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Starling Bank Celebrates Second Anniversary

UK-based digital banking platform Starling Bank recently celebrated its second anniversary. Founded in 2014 and officially launched in 2017, Starling Bank describes itself as a UK mobile-only bank that offers personal, joint, and business accounts. The app allows users to “take the stress out” of… Read More

Update: dozens Now Nearing £3.8 Million Through Seedrs Funding Rounds

dozens, a “new banking and wealth management alternative,” is now nearing £3.8 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The round, which was launched last month, originally sought to raise £3.5 million and has attracted more than 2,000 investors. As previously reported, dozens describes… Read More

Digital Banking Platform 2gether Makes Prepaid Visa Card Available to Use in Eurozone Countries

Digital banking platform 2gether announced on Wednesday users will be able to use 2gether’s prepaid Visa card in any of the 19 eurozone countries. The company revealed: “2gether’s prepaid Visa card allows users to convert cryptocurrency to euros, and to spend those euros anywhere Visa… Read More

UK Challenger Bank Redwood Surpasses £100 Million Lending Milestone

UK-based challenger bank Redwood has reportedly surpassed £100 million in lending. As previously reported, Redwood is considered one of the newest additions to the future of banking, joining peers such as Monzo, Starling, Revolut and more. Redwood is on a mission to target the SME… Read More

Sberbank Announces Online Service Sberbank Cash Transit

Russian banking group Sberbank announced on Friday the launch of its new online cash transit services, which allows users to make existing cash transit agreements. According to Sberbank, the advantages of the group’s cash transit services include the following: Reliable partner with the widest coverage Funds are… Read More

Tandem Update: Customers Have Spent £100 Million on Credit Cards & Pays Out £500,000 in Cashback

Less than a month after revealing it has topped 500,000 in customers, digital-first challenger bank Tandem Bank announced in total customers have spent over £100 million on their credit cards and has paid £500,000 in cashback to its customers. Tandem reported since launching in February 2018, the… Read More

UK Digital Bank Monese Brings Apple Pay to Customers

Digital challenger bank Monese announced on Tuesday it is now offering Apple Pay for all personal Monese cards across the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, and Ireland. According to Monese, customers may now make payments from both their UK or European Monese cards, easily and… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Xinja Launches Second Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Equitise & Quickly Tops $500,000 Funding Target

Australian digital bank Xinja has not only launched its second equity crowdfunding round on Equitise, but it also has already secured its initial $500,000 funding target. The launch of the latest funding round comes just one year after Xinja became the first retail equity crowdfunding offer in Australia… Read More

In just 2 Days, Digital Bank Monzo Closes on £20 Million Crowdfunding Round

Monzo, an emerging heavy-weight in the hot digital banking sector, has shared that 36,006 individuals crowdfunded £20 million in just 2 days, 2 hours and 45 minutes. The offer was hosted on Crowdcube and received intense interest as competition in the UK banking sector heats… Read More

Digital Bank Tandem Discusses Journey Card, Updates & New Research

According to Tandem Bank, nearly three quarters of its Journey Card customers are building or rebuilding their lives with credit using the product. 72% of customers for Tandem’s latest card product are either entirely new to credit, re-engaging it, or had trouble in the past… Read More

Revolut Acquires Licenses to Expand in Japan & Singapore

Digital bank Revolut has acquired licenses to expand in Japan and Singapore. The launch in the Asian countries comes just after the fintech reportedly is planning to raise $500 million through its upcoming Series D funding round. According to CNBC, Revolut reported it received a remittance license… Read More

Report: Revolut to Raise $500 Million then Launch in USA

Digital bank Revolut is revving up for a $500 million series D funding round, according to recent reports. This next capital injection follows the last round from earlier this year when Revolut raised $250 million at a valuation of $1.7 billion. The funding validated its… Read More

Revolut CEO Says Wall Street Has No Interest in Crypto

The CEO of London-based digital only banking platform Revolut has denied popular claims that Wall Street is poised to avalanche into cryptocurrency investing. Revolut CEO Nikolay Storonsky, told an audience at the Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon, last week, that, as far as he is concerned: “There is… Read More

29 Apply for Hong Kong Virtual Banking License, More to Follow with First Approvals as Soon as Years End

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Multiple reports have indicated that 29 firms have made the cutoff for the first batch of virtual banking licenses in Hong Kong. Announced in September 2017, the push for digital banks in Hong Kong was designed to “bring Hong Kong into a New Era of… Read More

Digital Bank: Zopa Raises £44 Million to Help Fuel Expansion, “Launching Our Bank is a Key Next Step”

Zopa has raised additional money in a new funding round. The peer to peer lending announced a raise of £44 million to help pay for its expansion and push into new services. Zopa will use the latest round of investment towards the capital needs for the… Read More

United Overseas Bank Set to Deploy Digital Banking in Southeast Asian Markets

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is set to introduce its own digital bank, UOB’s Digital Bank, which will be deployed in the bank’s key Southeast Asian markets as the Group accelerates and broadens the growth of its regional customer franchise. According to UOB, the Digital Bank… Read More

Hong Kong Digital Bank Neat Secures $2 Million Investment From Dymon Asia Ventures & Portag3 Ventures

Neat, a digital bank based in Hong Kong, announced earlier this week it secured a $2 million investment from Dymon Asia Ventures and Portag3 Ventures. Founded in 2015, Neat offers two banking products, Neat Business and Neat Personal. All banking with Neat is done through its… Read More

Zopa Announces £1.5 Million Profit; Revenues Raise By 40% to £46.5 Million

Peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa announced on Monday its 2017 profit after tax of £1.5 million for its online lending business. According to the Fintech, 2017 was a year of strong and sustainable growth, with the year’s revenue being £46.5 million – an increase of 40%… Read More

Hacked: Monzo Says Typeform Breach Impacted Some User Data

Digital challenger bank Monzo reported on Friday that Typeform, a company they have utilized for user surveys, experienced a data breach that impacted some of their users. Tom Blomfield, CEO of Monzo, published a post on the Monzo blog outlining the attack. Monzo was quick… Read More

Raisin and Banco BNI Europa Deepen Collaboration

Fintechs Banco BNI Europa and Raisin have furthered the collaboration between the two firms. Banco BNI Europe says it has entered into a cooperation to allow Portuguese savers to gain access to the best savings rates available from across Europe. BNI Europa Executive Chairman Pedro… Read More

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