Tagged: banking challenger

Digital Banking: UAE Fintech YAP Launches New App for Local Consumers, Allowing them to Better Manage Finances

United Arab Emirates’ first “independent” virtual banking platform has just launched with more than 25,000 applicants that had pre-registered during the past few months in order to use the bank’s Fintech app. UAE-headquartered digital bank YAP will be allowing locals to open a bank account… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Starling Secures £272M via Series D led by Fidelity, Reports £1.1B Pre-Money Valuation

UK-based Fintech challenger Starling Bank has secured £272 million in capital via a Series D funding round led by Fidelity Investments. Starling Bank reported a £1.1 billion pre-money valuation. This latest investment round diversifies Starling’s slate of institutional investors to include some of the largest… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Current Reveals that Average Tax Refund Size Is Just Over $2K, Money Sent with Current Pay Increased Nearly 10%

Current, one of the leading digital banks in the US, reveals that it’s been a busy few weeks at the company as they began receiving tax refunds for thousands of clients five working days faster than regular banks. Current claims that most of the money… Read More

Banking Challengers Starling and Branch Provide Reasons to Break Up with Your Old Bank

UK-based digital banking challenger Starling notes that bad relationships can be a lot of hard work. The Fintech firm has provided several reasons why it may be a good idea to “cut the ties” with your regular bank and “fall in love with easy, responsible… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger BigPay to Expand Financial Services Offering with Cash Top Up at all Malaysian 7-Eleven Stores

Digital banking challenger BigPay has confirmed that it will be expanding its suite of financial services with the introduction of cash top up at all 7-Eleven stores based in Malaysia. BigPay’s management noted that more than 1.3 million of the firm’s Malaysian clients may now… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Revolut Launches Financial App for Kids in Singapore, Junior Accounts Available for Free

Digital banking platform Revolut has launched a financial app that has been developed specifically for kids. The Fintech app is controlled by the child’s parent or their legal guardian so that they are able to monitor how the tools are being used. This new app… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut Keeps Rolling out New Features for Business Payments, CEO Storonsky Says Firm to Eventually Conduct US IPO

Digital bank Revolut notes that if you’ve set up a WooCommerce store and are accepting payments with mainstream payment gateways, then you might not be happy with the extra transaction fees. Revolut reveals that it has been working on improving this for users by offering… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Revolut Rolls Out New Candlesticks for Crypto and Commodities Price Movements, Introduces Group Vault Controls

Elizabeth McGrath from digital bank Revolut notes that the company is rolling out new features such as candlestick charts and Group Vault controls. McGrath confirms that clients will now be able to track crypto and commodities price movements “by the hour” with Revolut’s new candlestick… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Revolut Explains why Cyber Insurance has Become Necessary for Internet Firms with Cyberattacks on the Rise

Public liability, professional indemnity and employers liability are no longer adequate when it comes to protecting your company or business. But there are certain covers available that could secure your company further, according to a blog post published by Revolut. The leading digital banking platform… Read More

UK’s PensionBee, an Online Pension Provider, Now Added by Starling Bank to its Business Marketplace (for Sole Traders)

UK’s PensionBee, an online pension provider, had introduced a new product, allowing self-employed savers to easily set up a pension “from scratch.” Its reportedly an offering that may work quite well for sole traders, which is why Starling Bank confirmed that it has added PensionBee… Read More

Bank of England Payments Policy Team Head Cordelia Kafetz to Join UK’s Digital Bank Starling as Head of Financial Risk

Cordelia Kafetz, who was responsible for helping to launch Bank of England’s (BoE) Fintech hub in 2018 and has also served in key roles as part of the Payments Policy Team, has reportedly decided to join UK’s digital bank Starling. Starling Bank has confirmed that… Read More

Fintech Analyst Says UK’s Neobank Monzo Is Dealing with Challenges Comparable to Digital Bank Xinja which Recently Exited Market

UK-based challenger bank Monzo is reportedly struggling to maintain operations and may be trying to avoid the same fate as digital bank Xinja which was recently forced to shut down permanently. Fintech analyst Katherine Long from GlobalData recently noted that Monzo has turned into an… Read More

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

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