Start-up funding

Tired of paying ‘ransom’ to core vendors, two small banks fund new one


The State Bank Group and The Provident Bank are backing Neocova, which focuses on community banks.


Challenger bank tailors rates to encourage savings


HMBradley will assign interest rates according to how much customers set aside from direct deposits each month.


ICBA joins list of banking trade groups backing fintechs


Teslar Software, which supplies community banks with a platform to manage data from different internal systems, received $2 million from the Independent Community Bankers of America.


Small-dollar lending fintech attracts Prudential backing


Aura is one of the few fintechs in the nation to have a Community Development Financial Institution designation from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.


Rana Yared, Goldman Sachs | Most Powerful Women: Next


The investments that Rana Yared's team makes in startups help Goldman Sachs in two ways: Besides earning a profit, the company also uses a lot of the technology the startups develop as part of its internal digital transformation.


Signature Bank launches business to serve venture capital firms


The New York company formed the nationwide group after hiring a team of former Square 1 bankers.


Banks on guard for credit glitches in tech sector


Some lenders, especially in markets like California, are preparing in case of a technology-industry stumble that hurts business, real estate and other loan segments. Whether those fears are well founded is a matter of debate.


Rivalry between two Silicon Valley lenders turns personal


Seven years after James Gutierrez left Oportun Financial and started a competitor, the acrimony sparked by the divorce is coming into public view.


Money keeps flowing to fintechs


Chime, Chart IQ, Starling Bank and several other startups have raised millions of dollars from venture capital and private-equity firms this year. Here's what they plan to do with their haul.


Wells Fargo, PayPal back effort to fund female fintech entrepreneurs


Female startup founders consistently receive far less venture capital money than male founders, but a program by Quesnay is looking to change that.