Tagged: banking

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

Pension Solution Penfold Added to Starling Bank Marketplace

Starling Bank, a top UK based digital bank, has added Penfold to its Marketplace. Starling’s Marketplace integrates optional third-party solutions to Starling’s users. Penfold is a pension service that enables self-employed individuals to set up and manage a pension. Penfold’s has been designed for freelancers,… Read More

UK FCA Worried about Access to Cash as Bank Branches Shutter, ATMs Go Away

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published draft guidance on their expectations for banks and availability to cash in a market that is seeing a growing number of bank branches closing and ATMs going away. The regulator states that it wants to ensure that… Read More

Goldman Sachs Reports Consumer Deposits Rocket by $20 Billion During Solid Q2

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), the top global investment bank, is out with Q2 numbers and they are pretty good. Earnings per share (EPS) were reported at $6.26 – a big beat versus what the street was anticipating. During the quarter, net revenues came in at $13.30… Read More

SoFi Files for National Bank Charter

SoFi, one of the most successful Fintechs in the US, has filed for a national bank charter with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, according to a report. Launched as a student loan financing platform, over time SoFi has been adding a broader… Read More

Renaud Laplanche Plans Upgrade Banking, Comments on Fintech’s Performance During COVID-19 Challenge

Upgrade is a consumer online lender and emerging digital bank that recently announced a significant funding round that gave the Fintech a $1 billion valuation. Founded by Renaud Laplanche, this is the second Fintech he has founded that moved into the unicorn realm the first… Read More

Stealth Bank Transferwise Sees Valuation Hit $5 Billion – Report

Transferwise, a UK based global payments and transfer platform that has emerged as a leading stealth bank, will see its valuation hit $5 billion in a funding round that is said to be nearing completion. According to a report in SkyNews, Transferwise is set to… Read More

ICICI Bank Milestone: Now Has One Million Users on WhatsUp Banking Platform

India-based banking group ICICI Bank announced it has crossed a milestone of one million users on its WhatsApp banking platform. The bank reported it introduced banking services on WhatsApp three months ago to enable its retail customers to undertake a slew of banking requirements from… Read More

The Eight Virtual Banks of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as jurisdiction was slow out of the gate when it came to Fintech innovation. But this initial hesitancy was soon made up by a dedicated public-private partnership determined to establish Hong Kong as a top Fintech hub – a successful move. InvestHK, a… Read More

Bank of the Future: How Banks and Fintechs Are This Decade’s Unlikely Duo

Rewind the clock 35 years ago today and cinemas were opening for the first time to the iconic time-traveling antics of Back to the Future. Looking at Doc and Marty and knowing their contrasting personalities – one an eccentric inventor and one a streetwise kid… Read More

French Financial Giant Société Générale Acquires Neobank Shine to Better Serve Clients looking for All-Digital Services

Paris-based Société Générale S.A., a French multinational investment bank and financial services company with around €1.3 trillion in assets, is reportedly acquiring Shine, a French neobank for business owners. The acquisition might be worth approximately €100 million, according to estimates from industry participants. Established about… Read More

FinecoBank Adds New Investment Options with Funds from Aberdeen Standard Investments

FinecoBank (BI:FBK), an online trading and banking platform,  has added a suite of funds from Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI). The company states that with the new funds from ASI, Fineco clients in the UK now have access to a new set of funds. ASI is… Read More

German Banking Platform SolarisBank Teams Up With American Express For Installment Product

Germany-based banking platform SolarisBank announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with American Express for a new installment product, “Splitpay.” SolarisBank reported that for the first time, members of a personal American Express Card in Germany will be able to use an installment option… Read More

nCino Files S-1 in Preparation for Initial Public Offering on NASDAQ

nCino is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) as the company has filed an S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating its intent to trade shares on an exchange. nCino is a Wilmington, North Carolina based Fintech that offers a cloud banking… Read More

Digital Bank Startup Parpera Preps for Securities Offer on Equitise

Prepara is the next aspiring digital bank to throw their hat in the Fintech ring. Not yet a regulated bank or authorized deposit-taking institution, Parpera is in the process of securing the necessary licences it requires for its products and services in Australia. In advance… Read More

COVID Fueled Boom: Challenger Bank Current Sees Big Increase in Number of New Accounts During Coronavirus Crisis

Current, a digital only challenger bank, reports that users have topped one million members with both April and May generating the most accounts. During the height of the Coronavirus lockdown, Current saw more than 100,000 new accounts created each month as demand rose for consumer-friendly… Read More

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