A busy month for fintech funding


Here are seven startups that received multimillion-dollar venture capital investments in recent weeks to accelerate the development of banking products and services.


Visa, Mastercard finalize EU card probe with fee cut pledge


Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. ended nearly two decades of European Union antitrust scrutiny with a pact that requires them to reduce fees for foreigners shopping in the region.


Visa weathers stronger U.S. dollar, boosts its profit forecast


Visa Inc. braved a stronger U.S. dollar and a decline in consumer confidence even as its customers’ spending overseas continued to slow during the first three months of the year.


Do paycheck advance apps improve financial health?


Apps that let people access their pay on demand have become wildly popular. Do they solve a problem, or are they Band-Aids?


Large grocery chain widens ban on Visa credit cards


The move by Kroger Co. comes in response to rising interchange fees on Visa's premium credit cards. The cards will be banned at 142 Smith's stores in the western U.S.


Gun policy's a job for government, not banks


Proposals that would have financial firms monitor or refuse to finance certain firearms purchases are misguided, putting the onus on unelected corporations.


Can bank-issued prepaid cards appeal to U.S. crypto market?


One U.K. fintech hopes its cryptocurrency-based prepaid debit card will gain traction with bitcoin and ether enthusiasts here.


Visa stock sale, M&A deal drive profits at First Horizon


Earnings at the holding company for First Tennessee Bank beat expectations even after excluding those one-time factors.


Visa, Mastercard reach $6.2 billion settlement over swipe fees


Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. agreed to pay as much as $6.2 billion to end a long-running price-fixing case brought by merchants over card fees, the largest-ever class action settlement of an antitrust case.


First Horizon to book big 3Q gain from selling Visa stock


The Tennessee regional said the sale should boost quarterly profit by $160 million.