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CO2 Free: Challenger Bank bunq Plants Trees with Green Card Launch

Netherlands based challenger bank bunq has announced a new program where its customers may become “CO2 free” in under two years simply by using the bunq Green Card. bunq SuperGreen is a program that for each €100 spent on any bunq card the company will… Read More

Open Banking: Salt Edge and Pannovate Collaborate on Instant PSD2 Compliance

Salt Edge, an open banking and authentication platform, and Pannovate, a payment and digital banking provider, have partnered to provide PSD2 compliant banking and payments programs in the UK and continental Europe. Pannovate is a payment technology company targeting Fintech, crypto, and Regtech. The company… Read More

Digital Bank Current Provides Insight into Economic Impact of COVID-19

Current, an aspiring digital bank with over 800,000 accounts, has pulled some paycheck and purchasing data to provide some insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the economy. Of course, this is a snap-shot in time and a single set of data does not… Read More

UK Electric Money & Payments Startup Dzing Launches Banking App

Dzing, a UK-based electric money and payment institution, announced on Tuesday the launch of its mobile payments app. According to the fintech startup, the app allows international students, remote freelancers, oversea workers, and travelers to conduct financial services. Founded in 2018, Dzing describes itself as… Read More

Virtual Bank: Airstar Bank Launches Pilot in Hong Kong

Airstar Bank Limited, a licensed virtual bank in Hong Kong, has announced the launch of a pilot trial. The pilot is being conducted under the watchful eye of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Fintech Supervisory Sandbox. Airstar is a joint venture between Xiaomi Corporation (1810.HK)… Read More

ICICI Bank Debuts Banking Services on WhatsApp

India-based banking group Icici Bank announced on Monday it has launched its banking services on WhatsApp in oder to enable retail customers to undertake in a “slew of banking requirements” from their home.  Anup Bagchi, Executive Director, ICICI Bank, stated that through WhatsApp, retail customers may… Read More

ZA Bank: Hong Kong’s First Virtual Bank

Hong Kong initiated a process in 2019 to facilitate digital-only banks. The move was indicative of the realization that digital banking, or virtual banks, is the future of banking and not the brick and mortar types. ZA Bank, an offshoot of ZhongAn Technologies International Group,… Read More

Sygnum Bank Launches DCHF Token, a Stablecoin Tied to the Swiss Franc

Sygnum Bank, a licensed digital asset bank, has launched a stablecoin labeled Sygnum Digital CHF (DCHF) – a crypto tied to the Swiss Franc. This is a first stablecoin launched by a regulated Swiss bank. Sygnum also holds a capital markets services (CMS) license in… Read More

Like Many Other Banks, Citi Closes Some of its Branches Due to COVID-19

Citi is the most recent traditional bank to tell customers that some branches are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Citi operates over 4600 branches around the country.  A report in Bloomberg today laid the blame at the drop in foot traffic to the bank… Read More

Digital Bank: After Several Months of a Beta Launch, Revolut “Officially” Launches in the US

Revolut, a top digital-only bank operating across Europe and several other countries around the world, has “officially” launched in the US. Last month, Revolut revealed a huge half-billion dollar funding round to help finance its expansion plans. In 2019, Revolut opened up its US services… Read More

Finastra Updates Following Security Breach: We do not believe that any customer or employee data was accessed

On March 20, 2020, Finastra, a financial services software provider, announced that a “bad-actor” was attempting to introduce malware into their network in what was described as a “common ransomware attack.” Finastra is a company spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital… Read More

Digital Banking: ClearBank and Temenos to Help UK’s Banks Access Real-Time Payment Services via the Cloud

Switzerland-based Temenos (SIX: TEMN), a banking software company, has teamed up with ClearBank, a challenger clearing bank (the UK’s first new clearing bank in over 250 years), in order to help local banks access UK’s payment platforms and real-time payment services in the cloud. Clearbank’s… Read More

Cascade: KeyBank Closes Branch Lobbies Due to COVID-19 Spread

KeyBank, a regional bank based in Cleveland with over 1100 branches in 25 states and the District of Colombia, is shuttering the lobbies of all its branches. An email distributed to account holders said the bank was taking this action due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)… Read More

Digital Bank: Square Financial Services, Receives FDIC Approval for its Deposit Insurance Application

Square Financial Services, the de novo industrial bank established by payment services firm Square, has received conditional approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for its deposit insurance application. The approval gives Square permission to introduce banking services, which it’s reportedly planning to launch… Read More

Digital Bank Cogni Schedules Launch for this Week

Digital bank Cogni is planning to officially launch this week on March 20, 2020. Last year, it was reported that Cogni raised $5.4 million in a seed round and intended to launch towards the end of 2019. To date, Cogni has raised $6.6 million in… Read More

Our Children Will Probably Never Visit a Physical Bank, Revolut Wants to Get them Ready Today

Digital bank Revolut is looking to teach the youth safe ways to manage their money. As society transitions away from physical banks to ubiquitous, app-based financial services, Revolut sees an opportunity to accelerate money management skills for life. Today, Revolut is launching “Revolut Junior” –… Read More

Digital Bank: Yapeal Becomes First Entity to Receive Fintech License in Switzerland

Yapeal, an aspiring digital bank based in Zurich, has received the very first Fintech license in Switzerland. In 2019, the Swiss Parliament introduced the Fintech license enforced by the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). The requirements for Fintech companies are based on the established auditing… Read More

Digital Banking: Georgia’s TBC Bank to Expand its Online Financial Services to Germany

TBC Bank Group PLC, a Georgian bank headquartered in Tbilisi, Georgia, announced on March 12, 2020 that it will be expanding its digital banking services to Germany, in order to take advantage of the leading European nation’s progressive environment for new businesses. The Space digital… Read More

Digital Transformation: Virtual Banking Solution Provider, Backbase, Partners Finaxct to Assist Banks with Upgrading Platforms

Backbase, an omnichannel digital banking solution provider, has teamed up with Finxact, in order to assist banks and credit unions with their digital transformation efforts. The partnership between Backbase, a Netherlands-based digital banking software developer, and Finaxct, aims to combine the best of online and… Read More

Barclays Now Allows Customers To Securely Make Payments From Current Accounts Held With Other Banks From Within Mobile App

UK banking group Barclays announced on Wednesday its customers may now securely make payments from current accounts held with other banks from within the Barclays mobile app. This kind of feature will allow customers to take care of their money management all within one place…. Read More

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