robo advisor Finnomena has raised $3.2m in Series A funding led by Krungsri Finnovate. Finnomena aim to unlock...

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Branch raises $2m

San Francisco based mobile lender for emerging markets Branch has raised $2m in debt financing from Nabo Capital. Branch eliminates the...

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HomeToken raises $3m pre-ICO

Malaysia based blockchain powered real estate investment platform HomeToken has raised $3 in pre-ICO funding from Southeast Asian...

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Raise secures $50m Series C

Chicago based online gift card marketplace Raise, who acquired portfolio company Slide, has secured $50m in Series C funding led by Accel...

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Ellevest raises $34.6m Series A

New York based investment advisor for women Ellevest has raised $34.6m in Series A funding led by Rethink Impact. The platform tailors...

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PayPal will fully integrate Swift Financial 'over the next year'

A little over one month after revealing plans to acquire the lender, PayPal has announced the deal is now complete. 

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Opponents ready for US payday loan rule

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is expected to release the long-anticipated rule curbing payday lending this week,...

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Bitcoin is likely to split again in November

One faction of the community is pushing for another network upgrade in November to scale, and given the lack of consensus on the move,...

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Petal raises $3.6m Seed funding

New York based credit card-tech company Petal has raised $3.6m in Series Seed funding from investors including Brooklyn Bridge Ventures,...

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Google "accepts" Bitcoin with payment API update

In theory, the new functionality allows anyone that uses Google's Payment Request API to now accept bitcoin in their online stores.

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World Banks can't ignore the bitcoin boom

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) believes central banks will need to figure out whether to issue a digital currency of their...

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dv01 Closes $5.5M Series A Led by OCA Ventures

dv01has provided reporting services for >$10B of marketplace securitizations and will use the new capital to expand analytics...

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Should Equifax Be a Public Utility?

Bloomberg explore the fact that credit bureaus have little incentive to take hackers seriously and discusses if they should indeed become...

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Candor raises $3m Seed funding

Georgia, USA based blockchain leveraged health insurance platform Candor Insurance has raised $3m in Series Seed funding from undisclosed...

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PayJoy raises $6m funding

San Francisco based smartphone-enabled consumer financing platform PayJoy has raised $6m in an undisclosed financing round led by...

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Blackmoon Crypto raises $30m ICO

Russia based Blackmoon Crypto has raised $30m in one day through an Initial Coin Offering. Blackmoon Crypto touts itself as “a one-stop...

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Aventus raises $20m in ICO

London based blockchain ticketing platform Aventus has raised $20m through their Initial Coin Offering. Aventus, which has been dubbed...

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Vemo education raises $7.8m Seed funding

Virginia based student financing company Vemo Education has raised $7.8m in Series Seed funding led by University Ventures and NextGen...

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RealtyShares raises $28m Series C

San Francisco based real estate investment platform RealtyShares has raised $28m in Series C funding led by Cross Creek Advisors....

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YayPay raises $5.3m venture funding

San Francisco based accounts receivable management platform YayPay has raised $5.3m in new venture funding led by QED Investors. YayPay...

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Zeitgold raises €10m Series A

Berlin based financial AI company Zeitgold has raised €10m in Series A funding led by Battery Ventures and Holtzbrinck Ventures. Zeitgold...

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Neyber secures £100m

London based lending platform Neyber has received a £100m investment from Goldman Sachs. Neyber, founded in 2014 and launched in 2015,...

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Braavo Capital raises $70m venture funding

New York based mobile financing firm Braavo Capital has secured $70m in venture funding from Mark 2 Capital. Braavo uses data,...

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Red Dot Payments raises $5.2m Series B

Singapore based payments gateway Red Dot Payments has raised $5.2m in Series B funding from investors GMO Venture Partners, MDI Ventures,...

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Goldman nabs Bond Street group former employees

As Goldman moves from Marcus to now its SMB lending product, the investment bank has hired engineers, product developers, and marketing...

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OCC Acting Comptroller Compares Fintech to Dating

As the OCC explores creating a fintech charter, the acting comptroller has described the process as "dating."  The OCC continues to...

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Why Is North Korea So Interested in Bitcoin?

Fire Eye discussed how North Korea have turned their cyber-intrusion focus towards the world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency. In particular...

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Vestwell CEO named one to watch

Wealthmanagement.com has listed Aaron Schumm, CEO of portfolio company Vestwell as one of their 10 to watch in the world of wealth...

