Tagged: digital bank

Starling Bank Raises £40 Million From Existing Investors, Total Raised for the Year Stands at £100 Million

Digital bank Starling bank has raised £40 million from existing investors according to a note from the Fintech. Starling said the funding was led by JTC and Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited. Anne Boden, founder and chief executive of Starling Bank, commented on the news: “This… Read More

LendingClub Adds COVID-19 Help Center for Members, Adds New Services for Challenging Economic Environment

  LendingClub (NYSE:LC), an online lending marketplace and emerging digital bank, has announced the launch of the “Member Center,” a centralized location for users to find assistance and support to better manage their financial lives during the COVID-19 crisis. Early one, when the Coronavirus first… Read More

Over 30% of Digital Bank Revolut’s 10 Million Finance App Users have traded Cryptocurrencies in the Past Month

  Data from leading UK-based digital bank Revolut shows that the cryptocurrency trading habits of its users have changed, following the COVID-19 outbreak. Nearly a third or over 30% of Revolut’s 10 million finance app users have been trading virtual currencies. The neobank’s app has… Read More

Digital Banking: Monzo, Starling, and Revolut Make it Much Easier to Open Accounts, According to a Recent Review

Many large banks in the United Kingdom appear to be falling behind their all-digital competitors when it comes to providing better overall customer service, which includes the ability to allow clients to quickly open new accounts – according to a recent review performed by Peter… Read More

Report Wags Finger at Insider Share Sales at Digital Bank Monzo

Monzo is one of the top digital banks in the UK that is seeking to challenge old brick and mortar banks in Europe and elsewhere including the USA. The past few months of operations have not been without a few bumps as Monzo has seen… Read More

Another Digital Bank to Launch in the Philippines, as Government Aims to Offer Virtual Banking Services to Filipinos Working Abroad

An increasing number of transactions are being conducted online by the residents of the Philippines due to COVID-19. The nation’s government has confirmed that it will launch a branchless bank that will offer services to Filipinos working and living abroad. The digital bank will also… Read More

Digital Banking: The EastWest Bank in the Philippines to Launch Online-Only Komo Banking Solution

East-West Banking Corporation (EastWest) (PSE: EW), the eleventh largest bank in the Philippines with over $6 billion in assets, has introduced its own fully-digital bank, Komo. The company claims that it’s the first universal banking group in the country to establish its own all-digital bank,… Read More

Artificial Intelligence Firm, AnalytixInsight, Is Expecting its Fintech Affiliate, MarketWall, to See Increased Demand Due to COVID-19

Artificial Intelligence firm, AnalytixInsight Inc. (TSX-V: ALY; OTCQB: ATIXF) recently revealed that it’s expecting its Fintech affiliate, MarketWall, to benefit from the new trend toward the increased use of digital channels, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. AnalytixInsight says that its analysis is based on Intesa… Read More

Monzo Founder Tom Blomfield Steps Aside as CEO as US CEO TS Anil Takes Over

Monzo founder Tom Blomfield has exited the CEO role at the digital bank and will now become President of the company according to multiple reports. The current US CEO TS Anil is said to become the new “UK Bank CEO” according to Techcrunch. Anil is… Read More

APAC Region Expected to Experience Significantly Increased Adoption of Digital Banking and Fintech Platforms by 2025: Report

Digital banking services are increasingly being adopted in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The use of all-digital banks and platforms is expected to increase further in the coming years. This, as 63% of consumers responding to a recent survey said they’d be willing to switch… Read More

Malaysia’s Telecommunications Firm Packet One Networks to Help the Financially Underserved after Acquiring Digital Banking License

C.C. Puan, the CEO at Packet One Networks (P1), a major wireless broadband provider focused on becoming an established mobile telecom by making access to the Internet a great experience for Malaysian residents, is planning to acquire a digital banking license. Puan remarked: “Getting the… Read More

UK Digital Bank Monzo Is Planning to Acquire Additional Funding at a 40% Reduced Valuation to Maintain Operations During COVID-19 – Report

UK-based digital bank Monzo is reportedly planning to acquire additional capital at a 40% discount on its previous valuation. It was reported in December that Monzo was seeking to raise an additional £100 million but it appears the Coronavirus has impacted the funding round. As… Read More

North Carolina’s nCino and Sweden’s Small Business Lender Yourban to Launch Digital Banking Platform to Support SME Lending

US-headquartered nCino, an established cloud banking provider, has teamed up Sweden’s small business lender, Yourban, in order to support SME lending via the nCino Bank Operating System. Through the partnership, Yourban will be using a system that has been configured to meet the bank’s requirements…. Read More

Monzo Moves Faster Payments Connection In-House

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Wednesday it has moved its Faster Payments connection in-house. The digital banking group revealed that the decision to shift in-house was due to the problems making and receiving bank transfers last May. Monzo reported: “At the time of the… Read More

Starling Bank CEO Provides Update on CBILS Lending, Doubles as Customer Support

Starling Bank, a leading UK digital bank, has been moving rapidly to implement COVID-19 business relief programs authorized by the UK government. Starling is the first Fintech to be approved as a Bounce Back Loan (BBLS) provider and, earlier this week, Starling and Funding Circle… Read More

German Neobank Bitwala to Allow 80,000 Customers to Buy, Hold, Earn Interest on Bitcoin (BTC)

Germany-based neobank Bitwala will allow its 80,000+ customers to buy, hold, and earn interest on Bitcoin through their bank accounts. Bitwala’s new cryptocurrency service is being offered through a partnership with the developers of the Celsius Network, a major digital assets lending platform. DefiPrime data… Read More

Australian Digital Bank UBank Updates its Product Offering, Based on Customer Feedback

Australian digital bank UBank has made significant changes to its bank account products. UBank, which is owned by the National Australia Bank (one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia), confirmed on May 11, 2020 that it will be simplifying its digital product offerings,… Read More

Fintech Starling Bank Reports £90 million in Bounce Back Loans the First Day & a Half of Availability

Starling Bank, a UK based digital bank, has shared that during the first day and half of availability the Fintech paid out £90 million in Bounce Back Loans. The bank also made a total of £120 million in offers for these loans. Simultaneously, Starling Bank… Read More

UK-based Digital Bank Revolut to Lay Off 60 Workers, Due to COVID-19

UK-based digital bank Revolut, which was most recently valued at $5.5 billion, has reportedly laid off around 60 workers, as the COVID-19 outbreak appears to have negatively impacted the firm. Nikolay Storonsky, the Russian  CEO at Revolut, announced the layoffs on May 11, 2020, according to… Read More

Indian Neobank RazorPay to Hire More Staff to Meet Rising Demand for Digital Payments Due to COVID-19

India-based digital bank RazorPay announced on May 11, 2020 that it’s planning to recruit more staff members for key positions across its engineering and product design teams. As previously reported, the banking challenger had revealed that there had been a significant increase in the number… Read More

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