Tagged: digital bank

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

Alfa-Bank Pioneers New Mobile Banking App on Russia’s Aurora Operating System

Alfa-Bank has achieved a significant technological milestone by becoming the first bank in Russia to launch its mobile banking application, Alfa-Online, on the domestic Aurora operating system, now updated to its fifth version. This initiative marks a notable advancement in the integration of Russian-developed technology… Read More

Digital Bank bunq Reports New Funding with Plans for US Expansion

Digital bank bunq has reported a net profit of €53 million for 2023 as part of its annual report. bunq also revealed that it acquired additional funding of €29 million from its existing backers. This is reportedly part of Bunq’s efforts for expanding business operations… Read More

Nubank Ultravioleta Enters Travel Segment with Pre-Launch of Global Account via Wise Platform Partnership

Nubank Ultravioleta, the seamless experience provider for high-income Nubank (NYSE: NU) customers, announces its entry into the travel segment with the pre-launch of its Global Account, in partnership with Wise Platform, which is Wise’s (LSE:WISE) global infrastructure solution for banks and large companies. Starting now,… Read More

Santander to Launch Openbank in the US and Mexico

Santander (NYSE: SAN) is announcing the launch of a new national, digital offering in the United States under the Openbank brand in the second half of 2024. Openbank will also be launched in Mexico in the same timeframe. Openbank operates with “a technological platform designed… Read More

Germany’s Digital Bank N26 Introduces Joint Accounts in New Markets

N26, Europe’s digital bank, announced the launch of Joint Accounts in 21 new markets. Joint Accounts allow N26 customers to “manage both their personal finances as well as finances shared with a partner – all in the N26 app, and at no extra cost.” This… Read More

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

Shinhan Bank, a prominent player in South Korea’s banking sector, is set to enter the digital arena, vying for a license to become the country’s fourth internet-only bank, according to a Korea Herald report. The move positions Shinhan to compete with established digital banks such… Read More

Regulated Digital Bank ZA Bank Now Supports Stablecoins

ZA Bank, one of the first regulated digital banks in Hong Kong, is now supporting stablecoins. Stablecoins are digital assets tied to another asset. Typically, this means fiat currency like the US dollar or Euro, but they can also be tied to other assets like… Read More

European Digital Bank N26 Enhances Offer in Germany with Stocks and ETFs Trading

N26 announced the launch of its Stocks and ETFs trading product in Germany. The company also announced “an increased interest rate of 4% on Instant Savings for N26 Metal customers from April 9th, 2024, as it continues to expand and improve its integrated savings and… Read More

Digital Bank Monzo Now Accepts Limited Companies Owned by Other Firms

Monzo, a UK-based digital bank, says it now can accept accounts from Limited Companies owned by other firms. These firms may now apply for a business account. In a blog post, Monzo explains that many Limited Companies are owned by individuals, but as the company… Read More

Ant Group Announces Additional Investment in Singapore based ANEXT Bank

Alibaba’s Ant Group has reportedly committed another SGD 200 million investment into ANEXT Bank, which is its wholly-owned subsidiary and SME digital bank. This, according to media reports from March 25, 2024. As reported by DealStreetAsia, the digital finance and technology firm had previously committed… Read More

Gulf Energy Leads Bid for Thailand’s Virtual Bank License

Thailand energy conglomerate Gulf Energy Development Plc is teaming up with telecommunications powerhouse Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) and the esteemed Krungthai Bank Plc (KTB) to enter the burgeoning field of virtual banking in the country. According to a report by The Nation, this collaboration… Read More

European Digital Bank N26 Appoints Mayur Kamat to Key Executive Role

Digital bank N26 recently announced the appointment of Mayur Kamat as its new Chief Product Officer. Mayur is said to have “a proven track record leading product teams and building new solutions at some of the world’s biggest technology companies.” He reportedly brings with him… Read More

Tonik Digital Bank Appoints Ex- BAP Head Cesar Virtusio to Key Role in the Philippines

Tonik, the digital bank in the Philippines, announces the appointment of Mr. Cesar O. Virtusio as a new Independent Director on the Board of its regulated bank subsidiary, Tonik Digital Bank Inc. Mr. Virtusio, an experienced professional in the Philippine and foreign banking and finance… Read More

UK’s Allica Bank Announces New Integrations to Help Businesses Streamline Operations

Allica Bank – a digital bank for established businesses with 10 or more employees – has announced partnerships with accounting software platforms Sage and Xero. The direct integrations will mean Allica Bank business current account customers that use Sage and Xero can “have their account… Read More

Digital Bank N26 to Offer Up to 4% Interest on Deposits in New Markets

N26 has reportedly launched Instant Savings in 13 new markets, offering customers up to 4% interest on deposits. Digital bank N26 recently confirmed in a blog post “the launch of its Instant Savings accounts in a further 13 markets across Europe.” From now onwards, customers… Read More

Digital Bank Grasshopper Bolsters PE and VC Banking Efforts with Key Appointment

Grasshopper has announced Gabrielle Piasio’s addition as Senior Vice President of Sponsor Banking. This move marks the bank’s continued commitment to providing comprehensive lending and depository solutions to companies of all stages. In this role, Piasio is expected to help move the banking institution’s strategic… Read More

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