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Equifax CEO: ‘We will make changes’

Equifax's CEO and chairman Richard F. Smith has released a statement regarding the company's massive cybersecurity breach. 

Last Thursday evening we announced a cybersecurity breach potentially impacting 143 million U.S. consumers. It was a painful announcement...…

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Axoni Welcomes Mas Nakachi as Vice President

Portfolio company Axoni has hired Mas Nakachi as their new Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Nakachi is currently a...

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Orchard Platform introduces Deals network

Financial technology solutions provider Orchard Platform has announced the new Deals aspect of its platform. Deals is a global network...

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SoFi CEO Cagney to step down

As the company attempts to move on from the allegations of inappropriate behavior towards women, Mike Cagney will step down as chairman...

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Jamie Dimon says bitcoin is a fraud

While most other Wall Street veterans are embracing the cyptocurrency, the JP Morgan CEO says bitcoin is "worse than tulip bulbs and it...

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Ousted Lending Club chief boosts volumes at new venture

Renaud Laplanche's new venture, Upgrade, is reportedly boosting volumes after launching in April.  The company's loans are funded by half...

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Bitcoin price tanks after report China may shut down exchanges

After rising back from its 20% drop on the ICO ban, crypto prices are plummeted again after local outlet Caixin reports that China is now...

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China bans ICOs for being full of fraud and pyramid schemes

The wild, wild west of fundraising is coming to an end in China after the PBOC issued a notice which forbids not just ICOs but exchanges...

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R3 sues blockchain rival Ripple

R3 are suing rival Ripple alleging that Ripple's CEO tried to terminate 5bn XRP options granted to R3 at a 0.85cent strike price after...

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European Union is joining UN to help refugees use Etheruem

The EU is joining up with the UN to use the Ethereum Blockchain to provide transparent help to refugees. Details of the latest meeting of...

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Satispay raises $21.9m Series B

Italy based payments platform Satispay has raised $21.9m in Series B funding from Shark Bites, Smartclub, Banca Sella Holding and Banca...

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MoneyLion CEO interviewed by Benzinga

Dee Choubey, CEO of portfolio company MoneyLion, recently sat down with Benzinga to discuss MoneyLion's use of AI technology within their...

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Quovo partners with Commonwealth Financial

Portfolio company Quovo has announced a new joint venture with Commonwealth Financial. The company recently upgraded its client portal so...

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Paytm raises $9.3m venture funding

New Delhi based mobile bank Paytm has raised $9.3m in new venture funding led by Vijay Shekhar Sharma. Payments Banks are a new set of...

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Lendingkart raises $10.74m bridge round

India based online financing company Lendingkart has raised $10.74m in a bridge funding round led by Bertelsmann India Investments....

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CreditVidya raises $5m Series B

Mumbai based credit scoring platform CreditVidya has raised $5m in Series B funding led by Matrix Partners. CreditVidya is a startup that...

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Tech Bureau raises $14.7m Series B

Japan based cryptocurrency technology company Tech Bureau has raised $14.7m in Series B funding led by JAFCO Japan and Infoteria...

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Aye Finance raises $6.8m debt financing

India based lender Aye Finance has raised $6.8m in new debt financing from Triodos Bank. Aye Finance lends working capital to customers...

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Vanguard Speaks Softly but Carries a Big Stick

Vanguard has stepped up its corporate engagement activity in the 12 months, holding discussions with more than 900 companies around the...

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UK peer-to-peer lender placed loans via its rivals

RateSetter One of the UK's biggest alternative lenders channelled millions of pounds of investors’ money into investments offered by...

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Vanguard chief dismisses ETF bubble fears

Bill McNabb, head of the $4.5tn asset management Vanguard, has shot down accusations that record breaking inflows into ETF's were helping...

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Massive Equifax data breach may impact half of US population

Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a cyber heist that exposed the social security numbers and other data of about 143...

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Jack Dorsey’s Square Makes a Move Into Banking

Square is planning to offer loans and deposit accounts to small businesses, and will capitalize this new business unit (called Square...

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SoFi responds to sexual harassment and wage lawsuits

Following the two back to back lawsuits in August, CEO Mike Cagney wants to make sure SoFI is raising the bar for its policies,...

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SMB online lending now over 10 years old

OnDeck made its first loan in August 2007 and is now celebrating its 10th year anniversary, loaning over $7bn in capital to more than 70k...

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