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UK Digital Bank Kroo Obtains Full Banking License

UK-based digital bank Kroo announced that it has been granted its full banking license by the Bank of England. Kroo claims it is only one of two banking institutions to have been awarded a banking license with a personal current account since August 2016. Kroo… Read More

Ashman Receives UK Banking License

Ashman has announced its UK banking license (Authorized with Restrictions or ‘AwR’), which means it has been authorized and regulated “to trade with restrictions by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).” Ashman, which was founded by real-estate entrepreneurs Ashkin Mittal and… Read More

Regtech Tintra Now Focused on Banking License Strategy Across Global Markets

Regtech firm Tintra PLC has revealed plans to acquire banking licenses across four continents, in order to enable it to operate to the “highest” regulatory standards as it aims to enhance the global financial market. Focused on building a socially and “fiscally inclusive” banking platform… Read More

UK Fintech Griffin, a Banking as a Service Provider, Submits Application for Banking Authorization

Griffin, a UK Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) Fintech, recently announced the completion of a key step in its application for a banking license. Griffin has submitted its application to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). John Weguelin, Griffin Chair, stated: “This is… Read More

Alpian Acquires FINMA Banking License, Finalizes CHF 19M Series B+ Round

Alpian SA, an innovative digital private bank, has announced the granting by FINMA of a banking license and “a successful CHF19 million Series B+ closing, enabling Alpian to shortly launch to the public in Q3 2022, becoming Switzerland’s first digital private bank.” Alpian, majority-owned by… Read More

Digital Bank Monzo Abandons Plans to Acquire US Banking License

UK-based digital bank Monzo has reportedly been forced to abandon its efforts to secure a US banking permit, after an unsuccessful 2-year engagement with regulators. In a statement, Monzo‘s management stated after their recent discussions with the OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency),… Read More

Fintech dopay Receives Banking Agent License via the Arab Banking Corporation or Bank ABC in Egypt

Fintech firm dopay has received a banking agent license via the Arab Banking Corporation Egypt (Bank ABC Egypt). As noted by its management: “Dopay is the Fintech innovator driving financial inclusion by making access to cashless payment solutions simple, secure, and super-fast. Today, 1.7 billion… Read More

Virtual Banking: Bank Negara Malaysia Receives 29 Digital Banking License Applications, Up to 5 Will be Issued

Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s reserve bank, recently revealed that it received 29 different applications for a virtual bank license under the Financial Services Act 2013 and the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013. This has come after a 6-month application period, which came to an… Read More

Italian Challenger Bank AideXa Acquires Banking License from ECB, Will Offer Short-Term Credit Facilities

AideXa, an Italian banking challenger for small businesses, has reportedly acquired a full banking license which was issued by the European Central Bank (ECB). Established by Roberto Nicastro, ex- GM at Unicredit, Banca AideXa aims to leverage AI and Open Banking to better serve SMEs… Read More

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise Acquires Restricted Banking License in Australia as it Expands Operations Globally

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise has reportedly managed to acquire a restricted banking license in Australia. The leading money transfer service provider has been approved to gain direct access to Australia’s real-time payment system. The permit has been issued by Australia’s Prudential Regulatory Authority. Under the license,… Read More

European Fintech Viva Wallet Secures Banking License of Praxia Bank

European fintech Viva Wallet announced on Tuesday it has officially acquired the banking license of Praxia Bank after the completion of the share purchase agreement between AMC Oak (Shareholder) and Viva Wallet Holdings (purchaser). Viva Wallet reported that the banking license will allow it to… Read More

UK-based Challenger Starling Bank to Use Irish Banking License to Expand Operations Across Europe

UK-based banking challenger Starling Bank intends to use its Irish banking license to make its way into other European nations in the coming years, Anne Boden, the company’s CEO, confirmed. During a recent interview with IBS Intelligence, Boden, founder of Starling Bank, noted that the… Read More

Singapore-based Digital Bank Tonik Acquires $6 Million in Funding As it Plans to Introduce Services in the Philippines

Singapore-based neobank Tonik Financial Pte. Ltd. has acquired $6 million in funding as it plans to officially introduce its services in the Philippines during the third quarter of this year. Tonik has received seed funding from Fintech venture developer Forum. The digital bank has also… Read More

UK-based Digital Bank Vive Acquires Banking License from Bank of England

Vive, a newly established UK-based digital bank, has reportedly acquired a banking license with certain restrictions from the Bank of England (BoE). The new digital bank aims to provide personal loans and a fixed-rate savings account. It will be launching with an Open Banking-based funds… Read More

Neobank Tonik Is Planning to Launch an All-Digital Bank in the Philippines After Acquiring License

Tonik, a neo banking startup, is planning to launch a digital-only bank in the Philippines after acquiring an online banking license from the nation’s reserve bank. Seed funded and established by Fintech venture developer Forum, Tonik’s management is preparing to introduce the new platform within… Read More

Ride-hailing Service Provider Grab to Partner One of Singapore’s Largest Telecom Firms, Singtel, to Acquire Digital Full Bank License

Non-financial firm ride-hailing service provider Grab confirmed on December 29 that it is partnering with one of Singapore’s largest telecommunication companies, Singtel, in order to acquire a digital full bank license in the Asian country. Singapore is currently accepting applications for a licenses to establish… Read More

SoftBank-backed Grab Financial Group to Apply for Digital Banking License in Singapore

SoftBank Group-backed Grab Financial Group will reportedly be applying for an online banking license in Singapore, as the company believes that financial businesses will be a key driver for its future growth and development. If Grab manages to acquire the license, then consumers and small… Read More

Spain’s Neobank Rebellion Becomes First Challenger in the Country to Receive Banking License and Offer IBANs

Spanish neobank Rebellion has reportedly become the first challenger in the nation to acquire a banking license and provide International Bank Account Number (IBANs), according to a report from La Vanguardia.  The Fintech company is planning to become a neobank that “best speaks the language… Read More

Australian Neobank Xinja Bank Receives License & Launches Bank Accounts

Xinja Bank, an Australia-based neobank, announced on Monday it has received its full banking license from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and has launched its bank accounts.  Founded in 2017, Xinja Bank describes itself as an independent 100% digital neobank for Australians that is… Read More

Square Reapplys For Banking License

Payment process platform Square has reportedly reapplied for its banking license. This news comes less than six months after the company withdrew its application.  According to Finextra, the company previously submitted its banking license application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to become a… Read More

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