Articles by: Aliza Hornblass

Top 20 Finance Apps: Xoom Zooms In

Top 20 Finance Apps: Xoom Zooms In

by August 6, 2015 at 10:27 am 1 comment

The top spots in both iOS and Andoird Finance apps remained the same since my last post: Chase Mobile is No. 1 in the iOS store, while Credit Karma is No. 1 in Google Play. The No. 2 spots also remained the same, with Bank of America in the iOS StoreRead More

3 Startups to Watch: Adaxial, Dimes, Beagle Boys

3 Startups to Watch: Adaxial, Dimes, Beagle Boys

by August 5, 2015 at 8:30 am 0 comments

This week’s startups include farming finance management, a second-generation credit card, and a mysterious, intriguing unknown. Adaxial Solutions – Adaxial Solutions provides an analytics platform to guide investment decision-making within agricultural value chains. Its platform connects financial institutions with value chain entities like farmers, input suppliers, aggregators, distributors etc. that needRead More

Hot Hashtag: TD’s #BankHuman 3.0

Hot Hashtag: TD’s #BankHuman 3.0

by August 4, 2015 at 10:12 am 2 comments

This week we’re looking at an upcoming Twitter campaign that builds off one which I have written about before, TD Bank‘s #BankHuman. TD is beginning a new iteration of the #BankHuman campaign. In launching what it calls #BankHuman 3.0 on July 27th, TD said: “[#BankHuman 3.0] centers on what customers needRead More

Top 5 Fintech Rounds: India Reigns Supreme

Top 5 Fintech Rounds: India Reigns Supreme

by August 3, 2015 at 11:01 am 0 comments

India is so hot in fintech funding right now. Two Indian, two Chinese, and one American company make up this week’s list. Online retail and short-term financing were the top venture draws. Flipkart, $700 Million – Flipkart is an online store for the Indian market that offers over 20 million products acrossRead More

3 Startups to Watch: Principly, EdAid, Wayerz

3 Startups to Watch: Principly, EdAid, Wayerz

by July 29, 2015 at 11:48 am 0 comments

This week’s startups to watch take on financial aid for education and optimized hardware for bank operations. Principly – Principly sims to bring modern sensibilities to the traditional concept of a college fund. Its stated mission is “to make college a reality for more kids by empowering families to save smarter andRead More

Hot Hashtag: Bank of America’s #BetterMoneyHabits

Hot Hashtag: Bank of America’s #BetterMoneyHabits

by July 28, 2015 at 1:46 pm 1 comment

Sometimes hashtags get away from you. From Bank of America‘s @BofA_Tips Twitter feed, #BetterMoneyHabits is the hashtag that accompanies links to Bank of America’s curated collection of financial tips. Media is usually attached to these tweets. They’re often cute graphics or short videos containing money facts, such as this oneRead More

Top 5 FinTech Rounds: Marketplace Lenders Keep Piling Up Capital

Top 5 FinTech Rounds: Marketplace Lenders Keep Piling Up Capital

by July 27, 2015 at 12:27 pm 2 comments

Marketplace lenders dominated the FinTech venture capital rounds last week. Money has been pouring into the space as investors hunt desperately for returns. American companies continued their resurgence in the Top 5, with three companies based in New York, California, and Georgia garnering money.   LiftForward, Inc., $250 Million – LiftForward operates aRead More

Top 20 Finance Apps: Apple Watch Bill Pay Climbs in Ranking

Top 20 Finance Apps: Apple Watch Bill Pay Climbs in Ranking

by July 23, 2015 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

While there was some movement in the rankings this week, and an exciting newcomer joined the mix, most apps held their places. The top three spots on both app lists remained the same as last week, with Chase Mobile taking No. 1 in the iOS store and Credit Karma inRead More

3 Startups to Watch: FrankMoney, Text a Loan, TravelersBox

3 Startups to Watch: FrankMoney, Text a Loan, TravelersBox

by July 22, 2015 at 9:15 am 1 comment

This week’s Startups to Watch help solve three consumer problems: seeing how donations get used, getting loans fast, and ditching pesky foreign currency right at the airport. Frank Money  – Frank Money is a public-facing transparent ledger that plugs in to charities’ bank accounts in order to provide donors and contributors withRead More

Hot Hashtag: ICICI’s #livewithoutcashtweet2win

Hot Hashtag: ICICI’s #livewithoutcashtweet2win

by July 21, 2015 at 9:06 am 0 comments

#Livewithoutcashtweet2win is a different type of hashtag than we usually profile in this feature. Rather than a traditional ad campaign, #livewithoutcashtweet2win is the signature hashtag of ICICI Bank’s Live Without Cash contest on Twitter, which it ran throughout the morning today. ICICI Bank has about $103 billion of assets. ICICI postedRead More