Fintech

PINA offers wealth management for Indonesia’s growing middle- to upper-class

While many of Indonesia’s investment apps are focused on hooking first-time investors with low fees and starting deposits, PINA is targeting the middle-to-upper classes with wealth management servic

Tracking Klarna’s plunging valuation

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Fintech Klarna reportedly raising at a $6.5B valuation, giving new meaning to the phrase ‘down round’

In a sign of the times, Swedish buy now, pay later giant Klarna is reportedly close to inking a new round of funding that would slash its valuation to $6.5 billion — about 1/7 of what the compan

HomeLister wants to make selling your home more of a DIY affair, and cheaper

Most real estate agents charge a commission — in many cases up to 6% of the sale price of a home — for listing and selling a house on behalf of a homeowner. For a home that sells for about

Taking on Bilt, Stake aims to expand its cash-back rewards program for renters

Aiming to compete with Bilt in the nascent property renter rewards market, Stake, a startup that provides cash back and banking services to renters, today announced that it raised $12 million in a Ser

April taps AI to help personalize and autofill tax filings

Most Americans dread doing their taxes. Surveys show as much. But as many as 40% rely on money from tax refunds to satisfy some financial obligation. Ben Borodach, a former Deloitte fintech strategist

Mapan’s services helps low-income Indonesians users afford goods and services

In Indonesia, arisans are traditionally rotating savings and credit associations (RSCA) that let groups of people, primarily women, save and borrow money together. Mapan digitized that concept and tur

Drive now, pay later: Startup makes EVs more accessible by putting off the biggest bill

The auto industry is banking on electric vehicles to slash planet-cooking emissions, but EVs are still too expensive to knock gas-guzzlers out of the game. For now, at least. Sure, EV sales are up, ma

A look into how Conversion Capital plans to back fintech and infrastructure startups out of its new, 6x larger fund

When Christian Lawless founded Conversion Capital in 2015, fintech was only starting to take off. But Lawless, who started the venture firm after serving in leadership positions in capital markets at

Daily Crunch: Truth Social says federal grand jury probe could block its planned SPAC merger

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Fintech Amount, which was valued at $1B last year, lays off 18% of staff

Amount, a fintech that reached unicorn status last year, has laid off 18% of its workforce. The exact number of how many people were affected is not known, but when TechCrunch reported on its last rai

What’s a fintech even worth these days?

Fintech was the hottest thing around last year, a fact that may now turn into a venture capital and startup headache.

Fintech investors appear to be favoring later-stage deals as sector takes a hit, recent data shows

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All this startup news, and we didn’t even talk about Juul

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today Natasha and Alex were on the mics, kicking back and riffing t

Brex says it did a ‘poor job’ explaining its decision to cut off SMBs

Brex’s announcement last week that it would stop serving small-to-medium-sized businesses shocked — and upset — many in its suddenness and delivery. The fintech decacorn, which started its life

Fintech Kasheesh wants financially strained customers to say ‘bye’ to BNPL

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) products have become incredibly popular with users, and both startups and tech behemoths such as Apple have taken notice. But BNPL companies have attracted some controversy,

A second wave of consumer BNPL startups is taking the model to new markets

While these services could help consumers access pricey necessities — in the case of health or childcare — is it really a good idea for consumers to start paying off even more in installments?

Fintech’s fever can’t make up its mind

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to

Better.com loses three more senior executives, including SVP and VP of sales

Three more senior executives of digital mortgage lender Better.com have resigned, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. Those three executives are: Jillian White, general manager of Better’s affilia

The fintech funding market is not dead

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest, boldest and ba
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