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Sava, a spend management platform for African businesses, gets $2M pre-seed backing

When Yoeal Haile started Aspira, a lending service, in 2017, he wanted to give Kenyans more choice about buying stuff on credit. The business...

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Fintech Kasheesh wants financially strained customers to say ‘bye’ to BNPL

Kasheesh just raised $5.5 million in funding for its multi-card payment solution from investors including NFL's Odell Beckham Jr

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American Express announces its first US crypto rewards credit card

The credit card giant is launching its crypto offering following similar launches from competitors MasterCard and Visa.

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Juni jumps on $206M to help e-commerce players manage their own money better

The e-commerce market is on track to pass $5.5 trillion in revenues this year, which speaks not only to how much consumers are shopping online these...

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India’s central bank to allow linking credit cards with UPI

India’s central bank proposed on Wednesday an integration between UPI and credit cards in a significant boost for a fast-growing payments...

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Constrafor grabs $106M in equity, credit to finance construction subcontractors

Constrafor provides a lending program so subcontractors don't have to wait months to get paid.

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Onramp Funds accelerates e-commerce financing platform with $42M in equity, credit

The company provides working capital based on sales forecast data for shipping, fulfillment, advertising and inventory cost of goods for e-commerce...

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Greenlight, a $2.3B fintech focused on kids, launches credit card for parents

Atlanta-based Greenlight adds a 3% cash back credit card to its suite of family-focused financial products

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Google Chrome adds virtual credit card numbers to keep your real ones safe

Google today announced that its Chrome browser will now offer users the ability to use a virtual credit card number in online payment forms on the...

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Egyptian fintech Paymob raises $50M led by PayPal Ventures and Kora Capital

Egyptian fintech Paymob, which enables merchants to accept digital payments online and in-store, announced today it has raised $50 million in Series...

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Fundid’s injects first funding into providing capital, credit for small businesses

Fundid has a three-pronged approach to simplifying access to capital for small businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

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Kevin raises $65M as it charges ahead on account-to-account payments over point-of-sale terminals

Payments remains a very fragmented business around the world: depending on where you’re buying or selling something (and whether you are...

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Concerto snags $21.2M to bring co-branded credit cards to more brands

Concerto, a startup developing a platform to make it easier for brands to roll out co-branded credit card programs, has raised $21.2 million in...

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Affirm’s CTO talks transparency and the tech that makes BNPL possible

TechCrunch sat down with Libor Michalek, president of technology at Affirm, to understand just how the company differentiates itself from its...

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With Kard, banks and fintechs can build custom credit card rewards programs

Kard just raised a Series A led by Tiger Global for its rewards-as-a-service API for credit card issuers

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Fraud as a service: Scammers are using encrypted messaging to undercut BNPL revenue

Payment fraud is going mainstream, and anyone with an internet connection can join in.

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Zambian card issuing startup Union54 raises $12M led by Tiger Global

Zambian card issuing fintech Union54 has raised $12 million in a seed extension round led by Tiger Global. Other participating investors in this...

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PayPal’s new credit card pays 3% cash back on all PayPal purchases

PayPal is revamping its co-branded PayPal Cashback Mastercard credit card, issued by Synchrony, which will now give users 3% cash back when they...

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Nigeria’s CredPal secures $15M in debt and equity to scale its BNPL product across Africa

The adoption of buy now, pay later (BNPL) in Nigeria as a payment option both online and at the point of sale is expected to record a CAGR of 20%...

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Finally takes in $95M in equity, debt to roll out lending for small businesses

Finally collects bookkeeping, invoice and payroll data points and leverages AI and automation to put produce a full financial picture for clients.

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Nigerian digital bank Yep! raises $1.5M pre-seed for its ‘financial super app’ play

Agency banking is big business in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. It involves agents or merchants, who act as human ATMs, offering financial services...

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Intergiro de-cloaks as a new fintech startup in ’embedded banking’

“Embedded commerce” started with things like PayPal and has evolved with products like Stripe, many years later. But “embedded...

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Sunday competitor Qlub emerges with $17M seed round from Cherry and Point Nine

Our behavior at restaurants and venues has changed massively in the last two years because of the pandemic, but many of us have realized the huge...

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Amazon rows back on threat to stop accepting UK-issued Visa cards

Amazon appears to have rowed back from a public threat to end support for Visa payments in the UK in a dispute over payment fees. The ecommerce giant...

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Fintech Farm nabs $7.4M to launch neobanks in Nigeria and other emerging markets

Fintech Farm, a newly launched fintech startup based in the U.K. that creates digital banks in emerging markets, confirmed to TechCrunch today that...

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Tiger Global backs Accrue Savings’ ‘save now, pay later’ approach to consumer purchases

When the consumer opens an account and hits savings milestones for products they want to buy from their favorite brands, they can receive cash...

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Petal nears unicorn status with fresh $140M in capital to upend ‘broken’ traditional credit system

In recent years, there has been a growing number of startups trying to make credit more accessible to consumers.   One such startup, Petal,...

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Rho raises $75 million Series B for its one-stop corporate spend and cash management solution

Corporate spend and cash management company Rho today announced that it has raised a $75 million Series B funding round, alongside a redesign and...

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