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Amount, a company that provides technology to banks and financial institutions, has raised $99 million in a Series D funding round at a valuation of just over $1 billion. WestCap,…

Amount raises $99M at a $1B+ valuation to help banks better compete with fintechs

Avant, an online lender that has raised over $600 million in equity, announced today that it has acquired Zero Financial and its neobank brand, Level, to further its mission of…

Avant doubles down on digital banking with Zero Financial acquisition

Marketplace lending may not be prospering now but a resurgence could be on deck.

CrunchBase Spotlight: Data hints at down rounds, but not wipeout, for marketplace lending

The meteoric rise of e-lending platforms attracted a lot of interest among investors and entrepreneurs. Lending Club and OnDeck have already become public companies, and their competitors, such as Funding…

The mercurial nature of P2P lending

A year ago, privately held online lenders like Prosper, SoFi and Avant looked all but certain to go public at the same unicorn valuations their venture investors had assigned them — if not…

For online lenders, it’s suddenly touch-and-go

Online lending platform Avant has acquired ReadyForZero, a Y Combinator-backed startup that helps consumers better manage their personal debit and credit using online financial software, the companies are announcing this…

Online Lender Avant Acquires Debt Management Service ReadyForZero

Online lending startup AvantCredit, which is co-founded by two YC grads who previously worked on a personal finance app but saw greater opportunity in providing loans online to middle class,…

AvantCredit Raises $20M To Grow Its Machine-Powered Online Lending Platform