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Longtime investor and operator Adam Nash says he just launched a new fintech startup

Longtime investor and operator Adam Nash says he just launched a new fintech startup Adam Nash, a Silicon Valley-born-and-bred operator and investor, is back at it again. Today, on his personal blog, he announced that he has started a consumer fintech company that has already garnered initial funding from Ribbit Capital, along […]

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Nordigen introduces free European open banking API

Nordigen introduces free European open banking API Latvian fintech startup Nordigen is switching to a freemium model thanks to a free open banking API. Open banking was supposed to democratize access to banking information, but the company believes banking aggregation APIs from Tink or Plaid are too expensive. Instead, Nordigen thinks it […]

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N26 launches mid-tier subscription plan for €4.90 per month

N26 launches mid-tier subscription plan for €4.90 per month Challenger bank N26 is adding a third subscription product called N26 Smart. N26 Smart is designed to be a mid-tier subscription plan with advanced banking features but without a travel insurance package. In Europe, in addition to the free plan, N26 already provides […]

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Affirm files to go public

Affirm files to go public Affirm, a consumer finance business founded by PayPal mafia member Max Levchin, filed to go public this afternoon. The company’s financial results show that Affirm, which doles out personalized loans on an installment basis to consumers at the point of sale, has an enticing combination of rapidly […]

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Vivid Money raises $17.6 million for its European challenger bank

Vivid Money raises .6 million for its European challenger bank German fintech startup Vivid Money has raised a $17.6 million Series A funding round (€15 million). Ribbit Capital is leading the investment. Today’s funding round gives Vivid Money a valuation of $117 million (€100 million). Vivid Money is quite a young startup […]

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Is fintech’s Series A market hot, or just overhyped?

Is fintech’s Series A market hot, or just overhyped? Ryan Falvey Contributor Share on Twitter Ryan Falvey is co-founder and managing partner at Financial Venture Studio, an early-stage fintech venture capital firm. More posts by this contributor Fintech’s $138 billion opportunity Theo Katsoulis Contributor Share on Twitter Theo Katsoulis is an associate […]

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In the ‘buy now, pay later’ wars, PayPal is primed for dominance

In the ‘buy now, pay later’ wars, PayPal is primed for dominance Stephen Milbank Contributor Share on Twitter Stephen Milbank is the co-founder and Head of Global Strategic Partnerships at Button, a mobile commerce technology company that is powering a commerce-driven internet. The COVID-19 pandemic has already dramatically reshaped how Americans shop, […]

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Upgrade adds rewards program to its credit card

Upgrade adds rewards program to its credit card Fintech startup Upgrade has been quite successful with its two flagship products — a low-cost credit card and personal loans. The company is making its credit card more attractive by adding rewards. Upgrade Card consumers will earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases made with […]

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Financial institutions can support COVID-19 crowdfunding campaigns

Financial institutions can support COVID-19 crowdfunding campaigns Scott Purcell Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Purcell is the CEO and Chief Trust Officer of Prime Trust, an innovative API-enabled B2B open-banking financial solutions provider. The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the financial outlook for millions of people, and continues to […]

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10 Zurich-area investors on Switzerland’s 2020 startup outlook

10 Zurich-area investors on Switzerland’s 2020 startup outlook European entrepreneurs who want to launch startups could do worse than Switzerland. In a report analyzing Europe’s general economic health, cost of doing business, business environment and labor force quality, analysts looked for highly educated populations, strong economies, healthy business environments and relatively low […]

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