financial services

Cashless payments are growing faster in India than just about anywhere else

Cashless payments are growing faster in India than just about anywhere else

The shift is attracting tech companies, backed by deep-pocketed foreign investors.

How AI and Facial Recognition Are Impacting the Future of Banking

Is your PIN about to be replaced by your face?
Even with a mere 10% salary hike, Indians will top Asia Pacific in 2020

Where top VCs are investing in fintech

Over the past several years, ‘fintech’ has quietly become the unsung darling of venture. A rapidly swelling pool of new startups is taking aim at the large incumbent institutions, complex processes
Travelers to China can finally experience its cashless economy like a local

Travelers to China can finally experience its cashless economy like a local

Short-term visitors to mainland China can download a version of the Alipay app to pay for things using QR codes.
Investors aren’t moved by Uber’s shift into banking

Investors aren’t moved by Uber’s shift into banking

Uber is burning through cash quickly, and payments operations can take years to gain momentum.

Venmo launches a rewards program offering up to 5% back at Target, Sephora, Dunkin’ & Wendy’s

Amid increased competition in the digital payments space, Venmo today announced its first-ever rewards program, Venmo Rewards, which will allow users to earn automatic cash back on purchases when they
American Cancer Society’s online store infected with credit card stealing malware

American Cancer Society’s online store infected with credit card stealing malware

The American Cancer Society’s online store has become the latest victim of credit card-stealing malware. Security researcher Willem de Groot found the malware on the organization’s store website,
Meet Bespoke Financial, a lender for cannabis companies backed by Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital

Meet Bespoke Financial, a lender for cannabis companies backed by Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital

Bespoke Financial wants to provide cannabis businesses with the same kind of financial services that other businesses get, but that dispensaries and growers can’t yet access. The regulations around

Helping banks refine sales pitches and customer service, Minneapolis-based Total Expert raises $52 million

It’s no secret that the art of customer service in the modern era is something that banks desperately need help with. One of the reasons challenger banks have been able to find acceptance, new
Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t realize other people don’t have money

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t realize other people don’t have money

Not everyone is the eighth-richest person in the world. How are you supposed to use Libra if you can't afford a phone?

Report: WeWork expected to cut 500 tech roles

After postponing its IPO, WeWork is making big cuts.

PayPal is the first company to drop out of the Facebook-led Libra Association

PayPal has become the first company to walk away officially from Facebook’s Libra, a cryptocurrency and related association that it announced earlier this year with a chain of nearly 30 big names

Meet Vise AI, the startup reimagining portfolio management

This TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield startup wants to upend Wall Street's antiquated wealth management system.
Rapyd raises $100 million for mobile and web payment services

Rapyd raises $100 million for mobile and web payment services

Rapyd, a company developing a robust suite of digital payments solutions for companies globally, has raised $100 million in venture capital.
Upstart banking company Dave is now worth $1 billion, as Norwest puts in $50 million

Upstart banking company Dave is now worth $1 billion, as Norwest puts in $50 million

Two years after the Los Angeles-based fintech startup Dave launched with a suite of money management tools to save consumers from overdraft fees, the company is now worth $1 billion thanks to a
IEX’s Katsuyama is no flash in the pan

IEX’s Katsuyama is no flash in the pan

When you watch a commercial for one of the major stock exchanges, you are welcomed into a world of fast-moving, slick images full of glistening buildings, lush crops and happy people. They are
Plaid announces strategic investment from Mastercard and Visa

Plaid announces strategic investment from Mastercard and Visa

When Plaid announced its $250 million Series C investment last year, it left out a couple of key investors. Today it revealed that Mastercard and Visa quietly participated in the round. For a company

America’s largest companies push for federal online privacy laws to circumvent state regulatory efforts

As California moves ahead with what would be the most restrictive online privacy laws in the nation, the chief executives of some of the nation’s largest companies are taking their case to the