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Banking Challenger Level Is Offering 1% Cash Back on All Debit Card Purchases and a Competitive 2.1% APY on Deposits

Several promising startups are challenging major banks with the launch of their innovative apps that provide seamless, modern, mobile banking experiences. These new apps offer attractive features and very low or even no transaction fees. Level, a banking challenger and banking app provider, is offering… Read More

Monzo Turns Five & Celebrates By Looking Back at Previous Success

UK-based challenger bank Monzo is celebrating its fifth birthday!  Founded in 2015, Monzo stated it is building a new kind of bank that lives on smartphones and is built for its users “live today” by solving their problems, treating them fairly, and being completely transparent…. Read More

Starling Bank Secures £60 Million Through Latest Funding Round; Brings Total Investment in the Challenger Bank to £323 Million

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank has reportedly secured £60 million from existing investors Merian Global Investors and Harry McPike’s JTC. The banking group has successfully raised £323 million and the latest funding follows two investment rounds of £105 million, which were led by Merian in 2019…. Read More

Banking Challenger App Niyah Launches Services in the UK for Nation’s Islamic Community

Niyah, a banking challenger app, has officially launched its services in the United Kingdom for the country’s Islamic community. The company claims it’s “the first Fintech Islamic banking app and ethical financial marketplace platform” to offer services in the UK. The Niyah app is Shariah-compliant,… Read More

Monese Milestone: Signs Up Two Million Customers

Digital banking group Monese announced on Wednesday two million customers have officially signed up for its services. Monese reported that in 2019, customer growth tripled with more than 9,000 users now joining its platform every day. At this current growth rate, Monese is on track… Read More

SME Challenger Bank Judo Bank Partners With InfraRisk to Support Lending in Australia

Australian SME challenger bank Judo Bank has formed a partnership with InfraRisk Pty Ltd., a supplier of credit management solutions and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pintec Technology Holdings Limited, to support its lending business with a smart and highly efficient cloud-based SaaS solution. Judo Bank… Read More

Onfido Renews Partnership With European Challenger Bank bunq to Provide Users With Trusted Identity Verification Onboarding Experience

Onfido, a global identity verification provider, announced on Thursday it has extended its partnership with European challenger bank bunq to offer users with a trusted identity verification onboarding experience. The duo further explained: “Onfido’s identity verification solution enables secure and simple onboarding for bunq users…. Read More

Mexico-Based Challenger Bank albo Adds $19 Million Through Extended Series A Funding Round; Brings Total Amount to $26 Million

albo, a Mexico-based challenger bank that offers consumers digital accounts with prepaid Mastercards for receiving, transferring, and spending, announced on Thursday it raised an additional $19 million through its extended Series A funding round, bringing the total amount series through the investment round to $26… Read More

Mexican Challenger Bank Fondeadora Secures $2.5 Million in Investments from IGNIA Partners, LW Investment Management, Others

IGNIA Partners, LW Investment Management, and several angel investors are backing a Mexican challenger bank, called Fondeadora, via a recent $2.5 million investment. This is Fondeadora’s second investment round in 2019. Earlier this year, the banking challenger secured $1.5 million and has now raised a… Read More

Subaio Launches New Subscription Management Service at Several Nordic Banks

Subaio has launched its subscription management service at several Nordic banks, including Bulder Bank, a new challenger bank. The Subaio product provides users an overview of their subscriptions and the recurring payment schedules. The solution allows users to make changes to their subscriptions or cancel… Read More

French Home Finance and Savings Firm 570easi to Launch Challenger Bank, SOeasi

570easi, a French home finance and savings solutions company, has introduced its own challenger bank, called SOeasi, in order to establish the world’s first Islamic ethics-focused neobank. The challenger bank aims to leverage 570easi’s existing customer base as a foundation to help grow its business…. Read More

UK Challenger Bank Tide Secures £44.1 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By SBI Group & Augmentum Fintech

Tide, a UK-based SME challenger banking, announced on Monday it secured £44.1 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by specialist fintech investment companies, The SBI Group and Augmentum Fintech plc. As previously reported, Tide describes itself as a current account that saves businesses time and… Read More

Mexican Challenger Bank Klar Secures $57.5 Million Through Latest Investment Rounds

Klar, a Mexico-based challenger bank, announced on Thursday it secured $7.5 million through its seed financing round. The company also reported that it raised an additional $50 million in debt funding. The latest seed round was led by Quona Capital, a fintech venture firm which leverages… Read More

Due to User Feedback, Monzo Is Now Revamping Monzo Plus

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Tuesday it is making some changes to its Monzo Plus product after users offered feedback on improvement. Tom Davies, the CEO of Monzo revealed more details about the product’s changes, as well as new team and name. “We’re going… Read More

UK SME Challenger Bank Tide Announces First Paid Plan “Tide Plus”

Tide, a UK-based SME challenger bank, announced on Wednesday it is set to launch its new paid plan, Tide Plus. According to Tide, Tide Plus is an upgraded account that gives users “additional support” for running their businesses.” According to Tide, the upgraded membership will… Read More

Monzo Milestone: More Than Three Million People Are Now Using the Challenger Bank’s Services

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Monday that more than three million people are now using its banking services. The digital bank reported that the amount of people equals 1 in every 20 adults in the UK. Founded in 2015, Monzo claims it is building… Read More

Tandem Bank Promotes “Savetember” to Raise Awareness of National Savings Crisis

Challenger bank Tandem Bank has launched a “Savetember” campaign as it highlights the “national savings crisis” in an attempt to transform UK savings habits. Reports state that savings in the UK are at an all-time low, while credit card spending continues to increase. In 2018,… Read More

Australian SME Challenger Bank Judo Raises $400 Million Through latest Equity Raising

Judo Bank (formerly Judo Capital), an Australian SME challenger bank, announced last week it has finalized its second-round equity raising at $400 million, which is double the initial target of $200 million. This latest equity raise combines follow-on investment from Judo Bank’s existing shareholders, including… Read More

N26 Extends Series D Funding Round to $470 Million; Now Valued at $3.5 Billion

N26, a European digital-only bank, announced on Thursday a $170 million extension of its Series D funding round to $470 million. N26 reported that the extension drives the bank’s valuation to $3.5 billion, claim it to be the highest valued German startup. To date, N26 has raised more… Read More

Monzo Publishes 2019 Annual Report

UK challenger bank Monzo has published its 2019 annual report. According to Monzo. The annual report is a detailed look at what a company’s been doing and how that’s affected its finances over the past financial year. CEO of Monzo, Tom Blomfield, has also written… Read More

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