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Lydia launches shared accounts for its mobile payment app

French startup Lydia now lets you share your Lydia sub-accounts with other people. The company wants to make it easier to manage money when you’re traveling with friends, sharing an apartment with s

Lydia introduces credit lines

French startup Lydia announced a partnership with Banque Casino today for small credit lines. Starting tomorrow, Lydia users in France will be able to borrow as much as €1,000 in just a few seconds.

Lydia launches mobile phone insurance

French startup Lydia is launching an insurance product for your mobile phone. For €4.29 per month ($4.89), you can insure your phone from the Lydia app. Lydia is one of the most popular peer-to-peer

Lydia now supports Samsung Pay

While French banks are just catching up to Apple Pay, French startup Lydia is adding support for Samsung Pay. If you have a recent Samsung phone, you can now add a virtual card to Samsung Pay and pay

Lydia launches Lydia Premium

French startup Lydia announces two new things today. First, the company is launching a financial hub with multiple new products. Second, Lydia is announcing a new premium subscription to access those

Lydia raises $16.1 million to become the PayPal of mobile payments

French startup Lydia is raising a $16.1 million round (€13 million) led by CNP Assurances with existing investors XAnge, New Alpha AM, Oddo BHF and Groupe Duval also participating. Lydia isn’t the

French peer-to-peer payment app Lydia adds Apple Pay support

A peer-to-peer payment app that works similarly to Venmo from startup Lydia in France now works with Apple Pay (a feature originally announced in July), making it possible to spend your balance from t

N26 and Lydia announce Apple Pay support in France, but major banks are still missing

Apple Pay hasn’t really been a major success in France so far. France’s biggest banks still don’t plan to support Apple’s payment service. But two companies announced today that they were goin

Lydia grabs $7.8 million for its peer-to-peer payment service

French startup Lydia raised $7.8 million (€7 million) from New Alpha AM and Oddo & Cie in order to expand to other European countries. The startup lets you easily pay back your friends without a

Lydia launches a good old plastic card to go beyond the peer-to-peer payment space

French startup Lydia is launching a card so that you can spend your Lydia balance in every retailer that accepts MasterCard. You can trigger a lot of features in the app. In other words, you remain in

Lydia is launching a bot to pay back your friends directly from Slack

<a target="_blank" href="https://lydia-app.com/en/">Lydia</a> and Slack are two charming services and I like using them. So when I learned the two of them were having a baby together, you bet I was ex

Lydia Becomes A Serious Alternative To Cash To Pay Back Your Friends In France

French startup <a target="_blank" href="https://lydia-app.com">Lydia</a> has come a long way. When I first covered it <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/02/24/lydia-is-a-fee-free-payment-app-th

With Lydia, Pay For Your Online Purchases Using Your Apple Watch

Step by step, Lydia is unveiling its product strategy to handle all your payments. When I last covered the French startup, it was still mostly focused on growing its user base by providing a Venmo alt

Lydia Is A Fee-Free Payment App That’s Like Venmo For France

French startup Lydia looks and acts a lot like Venmo -- and it's not a bad thing. Venmo is a great way to pay back your friends in a few taps without having to pay any fee. But its main issue is that