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Japanese fintech startup Paidy lands strategic investment from Visa

A month after announcing its $55 million Series C, Japanese fintech startup Paidy has snagged a strategic investment from payment giant Visa. Paidy didn’t disclose how much Visa put into its bu

Vota turns your credit card transactions into recommendations, helps you spot fraud

Oh my god, someone’s doing Blippy again. If you’ve been around the internet as long as I have (too long), you’ll probably remember the meteoric rise of the social network for sharing

Capital One’s shopping assistant Eno can now dole out virtual card numbers in the browser

Capital One today officially introduced a new way to use its virtual card numbers from a web browser, in order to make shopping online safer. Virtual card numbers, of course, aren’t new –

Birch raises $1 million to help you reap the best credit card rewards

Birch Finance, a TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 Battlefield alum, has raised a $1 million seed round from AGP Miami, Kevin Johnson, the former CEO of Ebates and Frank Azor, founder of Alienware. The plan is

Petal gets $13 million to build a credit card for those without a credit history

You might be enjoying the benefits of a credit card with robust rewards today, but odds are when you were first getting started, it was hard to get even close to a card like that. That’s because

Singapore’s Red Dot Payment closes $5.2M Series B round

Singapore’s Red Dot Payment, a payment gateway startup founded by a team of ex Visa and MasterCard executives, has closed a $5.2 million Series B round to grow its business. Existing backers GM

Visa makes strategic investment in card processing startup Marqeta

Since 2010, Marqeta has quietly established itself as the underlying tech provider for businesses that are looking to issue virtual and physical debit and credit cards to employees, partners and cus

Final: One credit card account to rule them all

A startup called Final wants to change the way people use credit cards -- or rather, the company wants to change the credit card industry to fit consumers' lifestyles. With a 1% cash-back bonus and n

LendUp launches a better credit card for people looking to improve their credit

LendUp has spent the last several years helping people who couldn't get a loan build their credit and improve their financial well-being. Now the company is looking to empower those with little or no

New skimmers fit right on top of chip and PIN credit card scanners

As usual Mr. Krebs has some great images of a credit card skimmer found in the wild. This model uses Samsung phone parts and lays right over the Ingenico card scanners you’ve probably seen in st

Payoneer launches API so companies can add embedded payment options to their services

Payoneer, a provider of payment technologies that lets vendors sell to international customers in local currencies — allowing for easier cross-border payments, is launching an API. The move let

Thieves now use “Shimmers” to grab Chip/PIN card data

Just when you thought it was safe to slip your card in a slot ATM skimmers have gotten just a bit smarter. New devices called Shimmers can now read your card number and, in certain instances, access y

A new tool can crack a credit card number in six seconds

In what amounts to a very clever brute force attack, a group of researchers has figured out how to find credit card information – including expiration dates and CVV numbers – by querying e

Prepaid card users will finally be protected from fraud and crazy fees

If you’ve been out of touch with the FinTech market recently you may have missed how popular prepaid cards have become. This is especially true when it comes to “open-loop” cards, wh

Payoneer raises $180 million for its global payments technology

Payoneer, a global provider of payment processing technologies, has added another $180 million to its already sizable war chest as it looks to continue to grow its payment services. Already profitable

Square Cash users can now spend their balance with a virtual debit card

Here’s a cool feature from Square Cash – the company launched a virtual card product yesterday, which gives every user a virtual Visa debit card number that they can use to spend their bal

SelfScore raises $7.1 million to help international students get credit in the U.S.

A startup called SelfScore has raised $7.1 million in new venture funding to help bring much-needed financial services to international students at U.S. colleges and universities. SelfScore co-founder

LendUp fights big banks with $47M for compassionate credit cards

Banks win when the poor lose. Credit cards can trap people in debt and bleed them dry with late fees. But it’s this exploitative experience that makes banks vulnerable to fintech startups like L

UnionPay’s mobile payments land in North America with Canada debut

China’s UnionPay is bringing its mobile payment system to North America, starting with a launch today in Canada. The UnionPay International subsidiary of China’s interbank network in China

Tally raises $15 million for app to make credit cards less expensive, easier to manage

San Francisco-based Tally Technologies raised $15 million in Series A venture funding to launch an app that promises to help people maintain good credit while avoiding fees, charges and other credit c
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