Tagged: banking

Starling Bank Investing in Zopa Loans: Report

UK based digital bank Starling Bank is investing in P2P loans originated on the Zopa platform, according to a report in AltFi. The write-up quotes a Starling Bank representative that explained the arrangement: “Starling is in a unique position among neobanks of having a very… Read More

JPMorgan Chase Sends Letter to Fintech Firms Warning it will Not Allow Access to Customer Data Unless they Accept New Agreement

JPMorgan Chase, the world’s sixth-largest bank in terms of total assets, has reportedly sent a letter to several Fintech firms in which it cautioned that they will no longer be allowed to access customer data unless they accept the terms of a new data access… Read More

Amsterdam’s Global Banking Service Provider Rewire Is Developing Digital Bank for Migrants in Europe

Rewire, an international banking service provider for migrant workers, has confirmed that it’s developing a neobank (all-digital) for migrants based in Europe. The development will reportedly involve Rewire providing customized accounts to its clients, which will cater to the special requirements of emigrés. This will… Read More

Monzo Encourages UK N26 Customers to Switch Services Once N26 Moves Out of the UK

Following the announcement that N26 was departing the UK after the country left the European Union, digital challenger bank Monzo shared with UK N26 customers the reasons to switch to its banking service. As previously reported, N26 reported that with the UK now having left… Read More

Leaving the UK: Digital Bank N26 Points to Brexit as Cause to Close All British Accounts

In a bit of a shocker, Germany based digital bank N26 has decided to exit the UK market and close all customer accounts apparently due to Brexit. According to a blog post, the Fintech said leaving the UK does not change their global vision to… Read More

Banking App Mode Partners with Onfido to Enabler Users to Purchase, Hold or Sell Bitcoin

Mode Banking, an app-based Fintech that is part of the R8 Group, has formed a partnership with Onfido so users may buy, hold or sell Bitcoin, according to a release. Onfido is a global identity verification provider. Mode described the partnership as “expanding its network… Read More

Digital Bank Varo Money Receives FDIC Approval Nears Final Stage of Bank Charter Journey

The Federal Deposit and Insurance Commission (FDIC), the US regulatory agency that provides vital deposit insurance for millions of account holders in the US, has given the green light to Varo Money – a digital-only bank. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC),… Read More

Barclays Announces Extension of Visa Partnership

Barclays announced on Monday it has extended its partnership with multinational financial services corporation, Visa. Barclays reported that the European agreement with Visa, which recognizes the “unique position” Barclays has in the market, is designed to drive innovation and product development as well as facilitate… Read More

UK Fintech Curve to Launch in US with OTT Banking Platform, Plans New Services Including Online Lending

Popular Fintech Curve will launch in the US during 2020 according to a statement by CEO and founder Shacher Bialik delivered during the annual Fintech Week Tel Aviv. Curve is an “over the top” or OTT banking platform that is not a bank. The company… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Majority Introduces Products for US Customers, Following Four Months of Beta Testing

Majority, a digital banking platform focused on serving immigrant communities, recently introduced its products to US customers, following a four-month beta testing period. In order to expand its existing business operations, Majority says it remains focused on two major drivers: physical meetup spaces and brand… Read More

Cultural Transformation Is Needed Before Traditional Banks Can Go Digital, Says Starling Bank Executive

Traditional banks and other financial institutions need to go through a cultural transformation before they can successfully undergo a digital transformation, according to the chief technology advocate at Starling Bank, whose statements came during a recent panel discussion. The recent debate, which was an initiative… Read More

Biz Stone-Backed Fintech Mode Launches Bitcoin Banking Mobile App

Mode, a financial services firm backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and is owned by the R8 Group, has reportedly launched its Bitcoin banking mobile app. Cointelegraph reported that the UK startup has made its mobile app available globally, except in the U.S. Customers outside… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Adds Molo, Underpinned, Paystream to its Business Marketplace with Over 100,000 Customers

The addition of Molo, UK’s first, all-digital mortgage lender, Underpinned, a career management platform for freelance workers, and accounting services provider Paystream to the Starling Business Marketplace will take the digital bank’s business integrations count to 14. The integrations aim to build on services that… Read More

Banking as a Service: Goldman Sachs Sizes Up Cloud based Financial Services for Fintechs & Other Banks

Marcus by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), a digital bank serving customers in the US and UK, is expected to play a significant role in the future of the world’s most successful investment bank. During the recent Investor Day, Goldman outlined its vision for both corporate and… Read More

India: Federal Bank Opens First “Digital Branch”

Federal Bank, a private bank with a branch network of 1,251 branches and about 2000 ATMs, has issued a release that it has opened its first “digital branch” called “Fed-e-Studio .” This digital branch was announced at an event last week at Rajarhat Bhatenda. Dr…. Read More

Reminder: House Financial Services Committee to Host Hearing on “Rent-a-Banks” this Week

On Wednesday, February 5th at 10AM, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps.” The Hearing will most certainly address the emergence of Fintechs, specifically online… Read More

Goldman Sachs Investor Day Sheds Light on Company Strategy, Retail Ambitions

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) presented the firm’s vision for the future today in an Investor Meeting that charted the roadmap for the bank over the next few years. Goldman said the investor day reflects their ongoing commitment to providing the market with a “clear… Read More

Maharashtra-based Nashik Merchant’s Co-op Bank to Go Digital, Partners with India Transact Services Ltd

The Nashik Merchant’s Co-op Bank (NAMCO), a Maharashtra-headquartered co-operative bank has decided to go digital. The Indian co-op bank has reportedly teamed up with India Transact Services Limited (ITSL), in order to introduce point of sale (PoS) terminals for all of its merchant accounts. This… Read More

French Anaxago Group Becomes a Neo-Private Bank by Adding Wealth Management Arm to Crowdinvesting Platform and Asset Management

French Fintech Anaxago pioneered alternative finance by launching an equity crowdfunding platform in 2012. Profitable since year one, the company entered real estate investing in 2014. In 2018, it launched an asset management arm, Anaxago Capital. Not one to be standing still, the company’s co-founders, Joachim… Read More

AI-based Banking Tech Provider Neocova Secures $9.5 Million in Investments from US-based Community Banks

Several US-based community banks have reportedly invested $9.5 million into artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced, API-driven banking technology provider, called Neocova. Developed specifically for community banks, Neocova’s cloud-powered core platform handles the management of customers, their deposits, and any loan products they might be using. The latest… Read More

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