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Neobank Not? California Tells Chime to Stop Using the Term Bank

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When is a bank a bank? While this is a great debate for regulators and existential philosophers, for most people it simply has to do with holding money securely and using it when you want. For years now, Fintechs that have provided bank-like services have… Read More

Digital Banking: Switzerland’s PostFinance Partners Swissquote to Launch Virtual Bank App Yuh, Will be Available May 11

PostFinance, the financial services division of Swiss Post, has teamed up with Swissquote in order to launch a digital banking app, called Yuh. The Fintech app will be available to the public on May 11, 2021. PostFinance and Swissquote had first announced plans to work… Read More

Fintech Finastra’s Fusion Cloud Core Banking Helps Firms Quickly Deploy Digital-First Banks, Company Exec Explains

The Coronavirus crisis has accelerated digital transformation across the world, including the APAC region, which has resulted in many bank branch closures. There’s also been a significant increase in retail banking activities that’s supported by all-digital challenger banks. These virtual banks are digital-first and are… Read More

Philippines based Digital Bank Tonik Reports $20M+ in Deposits in Less than A Month After Launch, Announces Partnership with PESONet

Earlier this week, Philippines based digital bank Tonik partnered with PESONet in order to support safe and secure digital fund transfers to its account from other banking service providers. Tonik clients now have the option to send money from a PESONet participating bank directly to… Read More

Hong Kong based Digital Banking Challenger ZA Bank to Provide SME Loans Up to HKD 18 Million

Hong Kong-based digital banking challenger ZA Bank has revealed that it’s providing a financing guarantee facility of as much as HKD 18 million (appr. $2.32 million). The plan is referred to as the “ZME $18M Loan.” The new product is described as a business revolving… Read More

UK Fintech Cashplus Adds Francesca Shaw, the Former CFO at Hoare & Co., to its Board as Non-Exec Director

UK-based Fintech Cashplus, which recently received approval to become a regulated bank after operating as an e-money institution for many years, has expanded its board by welcoming Francesca Shaw as a non-executive director. Shaw will also serve as Chair of the digital bank’s audit committee… Read More

Revolut Releases New Version of Banking App

Digital bank Revolut has updated its banking app to version 8.0. The Fintech says the new version delivers a more simplified and customizable experience for its 15+ million users. A key feature of the app is a new hub that allows users to browse all… Read More

Current Raises $220 Million Series D, Now Valued at $2.2 Billion – Triples in Value in Just 5 Months

Current, a fast-growing neo-bank, has raised $220 million at a valuation of $2.2 billion. Current notes that the company has tripled in value in the past 5 months. In total, Current has raised $400 million in venture funding. The Series D funding round was led… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger Monzo Adds New Features for Customers’ Connected Accounts and Virtual Cards

UK-based banking challenger Monzo recently revealed that it has added new features for its customers’ connected accounts and virtual cards. The Monzo team writes in a blog post: “We’ve added some exciting new features to help you get more visibility and control over your other… Read More

Revolut to Expand in India, Will Hire 300 Staff as Part of Expansion: Report

Digital bank Revolut is expanding into India, according to multiple reports. India, with a population of over 1.3 billion, assets of public sector banks are around Rs. 107.83 lakh crore or USD $ 1.52 trillion as of 2020, according to a recent report. In India,… Read More

UK’s Digital Banking Unicorn Starling May Acquire Another Lender, CEO Anne Boden Reveals During UK Fintech Week

UK-based digital banking challenger Starling‘s CEO Anne Boden has revealed that the Fintech Unicorn is now well-positioned to acquire another lender. Boden also noted that there’s not a significant requirement for technology visas since the UK has the required talent. Starling, which has strategic funding… Read More

Digital Banking Unicorn Revolut Is Reportedly Planning New Round of Funding, Could Value Fintech at Over $10B

The founder of digital banking challenger Revolut is reportedly planning a new round of funding that could value the Fintech at over £7.2 billion (appr. $10 billion). Sky News reports that the digital bank may be looking to work with  FT Partners, the US-headquartered Fintech-focused… Read More

Digital Banking: UAE Central Bank Issues License to Al Mayah Community Bank to Offer Seamless Financial Services

The reserve bank in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued a license to Al Maryah Community Bank in order to offer services in the Middle Eastern nation. Al Maryah is notably the very first all-digital bank to have been given approval to begin providing… Read More

Digital Banking: Philippines based OFBank Acquires the Country’s First Virtual Bank License

Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK), has managed to acquire an operational license following the introduction of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) updated virtual banking guidelines. OFBank was reportedly provided a digital banking… Read More

Banking Challenger Monzo Partners with RAC to Give Monzo Plus and Premium Clients Breakdown Cover from £5/Mth

Monzo, a UK-based digital bank that recently raised £50 million as part of a Series G extension, reveals that it has a new special offer, “exclusively for Monzo Plus & Premium customers.” The Monzo team writes in a blog post that they know you are… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut Reveals its Virtual and Physical Debit Cards are Widely Accepted, Shares Tips to Avoid HMRC Scams

Digital banking challenger Revolut notes that whether you are just opening your doors to clients, growing a company or investing in a new initiative, let’s “launch into action” during this spring season. Revolut writes in a blog post that Revolut‘s virtual and physical debit cards… Read More

KeyBank & Laurel Road Unveils Digital Bank Specifically for Doctors

Laurel Road, a brand of KeyBank, announced earlier this week the launch of Laurel Road for Doctors, a digital bank specifically for physicians and dentists. According to Laurel, the goal of the new digital bank is to help ease the burden for doctors of paying… Read More

Digital Banking: Co-founder of Germany’s Penta Bank Launches Relio Virtual Banking Solution for Swiss SMEs

Co-founder of Germany-based virtual bank Penta has introduced an initiative, known as Relio, which aims to focus on serving Swiss small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). Relio has been launched because digital banking platforms that exist today are not meeting the unique requirements of smaller businesses…. Read More

Digital Banking: Reserve Bank in the Philippines Is working on Virtual Bank Framework to Enable Greater Financial Inclusion

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, is reportedly looking into adopting a virtual banking framework so that it may be leveraged to enable greater financial inclusion. The new digital banking guidelines are being developed to support a regulatory environment… Read More

Digital Banking: State Bank of Pakistan Releases New Guidelines for Virtual Banks, but Cash Is Still King in the Country

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, announced on Friday (March 26, 2021) that it has started working on a separate set of guidelines for virtual banks which will focus on “regional regulatory trends,” according to a report from local sources. As… Read More

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