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Regtech Trulioo, an Identity Platform Supporting Business Verification, Partners with EQ Bank

Trulioo, an identity platform with proven global coverage for person and business verification, today announced it has partnered with EQ Bank, the digital platform of Canada’s Challenger Bank. EQ Bank chose Trulioo Identity Document Verification, Workflow Studio and Business Verification to “streamline customer and business… Read More

Allica Bank, the Fintech Focused on Serving Established UK Firms, Reports 2,000 Business Current Account Clients

Allica Bank – the fintech challenger bank specifically focused on serving established businesses with 10-250 employees – now reportedly has 2,000 business current account customers after launching earlier this year. Compared to the millions of UK microbusinesses, the established SME segment that Allica is dedicated… Read More

European Digital Bank N26 Releases Profitability Expectations, Announces Upcoming Trading Product

N26 Group shared an overview of its business and product strategy through to the year 2024. The European digital banking services provider also announced key financial figures “for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, as well as an outlook for the 2023 fiscal year… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Survey: Consumers Admit to Overspending, Experience Negative Impact of Making Unnecessary Purcchases

The Black Friday sales are fast upon us and while “nearly two thirds (62%) of consumers say they plan to take advantage of the discounts, nearly a third (29%) of people who have shopped over Black Friday in the past have regretted their purchases.” Buyer’s… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Appoints Phoebe Chibuzo Hugh to Help with Move into Insurance Services Sector

Digital bank Monzo has appointed Phoebe Chibuzo Hugh, the founder of digital insurance firm Brolly, in order to help the challenger bank with entering the insurance services sector. Hugh reportedly launched insurtech Brolly back in 2016 following a couple rounds of the incubator program Entrepreneur… Read More

Revolut Appoints Francesca Carlesi As CEO of UK Division

Digital bank Revolut has reportedly appointed Francesca Carlesi as CEO of its UK operations, the Fintech company confirmed in a statement issued on Thursday. This new leadership announcement for Revolut should help the firm become a “global financial super-app.” Revolut, which is among the United… Read More

Could UK’s Metro Bank Be This Year’s Next Major Banking Fail?

Metro Bank (MTRO.L)has had a challenging week. Reports that the UK-based challenger bank had been planning to raise as much as £600 million from investors led to financial regulators asking the bank’s management to have a sit-down meeting. Although shares in the banking institution fell… Read More

UK Adults Focused on Savings Despite Many Having Less than £1K in Bank Accounts – Report

Gatehouse Bank, the Shariah-compliant challenger bank, has released new research demonstrating that the UK’s money mindset is shifting towards saving. The research looked at UK adults’ attitudes towards money, “assessing the key factors that influence them, why they look to save or spend their money… Read More

European Digital Challenger Bank Lunar Doubles Revenue in H1 2023

Lunar doubles net interest and fee income in the first half of 2023 “compared to the same period last year.” At the same time, Lunar continues its investments in “developing the business and the product range to become the best everyday bank in the Nordics.”… Read More

Financial Inclusion: Revolut Introduces Accounts for US Residents without SSNs

Revolut, the global financial super-app with more than 30 million customers globally, consistent with its ongoing mission to give customers more control over their finances and connect people seamlessly across the world, announces it is “offering accounts to non-US citizens in the US, who do… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Launches Operations in New Zealand

Revolut, the global financial super app with more than 30 million customers worldwide, has launched its services in New Zealand, “delivering Kiwis a first of its kind digital money experience.” For the first time ever, New Zealand residents will “get access to Revolut’s seamless, safe… Read More

Southeast Asia: Digital Bank Tonik has Onboarded Over 1M Clients Since March 2021 Launch

Tonik recently revealed that it’s pleased to announce that they have successfully “onboarded over 1 million users since they launched in March 2021.” According to Tonik, this is such a momentous occasion for them “because it is solid proof of our significant contribution to improving… Read More

Allica Bank, ClearBank to Streamline Business Banking for UK SMEs

ClearBank, the enabler of real-time clearing and embedded banking for financial institutions, today announced its partnership with Allica Bank, the fintech challenger bank dedicated to supporting established UK small and medium businesses. Allica Bank was founded “to serve established UK SMEs (businesses with 10-250 employees)… Read More

European Neobanking Fintech bunq Applies for US Banking License

The second largest neobank in the European Union is reportedly launching in all 50 US states. bunq, a neobank in the EU, has filed an application for a US banking license with the FDIC in the state of New York. By applying for a bank… Read More

UK’s Atom Bank Appoints Andrew Marshall as New CFO

UK-based challenger bank Atom has appointed Andrew Marshall as the company’s chief financial officer. He will be replacing Atom co-founder David McCarthy whose departure was first reported  in September of this year. Marshall has reportedly worked at Atom for the past six years, holding several… Read More

UK Challenger Bank North Calls It Quits Due to Lack of Funds

Bank North, a UK hybrid bank that only gained its banking license in late 2021 is calling it quits, according to multiple reports. Bank North co-founder Richard Baker posted on LinkedIn this past week that the challenger bank “has failed to raise the capital it… Read More

Digital Banking: Trust Bank Launched in Singapore via Standard Chartered, FairPrice Partnership

The virtual banking sector in Singapore has grown significantly in the past few years. Recently, the launch of Trust Bank was announced via a partnership between Standard Chartered and retailer FairPrice. The Southeast Asian challenger bank platform provides the typical retail banking service, along with… Read More

EQ Bank Teams Up with Flinks to Deliver on Open Banking

EQ Bank, powered by Equitable Bank, Canada’s Challenger Bank, has teamed up with Flinks, a key player in open banking, to provide EQ Bank customers with the ability “to share their financial data securely with third-party fintech applications of their choosing.” This partnership, and the… Read More

UK’s Metro Bank Joins APPG for Challenger Banks, Building Societies as Associate Member

The APPG for Challenger Banks and Building Societies are pleased to confirm that Metro Bank is now the latest challenger bank to join them as an Associate Member. The APPG is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers that focuses on informing parliamentarians about challenger… Read More

Fintech Revolut Introduces Expense Management Product

Fintech firm Revolut is now entering the fast-growing spend management sector with a new in-app product that allows companies to issue payment cards with a quick tap and set up time and category-based spending limits. After the roll-out of Payroll for UK clients this February… Read More

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