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Digital Banking: US based Current Says it Helped Consumers Save Over $100 Million in Overdraft Fees

Current, one of the leading digital banks in the US, has noted that 2020 was “certainly not the year anyone was expecting,” however, for all the tribulations (not to mention “being in the epicenter of a pandemic” – above all), the company is quite proud… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Monzo and Xero Provide Tax Filing Tips for Self-Employed Professionals

UK challenger bank Monzo has announced several updates. The digital bank confirmed recently that the Year in Monzo 2020 is now available via its app. As explained by the banking challenger, the Year in Monzo shows customers key insights into how they spent, saved, and… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut has Rolled Out New Desktop Web App to Help Customers Better Manage their Finances

UK-based digital bank Revolut notes that with the New Year comes new features. The challenger bank has launched a new desktop Web App that will allow customers to better manage their finances. In addition to the “handy” new desktop Web App, Revolut has introduced upgraded… Read More

Banks in Mexico May Follow Global Fintech Trends by Integrating International Payment Providers, Personal Finance Tools, Industry Exec Predicts

Fintech industry professionals believe that this year we’ll begin to really take advantage of the accelerated digital technology adoption and ongoing development that surfaced in 2020 due to COVID-19. The Fintech sector has taken a major step forward with the global user base growing significantly… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Challengers in the US Grew Customer Base by Nearly 40%, UK Digital-Only Banks Report Growth as Well

With digital or neo banking gaining more users and popularity during the Coronavirus pandemic, the leading challenger banks in the US and Europe recently confirmed steady growth and adoption. Trading Platforms reveals that seven US or American challenger banks managed to record a combined user… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Pursues UK Banking License Anticipates Half of its Clients to Deposit Salaries and Use it As Primary Account

Prominent digital bank Revolut is expecting half of its clients to deposit their salaries and switch over to Revolut as their main bank account provider, after the Fintech challenger has acquired a banking license. Revolut issued a statement earlier today stating it has submitted its… Read More

Fintech B-North, which Lends to SMBs and Is Pursuing Banking License, Acquires Investment from Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Fintech firm B-North, which facilitates loans for small businesses and is currently seeking a banking license, has reportedly entered a deal with Channel 4 Ventures. Manchester-headquartered B-North confirmed that it has acquired a follow-on investment of £250,000 from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The challenger… Read More

Asia Is Expected to Experience a Dramatic Surge in Digital Banking and Fintech Adoption, with Around 50 New Challengers

Asia might be getting ready to experience a digital banking revolution. During the next few years, the continent is expected to see over 50 new digital banks that could completely transform the financial services sector. GFT’s Christopher Ortiz claims that these developments may just be… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Revolut’s App was Downloaded 5.8 Million Times in 2020, More than Monzo and Starling Combined

Digital bank Revolut has reportedly outpaced competitors Monzo and Starling in terms of the number of downloads during 2020. Notably, Revolut saw more app downloads last year than Monzo and Starling Bank combined. As first reported by the Telegraph, Revolut’s online banking app grew more… Read More

Digital Banking: Malaysia’s Reserve Bank Issues New Policy Document for Virtual Banks, Up to Five Licenses Anticipated

Malaysia’s reserve bank, Bank Negara, has released its policy document on digital banks. The Malaysian central bank’s new document on the licensing framework for all-digital banks has been published after completing a 6-month public consultation. Bank Negara officials stated on December 31, 2020, that the… Read More

Fintech Professional Says Challenger Banks are Disrupting Banking Sector in a “Big Way” by Improving Customer Experience

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Last year, we saw many banking challengers offering services to customers who might not have been satisfied with their traditional bank. Many more people also began to use online banking services due to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many physical business locations to shut down…. Read More

Digital Banks and Fintech Challengers Must Show they Can Generate Profits, Investors are Expecting Returns

European digital banks have experienced significant challenges this year. Many have continued to record substantial losses and have received complaints from clients regarding service-related issues. Investors have been pushing banking challengers to show them how they can generate sizable profits by effectively monetizing their products… Read More

Netherlands based Digital Bank Bunq Saw its Mortgages Portfolio Expand by 400% in 6 Months

Dutch banking challenger Bunq has reportedly managed to grow its mortgage portfolio by 400% within six months. Bunq began offering mortgages to Dutch clients in July 2020. The digital bank has teamed up with third-party broker, asset manager NN IP, in order to provide these… Read More

Digital Banking: Monzo USA Personalized Digital Payments Cards Have Arrived

Digital bank Monzo, which recently scored an additional £60 million investment, has revealed that personalized cards have now arrived for US customers. The Monzo team notes in a blog published on December 16, 2020, that they’re pleased to announce that they’ve introduced their newly designed,… Read More

Banking Challenger Branch Integrates with SuperSalon so that Workers Can Get Instant Digital Payments Instead of Cash when Receiving Tips

Banking challenger Branch, the Fintech firm that partners with employers, has teamed up with ProPoint Solutions salon software SuperSalon, which allows salons to digitally pay their workers. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Branch’s integration with the point of sales software allows… Read More

Digital Banking: London based Fintech Unicorn Revolut Breaks Even for the Month of November 2020

Prominent digital bank Revolut, which was last valued at around $5.5 billion, has reportedly managed to break even for the month of November 2020. Fintech Unicorn Revolut’s revenues had dropped as much as 40% when awareness about the Coronavirus pandemic began to spread back in… Read More

Fintech Unicorn and Digital Bank Revolut Appoints Former Citigroup Exec Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann to its US Board of Directors

Prominent digital bank Revolut has appointed former Citigroup executive Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann to its US board of directors. Macieira-Kaufmann has worked at Citigroup as a senior management professional for the past 12 years. She has served as the Head of the bank’s International Personal Bank in… Read More

SoftBank backed Challenger Bank OakNorth Claims it’s been Lending to UK SMEs at Record Levels During COVID

SoftBank-backed Fintech firm OakNorth claims that it has been issuing loans at record levels following the COVID-19 outbreak. Established in 2015, OakNorth was recently valued at $2.8 billion and has managed to achieve profitability. This is not too common for many of the firms or… Read More

Los Angeles based Banking Challenger, HMBradley, Secures $18.25 Million via Series A Round led by Chime Investor Acrew Capital

Los Angeles-headquartered banking challenger, HMBradley, had introduced its own digital banking platform in April 2020. As previously reported, the new platform was developed to reward savers. HMBradley recently finalized an $18.25 million Series A funding round that was led by Acrew Capital (which also invested… Read More

UK Banking Challenger Starling Reports Breaking Even, Might Become First New Digital Bank to Reach Profitability

UK-based digital bank Starling recently revealed that it managed to break even and claims that it may be on track to become the first banking challenger to reach profitability. Starling Bank’s management noted that it’s the first of the new digital banks (which includes Monzo,… Read More

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