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SeedFi closes on $65M to help financially struggling Americans get ahead

Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and struggle to get out of a debt cycle. One startup is developing financial products targeted toward this segment of the population, with the goal of

Buy now, pay later to be regulated in the UK

Following a government review, the U.K.’s financial services regulator will be instructed to regulate the buy now, pay later industry made popular by companies such as Klarna and AfterPay (known

PrimaHealth Credit offers a buy-now, pay-later lending service for elective procedures

The Newport Beach, California-based healthcare lending service PrimaHealth Credit is now pitching point-of-sale lending services for elective medical procedures. Taking the kinds of financial lending

Slice raises $6M to help young Indians pay digitally and build credit score

The streets of Koramangala, one of the largest neighborhoods in Bangalore, are plastered with hoardings and banners of digital payment services. Every few steps, you find a bank, and offices of fintec

PrimaHealth Credit will now lend to borrowers looking to pay for addiction treatment

PrimaHealth Credit, which offers loans to borrowers to pay for medical treatment, is expanding its pitch to cover addiction treatment centers. Currently, PrimaHealth offers loans for elective healthca

Credit Sesame, a platform for managing loans and credit scores, picks up $43M en route to IPO

Household debt in the U.S. continues to rise and as of this year now stands at nearly $14 trillion. Now, one of the startups that’s building tools to help consumers better cope with that is anno

Credit Karma glitch exposed users to other people’s accounts

Users of credit monitoring site Credit Karma have complained that they were served other people’s account information when they logged in. Many took to a Reddit thread and complained on Twitter

Using Spotify and Netflix payments to build your credit score? Grow Credit has a service for that.

Can subscriptions and everyday payments be used to help build or rebuild a credit score? The Los Angeles-based Grow Credit thinks so. The service, which launched earlier this month, is one of the slew

WeChat is quietly ranking user behavior to play catch-up with Alibaba

More than one billion people leave behind trails of information on WeChat every day as they use the messenger to chat, read, shop, hail rides, rent umbrellas and run many other errands. And the Tencen

Update: Petal’s no-fee credit card for the credit score-less is now open to the public

This post was updated to correct the names of the company’s founders and the fact that Petal makes money off of the interest payments its customers make.  Petal, the startup credit card company

Alibaba’s Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax

Ant Financial has denied claims that it covertly raided Equifax — the U.S. credit firm that was hit by a hack last year — to grab information, including code, confidential data and documen

Credit Karma acquires mortgage platform Approved

Credit Karma, the service best known for providing free credit score monitoring and other financial advice (mostly to millennials), is getting into the mortgage business. The company today announced

Kredivo raises $30M to build a digital credit card for Southeast Asia

FinAccel, a Southeast Asia-based startup that offers a digital credit card service in Indonesia, has closed a $30 million Series B round as it begins to consider overseas expansion. The company launch

Deserve raises $12 million for a credit card targeting college students

Most young adults don’t have credit cards these days. Many of them are concerned about accruing debt. Others are finding it difficult to build credit. A handful of startups are now focused on b

Intuit’s Turbo wants to help you better understand your financial health

Few companies have more data about the financial health of individuals in the U.S. than Intuit, thanks to its TurboTax, Mint and QuickBooks tools. For the longest time, though, the company didn’