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The first US crypto rewards credit card on the American Express network is here

Credit card companies are trying to sweeten the perks they offer their customers, and American Express is doing just that through a new partnership with crypto wealth management platform and wallet pr

India’s central bank to allow linking credit cards with UPI

India’s central bank proposed on Wednesday an integration between UPI and credit cards in a significant boost for a fast-growing payments protocol that has become the most popular way individual

Google Chrome adds virtual credit card numbers to keep your real ones safe

Google today announced that its Chrome browser will now offer users the ability to use a virtual credit card number in online payment forms on the web. These virtual card numbers allow you to keep you

Egyptian fintech Paymob raises $50M led by PayPal Ventures and Kora Capital

Egyptian fintech Paymob, which enables merchants to accept digital payments online and in-store, announced today it has raised $50 million in Series B funding. PayPal Ventures, the global corporate ve

Concerto snags $21.2M to bring co-branded credit cards to more brands

Co-branded rewards programs like Amex’s longrunning Delta partnership are a major factor in consumers’ credit card decisions. According to a GigaPoints/Ipsos poll, over half of Americans s

Zambian card-issuing startup Union54 raises $12M led by Tiger Global

Zambian card-issuing fintech Union54 has raised $12 million in a seed extension round led by Tiger Global. Other participating investors in this financing round include existing ones such as Vibe VC a

Intergiro de-cloaks as a new fintech startup in ’embedded banking’

“Embedded commerce” started with things like PayPal and has evolved with products like Stripe, many years later. But “embedded finance” is appearing as a new wave in fintech, w

Amazon rows back on threat to stop accepting UK-issued Visa cards

Amazon appears to have rowed back from a public threat to end support for Visa payments in the UK in a dispute over payment fees. The ecommerce giant sent an email to users of Amazon.co.uk today infor

Rho raises $75 million Series B for its one-stop corporate spend and cash management solution

Corporate spend and cash management company Rho today announced that it has raised a $75 million Series B funding round, alongside a redesign and rebranding.

Visa hopes its new crypto consulting arm will help it become cooler than its competition

The world’s largest card company just doubled down on its bid to capture the crypto market. Visa announced today that it has launched a crypto advisory practice for its clients and partners under it

American Express taps Opy for its first US third-party BNPL offering

Credit card companies are seeking to push further into the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) market. American Express (Amex) announced today that it plans to partner with Opy, the U.S. subsidiary of Aus

Potential winners and losers line up as Plaid pushes deeper into payments

So now Plaid says it’s a payments company. It was only a matter of time, really.

Bilt Rewards banks $60M growth on a $350M valuation to advance credit card benefits for renters

The latest round comes just 90 days from Bilt's launch.

MaxRewards banks $3M to reveal best payment methods that reap the most rewards

MaxRewards is a digital wallet app that manages credit cards and automatically activates benefits like rewards, cashback offers and monthly credits.

Indian fintech Slice launches $27 credit limit cards to tap 200 million users

Even as there are hundreds of millions of Indians who have bank accounts, only about 30 million of them have credit cards. The adoption rate of the plastic card has largely remained stagnant in the So

The next generation of global payments: Afterpay + Square

Sunday was a big day in fintech: Afterpay has agreed to merge with Square. This agreement sets two of the most admired financial technology companies in recent history on a path to becoming one.

Ramp adds merchant ‘blocking’ to corporate credit card

Ask any employee and they’ll tell you one of their least favorite things to do is file expenses. And for companies, the process of managing corporate spend is one of their biggest challenges. Corpor

Fintech all-star Nubank raises a $750M mega round

In 2013, Colombian businessman David Velez decided to reinvent the Brazilian banking system. He didn’t speak Portuguese, nor was he an engineer or a banker, but he did have the conviction that the s

Stori raises $32.5M in a Lightspeed-led Series B to build Mexico’s credit card for the masses

While credit cards are commonplace in the United States, they are far less ubiquitous in many other countries, particularly those in Latin America. In Mexico in particular, cash remains the dominant m

Corporate credit card platform Moss raises $25.5 million

German startup Moss has raised a $25.5 million (€21 million) funding round led by Valar Ventures. Existing investors Cherry Ventures and Global Founders Capital are also participating. Moss provides
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