personal finance

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

MotoRefi raises $10M to keep pedal on auto refinancing growth

A month before the COVID-19 pandemic had spread to North America, auto fintech startup MotoRefi — newly armed with nearly $9 million in venture capital — was preparing to bring its refinancing pla

Mike Cagney is right now testing the boundaries of the US banking system

Founder Mike Cagney is always pushing the envelope, and investors love him for it. Not long after sexual harassment allegations prompted him to leave SoFi, the personal finance company that he co-foun

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

Two-year-old Day One Ventures raises new $52.5M fund to invest in Valley startups

Back in 2018, Day One Ventures launched in Silicon Valley specifically designed to be both a VC and an investor that would also lead marketing and communications for its portfolio. Two years on, Day O

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

Anthos Capital and NBA All-Star Baron Davis back LA-based college tuition savings service, UNest

UNest, a Los Angeles provider of financial planning and savings tools for parents, including college savings plans and other beneficial investment vehicles for various life events, has raised $9 milli

SoFi goes international with acquisition of Hong Kong-based investment app 8 Securities

Consumer financial services platform SoFi is making its first expansion outside of the United States with the acquisition of Hong Kong-based investing app 8 Securities. The terms of the deal were not

Felix Capital closes $300M fund to double down on DTC, break into fintech and make late-stage deals

To kick off 2020, one of Europe’s newer — and more successful — investment firms has closed a fresh, oversubscribed fund, one sign that VC in the region will continue to run strong i

How to build or invest in a startup without paying capital gains tax

You may be able to exclude up to 100% of your federal capital gains taxes from selling the stake in a venture-backed tech startup.

Where top VCs are investing in fintech

Over the past several years, ‘fintech’ has quietly become the unsung darling of venture. A rapidly swelling pool of new startups is taking aim at the large incumbent institutions, complex

Patch Homes locks in $5M Series A to give homeowners financial freedom without debt

Home ownership has long been touted as the American dream. But rising rates of mortgage debt and student loan debt are making the pursuit of home ownership a nightmare. Debt-burdened individuals or 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

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

Mobile messaging financial advisory service Stackin’ adds banking features and raises cash

When Stackin’ initially pitched itself as part of the Techstars Los Angeles accelerator program two years ago, the company was a video platform for financial advice targeting a millennial audien

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

Tally’s Jason Brown on fintech’s first debt roboadvisor and an automated financial future

Yesterday, Tally, the startup looking to automate consumers financial lives, announced it had raised a $50 million Series C round led by Andreessen Horowitz and with participation from Valley heavy hi

After Equifax breach, US watchdog says agencies aren’t properly verifying identities

A federal watchdog says the government should stop relying on the credit agencies to verify the identifies of those using government services. In a report out this week, the the Government Accountabil

Student loan refinancing startup Splash Financial raises $4.3 million

Splash Financial, a Cleveland-based startup that has partnered with the Pentagon Federal Credit Union to refinance student loans, has raised $4.3 million in a round of venture financing. The round was
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