Tagged: banking

Revolut’s Revenue Nearly Tripled in 2019 to £162.7 Million, While Loss Jumped to £107.4 Million

Revolut, a leading UK based digital bank, filed its annual report yesterday indicating that for the fiscal year 2019 revenue jumped alongside a growing annual loss. According to the Fintech, in 2019, revenue nearly tripled to £162.7 million vs. £58.2 million in 2018. The operating… Read More

Standard Chartered Announces Three-Year Strategic Partnership With Microsoft to Become Cloud-First Bank

Standard Chartered Bank announced on Monday it has formed a three-year strategic partnership with Microsoft to accelerate its plans to become a cloud-first bank. Standard Chartered reported that the partnership makes a significant milestone for its virtual banking, next-generation payments, open banking, and banking-as-a-service efforts…. Read More

Starling Bank Loan Book Now Tops £1 Billion, Break Even in Sight by End of 2020

Starling Bank CEO and founder Anne Boden has published the Fintech’s annual letter as well as a trading report for July 2020, and there are some encouraging comments in the missive. Boden notes that since November 2019, the bank’s “performance has been strong.” In fact,… 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

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Clarifies Banks Ability to Serve Crypto Firms. What Does this Mean for Digital Asset Businesses?

Recently, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) posted a letter clarifying national banks’ and federal savings associations’ authority to provide cryptocurrency custody services for customers. Although recently we have seen improvements in banks providing services to crypto firms, many digital asset service providers… Read More

Revolut Partners with TrueLayer to Offer Open Banking Features in Italy

Revolut has partnered with TrueLayer, a financial service API provider, to incorporate open banking features in Italy. According to a release issued by the digital bank, Revolut customers in Italy will now be able to connect their Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit, UBI Banca, Banco BPM, Poste… Read More

Comptroller of the Currency Brian P. Brooks Comments on Varo Bank Receiving Federal Bank Charter

Last week, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian P. Brooks virtually presented Varo Bank, N.A. its official charter. Varo Money has been in business for years having provided bank services by partnering with an already chartered bank. As of August 1st, 2020, Varo Bank can… Read More

BBVA Works with Google to Offer Digital Bank Accounts, Now Eight in Total [u]

  BBVA USA (NYSE: BBVA) is working with Google (Alphabet) (NASDAQ:GOOG) to offer digital bank accounts according to a release distributed by the bank. Spain based BBVA has been in business since 1857 and boasts a strong presence in the US with 641 branches, mainly… Read More

Regulated Digital Asset Focused SEBA Bank Completes Independent Audits

SEBA Bank AG, a bank that is regulated and licensed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), has completed two independent audits in relation to existing processes and controls. SEBA Bank is a digital asset focused firm that offers an “institutional-grade solution for digital… Read More

Big News: Varo Money Becomes First US Fintech to Receive a National Bank Charter

Varo Money, Inc. has been granted its national bank charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and secured regulatory approvals from the FDIC and Federal Reserve to open Varo Bank N.A. This represents the first consumer Fintech in the US to… Read More

Digital Banking: Monzo Losses Jump to Over £113 Million, Founder Tom Blomfield No Longer a Director

Losses at UK based digital bank Monzo continue to mount, according to a report. Monzo is said to have generated £113.8 million in losses versus year prior losses of £47.1 million. Simultaneously, top-line revenue rose to £67.2m from £19.7m for the fiscal year-end February, according… Read More

Transferwise Raises $319 Million at $5 Billion Valuation as Growth Accelerates for the Profitable Fintech

As has been rumored for some time now, Transferwise has raised additional funding at a valuation of $5 billion – a 43% increase to its last funding round. According to a note from the Fintech, Transferwise has closed on $319 million in new capital with… Read More

SEBA Bank Chairman Andreas Amschwand Steps Down from Role

SEBA Bank, a Switzerland based bank licensed by FINMA that seeks to bridge digital assets and more traditional ones, has announced that its Chairman of the Board of Directors has stepped down. According to a release, Andreas Amschwand has decided to exit the board and… Read More

Revolut Now Offers Price Comparison Service Powered by Decision Tech

Digital bank Revolut has announced a new price comparison feature for its users. Working with Decision Tech, Revolut has launched “Essentials”  to enable users to more easily switch and save on various services such as gas, electricity, and broadband. The Essentials feature is available now… Read More

Bitcoin Suisse Secures CHF45 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Former Vontobel Investment Banking Head Roger Studer

Bitcoin Suisse announced on Friday it secured CHF 45 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Roger Studer, a Swiss Banker and former Head of Vontobel Investment Bank (SIX:VONN), and the Studer Family Office. As previously reported, Bitcoin Suisse is an early… Read More

Revolut Raises $80 Million More

Digital bank Revolut has raised $80 million in additional capital. The new funding is said to be an extension of a $500 million round, at a $5.5 billion valuation, revealed last February – just in the nick of time as COVID set in causing many… Read More

North Loop Bank Integrates Transferwise to Facilitate Money Transfers

North Loop Bank, a Fintech providing “borderless banking,” has integrated Transferwise‘s service to facilitate speedy and inexpensive money transfers at the actual exchange rate. As you should know by now, many traditional financial services firms gouge customers when transferring money. Beyond excessive fees, some firms… Read More

Deposit Solutions: 1/5 of British Consumers will Consider Switching Savings Accounts During Next Year

Germany based Open Banking platform Deposit Solutions says 1/5 of British consumers will consider switching savings accounts during the next 12 months. The historically low-interest rates provided by banks is obviously part of the reason consumers are more willing to consider change. Deposit Solutions is… Read More

Banking Platform Mambu Selected by Australian Bank Tyro

Banking platform provider Mambu has announced that Australian business bank Tyro has selected Mambu’s cloud-native banking platform to deliver its first term deposit product. Mambu reports that this is the first Australian deposit-taking institution (ADI) to incorporate its platform. According to a release, Mambu’s platform… Read More

Fintech Alchemy Technologies Launches “Hybrid” Branch and Lending Platform

Alchemy Technologies has launched a new “hybrid” branch and mobile lending platform, according to a company release. Said to combine brick and mortar operations and an online lending experience under one solution, Alchemy reports that it worked with major financial services firms on the product…. Read More

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