Tagged: challenger bank

UK’s Banking Challenger Monzo Announces New Product Updates to Improve User Experience

UK-based banking challenger Monzo notes in a recent product update that it’s now possible to send a payment reminder to someone you may have split a bill with (via the Fintech firm’s app). The Monzo team noted in a blog post: “As of today (May… Read More

Overfunding: UK Challenger Banking Startup Zvilo Quickly Surpasses Initial £200,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

  Zvilo, a UK-based challenger banking startup, has quickly surpassed its initial £200,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.  The funding round, which recently made its debut on the platform, has already attracted more than 100 Seedrs investors. Founded in 2019, Zvilo stated it… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Monzo Adds New Features for Customers’ Connected Accounts and Virtual Cards

UK-based banking challenger Monzo recently revealed that it has added new features for its customers’ connected accounts and virtual cards. The Monzo team writes in a blog post: “We’ve added some exciting new features to help you get more visibility and control over your other… Read More

OakNorth Reportedly Entered into Deals with Capital One, Fifth Third Bank

OakNorth has reportedly entered into software deals with US banking institutions Capital One and Fifth Third, according to a report from BI. OakNorth has managed to onboard two new clients for its credit intelligence product offering. Capital One and Fifth Third Bank will be using… Read More

UK’s Digital Banking Unicorn Starling May Acquire Another Lender, CEO Anne Boden Reveals During UK Fintech Week

UK-based digital banking challenger Starling‘s CEO Anne Boden has revealed that the Fintech Unicorn is now well-positioned to acquire another lender. Boden also noted that there’s not a significant requirement for technology visas since the UK has the required talent. Starling, which has strategic funding… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Starling Secures £50M in Capital from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity

  Starling, a leading UK-based digital bank, revealed on Monday (April 19, 2021) that it has received a £50 million investment from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. The latest investment is reportedly an extension of the digital bank’s oversubscribed £272 million Series D investment round that… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Chime Now Allows Users to Send Money to “Anyone and Everyone”

Earlier this week, digital bank Chime revealed that you can use their platform to pay anyone. Chime users can send money to anyone, “even if they’re not on Chime.” As noted by the banking challenger, the users can claim funds to their bank account “instantly… Read More

Australian Banking Challenger Judo Bank Shares Top Factors SMEs Need their Banking Service Providers to Deliver

Australia-based banking challenger Judo Bank has released an SME Banking Insights report for February 2021. The extensive report notes that the Australian small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) segment remains the “largest battleground for revenue, profit and growth.” The report adds that this particular segment is… Read More

Banking Challenger Monzo Partners with RAC to Give Monzo Plus and Premium Clients Breakdown Cover from £5/Mth

Monzo, a UK-based digital bank that recently raised £50 million as part of a Series G extension, reveals that it has a new special offer, “exclusively for Monzo Plus & Premium customers.” The Monzo team writes in a blog post that they know you are… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut Reveals its Virtual and Physical Debit Cards are Widely Accepted, Shares Tips to Avoid HMRC Scams

Digital banking challenger Revolut notes that whether you are just opening your doors to clients, growing a company or investing in a new initiative, let’s “launch into action” during this spring season. Revolut writes in a blog post that Revolut‘s virtual and physical debit cards… Read More

Tax Preparation Firm H&R Block Is Reportedly Planning to Offer Digital Financial Services to Middle-Income Households

Tax preparation service provider H&R Block had been working with external banking platforms, however, the company is now planning to offer digital financial services to middle-income US households. The Kansas City headquartered company has been focused on supporting its clients by helping them deposit their… Read More

Quinlan & Associates Say there’s Scope for Only a Few Digital Banking Fintechs in Hong Kong to Thrive in Competitive Environment

  Quinlan & Associates have published a report, titled Branching Off: The Outlook for Hong Kong’s Virtual Banks. The report, which has been authored by company CEO and Managing Partner Benjamin Quinlan and Consultant Eashan Trehan, notes that it’s been a year now since the… Read More

Digital Banking Unicorn Revolut Launches Revolut Business in All 50 US States

Digital banking challenger Revolut confirms that Revolut Business is now live in the United States. Elizabeth McGrath from Revolut writes in a blog post that Revolut Business is available in all 50 US states, as of March 25, 2021. McGrath explains that Revolut Business “gives… Read More

Islamic or Sharia-Compliant Fintech Services are Increasingly being Adopted in MENA Region and Globally

Islamic or Sharia-compliant Fintech services are being increasingly adopted in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and internationally as well, according to a report from Arabian Business. As reported by the news outlet, the largest transaction volumes have come from Saudi Arabia, the UAE,… Read More

Claire Davidson from Banking Challenger Branch Explains how Earned Wage Access Services can Improve Workers’ Financial Wellbeing

Claire Davidson from banking challenger Branch notes that during the past year, healthcare workers have had to deal with both mental and physical challenges “like none other.” This may have included risking their own lives during the COVID-19 pandemic to mental and emotional stress and… Read More

Digital Banking Unicorn Revolut Suspends Operations in Canada, Says it Will Revisit Options Later

UK-headquartered digital banking challenger Revolut says it will be suspending its business operations in Canada, a move that has come just 18 months after the Fintech launched a beta version of its services in the North American country. BetaKit, which keeps track of Canadian tech… Read More

Canadian Challenger Bank KOHO Reportedly Raises $70 Million Through Series C Funding Round

    KOHO, a Canada-based challenger bank that offers Canadians an alternative to traditional banking, has reportedly secured $70 million through its Series C funding round. According to BetaKit, the funding round was led by TTV Capital with participation from Drive Capital and Portag3 Ventures…. Read More

Starling Bank Unveils Recycled Plastic Debit Cards

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Monday it is introducing a recycled plastic debit card to support its efforts to protect the planet. According to the fintech, the Mastercard debit card to be made from recycled plastic (rPVC), and the material, which makes… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger 86 400 Receives Awards for Pay and Save Accts, Recently Partnered BioCatch to Enhance Fraud Protection

Digital banking challenger 86 400 reveals that it has received 3 awards from RateCity for its Pay and Save accounts, including the Best Bank Account for the product Pay Account, the Best Regular Savers Account for the product Save Account, and the Best Savings Account… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Revolut Explains How to Get Your Spending Under Control with Custom Cycles Feature

Digital banking challenger Revolut confirms that Spring is in the air and it’s “giving us life!” Revolut writes in a blog post that it has been hard at work on its latest updates for clients, and it’s hoping they “put a spring in your step… Read More

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