Financial Services

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.

A group of the country’s large banking players is hammering out a deal to jointly operate branches in underserved areas. If the agreement ends with more shuttered locations, it could prompt a backlash.

Retail investors and the investing-curious give Reddit a push: Thanks to January's meme-stock craze, the 16-year-old platform's user growth helped fuel increases in ad revenue, which will help the company dive into international expansion and video.

The new suite of credit cards could help Synchrony bolster its pandemic recovery by tapping into a top spend segment while entrenching itself as a major player for online-focused co-brand cards.

The neobank hit this lofty level on the back of bagging $750 million in new funding. Insider Intelligence examines the bullish and the bearish cases for whether it’s worth it.

An incoming tide of ad revenue swelled the social media platform’s $10B valuation and funding raise of $700M. Here’s how our Fintech and eMarketer analysts say meme stocks helped.

With Pay Later, SMBs can apply for short-term loans and pay them in equal installments—helping Veem carve out a piece of the BNPL market through B2B payments.

Pairing up the fintech’s products for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with the banking giant’s existing suite will give U.S. Bank a formidable lineup to compete with digital challengers like Brex and Square.