Tagged: challenger bank

Tandem Calls FCA / CMA Banking Requirements a Big Step for Competition in UK Financial Services

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), in collaboration with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), published a report this week that chastised banks for their poor service and lack of transparency. As part of an ongoing initiative to improve financial services for both consumers and… Read More

Monzo Announces New Joint Account Product

On Tuesday, UK-based challenger bank Monzo announced the launch of its new product, joint accounts. This news comes just a little over a week after the fintech revealed new accounts specifically for 16-17-year-olds. Monzo reported that for the past month its joint accounts have been available… Read More

Monzo Now Offering Accounts for 16-17 Year Olds

UK-based challenger bank Monzo announced on Monday it has made its accounts available to anyone in the UK aged 16-17 years old. According to the fintech, the accounts are not minimalist versions of its account with the training wheels on – they’re the same accounts… Read More

Digital Bank: Zopa Raises £44 Million to Help Fuel Expansion, “Launching Our Bank is a Key Next Step”

Zopa has raised additional money in a new funding round. The peer to peer lending announced a raise of £44 million to help pay for its expansion and push into new services. Zopa will use the latest round of investment towards the capital needs for the… Read More

Monzo Announces Customer Support Team in Las Vegas

On Tuesday, UK-based challenger bank Monzo announced it has recently set up a small customer support team in Las Vegas. The team was created to help Monzo scale its customer service as it grows, without relying on its team in the UK to work unsociable… Read More

Tandem Launches New App Feature That Spot Rising in Bills

UK-based challenger bank Tandem announced on Thursday the launch of its new app feature that tells users when their payments have gone up. According to Tandem, the feature uses AI to track spending and lets app users know if the amount they’re being charged has increased. Tandem… Read More

Tandem Reaches 250,000 Customers & Announces Mortgage Market Launch Plans

Just two months after surpassing 100,000 customers, UK-based challenger bank Tandem has successfully attracted 250,000 customers to its platform. Not only is the fintech celebrating the number of users, it is also reportedly planning to launch its very own mortgage market.  According to Financial Reporter, Tandem… Read More

Monzo Announces Joint Accounts in Monzo Labs

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Friday the launch of its joint accounts in Monzo Labs. The banking startup reportedly tested the accounts with a few staff members before asking a small group of users on Android and iOS. Monzo recently added another group of… Read More

Zopa Announces £1.5 Million Profit; Revenues Raise By 40% to £46.5 Million

Peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa announced on Monday its 2017 profit after tax of £1.5 million for its online lending business. According to the Fintech, 2017 was a year of strong and sustainable growth, with the year’s revenue being £46.5 million – an increase of 40%… Read More

Hacked: Monzo Says Typeform Breach Impacted Some User Data

Digital challenger bank Monzo reported on Friday that Typeform, a company they have utilized for user surveys, experienced a data breach that impacted some of their users. Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo, published a post on the Monzo blog outlining the attack. Monzo was quick… Read More

Monzo Reports Customers Have Nothing To Worry About Following Ticketmaster Breach

Following the announcement that there was a breach on Ticketmaster’s ticketing platform, UK challenger bank Monzo reassured its customers that there is nothing to worry about in terms of credit card information. The fintech confirmed that breach issues on Ticketmaster began even as early as… Read More

Monzo Announces Collaboration With TransferWise to Provide International Money Transfers From Within Monzo Mobile App

On Monday, challenger bank Monzo announced it has formed a new partnership with money transfer service TransferWise to provide international money transfers from within its mobile app. According to Monzo, through the payments tab in the app, uses are able to make payments overseas to… Read More

Raisin and Banco BNI Europa Deepen Collaboration

Fintechs Banco BNI Europa and Raisin have furthered the collaboration between the two firms. Banco BNI Europe says it has entered into a cooperation to allow Portuguese savers to gain access to the best savings rates available from across Europe. BNI Europa Executive Chairman Pedro… Read More

Starling Bank Streamlines Joint Account Process using Mobile Proximity Tech

Digital bank Starling Bank has launched a new feature to streamline the process of creating joint accounts without ever having to visit a UK bank branch.  The mobile application process uses Google Nearby tech to enable Starling users to securely apply for a joint account in just… Read More

Monzo Launches New Web Services For Emergencies

Last week, challenger bank Monzo announced the launch of its new Monzo Web feature, which allows users to access their accounts in the event of an emergency such as wallet has been stolen or a phone has been lost. The bank reported that  Monzo Web allows customers… Read More

Revolut Now Offers an App Store for Business Banking

Revolut, a digital only bank that says it is signing up over 120 businesses per day, has launched a new services for their business customers – Revolut Connect. This new feature is described as an “App store” for businesses to help provide easier access to… Read More

Exclusive: Rebtel CEO Magnus Larsson Discusses Securing $8M Funding for Digital Banking Expansion

The Swedish communications company Rebtel has secured $8 million in financing from its owner company to further expand its ecosystem of resources for “modern migrants,” adding digital banking services to its existing communication / telephony services and on-demand work offerings. Rebtel clarified via email that “the proceeds… Read More

SoFi Launches Bank Like Service: SoFi Money

It is a truism that we need bank like services but we really don’t need banks. The portfolio of services offered by a traditional analog bank sometimes feel cobbled together. Difficult to manage and expensive to use. Current accounts is an excellent example. For some… Read More

Apple Pay Coming to Revolut? [u]

Earlier this week, Revolut tweeted out that something “huge” is coming to the Revolut App. The digital bank already enables cryptocurrency trading, so what could it be? Speculation is that since it has to do with paying with your phone – it must be Apple… Read More

Digital Bank Penta Launches New Team Feature for Businesses

Digital bank Penta has launched a new feature entitled “Team Access,” where founders and co-workers may better manage expenses. Services similar to this are frequently found in large enterprise software programs or may be leveraged as a separate service. Penta is seeking to differentiate itself… Read More