There are quite a few startups that market themselves as companies increasing financial literacy and safeguarding customers’ financial health, but there aren’t many of them that keep watch on a user’s credit score in realtime. And even fewer will allow users to take action directly from the app to improve that score. LanternRead More
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It’s a truth universally acknowledged that fintech startups need banks and the services — not to mention the regulatory protections — they offer. Berlin-based “fintech company builder” FinLeap has taken this to its logical conclusion by building a licensed bank for its startups to leverage. The result, called solarisBank, markets itself as aRead More
The seed round for Cheddar, a mobile banking startup, is starting to accelerate. The $200,000 round needs around $38,000 to close, with several investors committing to the company in just the last few days, including Pramod Rustagi, an active angel investor who is a former Intel software engineer. The round is being syndicatedRead More
We offer this new dictum: Context is king when it comes to transaction data — and one new startup is staking its future on that. Today, it is becoming standard in banking for APIs (application programming interfaces) to provide rich contextual data in order to deliver value to developers andRead More