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Alpha Sigma Capital Buys $3 Million of EQIFI Tokens, Plans Partnership on New Products

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Alpha Sigma Capital (ASC) reports that it has purchased $3 Milion of EQX tokens – issued by EQIFI. EQIFI operates EQIBank Limited, an entity that is licensed and regulated by the Financial Service Unit of the Commonwealth of Dominica. EQIFI describes itself as the only… Read More

LendingClub Sees Revenues Jump 174% Year Over Year, Net Income Goes Positive at EPS of $0.39

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LendingClub (NYSE:LC) a digital bank with a focus on providing consumer snd commercial credit, has reported Q1 2022 earnings. According to the Fintech, revenue was reported at $289.5 million growing 174% year-over-year. Loan originations grew by 117%. Net income came in at v$40.8 million compared… Read More

Alpian Acquires FINMA Banking License, Finalizes CHF 19M Series B+ Round

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Alpian SA, an innovative digital private bank, has announced the granting by FINMA of a banking license and “a successful CHF19 million Series B+ closing, enabling Alpian to shortly launch to the public in Q3 2022, becoming Switzerland’s first digital private bank.” Alpian, majority-owned by… Read More

Bank of Italy Bans Digital Bank N26 From Accepting New Customers, Offering New Services to Existing Customers

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Yesterday, the Banca D’Italia or Bank of Italy – the country’s central bank – issued a statement banning N26 from accepting new customers. The central bank said that the decision follows an on-site inspection that “revealed significant shortcomings in respect of anti-money laundering.” The Bank… Read More

Zopa Announces New Savings Accounts to Encourage More Users

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Zopa, a digital bank, has launched a new, branded savings product called “Smart Saver.” The savings vehicle currently offers a 0.72% return for “immediate access to savings,” a return which is said to be 72 x the standard high street offering during a time of… Read More

Companies House Filing Indicates Zopa Limited Has New Significant Shareholder

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Zopa Limited has filed several new documents on Companies House with one indicating a new person with significant control. According to the document, Plata Holdings UK Limited now holds 75% or more of the shares in the company including voting rights. The document was filed… Read More

Italy: Digital Bank Illimity Reports Results, Announces b-ilty – a Digital Financial Services Store

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illimity, a digital bank operating in Italy, released its financial results for the full year ending December 31, 2021. According to the company, it achieved its 2021 profit guidance, posting a net profit of €65.6 million for 2021, more than double the figure for 2020… Read More

Digital Bank LendingClub Hires New Chief Technology Officer

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LendingClub (NYSE: LC), one of the few nationally chartered digital banks in the US, has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer. LendingClub states that Balaji Thiagarajan will now manage the Fintech’s tech stack as its CTO. Thiagarajan joins LendingClub’s executive leadership reporting directly to CEO Scott… Read More

Central Bank of Kuwait Issues Digital Bank Guidelines, Initial Approvals Promised in 2022

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The Central Bank of Kuwait this week released guidelines for digital banks. They said this falls within its overall efforts to utilize the latest advancements to bolster financial stability, encourage innovation, and meet future economic needs. Governor Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel said guaranteeing the smooth operation… Read More

Brazilian Financial App Inter Acquires USEND

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Inter, a Brazilian financial “super app,” has announced it has been approved to acquire USEND, a service offering transfers and payments, as well as non-financial services to more than 150,000 customers across 40 US states. USEND’s digital money transfer platform lets users make international transactions… Read More

Digital Banking: C6 Bank Explains How to Make the Most out of Your International Account

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C6 Bank Mastercard clients who are in Caraíva (Bahia) this summer season will be able to practice beach tennis in “exclusive” spaces, in addition to enjoying various other benefits. As mentioned in an update from C6 Bank, the courts and equipment to practice the sport,… Read More

Following News of Bank Charter Approval, Shares in SoFi Move Higher

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Yesterday, SoFi Technologies (NASDAQ:SOFI) received positive news as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) approved its bank charter license. The conditional approval enables SoFi to operate SoFi Bank as part of its previously announced acquisition of Golden Pacific Bancorp, a regional bank… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Zopa Reaches £1B in Customer Savings

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Today, the team at digital bank Zopa is “incredibly proud” to announce that their customers have trusted them with over £1 billion of their “hard-earned” savings. In an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, Zopa‘s management noted that their award-winning Zopa Fixed Term Savings Account offers… Read More

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Approves SoFi’s Bank Application

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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has conditionally approved  SoFi’s (NASDAQ:SOFI) application to operate a bank. According to the OCC, SoFi Bank National Association (SoFi Bank, N.A.), may operate as a full-service national bank headquartered in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. As part of… Read More

One Zero Digital Bank Approved for Full Banking License: Report

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One Zero Digital Bank has been approved for a full banking license. In 2019, the digital bank received a provisional license. According to a report in The Paypers, One Zero is now on par with other banks in Israel as it operations under the approval… Read More

LendingClub Reports Earnings on January 26th

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LendingClub (NYSE:LC), a federally chartered digital bank, will share Q4 results and full-year 2021 performance later this month on January 26, 2022. LendingClub now has a complete year of operating as a digital bank following its acquisition of Radius Bank. LendingClub, once an online lender,… Read More

LendingClub Says No More Yacht Loans

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LendingClub (NYSE:LC) is exiting the yacht lending sector. While most people were probably unaware that Lendingclub provided loans for boats, the digital bank announced this week that yacht lending will no longer be a part of their business. In a blog post, LendingClub CEO Scott… Read More

Digital Bank Zopa Reveals Why It’s Exiting the P2P Market, Will Focus on Operating as Virtual Banking Platform

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Earlier this month, the team at digital bank Zopa made an important update regarding the future of their peer-to-peer business. After 16 years of handling P2P investments at Zopa, the team has taken the decision to close down their retail investing business (something similar to… Read More

Asian Fintech Platform WeLab Announces Acquisition of PT Bank Jasa Jakarta

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WeLab, a pan-Asian Fintech platform, has announced the acquisition of PT Bank Jasa Jakarta (BJJ), which is a commercial banking institution based in Indonesia, with plans to introduce its second digital bank in Asia “further to the successful launch of WeLab Bank in Hong Kong.”… Read More

Nubank Prices IPO at $9 a Share, Will Trade on NYSE Under Ticker “NU” [u]

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Nu Holdings or Nubank, will trade on the New York Stock Exchange today under the ticker symbol “NU”. Nubank, based in Brazil, is one of the most successful digital banks in the world. The pricing gives Nubank a valuation of over $40 billion. The company… Read More

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