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Upgrade Doubles Down on Digital Banking

24 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Another credit-focused startup that has been crossing over into digital banking is Upgrade. The coronavirus has pushed up Upgrade's product roadmap and to fuel expansion of its credit card business and launch checking accounts, the firm raised a $40...

Patient Payments Pick Up Speed Amid Pandemic

23 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Cedar, a patient engagement and payments technology platform, has raised $102 million Series C, including $25 million of debt, to improve the patient experience and boost engagement.Ceadar targets patients and is betting that by improving the experie...

Ellevest Wants to be the Netflix of Personal Finance

22 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Ellevest, the New York City-based robo-adviser for women founded by former finance exec Sallie Krawcheck, has pivoted to a membership-based fee model. For the first time, it’s including a debit card and bank account offered in partnership with Coasta...

OCC to Launch National Payments Charter

20 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

The OCC is looking to launch nationally-applicable charters for payments companies this fall. The news was confirmed by Brian Brooks, Acting Comptroller of the Currency, in a recent interview with the ABA Banking Journal. Brooks argued that a nationa...

Consumers and Fintechs Feel the Pinch from Wirecard’s Collapse

20 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

The fall of Germany-based payments company Wirecard, which filed for insolvency amid an accounting scandal over a missing $2B, is now affecting app users that depend on its payment services. As an issuer and acquirer, Wirecard allows merchants to acc...

Could Your Face Be a Ticket to Enter and Your Form of Payment?

18 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Facial recognition technology has been floating around, loosely adopted, since the early part of the last decade.  Among its popular use cases today is in mobile phones and gadgets as a way for users to conveniently unlock their device. (Though plent...

Air, Food, Water, Shelter, Internet — and Fraud?

18 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

The birth of digital payments helped usher in extensive financial and societal changes: speed and convenience, retailers that don’t require brick and mortar (hi, Amazon), and simplified international transactions, to name a few. But also the elephant...

An Outlook for Proptech

17 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Proptech has come a long way in the last two decades, becoming a robust sector that encompasses far more than online real estate listings, smart-home devices, and platforms to streamline exchanges between renters and property owners. Pre-COVID, there...

A New Kid on the Corporate Venture Block

15 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

At a time when plenty of venture capital dollars have been put on pause, this week we saw the announcement of a new corporate venture investment division from FIS.  FIS Ventures plans to invest $150 million in fintech start-ups over the next thre...

Fintech’s Role When the Economy Shifts From ‘Respond’ to ‘Recover’

15 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FinRev

There’s no shortage of articles and opinions about how fintechs are responding to and will be impacted by the coronavirus-fueled crisis in the near term. But more and more, we’ve seen the commentary shift to a longer-term outlook. The media and thoug...