TransferWise keeps growing money transfers despite global turbulence – TechCrunch

You don’t have to follow the financial technology industry or work with developers in faraway lands to know TransferWise, arguably the world’s leading peer-to-peer money-transferring startup. Thanks to its presence...

Teen debit card Current now acts like a real bank account – TechCrunch

Current, the app-controlled teen debit card that’s managed by parents, is starting to look more like a bank. Today, the startup announced it’s now adding to its debit account...

The economics and tradeoffs of ad-funded smart city tech – TechCrunch

In order to have innovative smart city applications, cities first need to build out the connected infrastructure, which can be a costly, lengthy, and politicized process. Third-parties are helping build...

N26 says it now has more than 2M customers – TechCrunch

N26 announced today that it now has more than 2 million customers — up from 1.5 million in October. The German fintech startup’s CEO Valentin Stalf was interviewed onstage at Disrupt...

Robinhood hires 20-year Amazon veteran to CFO role as high-flying startup eyes IPO –...

Robinhood, the zero-fee stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange, is bringing on a former Amazon finance exec to help the company prepare for an eventual public debut. Warnick The startup has hired Jason...

WeChat e-wallet teams up with Line to target Japan’s 7M Chinese tourists – TechCrunch

China’s biggest chat app WeChat is set to make its payments service more ubiquitous in Japan, a popular outbound desitnation for Chinese tourists. On Tuesday, the Tencent-run messenger unveils a...