LenderClose and California-based MeridianLink are partnering to integrate LenderClose’s platform with the LoansPQ loan origination platform, LenderClose announced on Tuesday. The integration should streamline lender access to all vendors needed to approve, underwrite and close a mortgage or HELOC loan, LenderClose said.

The insurance industry revolves around a core promise: to take care of consumers, no matter what the future holds. So who makes that same promise for the insurance carriers? At the 2018 InsureTech Week hosted by the Global Insurance Accelerator, 14 startups made the public pitch to resolve industry worries, with 158 international visitors to […]

Photo submitted by DigitalMint. Cryptocurrency’s domain starts and ends with online transactions — but Chicago-based DigitalMint is bringing Bitcoin to the real world with the launch of 17 Bitcoin teller windows across Iowa, joining more than 200 other teller and ATM locations in 19 states, we learned earlier this month. DigitalMint co-founder and President Marc […]

Cryptocurrency provider DigitalMint is partnering with EZ Money Check Cashing to launch 17 Bitcoin teller window locations across Iowa, with seven located in Des Moines. The service, similar to a traditional bank teller, will allow consumers to exchange U.S. dollars for Bitcoin in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, Waterloo, Sioux City, Ames, Ankeny and […]

By Kavilash Chawla, Partner and Kelly Dittmann, Managing Director Kavilash Chawla and Kelly Dittmann, both leaders at Baton Global, offer their insights on the digital transformation going on in the financial space. Chawla is a partner at Baton, while Dittman helps in business and strategy development and digital transformation. How do you personally define innovation? In business, […]

From self-driving cars to face-scanning phones, technology is encroaching into the most mundane parts of everyday life — and the insurance industry is seeing change arriving. We asked four leaders in the industry to reflect on their company’s role during this transformation, and what customers can expect from the industry in the future. They are: […]

Des Moines-based fintech startup LenderClose announced Tuesday the business has secured funding to add 25 new employees. Since launching in March 2016, LenderClose has added 100 lenders to its client list; in March 2018, LenderClose secured investment from two Iowa credit unions and added Chief Operating Officer Ben Rempe to its team. LenderClose’s latest round […]