Tagged: digital bank

Australian Digital Banking Challenger Alex Is Planning to Secure $7.1 Million via Series B Round

Australia based Alex, a digital banking challenger, is reportedly planning to secure about A$10m (appr. $7.1 million) in capital through a Series B investment round. As first reported by the Financial Review, Alex’s team of senior management professionals have been focused on acquiring additional funding by approaching various… Read More

Vietnam based Digital Bank Timo Plus Set to Relaunch Due to Increased E-Commerce Activity

Vietnam based Timo Plus, a digital banking platform, is reportedly planning to “relaunch” its services as e-commerce activity in the country has really picked up (due to COVID). Timo Plus is Vietnam’s very first digital bank. The company’s management stated on September 28, 2020, that… Read More

Banque Misr, a Major Egyptian Commercial Bank, to Launch Standalone Digital Banking Platform in 2021

Egypt’s Banque Misr, which is the nation’s second-largest commercial bank, is reportedly planning to launch an all-digital or digital-only bank during the third quarter of 2021. Akef El Maghraby, the Vice Chairman of Banque Misr, confirmed that the digital banking platform would go live next… Read More

Razer Fintech CEO Says Company Is Building Digital Banking Infrastructure from Scratch, Doesn’t Have “Legacy Issues”

Razer Fintech’s management has said that the company is planning to acquire a virtual banking license and that it’s willing to work independently or as part of a consortium. The Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the nation’s central bank, has confirmed that it will issue five… Read More

German Digital Only Bank N26 Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with New Senior Executive Hires

  Digital-only bank platform N26 announced on Monday the appointment of two key senior executives, a new Chief People Officer and Chief Operating Officer, set to join the company next month. According to N26, both roles will report directly to N26 co-founder and CFO Maximilian… Read More

Fintech Professional Claims that Digitization of the UAE Economy is Being Led by Individual Consumers, Not Service Providers

Sridhar Iyer, the Executive Vice President and Head of Mashreq Neo (the digital banking division launched in 2017), recently noted that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has one of the highest smartphone or mobile Internet penetrations rates in the world. Iyer claims that the UAE’s… Read More

OneConnect, the Fintech Division of Ping An Insurance, Wins Platinum Award for Digital Banking

OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd. (NYSE: OCFT), an established technology-as-a-service platform for financial institutions, has won the Platinum Award for Digital Banking at the IFTA FinTech Achievement Awards 2019, “in recognition for the innovation of its OneConnect Bank Solution.” Daniel Ling, GM at OneConnect’s Hong… Read More

Razer Fintech Partners with Singapore’s Lifestyle Marketing SaaS Provider, Perx Technologies, to Enhance Neobanking Experience

Malaysia’s Razer Fintech, the Fintech division of Razer (a multinational financial service provider), has teamed up with Singapore’s Lifestyle Marketing SaaS (software-as-a-service) provider, Perx Technologies, in order to provide better mobile-first customer engagement for financial services. Through the partnership, Razer Fintech will focus on transforming… Read More

Chime CEO Chris Britt Discusses Recent Funding Success & Future Plans With CNBC

  Following the recent announcement that app-only banking service Chime raised $485 million through a Series F round, CEO of the company, Chris Britt, sat down to discuss the funding round, as well as Chime’s future plans. As previously reported, Chime is on a mission… Read More

Digital Banking Service “One” Makes Debut

One, a U.S. digital banking startup, announced earlier this week it has officially launched its services. The company reported it is on a mission to “redesign banking for modern life” by combing digital banking with a full suite of products that traditional banks offer. Created… Read More

JPMorgan backed Brazilian Fintech FitBank to Expand Payments Services Business into the US

Brazil-based FitBank Pagamentos Eletronicos SA, a Fintech firm backed by JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banks in terms of assets and scope of operations, is planning to establish an additional business office in the US during the first half of next year. The… Read More

US Banking Challenger Chime to Focus on Transaction Processing based Business Model, After Reaching $14.5 Billion Valuation with Additional Funding

US-based banking challenger Chime Financial Inc. is now valued at $14.5 billion, which is significantly more than Robinhood, another fast-growing Fintech Unicorn that recently reached a valuation of $11.2 billion after securing $200 million in additional funding last month. Chime has now become the most… Read More

Ziglu Zooms to Over £1 Million on Seedrs in Just 3 Hours

FCA authorized e-Money Institution Ziglu kicked off a crowdfunding round on Seedrs today and quickly topped its £1 million goal. The offering is live for up to 40 more days. According to the offering page, Ziglu is selling equity in the company at a pre-money… Read More

Spanish Financial Giant BBVA’s US Division Recognized as one of the Best Corporate Digital Banks in North America

The US division of the BBVA (NYSE:BBVA), a Spanish multinational financial services company based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain with nearly €700 billion in assets, was recently recognized as one of the world’s best corporate and institutional digital banks in North America by Global Finance…. Read More

Overfunding: Spanish Fintech Challenger bnc10’s Crowdcube Campaign Quickly Secures £300,000 Funding Target

bnc10, a new fintech challenger based in Barcelona, Spain, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 equity crowdfunding target through its Crowdcube campaign, which has attracted more than 225 Crowdcube investors. Founded in 2018 and launching earlier this year, bnc10 stated it has grown rapidly, hitting… Read More

Ping An becomes First Chinese Institution to Win Euromoney’s Best Digital Bank Award, Now Over 30,000 Company Employees Working Remotely

Ping An Bank recently became the first Chinese financial institution to be named the world’s “best” digital bank at the Euromoney Awards. As mentioned in a release, Ping An Bank, which is a subsidiary of the Ping An Insurance Company of China, was named the… Read More

MENA Region Fintech Companies Continue to Apply for Digital Bank Licenses in the UAE

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has received applications from MENA region companies that are interested in launching digital banking platforms. Richard Teng, who works at the emirate’s international financial free zone as the head of its Financial Services Regulatory Authority, revealed that his organization… Read More

Switzerland’s Credit Suisse to Introduce App-only Banking Services to Compete with Fintech Challengers

Credit Suisse Plans New “CSX” Digital Banking Offering Switzerland’s Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, has revealed that it will be introducing an app-only banking service, in order to compete with challenger banks. At the end of October 2020, Credit Suisse will launch “CSX” and… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Introduces Services in Japan, Claims it Signed Up 10,000 Locals, After Acquiring License in 2018

Prominent digital bank Revolut has reportedly launched services in Japan, as it continues to move forward with its ambitious global expansion plans. The Fintech Unicorn had first acquired a license to offer services in the country back in 2018. Revolut’s management confirmed that its services… Read More

Anaxago Moves Neo-Private Bank Strategy Forward by Launching a Green Bond

Founded in 2012 in France as an equity crowdfunding platform, the Anaxago group powers on with carrying out its strategy to be the first 100% digital neo-private bank. The group aims to give to the greater number access to financial products combining impact and performance…. Read More

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