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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

Fractional home ownership startup Divvy raises $43m series B to build a path from rent to purchase

There is no more important savings asset for most American families than owning a home, but the dream of ownership has turned into a nightmare. Homeownership, which peaked in 2004 at around 70%, hit i

Stripe launches Stripe Capital to make instant loan offers to customers on its platform

A year ago we broke the news that payment giant Stripe was quietly making its first move into business finance by testing a service for advancing cash to existing customers. Now, nearly 12 months on t

Launching out of YC, Blair is aiming to reshape the financing of college tuition

It’s generally agreed that higher education in the United States has gradually become more and more unaffordable. Students are dependent on external financial resources for which many of them do not

Plaid introduces Liabilities to create debt-tracking apps, starting with student loans

Plaid has always been about helping developers build financial applications. Up until now that has involved standard checking and savings, and, more recently, investments. Today, Plaid is introducing

Fintech in Latin America continues to draw big dollars as SoftBank invests $231 million in Creditas

As investors continue to move more aggressively into Latin America’s startup scene, there’s one industry that seems to be drawing more attention than any others — financial services.

Kabbage secures $200M to fuel its AI-based loans platform for small businesses

Kabbage, the AI-based small business loans platform backed by SoftBank and others, is adding more firepower to its lending machine: the Atlanta-based startup has secured an additional $200 million in

First American site bug exposed 885 million sensitive title insurance records

News just in from security reporter Brian Krebs: Fortune 500 real estate insurance giant First American exposed approximately 885 million sensitive records because of a bug in its website. Krebs repor

Startups Weekly: There’s an alternative to raising VC and it’s called revenue-based financing

In this week's newsletter: Amazon takes a bite of Deliveroo and Away packs on $100M

Targeting payday lenders, Branch adds pay-on-demand features for hourly workers

Branch, the scheduling and pay management app for hourly workers, has added a new pay-on-demand service called Pay, which is now available to anyone who downloads the Branch app. It’s an attempt

Affirm’s latest partnership brings its alternative financing to Walmart’s US stores and website

Financial technology company Affirm, which offers consumers an alternative to cash and credit when paying for large purchases, has scored a notable new partner: Walmart. The companies announced this m

Lending startup Portal Finance nabs $200 million for small business loans in Latin America

Latin American small businesses just got a big boost with a new commitment for a $200 million lending joint venture between the Bogota-based startup Portal Finance and Latin America’s largest fi

Payday startups are increasing access to wages, but is “make any day payday” the right choice?

Kristen Berman Contributor Share on Twitter Kristen Berman is the co-founder and CEO of Irrational Labs, a behavioral research and design consultancy. More posts by this contributor Reducing the sprea

Update: Cash-strapped Wonga goes into administration in the UK

Update: That’s it for Wonga’s UK business. The beleaguered payday loans company has just confirmed it’s gone into administration. Although it says its overseas businesses are contin

The dramatic rise and fall of online P2P lending in China

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. When Emily Zhang was interning with a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending firm in the Summer of 20

Indian lending platform Capital Float raises $22M Series C extension from Amazon

Capital Float, the fintech startup that says it is India’s largest online lender, announced today that it has raised $22 million in new funding from Amazon. At the end of last year, reports surfaced

Tesla uses auto leases to raise $546 million in asset backed securities

Tesla is using its car leases as collateral for a big $546 million loan as it turns to debt markets to raise additional cash to combat the blistering burn rate of its auto and energy business, accordi

MoneyLion raises $42M to grow its personal finance platform for the middle class

MoneyLion, the part lending, part savings and part wealth management app targeted at the financial middle class has raised $42M in Series B funding.This brings total equity funding to $67M since being

INSIKT raises $50 million to lend to low-income communities

Loans can be the hardest to get for the people who need them the most. An estimated 45 million Americans don’t have a credit score and others have trouble bringing up their scores, even if the

With new funding, Tuition.io moves from student loan management to student loan repayments

Back in 2014, Tuition.io was pitching itself as a management platform for student loan repayments. Now, three years later the company has raised $7 million in new financing as it moves from loan manag
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