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Now more than ever we need fintechs to lead on consumer transparency

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Mobile banking app Empower Finance just closed a $20 million Series A round

Another afternoon, another round of funding for a mobile banking app. This time, it’s Empower Finance, a San Francisco-based company that’s headed up by former Sequoia Capital partner Warren Hogarth and which just closed on $20 million in Series...

Leap Finance raises $5.5M to democratize financing for foreign-bound Indian students

Tens of thousands of Indians move to the United States to pursue higher education each year. But like many others who have arrived from a foreign land, they can’t secure education loans or personal loans from the banks at...

B-Social, the UK fintech building a ‘social bank’, raises additional £7.8M ahead of rebrand

B-Social, the London-based fintech building what it calls a “social bank,” is announcing that it has raised a further £7.8 million in seed funding. Once again the injection of capital comes from “high-net-worth” individuals. They include Rudy Karsan from Karlani...

Open banking platform Tink raises €90M at a post-money valuation of €415M

Tink, the European open banking platform, is disclosing €90 million in new funding, just 11 months after the Sweden-headquartered company announced a €56 million round of funding. Co-leading this new round is Dawn Capital, HMI Capital and Insight Partners. The...

Copilot is a subscription personal finance tracker aiming to kill Mint

When Intuit acquired Mint more than a decade ago, mobile was in a different place — as were tech-enabled financial services. There hasn’t been much progress for the personal finance tracker app category in the meantime. Mint has stumbled...

Brophy says measures announced in Budget 2018 will help South Dublin County Council deliver on housing

Fine Gael TD for Dublin South West Colm Brophy has said the Government is allocating funding of €1.9 billion to housing programmes that will meet the needs of 25,500 households in 2018. Speaking following the announcement of Budget 2018 yesterday,...

Microsoft to announce creation of 600 jobs in Dublin

Tech giant Microsoft is to create 500 jobs at its new sales centre in Dublin, with another 100 positions across existing operations. The jobs will be in finance, operations, engineering and sales and recruitment for the roles in the company’s...

Budget 2017 Main Points

Social welfare payments and the State pension are to increase by €5 per week and the three lowest rates of the Universal Social Charge are to fall by 0.5 per cent as part of the budget package for 2017...

Once again our Minister for Finance chooses the banks over the people

It's looking like the new minority government is facing it's first defeat as Fianna Fail's mortgage bill is set to be passed tonight. The new legislation would grant around 300,000 cash strapped families a cut in their mortgage payments...
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