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RPT-ANALYSIS-Fintechs face pressure to grow up as coronavirus casts a chill

29 Jul 2020

* Fintech funding slides for third straight qtr - Forrester data

Fintechs face pressure to grow up as coronavirus casts a chill

29 Jul 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK Aritra Chakravarty, founder of London-based online accounts and investments provider Dozens, admits it's a tough time to be seeking up to 15 million pounds for a start-up.

Online lender Kabbage launches checking accounts for small businesses

22 Jul 2020

Atlanta-based online lender Kabbage Inc said on Wednesday that it will offer checking accounts for small businesses, making it the latest financial technology startup to expand its offering to a broader suite of banking services.

Focus falls on bitcoin trail in race to identify Twitter hackers

16 Jul 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK Hackers who targeted some of Twitter's top users to reap bitcoin worth $120,000 have likely left digital footprints that could offer clues for law enforcement agencies investigating the attack, three blockchain analysis companies told Reuters.

Focus falls on bitcoin trail in race to identify Twitter hackers

16 Jul 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK Hackers who targeted some of Twitter's top users to reap bitcoin worth $120,000 have likely left digital footprints that could offer clues for law enforcement agencies investigating the attack, three blockchain analysis companies told Reuters.

Focus falls on bitcoin trail in race to identify Twitter hackers

16 Jul 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK Hackers who targeted some of Twitter's top users to reap bitcoin worth $120,000 have likely left digital footprints that could offer clues for law enforcement agencies investigating the attack, three blockchain analysis companies told Reuters.

Focus falls on bitcoin trail in race to identify Twitter hackers

16 Jul 2020

* Wallet involved linked to merchant service firms - Chainalysis

In New York's Harlem, small businesses reel from coronavirus toll on Black communities

14 Jul 2020

NEW YORK Sylvia's, a soul food restaurant on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, New York, saw a welcome bump in donations and revenue from new customers in early June following calls to "buy Black" after the death of George Floyd. | Video

Niche U.S. finance firms grease global trade of masks, gloves

14 Jul 2020

NEW YORK/BOSTON From specialty finance firms to boutique investment banks, a disparate mix of small financiers is bankrolling a U.S. gold rush for masks, gloves and other supplies in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

Did Uncle Sam's virus aid help your credit score? Don't count on a loan

13 Jul 2020

NEW YORK Rachel Levine, a New York-based office furniture saleswoman, lost her job in late March without any notice or severance pay when the coronavirus outbreak shut down most of the city. The married, 44-year-old mom is still out of work, unsure when or whether she will return to her previous job.

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