Fintech

Robinhood backs down after outcry over checking account

12/15/18

Robinhood Financial has rebranded its service, deleted tweets about its launch and scrubbed the page from its website.

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Calabria's GSE effect, 2019 fintech, Kraninger's CFPB: Top stories of the week

12/14/18

What an FHFA led by Mark Calabria would mean for GSE reform; 7 (realistic) predictions about fintech in 2019; Kathy Kraninger signals new tone atop CFPB; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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ICBA to create online directory of fintech firms

12/14/18

The directory, which will debut next year, should help community banks find potential fintech partners.

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'Jump right in, the shark infested water is just fine': Comments of the week

12/13/18

Readers sound off on fintechs entering the student loan market, the FDIC’s brokered deposit rules and a heated debate over the new CFPB leader.

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Fintech Robinhood will offer checking service promising 3% interest

12/13/18

Robinhood Financial, one of the most valuable private companies in the financial technology space, is rolling out its take on the traditional bank account starting on Thursday.

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Fed, FDIC court banks; Germany seeks to help its banks

12/13/18

The two agencies seek to end the acrimony with the companies they regulate; the government is trying to make it easier for the wounded Deutsche Bank to merge with rival Commerzbank.

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7 (realistic) predictions about fintech in 2019

12/12/18

Even the best technologies take time, making it necessary to rein in expectations about what will happen and won't happen in the coming year.

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Data aggregator Plaid raises $250 million for expansion

12/11/18

Plaid, which moves consumer data between financial institutions and fintechs, could expand overseas as part of a broad growth plan, according to a venture investor.

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Mulvaney's last move at CFPB aims to help fintechs

12/11/18

The agency's departing acting director filed a proposal Monday for a new sandbox that would grant firms a legal safe harbor and "exemptive relief" from enforcement.

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JPMorgan plans tech hires in a country where it's hardly known

12/10/18

JPMorgan Chase is beefing up its technology presence in Israel, joining other global financial firms seeking to benefit from the country's large pool of fintech experts.

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