December 8, 2023


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9 San Francisco Fintechs Poised To Shine At The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards

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The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards — a day of dealmaking, networking and recognition in the financial technology space — takes places Nov. 10. 

In recognition of those disruptive innovators creating positive and diverse change within the financial services space, Benzinga is highlighting top San Francisco-based fintechs poised to make some noise at this year’s event.

Coinbase is an online platform for digital assets. Users can buy, sell and manage their finances with digital currencies accessible in more than 100 countries. Whether for merchants, consumers or investors, Coinbase is a holistic destination for payment processing, as well as wealth creation and management.

Chime is a pioneer in the banking industry. The challenger helps users stay in control of their financial wellness at a low cost. Core features include early direct deposits with the Chime Spending Account, automated saving with the Chime Savings Account, as well as a unique rewards program that allows users to save while spending.

Affirm offers installment loans to consumers at the point of sale. The firm was founded on the principles of creating honest financial products and services that empower consumers to achieve their highest potential.

In aiming to revolutionize the banking industry, Affirm provides shoppers an alternative to traditional credit cards with non-compounding payment options accessible at over 2,000 merchants.

Credit Karma is a personal finance company interested in helping consumers get better deals on loans, save and monitor their credit.

The firm’s tools help users gain a unique insight into their finances and enables the ability to improve financial standing. Credit Karma’s core product portfolio includes free credit monitoring, education, member reviews, access to leading offers and a financial community that supports each other’s goals in attaining financial wellness.

Ripple provides a frictionless experience to send money globally via blockchain technology. The firm’s low-cost, real-time payment system provides an infrastructure for global financial institutions to transact without the need for a centralized correspondent.

Ripple’s core capabilities include market-making for on-demand liquidity, developer resource  and highly transparent access to streamline and grow financial services applications.

Lending Club is a financial community: a destination for borrowers and investors to make the most of their finances. With a core commitment centered around democratizing credit and investing, Lending Club merges know-how with technology to provide users access to a financial wellness marketplace.

Nerdwallet’s tools and tailored insights make it a destination for personalized, unbiased advice in making smart financial decisions. The firm’s core product portfolio consists of education, advice and easy access to credit, investing and financial wellness opportunities.

SoFi is a destination for refinancing, credit and wealth management. The firm’s proprietary algorithms and methodology take into account factors beyond income and credit history in making lending decisions.

Whether looking to save, spend, or invest, SoFi’s portfolio of flexible loans, investing and banking capabilities can help push the boundaries of financial wellness.

Stripe’s developer-oriented methodology helps businesses of all sizes accept web and mobile payments. From relationships with some of the largest organizations, such as, Inc (NYSE: CRM), and Facebook, Inc (NASDAQ: FB), to the smallest, Stripe is a holistic economic infrastructure for existing and emerging business models.

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