Banking

Small Community Banks Power Fintech Revolution

February 15, 2019
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“A few years back there was a lot of disruption talk about how the fintechs were going to destroy the banks,” said Jo Ann Barefoot, co-founder of Hummingbird Regtech and a former deputy U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, which regulates national banks. “There’s much more talk in the last few years about the need for […]

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Fintech Inevitable, But Petrou Says Risks Abound

February 12, 2019
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At the end of last week, two large regional banks, BB&T and SunTrust announced that they are merging. The entity will be the sixth largest U.S. bank and the largest bank merger since the 2008 financial crisis. A MarketWatch story yesterday indicated that large bank mergers are part of a somewhat recent trend, citing the […]

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Joust Launches Banking Platform for Entrepreneurs

January 17, 2019
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Lamine Zarrad

Lamine Zarrad, CEO, Joust This week marked the launch of the Joust iOS app, a platform for freelancers and small businesses that provides banking, payments, collections and invoice factoring solutions. The Android App is scheduled for release on February 1, 2019. “We straddle three different domains: payments, merchant processing, and factoring, all in one app,” […]

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Trained at OnDeck, LendingFront Founders Help Banks Lend to Small Businesses

January 9, 2019
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Yesterday LendingFront announced that it has raised $4 million to help deliver its white label software designed to help banks and other financial institutions lend to small businesses. The company was founded in 2015 by two former OnDeck employees, Jorge Sun and Dario Vergara. Sun was the Chief Credit Officer at OnDeck from 2007 to […]

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Square Renews Effort to Become a Bank

December 19, 2018
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Square has plans to refile paperwork with state and federal regulators to open a wholly owned bank in Utah, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal today. In 2017, the company applied with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) for a licence to become an Industrial Loan Company (ILC) bank, but it withdrew […]

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Open Banking — A U.S. Pipe Dream or Near-Term Reality?

December 18, 2018
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This story appeared in deBanked’s Nov/Dec 2018 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE Some alternative funders are anxious for “open banking” to become the gold standard in the U.S., but achieving widespread implementation is a weighty proposition. Open banking refers to the use of open APIs (application program interfaces) that enable third-party […]

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Entegra Bank Chooses Velocity Solutions to Power Its Small Business Digital Lending

December 18, 2018
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Velocity Solutions announced today that its Akouba digital lending platform was selected by Entegra Bank to power the bank’s digital lending for its small and medium-sized business customers. Akouba provides community and regional banks with origination and underwriting services. “We selected Akouba not only for their cutting-edge technology and willingness to work with us, but […]

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Cross River Bank Raises $100 Million

December 11, 2018
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Cross River Bank

Cross River Bank, which provides banking services to fintech companies, announced last week the completion of a funding round of roughly $100 million. This was comprised of a $75 million equity investment from KKR, along with capital from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Rabbit Capital, and funding from new investors CredEase and Lion Tree. This adds […]

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Trump Administration Criticizes Postal Banking Concept

December 9, 2018
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Post Office

Earlier this week, a Trump administration report diminished the idea of having the United States Postal Service take on the role of a bank. “Given the USPS’s narrow expertise and capital limitations, expanding into sectors where the USPS does not have a comparative advantage or where balance sheet risk might arise, such as postal banking, […]

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Signature Bank Partners with trueDigital

December 4, 2018
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Blockchain

Today, Signature Bank unveiled a proprietary digital payments platform for its commercial clients, according to a statement released by the bank. The platform, called Signet, is designed to allow Signature Bank’s commercial clients to make real-time payments in U.S. dollars, every hour of the year. “The ability to transmit funds between approved, fully vetted commercial […]

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