Y Combinator President Sam Altman knows fintech — he helped Green Dot build GoBank, after all. So when only two fintech startups made it to the stage yesterday at Day 1 of its Summer Demo Day(s) 2016, we took notice. But today 10 of the 48 demoing companies are fintech-focused,Read More
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Uber announced today that the Instant Pay option for its drivers has been extended to nearly all U.S. debit cards, with the help of MasterCard Send and Green Dot, the operator of the mobile-first bank GoBank. “The expansion offers frictionless, elegant service to Uber, which is the poster child for the on-demand market,” said GreenRead More
GoBank launched an account for the “gig economy” in March, and its first test case was the rideshare giant Uber. Yesterday, for the first time, Green Dot, which owns and operates GoBank, revealed some usage numbers on the accounts. The program is used by 80 thousand drivers, Green Dot CEO Steve StreitRead More
Prepaid card issuer Green Dot, which announced a partnership with Uber to provide bank accounts to drivers last March, announced an addition to its Instant Pay functionality yesterday. Green Dot sells its own brand of prepaid cards and provides the backend for the Walmart Moneycard. But it is also a bank, and offers full-featuredRead More
“Fail fast, fail cheap.” The words were spoken at Bank Innovation 2016 by Marley Gray, director of strategy for cloud and enterprise blockchain at Microsoft, but he was echoing a theme that reverberated throughout the entire conference. In other words, when JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon said “Silicon Valley is coming,” heRead More
GoBank … that’s that mobile bank account from Green Dot, right? The unprofitable offspring of the industry-leading prepaid card? Turns out it’s much more than that. The technology running GoBank, partially inherited from the Sam Altman-led startup Loopt, acquired by Green Dot in 2012, now underlies the entire Green DotRead More
Steve Streit, CEO of prepaid card issuer Green Dot Corp., will participate in a fireside chat at Bank Innovation 2016 on March 1 in Seattle. Green Dot issued its first prepaid cards in 2000, and went public in 2010. In 2011, the FDIC approved Green Dot’s $15-million purchase of Bonneville Bancorp, a single-branch bank in Utah.
Prepaid player Green Dot is stepping into the lending game with a marketplace for loans. The move will happen in 2016, CEO Steve Streit announced yesterday at the US Treasury Financial Inclusion Forum in Washington, D.C. The marketplace, to be called Green Dot Money, will leverage Green Dot technology to matchRead More
Card.com is focusing on the CEOS and CFOs of America — meaning mothers. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based prepaid card provider announced a Series C raise of $9 million yesterday, which will enable it to build out a host of new features in 2016, according to CEO Ben Katz, a Green DotRead More
Green Dot is moving into the small business space with the launch of GoBusiness, a version of the mobile bank account GoBank designed for use by employees in the on-demand economy. This initiative, announced on today’s earning call, should not be confused with Mastercard’s Australia-based Go Business service. Its preciseRead More