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  • Payments Network Dwolla Moves Beyond Cash With Launch Of “Dwolla Credit” In Partnership With ADS

    Payments Network Dwolla Moves Beyond Cash With Launch Of “Dwolla Credit” In Partnership With ADS

    Des Moines-based Dwolla, a company building web-connected infrastructure for managing digital payments, is today taking its first step to move beyond support for cash with the debut of “Dwolla Credit.” This new consumer- and merchant-facing service is being launched in partnership with Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS), a provider of branded credit card programs, but Dwolla… Read More

  • With New Funding In Tow, Lendio And Creditera Are Helping Small Businesses Secure Loans And Avoid Bad Credit

    With New Funding In Tow, Lendio And Creditera Are Helping Small Businesses Secure Loans And Avoid Bad Credit

    Brock Blake and Levi King have founded more than six companies between them. Over the course of their various entrepreneurial endeavors, like many other small business owners entrepreneurs, Blake and King applied for dozens of business loans — and received dozens of rejections. When they did receive approvals, they usually came with terms, rates or amounts that made the loan more of a… Read More

  • Credit Karma Raises $30 Million Series B, Becomes More Like Mint As It Expands Beyond Credit Monitoring

    Credit Karma Raises $30 Million Series B, Becomes More Like Mint As It Expands Beyond Credit Monitoring

    Credit Karma, the free online credit monitoring startup founded back in 2008, is today announcing $30 million in Series B financing, in a round led by new investors Ribbit Capital and Susquehanna Growth Equity, with participation from existing investor Felicis Ventures. The company has now grown its user base to 10 million, and increased revenue by over 4,000 percent since its Series A in 2009. Read More

  • Now On Your iPhone, ReadyForZero Is Ready To Save You From Debt

    Now On Your iPhone, ReadyForZero Is Ready To Save You From Debt

    YC alum¬†ReadyForZero, an online financial service that’s trying to get people out of debt faster, is today expanding to mobile with the launch of its first mobile app. For now, the experience is designed mainly to give you at-a-glance insight into your current debt situation. However, the mobile app also uses iOS push notifications to alert you to large purchases and payments which… Read More

  • Credit Sesame Brings Your Credit Score To The iPhone. For Free.

    Credit Sesame Brings Your Credit Score To The iPhone. For Free.

    Personal finance service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alum) Credit Sesame is launching its first mobile application today which gives users instant access to their current financial standing and their credit score. For free. And I don’t mean “free” as in free,¬†but if you don’t read the fine print we’ll sign you up for our monthly service. I mean free as in free. Read More

  • Repossession going electronic with remote vehicle disablers

    Repossession going electronic with remote vehicle disablers

    Missing a payment on a leased car might get a whole lot dicier in the near future as more and more dealerships are equipping vehicles with devices capable of disabling vehicles remotely. Termed “electronic reposession,” drivers will be reminded to pay the car’s bill thanks to a non-stop series of annoying beeps if payment hasn’t been received within 24 hours of the… Read More

  • Circuit City stock below 50 cents, loses credit agency's confidence

    Circuit City stock below 50 cents, loses credit agency's confidence

    Tough times at Circuit City, which you can now buy outright for something like $38 and doing the CEO’s dry cleaning, as a credit agency has just warned manufacturers about shipping merchandise to the store. Seems the credit agency, Bernard Sands, isn’t sure whether or not Circuit City would be able to pay the manufacturers on time. So… a store, which, by definition, is in… Read More

  • Netflix to credit subscriber accounts for outage

    Netflix to credit subscriber accounts for outage

    I know many of you experienced the outage on Monday, but Netflix is claiming that the majority of the 7.5 million members were not affected. And they’re totally doing you a favor by crediting 5 percent to your monthly bill. Steve Swasey, a Netflix spokesman had this to say, “The key thing here is: This was completely proactive on Netflix’s part. There’s no requirement… Read More

  • XM Offering Credit For Downtime

    XM Offering Credit For Downtime

    You may have heard that XM was down for almost a whole day and then it came back online. When a service you shell out money for on a monthly basis goes down, you’d obviously expect a credit of some sort to occur so that subscribers don’t go canceling their subscriptions. Luckily, XM is smart enough to know this and is offering two-days of credit to subscribers. If you want to get… Read More

  • Downloaded Star Trek Off iTMS? Claim Your $25

    Downloaded Star Trek Off iTMS? Claim Your $25

    Because I actually have a life playing with my Polly Pocket playsets (TOO fun!), I didn’t notice that Star Trek: The Original Series had gone up on the iTunes Music Store, been taken down, and then put back up. For anyone who bought the entire first series before it was taken down, Apple is hooking you up. You’ll be rewarded with a $25 iTunes gift card code and you can keep… Read More