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Virtual Banking: Credit Suisse All-Digital Bank CSX Onboards 100,000 Clients in First Year of Operations

Credit Suisse (SWX: CSGN) has revealed that the use of its all-digital platform has increased significantly since its launch in October of last year. Although not only about private banking, the numbers shared by Credit Suisse indicate a key trend now that’s taking hold in… Read More

Mobile Banking Apps Could be Next Battlefield for Hong Kong based Digital Banks: Survey

The Mobile Banking Benchmark 2021 survey reveals that Hong Kong-based digital banks Mox and Livi stood out as the leading local platforms, though there’s overall a gap between Asian and European service providers. The survey has been carried out by management consulting company Sia Partners… Read More

Neobank N26 Terminates its Efforts in the US, Will Close Shop this January

N26 is exiting the United States. Founded in 2013 and boasting over 7 million customers, N26 is a Germany-based neobank bank that had sought to establish operations in the USA – a market that is home to thousands of small and large traditional banks as… Read More

Patriot National Bancorp and American Challenger Development Merge in Attempt to Create “Digital First National Bank”

Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNBK), the parent company of Patriot Bank, N.A., and American Challenger Development Corp. have decided to merge in an attempt to create a “purpose-driven, digital-first national bank,” according to a release. Patriot is a small bank based in Stamford, CT… Read More

Hong Kong’s Virtual Banking Platform, ZA Bank, Upgrades Loan Service

Hong Kong’s leading digital banking platform, ZA Bank, announced this week that starting from November 4, 2021, new users are able to get their loan application approval results  “instantly via ZA Bank’s official website, enjoying a seamless and convenient digital finance experience.” As mentioned in… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Introduces Bills Manager to help Consumers Better Manage their Funds

UK-based digital bank Starling Bank is launching Bills Manager, in order to help clients with settling their bills in a timely manner and better managing their funds. The new feature, one of the “most requested,” offers clients the option to have a Direct Debit or… Read More

Zopa Bank Appoints Graham Robinson, Previously at Monzo, as its New Chief Risk Officer

UK’s digital bank Zopa has appointed Graham Robinson as its new Chief Risk Officer. Graham joins Zopa as it “completes its successful first year as a digital bank and sets its sights on further growth,” according to an update shared with CI. With more than… Read More

Following Gangbuster Quarter, Shares in Digital Bank LendingClub Move Dramatically Higher

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) reported solid quarterly results yesterday that solidly beat earnings estimates. Earnings per share (EPS) came in $0.26 when estimates were expecting less than half of that. Following the news, shares rallied significantly higher and in pre-market trading, LendingClub shares are currently trading up… Read More

LendingClub Reports Net Income of $27.2 Million, Tops Estimates, Raises Guidance

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has easily topped analyst estimates reporting net income of $27.2 million or an EPS of $0.26. Top line revenue came in at $246.2 million with total sequential revenue growth of 20% outpacing origination growth of 14%, according to the digital bank. Shares in… Read More

LendingClub Hits Another 52 Week High

It is not just Bitcoin that is hitting new highs. LendingClub (NYSE:LC), once a marketplace lending platform and now a nationally chartered bank, has hit another 52 week high. While Bitcoin is up about 4.28% for the day, LendingClub is doing better showing an increase… Read More

Challenger FV Bank Receives Strategic Investment from NGC Venture

FV Bank, a challenger bank and digital asset custodian, has received a strategic investment from NGC Ventures.  The investment and partnership is expected to help drive FV Bank’s expansion throughout Asia. FV Bank said it raised USD $8 million as part of the funding round,… Read More

Digital Bank Zopa Raises $300 Million, Expects to be Profitable within Weeks

Zopa, a digital bank that started as a peer-to-peer lender, has raised $300 million (£220 million) in a funding round that reportedly gives the Fintech a $1 billion valuation. The deal is currently in the process of receiving regulatory approvals from UK regulators.  JP Morgan… Read More

Digital Bank N26 Raises “Record Breaking” $900 Million Round at $9+ Billion Valuation

Digital banking continues to be a hot sector of Fintech as Germany-based N26 has announced a $900 million “record-breaking” funding round at a whopping $9+ billion valuation. The capital infusion was led by Third Point Ventures and Coatue Management, with Dragoneer Investment Group joining as… Read More

Railspay, Part of Railsbank, Collaborates with Parpera on Banking as a Service Offering

RailsPay, an offshoot of Railsbank operating in Australia, has partnered with Parpera to offer its first Banking as a Service (BaaS) product. Parpera is a money management platform for consultations, freelancers, startup founders, and gig-workers. There are an estimated 2.4 million businesses in Australia with… Read More

Shares in Digital Bank LendingClub Top 52 Week High

LendingClub (NYSE:LC), a digital bank and online lending platform, has seen its shares print a new 52 week high as markets rally. LendingClub’s shares once trolled the cellar of value trading under $5. Today, the once-moribund equity, has been reanimated and is now trading at… Read More

Revolut Uses WeWork Space in Dallas, Pays in Bitcoin

Popular neo-bank Revolut has become WeWork’s first customer to pay for shared space in Bitcoin, according to a public statement. Revolut will pay for its Dallas space, its largest in the US, in BTC. Revolut will lease space for more than 300 employees at WeWork… Read More

Following Bank License Approval, Bank North Adds New Board Members

Last month, Bank North received authorization with restrictions (AWR) from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to operate as a bank. The Manchester-based bank is developing an SME lending bank for the United Kingdom and expects to launch operations in October. Bank North said it will… Read More

Digital Bank Varo Raises $510 Million Series E at $2.5 Billion Valuation

Varo Bank, one of the first, nationally chartered digital banks in the US, has raised a $510 million Series E funding round. The capital was raised at a valuation of $2.5 million, according to reports. Once again, FT Partners was the exclusive advisor for the… Read More

Zopa Adds Broadbrand Switching Service to Boost Value for Users

Digital bank Zopa has added a broadband switching service to its marketplace in a move designed to create more value for its users. Zopa said this is the latest feature delivered in partnership with Decision Tech. Previously, Zopa added an energy switching feature. Zopa wants… Read More

Digital Bank FV Bank Raises $8 Million Series A

FV Bank, a digital bank with a focus on digital assets, has raised $8 million in a Series A funding round according to a company release. The funding will be utilized to launch a digital asset custody solution, a debit card along with international expansion…. Read More

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