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Digital Banking Service Provider Metro Bank Partners Canadian Fintech Sensibill to Test App-based Online Receipt System

UK-based digital bank Metro Bank Plc recently revealed that it has teamed up with Canadian Fintech firm Sensibill in order to test out an app-based online receipt system made for small businesses. Metro bank notes that it’s inviting small business owners to take part in… Read More

France’s Banking Challenger Orange Bank Extends Its Patnership with Wirecard to Support Google Pay Transactions in France

Germany-headquartered Wirecard, a payments platform, and France’s Orange Bank, a challenger bank, announced on December 11 that they’re extending their existing business relationship to allow Android users in France to make payments through Google Pay. Orange Bank claims that 17% of all mobile payments in… Read More

Digital Bank N26 Says it’s Expanding its Perks Program for US Customers in Competitive Market

N26 Inc., the US-headquartered subsidiary of digital bank N26 GmbH, one of the fastest-growing mobile-based banks in Europe, revealed on December 9 that it’s expanding its Perks program. N26 is one of several European digital banks crossing the Atlantic to compete in the huge US… Read More

Spanish Fintech Firm Latinia Invests Undisclosed Amount in Flink, a Business to Consumer Mexican Neobank

Spanish Fintech firm Latinia revealed last week that it had invested (an undisclosed amount) in Flink, a business-to-customer (B2C) Mexican digital bank. The Barcelona-headquartered company said that it changed its usual business-to-business (B2B) strategy when investing in Flink, because of the increasing demand of neobanks… Read More

Australia-based Neobank Volt Bank Reveals Details Regarding its New Savings Account and Interest Rate

Australia-based digital bank Volt Bank has revealed details regarding one of its most anticipated and soon-to-be-released banking products, a new type of savings account with a decent interest rate. Volt Bank’s official website says that the digital bank will provide a 2.15% maximum ongoing interest… Read More

Chime Reportedly Secures $500 Million Through Series E Investment Round; Now Valued At $5.8 Billion

Chime, a U.S.-based app-only bank, has reportedly secured $500 million through its Series E funding round, bringing Chime’s valuation to $5.8 billion. The investment comes less than a year after Chime raised $200 million through its previous round when it was valued at $1.5 billion…. Read More

UK’s OakNorth Bank Finalizes £8 Million Deal to Finance Share Repurchase of Security Plus, a Major Indepdent Volume Cash Carrier

UK’s OakNorth Bank, which is run by OakNorth, has finalized a deal worth £8 million (appr. $10.5 million) to finance a share repurchase for shareholders of Security Plus, Europe’s leading independent volume cash carrier. Established in 1977, Security Plus currently manages around 3,500 live contracts…. Read More

Citi Selected as “World’s Best Digital Bank” for 18th Consecutive Year by Global Finance Magazine

New York-based Citigroup Inc.,  (NYSE:C)an American multinational investment bank and financial services corporation, has been named the “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Global Finance Magazine. Notably, this is the 18th consecutive year that Citi has been ranked as the best digital bank worldwide by the… Read More

Aussie Digital Bank 86400 Is First to Offer Digital Home Loans

Led by CEO Robert Bell and chaired by Anthony Thomson, digital bank 86 400 launched in September 2019 with transaction and savings accounts. Last week, 86 400 announced an entirely digital home loan offering said to be the first “smart alternative to how brokers currently… Read More

Report: Brazilian Digital Bank Neon Raises $95 Million

Brazilian Digital bank Neon has reportedly raised $95.27 million in a funding round led by Banco Votorantim and the General Atlantic fund. This is according to a write up in Estado. Neon claims a customer base of 2 million users. The additional funding will help… Read More

Revolut Appoints New Chairman of the Board: Martin Gilbert former Co-CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen to Aid International Expansion of Digital Bank

Digital bank Revolut has selected a new Chairman of the Board. Martin Gilbert, an individual who has been advising Revolut co-founder and CEO Nik Storonsky, will join the bank on January 1st as non-Executive Chair. Gilbert is the former co-Chief Executive of Standard Life Aberdeen,… Read More

The Marketplace Bank: Is LendingClub the Future of Banking?

Earlier this week, leading marketplace lending platform LendingClub (NYSE:LC) announced Q3 financial results that beat on both the top and bottom line. Importantly, LendingClub reported its first profitable quarter in years – a longtime goal of the Fintech. LendingClub went public in December 2014 during… Read More

Spain’s Neobank Rebellion Becomes First Challenger in the Country to Receive Banking License and Offer IBANs

Spanish neobank Rebellion has reportedly become the first challenger in the nation to acquire a banking license and provide International Bank Account Number (IBANs), according to a report from La Vanguardia.  The Fintech company is planning to become a neobank that “best speaks the language… Read More

Digital Bank: Starling Bank Now Offers Euro Debit Card So Customers May Spend in Euros or Pounds

Starling Bank, a digital challenger bank, is now offering a debit card that allows customers to spend directly in Pounds or Euros (ie no standard forex fee). According to a release, the dual currency card feature goes live on the same day as Starling launches… Read More

Revolut Ties Into QuickBooks in Open Banking Move

Digital bank Revolut has utilized Open Banking APIs for the first time with a tie-in to Intuit QuickBooks, according to a note from Revolut. This will be the first time that Revolut has collaborated with a third-party provider to use the advanced functionality of UK… Read More

French Home Finance and Savings Firm 570easi to Launch Challenger Bank, SOeasi

570easi, a French home finance and savings solutions company, has introduced its own challenger bank, called SOeasi, in order to establish the world’s first Islamic ethics-focused neobank. The challenger bank aims to leverage 570easi’s existing customer base as a foundation to help grow its business…. Read More

Digital Bank Current Raises $20 Million in Series B

Digital bank Current has raised $2o million in a Series B funding round, according to a company release. The funding was led by Wellington Management Company, Galaxy Digital EOS VC Fund, and CMFG Ventures. Current also said it was expanding its partnership with Visa as… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Launches in Singapore

UK based digital bank Revolut has launched in Fintech-friendly Singapore, according to a company release. In 2018, Revolut set up an Asia-Pacific hub in Singapore, where the Fintech now employs twenty people. Revolut says it is planning to triple its headcount in Singapore in the… Read More

Digital Bank Service Cogni Raises $5.4 Million, Plans Launch for Q4 2019

Cogni, a digital challenger bank, has raised $5.4 million in a seed round, according to a note from the company. Cogni said it will launch its service in Q4 of 2019. Cogni last raised $1.7 million in funding in late 2018 in an earlier “seed”… Read More

Digital Banking: Starling Bank Raises £30 million Led by Merian Chrysalis

Digital bank Starling Bank has raised £30 million in a new funding round, according to a company release. Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited is leading the round with an investment of £20 million. Starling’s existing investor, JTC, has topped off the round with £10 million…. Read More

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