Disruptors

Plaid launches real-time updates on account activity

09/01/20

Banks that work with the data aggregator will tell it when account updates are ready, so it can refresh fintech (or bank) apps immediately.

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Google checking accounts, debt collection tech, PPP loan sell-off: Top stories of the week

08/07/20

Why banks want in on Google checking accounts; readying new tech tools to tackle anticipated rise in delinquencies; more institutions opt to sell PPP loans as heavy lifting nears; and more from this week’s most-read stories.

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Which fintechs will survive the pandemic?

07/20/20

Business models and adaptability will determine the success — or failure — of financial technology companies as they deal with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Varo Money gets new backers and closer to bank charter

06/03/20

The mobile bank raised $241 million in its Series D round of funding, and expects to receive approval from regulators to become a nationally chartered bank this summer.

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Shopify unveils plan to offer banking services to merchants

05/20/20

The global e-commerce site is rolling out a suite of banking tools for its growing U.S. user base later this year that will help them bank and manage their businesses all in one spot.

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Servicers get flak, Bisignano’s Fiserv play, lenders on PPP hook: Top stories of the week

05/15/20

Complaints to the CFPB hit an all-time high, with mortgage servicers getting much of the fire; Frank Bisignano details his priorities as Fiserv’s new CEO; lenders worry they could be stuck with billions in Paycheck Protection Program loans; and more from this week’s most-read stories.

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U.K. challenger bank Monzo applies for U.S. banking license

04/24/20

The neobank, which has been operating in the U.S. since last year with partner Sutton Bank, hopes to get a bank charter within two years.

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Challenger bank Revolut launches in the U.S.

03/24/20

The mobile-only bank offers many standard neobank features and some added payment options.

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Can newcomer Level stand out in a sea of challenger banks?

03/08/20

The all-digital bank is hoping to win over consumers with above-average savings rates and more detailed analysis of their spending habits.

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Nearly all age groups say they’d bank with tech giants

02/25/20

In every segment except people older than 64, a majority would consider banking with Apple, Google, Amazon or Facebook, a new survey finds.

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