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Digital Banking Fintech Revolut Performs Updates to Enhance Security, Streamline UX

Digital banking platform Revolut notes in a blog post that Halloween is soon on its way, however, there’s nothing “spooky” about the work they’ve been doing during October 2021. The Revolut team also mentioned that they’ve performed updates to enhance platform security and reduce your… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Revolut Explains How Consumers Can Save on Cross-Border Transfers

Digital banking platform Revolut notes in a blog post that as you might already know, sending funds abroad with traditional banks can be quite costly and very slow. The fees may be really high and transactions may often take at least several business days to… Read More

Australian Banking Challenger Judo Bank Remains “Well Capitalized” Despite Limited Profitability: Report

S&P Global Ratings has reportedly given Judo Bank a BBB- rating, which is a move that may have surprised one of Australia’s first banking challengers for SMBs, especially due to the “relatively short life cycle,” according to an update from The Future of Banking. In… Read More

Monzo USA Introduces Salary Sorter Tool to Make it Easier to Manage Finances, Cover Monthly Expenses, Save Money

UK-based digital bank Monzo says that it already makes it easy for clients to manage their spending and ensures that they have funds set aside for settling bills and adding to their savings. Monzo, which is under investigation for possible money laundering activity and posted… Read More

Bank North Receives Banking License, Expects to Commence Lending in October

Previously doing business as B-North, Bank North has been granted a banking license (Authorised with Restrictions or ‘AWR’) by the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). Bank North reports that it has also closed a successful Series A funding round, raising money from LHV Group, LHV… Read More

Fintech Chime Secures $750M at $25B Valuation from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Others

Chime revealed on Friday (August 13, 2021) that it secured $750 million in capital through a Series G round round that now values the Fintech Unicorn at $25 billion. Notably, that’s $10 billion more than what the company had reported in October 2020 (when it… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut to Streamline Cross-Border Payments between US and Mexico with Remittance Corridor

Digital bank Revolut, which offers a financial Super App with 16 million clients globally, reveals that it has simplified cross-border transactions between the US and Mexico with the introduction of its US-Mexico remittance corridor. With this launch, Revolut clients in the US and Mexico are… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Is Facing Potential Money Laundering Charges by FCA, Reports Annual Loss of £130 Million

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UK-based digital bank Monzo is currently facing a civil and criminal money-laundering investigation that is being carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Monzo‘s management disclosed these details in its annual report that was released on Friday (July 30, 2021). For the second straight… Read More

Digital Bank Starling CEO Anne Boden Says They’re Pulling Away from the Fintech Pack, Firm Reports Profitability, Growing Responsibly

UK’s Starling Bank recently shared its trading update for the quarter to 30 June 2021 and its report and “accounts for the period ending 31 March 2021.” The results, released by Starling on July 22, 2021, demonstrate “strong and responsible growth, continued profitability and a… Read More

Challenger Banks to Add 435M Accounts By 2026: Report

A new report from ABI Research predicts neobanks and challenger banks will nearly quadruple their number of accounts over the next five years The top 57 neo and challenger banks should grow their accounts from the 2020s 155 million to 590.6 million by 2026 due… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling to Utilize InstaVolt’s Rapid Charging Network as a Full Advertising Channel

InstaVolt, an established rapid electric vehicle charger network, has partnered with UK’s digital bank Starling. Through the partnership with Starling, the digital bank will utilize InstaVolt’s rapid charging network as “a full service advertising channel from 5th July.” As mentioned in a release shared with… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut Announces Paid Wellbeing Days to Reward High-Tempo Performance Amid Challenging Circumstances

Digital banking platform Revolut notes that they already know that Revoluters are “exceptional people.” However, the Fintech firm points out that what makes its team extraordinary is how well they have adapted to remote work in a post COVID environment. Revolut writes in a blog… Read More

Dutch Banking Challenger Bunq to Acquire €160M in Capital at €1.65B Valuation, Deal Includes SME Lending Platform Purchase

Dutch banking challenger Bunq has reportedly committed to a €160 million round at a €1.65 billion valuation. Bunq will also be acquiring a small business lender as part of the transaction. Bunq’s latest investment round was joined by an unnamed UK-based private equity company. As… Read More

Digital Banking: UK Fintech Revolut Is Now Offering “Smarter” Invoices, Improved Expense Management Features

Digital bank Revolut has shared the latest updates on its platform for June. The Revolut team writes in a blog post that the world is now beginning to open up “a bit more” and they’re hoping that (if you can) you’re enjoying (somewhat of) a… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Unicorn Nubank Secures $750M as Part of Series G Extensions, Now Valued at $30B

Brazil-based banking challenger Nubank recently revealed that it has secured a total of $750 million in capital as part of two extensions of its latest Series G round. The Fintech firm reports raising $1.15 billion in total. During Nubank‘s first extension, the banking challenger acquired… Read More

Italian Challenger Bank AideXa Acquires Banking License from ECB, Will Offer Short-Term Credit Facilities

AideXa, an Italian banking challenger for small businesses, has reportedly acquired a full banking license which was issued by the European Central Bank (ECB). Established by Roberto Nicastro, ex- GM at Unicredit, Banca AideXa aims to leverage AI and Open Banking to better serve SMEs… Read More

Challenger bank Dave to go public through $4 bn SPAC deal

American Challenger bank and personal finance app Dave has announced that it plans to go public through a merger with a blank-check firm sponsored by investment firm Victory Park Capital. With this, the banking app’s valuation has ballooned to $4 billion amidst a pandemic that… Read More

Challenger Bank Tech Platform Agora Teams Up With Digital Payment Provider i2c

    Agora Services, a digital platform banking solutions provider, announced on Tuesday it has partnered with i2c Inc., a global provider of digital payment and open banking technology, to provide modern digital-first issuing and processing. Agora reported that the partnership adds to its ability to… Read More

Update: UK Challenger Banking Startup Zvilo Raises More Than £425,000 Through Seedrs Investment Round

Zvilo, a UK-based challenger banking startup has successfully raised more than £425,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The investment round, which orignally sought to raise £200,000, has already attracted over 260 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, Zvilo stated it is a new digital platform that seeks… Read More

Revolut Business to Offer Currency Forward Contracts or FX Forwards in the UK

Revolut Business revealed on Friday (May 21, 2021) that it’s introducing currency forward contracts (FX Forwards) in the United Kingdom. Revolut Business’ FX Forwards will allow firms of any size – from large corporates to single-person businesses – to set future exchange rates via an… Read More

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