Tagged: banking

Temenos Launches New Component-Based Platform That Enables Banks to Onboard Customers

On Thursday, banking software Temenos announced the launch of Temenos Origination, which is described as a component-based platform that enables banks to onboard customers and originates products across all segments, channels and devices, offering bank customers a frictionless and contextualized digital experience.  According to Temenos,… Read More

Sberbank Offers More Than RUB 535 Billion in Loans to Russian SMEs Since Start of 2018

Sberbank announced on Thursday it has extended more than ₽535 billion in loans to SMEs since the start of 2018. The bank reported that over the first four months of 2018, lending to SMEs increased by 74.4% vs. the same period in 2017. “Sberbank has… Read More

Office of Comptroller of the Currency Encourages Banks to Issue Small Loans to Consumers

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a Bulletin today encouraging banks to issue small loans to consumers. In past years, banks have shied away from providing credit that was deemed too high risk to pursue and too costly to originate. As… Read More

The Economist: Banks Must Become More Agile, Adapt to the Digital Banking Age

The Economist has published a report on digital banking and the need for established banks to become more agile and adapt to the changes in technology. The document has been published with the support of Temenos, a provider of banking and finance software. The Temenos… Read More

OCC to Hold Innovation Office Hours in San Francisco to Promote Responsible Federal Banking System Innovation

On Thursday, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced it will hold Innovation Office Hours, on July 17th-19th, in San Francisco to promote responsible innovation in the federal banking system. According to the OCC, the Office Hours are one-on-one meetings with OCC… Read More

Banco BNI Partners with Lendrock on Auto Finance

Banco BNI Europa, a digital challenger bank based in Portugal, has partnered with Lendrock in Spain to provide financing to consumers looking to buy a car. Banco BNI said it will invest up to €15 million on this online financing platform that specializes in near… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

PBOC Bans Unauthorized APP to Access Credit Rating System Recently, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, issued a document named, “Notice on Further Strengthening the Management of Credit Information Security” (Yinfa [2018] No. 102) (hereinafter referred to as “Document No. 102”), to… Read More

Revolut is a Crowdfunded Unicorn. Digital Bank Raises $250 Million at $1.7 Billion Valuation

Revolut has claimed Unicorn status. The UK based digital challenger bank has raised $250 million at a valuation of $1.7 billion making it one of the fastest UK Fintechs to top the billion dollar mark ever. Launched in 2015, Revolut will next expand in the… Read More

SoFi Becomes More Like a Bank without Becoming a Bank

It is a truism that we need bank like services but we really do not need banks. The financial industry is going through a period of disaggregation where some services are being separated from a traditional, brick and mortar service, to Fintech verticals that may… Read More

“Stable Cryptocurrency” Basis Raises Whopping $133 Million in Private Placement

The crypto firm Basis, formerly known as Basecoin, has raised $133 million in a private placement from big money, according to the company. The private placement received the backing of Bain Capital Ventures, GV, Stanley Druckenmiller, Kevin Warsh, Lightspeed, Foundation Capital, a16z, Wing VC, NFX Ventures,… Read More

Revolut Update Adds Savings Vault, Users Save Spare Change Automatically, Including Cryptocurrency

Revolut’s newest feature Vaults a saving enabler that allows users to round up and save their spare change from everyday purchases. The service is available for any of Revolut’s 25 supported fiat currencies as well as the popular digital currencies Bitcoin, Ether and Litecoin. Revolut say… Read More

Zopa is Raising £50 Million, Shuffles Board as it Preps for Bank Launch

The grande dame of peer to peer lending in the UK, Zopa, is raising £50 million at a valuation of £400 million, according to several reports.  SkyNews states this most recent funding round will be led by current investors including Wadhawan Global Capital out of… Read More

The World is Going Cashless & Digital Challenger Bank Revolut Wants to Lead the Way

Cash is king no more. Today’s society is all about mobility and the digitization of all forms of finance. How consumers spend and manage their money has changed dramatically in recent years and that pace of change is accelerating. Revolut is a new breed of… Read More

Challenger Bank Monzo Ends Prepaid Beta

UK-based challenger bank Monzo announced on Wednesday it is set to close its Prepaid Beta, which was launched in March 2016 to make sure the bank was “building something” that consumers actually needed. While sharing details about its growth since the Beta’s launch, Monzo stated:… Read More

France is Upping its Game When it Comes to Fintech and Entrepreneurship

This past week, I had the chance to attend a Fintech focused event put on by the Consulate of France in Manhattan and, honestly, I came away very impressed. For too many years, France did not have much of a reputation in the startup world…. Read More

Ally Financial Set to Open New Innovation Hub in North Carolina

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY), a Michigan-based digital financial services company, is set to open a new innovation hub in the Camp North End, which is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company describes itself as an award-winning online bank and one of the largest full-service… Read More

Fintech Penta Launches “Compass” to Help Businesses in Germany Incorporate Faster, Less Expensive

Penta, a Berlin-based Fintech, has announced a new feature to digitize company formation in Germany. Penta has launched “Compass” a platform that enables businesses to incorporate, create a share structure and open a bank account in less than 24 hours unlike the weeks long process… Read More

Crypterium Token to Trade on HitBTC Exchange

Aspiring “crypto-bank” Crypterium says it will see its token trade on the HitBTC exchange beginning March 26th. The CRPT coins are already trading on EtherDelta but this may not be an official agreement between the company and exchange. Crypterium has stated: “Do not rely on P2P… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut to Issue Disposable Virtual Cards in Unique Move to Combat Fraud

Digital challenger bank Revolut will now allow customers to setup and pay online with disposable virtual cards.  According to Revolut, after each transaction, existing card details will be destroyed and new  card details automatically generated. Revolut is offering the new service in a unique way… Read More

Aspiring Crypto Bank Crypterium Appoints James Davies as CFO

Crypterium, the “crypto bank for everyone”, has hired James Davies as their Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Davies will oversee the payment partner and exchange integration and the all of the company’s finance functions. Crypterium launched an initial coin offering (ICO) last October for a crowdsale… Read More