Tagged: digital bank

Digital Banking: Brazil’s Nubank Reports Solid Results for Q1 2024

Nu Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NU), which claims to be one of the world’s largest digital banking platforms, released its First Quarter financial results. Financial results are presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). David Vélez, founder and CEO of Nubank said: “In May… Read More

Woori Bank Joins Race for South Korea’s Fourth Internet-Only Bank License

Woori Bank, a major South Korean commercial lender, has officially entered the competition to secure a license for the country’s fourth internet-only bank. The bank confirmed that it had submitted a letter of intent to join the Korea Credit Data (KCD) led consortium. This move… Read More

MENA Region’s Emirates NBD to Enhance Merchant Acquiring Solutions via Pine Labs Partnership

Emirates NBD, which is one of the banking groups in the MENA and Turkey region, has partnered with Pine Labs, a merchant commerce omnichannel platform, to ensure that companies across the region have access to the latest, and best, payment solutions. As part of its… Read More

Mongolia’s M bank Secures $30m for Digital Lending to Women, SMEs

Mongolia’s first digitally focused bank M bank has secured $30 million in financing from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) provide digital lending to women and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In a collaborative effort to bolster the Mongolian financial sector, IFC and M bank are… Read More

Latin America: Brazil’s Nubank Reports Surpassing 100 Million Customers

Nubank (NYSE: NU) announced that it has surpassed 100 million customers in Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia, making it the first digital banking platform to reach this milestone outside of Asia. The achievement reportedly comes on “the heels of record 2023 financial results, with over US$1… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Zopa Reports Over £4 Billion in Customer Deposits

Zopa Bank, which began operations as a P2P lending platform but has evolved into a digital bank, has reportedly surpassed £4 billion in customer deposits. Zopa Bank says it achieved this milestone in under 4 years since acquiring its banking license. It has helped that… Read More

Anchorage Digital Bank Partners with Arca Labs on Tokenized T-Bills

Anchorage Digital Bank will be providing a custody solution for Arca Labs regarding digital securities or tokenized T-Bills. Arca launched a digitized US Treasury fund and is the first firm to be registered under the 40 Act to issue tokenized T-bills, which are called “ArCoin.”… Read More

Real Estate Firm Caissa to Support Maiden Acquisition in Scotland with Loan from OakNorth Bank

OakNorth, which says it is the digital bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has completed a £1.3m loan to Caissa Holdings, in support of its first commercial property acquisition in Scotland. The time-critical deal was completed within a month, “highlighting OakNorth’s execution and delivery capability.” Caissa… Read More

LendingClub Reports Top Line Revenue of $180.7 Million, Net Income of $12.3 Million. Earnings Beat Expectations

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) reported Q1 earnings today, surpassing analyst expectations. According to the digital bank, net revenue during the quarter was $180.7 million, compared to $185.6 million in the prior quarter. While this was higher than Q4, it was far below Q1 of 2023 when the… Read More

UK’s Monzo Bank to Reportedly Expand Fundraising to £500 Million

Digital bank Monzo is reportedly expanding its fundraising to £500 million as part of a round which includes capital from Hedosophia. This, according to an update from Sky News. Sources revealed on Sunday that Monzo might confirm as soon as this week that Hedosophia and… Read More

Brazil’s Nubank Announces Nubank+, an Evolution of the Nu Experience

Nubank (NYSE: NU), which claims to be one of the largest digital financial services platforms, announces  the release of Nubank+, which is described as “an evolution of the Nu experience.” From now on, those who join the experience will reportedly “have even more benefits like cashback,… Read More

Philippine Digital Banking Sector Draws Over $700m Since 2021

The Philippine digital banking sector has attracted more than $700 million in investments from both global and local sources since 2021, demonstrating robust investor confidence and a rapidly growing market, according to a statement released by the Digital Bank Association of the Philippines (DiBA PH)…. Read More

Revolut Reportedly Expects to Increase Global Headcount by 40% in 2024

Revolut, the global Fintech with over 8 million UK customers and 40 million globally has today announced it expects to boost its global headcount by 40% in 2024. The announcement comes as Revolut reportedly “reaches 10,000 employees globally and continues to grow its workforce, all… Read More

Digital Bank Grasshopper Introduces Online Application to Apply for Small Business Administration Loans

Grasshopper, the digital bank built for the business and innovation economy, announced the launch of a digital application for borrowers to apply directly for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Small business owners can now get pre-qualified for “an SBA 7(a) loan in less than 10… Read More

Aeon Bank Set to Launch as Malaysia’s First Islamic Digital Bank in Q2 2024

Aeon Bank (M) Bhd, a recipient of one of Malaysia’s five digital banking licenses, announced plans to commence operations and launch its banking application by the end of Q2 2024, news agency Bernama has reported. Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz, CEO of Aeon Bank,… Read More

UK’s Allica Bank Reports First Full Year of Profitability

UK’s Allica Bank is pleased to share that their firm achieved their first full year of profitability in 2023. Just three years since Allica Bank opened their doors to lending, it makes them one of the fastest fintechs in the UK to do so, the… Read More

Nubank and Mastercard Examine Financial Inclusion Impact on Consumers with Limited Access to Brazil’s Banking System

Analysis of pseudonymized and aggregated data from 3.6 million Nubank (NYSE: NU) customers illustrates drivers and barriers along the journey to long-term financial health. Recently, Nubank and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) released findings “from a study measuring the financial inclusion impact on individuals, including some who… Read More

Fintech Mercury Announces Expansion into Consumer Banking

Mercury, the fintech that is said to be used “over 100,000” startups for banking, announced its expansion into consumer banking with the launch of Mercury Personal, which is described as a powerful personal banking experience designed with the best of today’s technology to help builders… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Zopa Reports First Full Year Profit

Once a top UK peer-to-peer lender and today a digital bank, Zopa Bank has announced its first full year of profitability. Zopa announced a pre-tax profit of £15.8 million for the financial year ending 31 December 2023, up from a pre-tax loss of £26 million for… Read More

Private Equity backed SME Property Developer honey to Focus on Initiative Across Yorkshire with Funding from OakNorth Bank

OakNorth, the digital bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has provided a further £12.2m loan to returning customer and SME housebuilder, honey, to part fund the acquisition and development of two of its latest major residential schemes. Founded in October 2022 by former Avant Homes CEO,… Read More