Financial Services

Both companies introduced customer-facing solutions and merchant tools and expanded partnerships to make their products more attractive as economic tailwinds die down and competition heats up.

Revised rule guidelines mean online merchants and payment gateways won’t be allowed to save card details, limiting the ability to market products to consumers and potentially adding friction for customers—but it could benefit UPI and mobile wallets.

Small business-focused insurtech Pie edged closer to its full-stack goal, and its rapid user growth underlines its competitive threat to incumbents

US small businesses’ satisfaction fell annually for the second year in a row. Businesses said they feel neglected by their insurers, highlighting the need for more proactive and tailored communication.

Now that it has received a limited license, the upstart plans a region-first approach with dedicated local staff—positioning itself to take over from established players that have cut back their footprints.

Till introduced four new features that help tenants pay their rent with more ease and rewards them for on-time payments so landlords can get paid faster with fewer missed payments—making Till’s platform more useful.

Insured losses and the economic fallout from July’s flood damage highlights how incumbents must tap into insurtech solutions to close the flood insurance coverage gap

The new app gives users better control of their rent and utilities and other housing expenses—and could help the bank tap into a younger cohort.

Trading infrastructure fintech DriveWealth reached a $2.85 billion valuation thanks to the retail investing boom—and we expect it will add crypto trades and embed investing on nonfinancial platforms to drive future growth.

On today's episode, we discuss when we might see a digital "Govcoin," why it matters, and what Amazon, Facebook, and AMC are up to in the world of cryptocurrency. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer research analyst Grace Broadbent and financial technology analyst at Insider Intelligence Victor Chatenay.

The UK launch is its first international crypto expansion and anticipates the company’s super app goal.

Its fresh £14M funding round brings the UK-based newcomer to the capital threshold where operating restrictions end. Now comes the hard part: Distinguishing itself from other banking players.

John Lewis will leverage its trusted brand and larger customer base to launch a robo-advisor with JPMorgan-owned Nutmeg, reducing its reliance on brick- and-mortar to drive revenue.

The incumbent banking giant is teaming up with Simply Business to offer small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) access to insurance coverage. Banks are using partners to provide services that boost customer engagement.

Aspiration's rapid user growth underlines heightened consumer interest in green finance and contrasts with banks—which are missing the mark.

While the US will maintain its uncontested lead as the country with the most fintech unicorns, the next four biggest hubs will switch rankings. Here’s why.

Including linked accounts in Varo Advance underwriting and lifting its $100.00 cap on amounts taken out gives the neobank a tool it can use for future products, plus a shot at adding new borrowers

Crypto exchange Bitpanda—which recently opened a B2B arm—raised $263M, as investors continue to target players that provide infrastructure to third parties.