Tagged: digital bank

Atom Bank Exec Explains How They’re Not Your Typical Bank, After Fintech Exceeds £3B in Residential Mortgage Lending

Earlier this month, the team at Atom Bank reported reaching a key milestone: £3 billion in residential mortgage lending. Hitting this number “represents an important step for our bank, and gives us a real sense of progress as we continue helping more to buy, move,… Read More

Revolut Becomes UK’s Most Valuable Fintech after Securing $800M at a $33B Valuation

Prominent digital bank Revolut has finalized a massive $800 million round that now values the loss-making Fintech at $33 billion. Revolut‘s latest investment round brings on board two key investors, the SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Tiger Global Management. The capital injection will be channeled… Read More

Australia’s Neobank Volt to Acquire Neo-lending Platform Australian Mortgage

Australia’s first neobank Volt has reportedly acquired neo-lending platform Australian Mortgage, enabling it to provide “fully-verified” approval times of less than 15 minutes on its new digital mortgage product. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “This is a material improvement compared to many… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Announces Seamless Cross-Border Transfers, Powered by Global Fintech Wise

UK-based digital banking platform Monzo has teamed up with Wise (previously dba TransferWise and now having completed a direct listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on its Main Market) in order to provide clients with a simple and affordable way to send funds overseas…. Read More

UK’s App-based Banking Platform Atom Bank Reports £3B+ in Residential Mortgage Completions, £1B+ Deposits into Saver Accts

UK-based Atom Bank, which claims to be the very first app-based bank, reports that it has surpassed £3 billion in residential mortgage completions. The Fintech has also reached £1 billion in total deposits into its Instant Saver accounts. Since launching operations in November 2016, Atom… Read More

New Funding Round for Revolut in the Works, May Receive $30+ Billion Valuation: Report

Revolut, a top European digital bank, is working on its next funding round according to a recent report. If accurate, Revolut is anticipated to receive a valuation of between $30 billion and $40 billion. Sky News states that early discussions include SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Hong based Mox Bank and Mastercard Unveil Smart New Feature Called “Flip”

Hong Kong-based digital banking platform Mox Bank and Mastercard recently revealed a smart new feature, referred to as “Flip.” Flip will be available on the “all-in-one” numberless Mox Cards which allow clients to flip freely between spending via their debit and credit card accounts. Mox… Read More

Saudi Arabia Grants Digital Banking License to STC Pay, a Virtual Payments Solution Provider

The Saudi cabinet has reportedly granted a digital banking permit to STC Pay, a virtual payments solution provider that’s a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Telecom. STC Pay will now be converted into a domestic virtual bank, with a capital of SAR 2.5 billion (appr…. Read More

illimity’s Strategic Plan Focuses on Loans, Predicts €60+ Net Profit for 2021

illimity, the first digital bank in Italy that previously completed a SPAC deal, has distributed its strategic plan for the time period of 2021 to 2025. After reporting net income in 2020 of  €31 million following a net loss of €16.1 million in 2019, illimity… Read More

Latam Fintech Nubank Said to be Planning an IPO in the US

Brazil-based digital bank Nubank is said to be in the early stages of pursuing an initial public offering (IPO) in the US. Earlier this month, it was reported that Nubank had acquired $750 million in capital as part of two extensions of its latest Series… Read More

Digital Banking: UK Fintech Revolut Is Now Offering “Smarter” Invoices, Improved Expense Management Features

Digital bank Revolut has shared the latest updates on its platform for June. The Revolut team writes in a blog post that the world is now beginning to open up “a bit more” and they’re hoping that (if you can) you’re enjoying (somewhat of) a… Read More

Digital Banking: WeLab Bank to Offer Apple Pay Option to Clients across Hong Kong

WeLab Bank, a homegrown digital bank that has been authorized by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), reveals that it’s offering its customers Apple Pay, which is described as a safe, secure and private way to make payments. It allows clients to not have to… Read More

Digital Banking: Line Introduces Virtual Bank Platform via Partnership with PT Bank KEB Hana Indonesia

Line has reportedly introduced its third digital banking platform in Southeast Asia through a partnership with PT Bank KEB Hana Indonesia. The introduction of the smartphone-only bank in Indonesia has come after similar launches in Taiwan and Thailand. The partnership between Line and Hana Bank… Read More

Digital Banking: Philippines based Tonik Acquires Virtual Bank License from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippines-based virtual bank Tonik recently revealed that it has managed to acquire a digital banking license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the nation’s central bank. Before receiving this license, Tonik had been offering services under a rural banking license (since 2019). BSP has… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Unicorn Nubank Secures $750M as Part of Series G Extensions, Now Valued at $30B

Brazil-based banking challenger Nubank recently revealed that it has secured a total of $750 million in capital as part of two extensions of its latest Series G round. The Fintech firm reports raising $1.15 billion in total. During Nubank‘s first extension, the banking challenger acquired… Read More

Italian Challenger Bank AideXa Acquires Banking License from ECB, Will Offer Short-Term Credit Facilities

AideXa, an Italian banking challenger for small businesses, has reportedly acquired a full banking license which was issued by the European Central Bank (ECB). Established by Roberto Nicastro, ex- GM at Unicredit, Banca AideXa aims to leverage AI and Open Banking to better serve SMEs… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Kong’s WeLab Bank Surpasses 100,000 Clients, Reports Strong Q1 2021

Hong Kong based WeLab Bank, a newly-launched digital bank, reports that its total number of clients has exceeded 100,000 (registered users). As noted in a release shared with CI: “Riding on the strong momentum in customer growth in the first half of 2021, the Bank… Read More

Singapore based UNOBank Receives Digital Bank License in Philippines

UNObank has received a digital bank license in the Philippines, according to a note from the company. Singapore-based Fintech DigibankASIA Pte. Ltd., creator of UNObank, has received approval from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to operate a bank in the Philippines. The company claims… Read More

Challenger bank Dave to go public through $4 bn SPAC deal

American Challenger bank and personal finance app Dave has announced that it plans to go public through a merger with a blank-check firm sponsored by investment firm Victory Park Capital. With this, the banking app’s valuation has ballooned to $4 billion amidst a pandemic that… Read More

Salesforce CRM to Help Revolut Business Clients with Rethinking, Reshaping Management of Customer Interactions

The team at digital bank Revolut notes that being able to work effectively in a digital environment is very important for small businesses. After a year that challenged many SMEs globally to adapt and become more flexible due to the COVID outbreak, everything from customer… Read More

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