financial services

  • Startup Financial Services Companies Come Of Age

    Startup Financial Services Companies Come Of Age

    With one eye on businesses abandoned in the wake of the financial crisis and the other on a new generation of investors, startup companies are now raising significant sums to challenge the hegemony of big banks and investment firms. Read More

  • Credit Karma In The Market For At Least $60 Million

    Credit Karma In The Market For At Least $60 Million

    Riding a wave of investor interest in new consumer-facing banking, trading, credit, and lending services, the online credit marketplace Credit Karma is looking to raise at least $60 million in its latest round of funding, according to several people familiar with the company’s plans. The company is one of a new breed of consumer facing financial applications and services that have… Read More

  • TrustEgg Allows Anyone To Set Up A Trust For Their Kids

    TrustEgg Allows Anyone To Set Up A Trust For Their Kids

    TrustEgg, the Y Combinator-backed startup which will allow anyone to set up a trust for their children without expensive legal fees or detailed financial know-how, is finally moving towards launch by opening up access to their beta list today. The startup, like many of those in the financial services space, has faced a number of regulatory hurdles which has caused slowdowns, as well as the loss… Read More

  • Credit Karma Launches Free Credit Monitoring, Enrolls 100,000 Users In A Day

    Credit Karma Launches Free Credit Monitoring, Enrolls 100,000 Users In A Day

    Credit Karma, the online service for keeping track of your credit score, has launched a new feature: free credit monitoring. Within the first day of its existence (the option became available just yesterday), the company has managed to enroll an impressive 100,000 users for the opt-in credit monitoring service. The move brings Credit Karma’s total user base to over 4 million. Read More