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SME Challenger Bank Tide Claims 1% Of the UK SME Banking Market in Two Years

Tide, a UK-based SME challenger banking, announced on Monday it has claimed one percent of the UK SME banking market just two years after it first started operations. The company reported that by the end of 2018, 56,000 of a total of 5.6 million UK… Read More

In just 2 Days, Digital Bank Monzo Closes on £20 Million Crowdfunding Round

Monzo, an emerging heavy-weight in the hot digital banking sector, has shared that 36,006 individuals crowdfunded £20 million in just 2 days, 2 hours and 45 minutes. The offer was hosted on Crowdcube and received intense interest as competition in the UK banking sector heats… Read More

Zopa Receives Banking License, Says it Will Redefine Banking with New Fintech Service

Zopa to Offer “Feel Good Money” Digital Bank Peer to peer lender Zopa has received authorization from both the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to operate its much anticipated digital challenger bank. Initially, Zopa will operate with a bank licence with restrictions. Zopa… Read More

Digital Bank Tandem Discusses Journey Card, Updates & New Research

According to Tandem Bank, nearly three quarters of its Journey Card customers are building or rebuilding their lives with credit using the product. 72% of customers for Tandem’s latest card product are either entirely new to credit, re-engaging it, or had trouble in the past… Read More

Monzo Sets Record Straight About Crowdfunding Round After Media Outlet Claims Fintech Is Lending Money to Customers to Buy Shares

Just days after announcing plans to raise up to £20 million through its upcoming crowdfunding round, UK challenger bank Monzo is now setting the record straight after a media outlet claimed that the startup was lending money to customers to help them purchase shares. According to… Read More

Monzo News: UK Challenger Bank Set to Seek Up to £20 Million Through Latest Crowdfunding Effort

Less than a month after securing £85 million through its latest investment round, which was led by General Catalyst, alongside Accel, UK-based challenger bank Monzo announced on Monday it is now seeking up to £20 million through its upcoming crowdfunding efforts. As previously reported, Monzo (which… Read More

Report: Revolut to Raise $500 Million then Launch in USA

Digital bank Revolut is revving up for a $500 million series D funding round, according to recent reports. This next capital injection follows the last round from earlier this year when Revolut raised $250 million at a valuation of $1.7 billion. The funding validated its… Read More

Tandem Announces Opening of Community Beta Testing For Autosavings

UK challenger bank Tandem announced on Friday that it has invited their existing app users to join its Autosavings Beta testing community to help test its new Autosavings proposition. According to Tandem, users will be able to feedback suggestions for improvement, report bugs and discuss their… Read More

Monzo Forms New Partnership with PayPoint For Cash Payment Solution

UK-based challenger bank Monzo has teamed up with PayPoint to use its cash payments solution for its current account holders. According to the fintech, customers may now deposit up to £300 cash directly into their Monzo account in a single transaction at any of PayPoint’s 28,000 stores…. Read More

Future Digital Bank & P2P Lender Zopa Raises £60 Million, Plans for Expansion [u]

Zopa, the UK’s largest consumer peer to peer lending platform, has closed on a £60 million funding round – its largest capital raise to date. This most recent funding round was partially announced back in August when Zopa reported it had raised £44 million. The new capital… Read More

N26 Expansion: German Challenger Bank Brings Services to Denmark, Norway, Poland, & Sweden

Germany-based challenger bank N26 is bringing its services to Denmark, Norway, Poland, and Sweden. This news comes just weeks after the fintech officially launched in the UK. As previously reported, N26 was founded in 2013 and stated it has redesigned banking to make it simple, fast and contemporary…. Read More

Mobile Bank Startup Seed Shuts Down

Seed, a mobile bank targeting small businesses and freelancers is shutting down, according to a report. Crunchbase reported that an email was sent to users of the aspiring mobile bank announcing the wind down of the Fintech. According to a Tweet from Seed, they are recommending… Read More

Crowdcube Has Now Helped to Raise Capital for Three UK Unicorns

UK Unicorns Monzo, BrewDog & Revolut are Crowdcube Alumni UK’s largest investment crowdfunding platform by volume Crowdcube has now helped to raise capital for three separate unicorns aka firms that have attained a valuation of $ 1 billion or more. Crowdcube pointed to this fact… Read More

Unicorn: UK Challenger Bank Monzo Secures £85 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By General Catalyst; Announces Upcoming Crowdfunding Round, Valuation Tops $1 Billion

UK-based challenger bank Monzo announced on Wednesday it successfully secured £85 million through its latest investment round, which was led by General Catalyst, alongside Accel and the startup’s existing investors. The company’s valuation is now at $1 billion. Founded in 2015, Monzo describes itself as a fintech startup that “lives… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Takes Heat for Clumsy Hiring Ploy Asking Applicants to Source 200 New Accounts to Be Considered [u]

Fintech unicorn Revolut is taking some heat for what appears to be a clumsy recruitment tactic that may backfire. First reported in Spanish news site ElDiario, the digital bank has apparently requested applicants for a open position to work for free and provide 200 bank… Read More

Goldman Sachs’ Digital Bank Marcus Rapidly Gains UK Consumer Accounts

Last week, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) shared their 3rd quarter earnings report. Buried within the report was an update on Marcus, the digital bank and online lender that recently crossed the Atlantic setting up a beachhead in Europe by opening up in the UK in late September…. Read More

Challenger Bank Tandem Launches Second Credit Product

UK challenger bank Tandem announced on Thursday the launch of its new second credit product, which is called the Journey Card, available through an application through the bank’s website. According to Tandem, the Journey Card is considered a way for those who haven’t had credit before to build… Read More

Starling Bank Expands White Label “Banking as a Service” and Payment Service Offer

Digital only challenger bank Starling is expanding its “Banking-as-a-Service” and Payment Services offer. These are two white label banking services offered in the UK allowing other entities to provide retail banking services and make payments. Current  clients include Ditto, Raisin UK, and the Department for Work… Read More

Starling Bank to Offer Mobile Phone Insurance in New Partnership

Challenger bank Starling Bank is now offering on demand insurance for your smartphone. According to Starling, users may purchase insurance from so-sure via the Starling app marketplace. Insurtech so-sure is said to offer fast, reliable and simple mobile phone insurance in a market that is… Read More

German Challenger Bank N26 Announces UK Expansion, is the US Next?

Germany-based challenger bank N26 has officially launched in the UK in setting up an interesting battle between other competing digital banks. The Fintech reportedly issued its first British accounts on Thursday. The launch of the UK accounts comes just a few months after N26 announced it… Read More

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