Savings app maker Long Game raises $4M


Long Game uses behavioral economics and the mass popularity of lottery games to redirect lottery spending toward savings.


B of A gives its bot time to become a banker


Bank of America is giving its 'erica' chatbot more time to learn the nuances of language and banking basics. A profanity filter is one recent addition.


As VCs pivot from lenders, case for deposit-side fintech is less clear


Brendan Dickinson of Canaan Partners says PFM startups have deep relationships with customers unlike online lenders, but the revenue model isn't as strong.


The burgeoning business of helping people save


Self Lender and Wela, two fintech startups, are making their marks on the savings app space by providing incentives to users to manage their money wisely.


Add Wells Fargo to list of banks testing predictive budgeting tools


Wells Fargo is piloting features that could help customers boost savings or plan for a trip.


Data aggregator Quovo raises $10M in growth funding


The funding comes as the financial services industry continues to search for safer ways for customers to share their account data with third-party apps.


Predicting low balances will stop overdraft fees, this startup says


The startup Dave (just Dave) sells an app that forecasts short-term bank balances and sends users small-dollar advances when necessary, part of a wave of efforts to improve consumers’ financial health using digital tools.


Wells-Finicity deal furthers data detente


The battle over screen scraping seems to be subsiding into a series of agreements between banks and fintechs using open APIs.


Six standout community bank tech projects


In our recent Community Bank Tech Projects series, we looked at the way a handful of banks chose to invest their precious resources over the last year. Here is a roundup of those projects.


TD and Moven extend partnership to U.S.


MySpend, the app created by TD Bank and Moven, is a hit in Canada. The companies have signed an agreement to extend exclusivity to the U.S.