Tagged: digital bank

Digital Banking: Australia’s Neobank Xinja Secures $433 Million in Capital from Dubai’s World Investments

Dubai’s World Investments is reportedly investing $433 million in Australia-based digital bank Xinja over the next couple years. This, after the mobile-first bank’s steady customer growth. Subject to pending regulatory approvals, Xinja bank will be able to access $160 million in capital immediately. The remaining… Read More

Digital Bank: After Several Months of a Beta Launch, Revolut “Officially” Launches in the US

Revolut, a top digital-only bank operating across Europe and several other countries around the world, has “officially” launched in the US. Last month, Revolut revealed a huge half-billion dollar funding round to help finance its expansion plans. In 2019, Revolut opened up its US services… Read More

Digital Banking: ClearBank and Temenos to Help UK’s Banks Access Real-Time Payment Services via the Cloud

Switzerland-based Temenos (SIX: TEMN), a banking software company, has teamed up with ClearBank, a challenger clearing bank (the UK’s first new clearing bank in over 250 years), in order to help local banks access UK’s payment platforms and real-time payment services in the cloud. Clearbank’s… Read More

California-based Fintech Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor, is Reportedly Inching Closer to Becoming a Digital Bank

Palo Alto-based Wealthfront, an automated investment service company with over $11.4 billion in assets under management, is reportedly getting closer to becoming a full-service digital bank. Wealthfront already provides most of the bank-like services including insured savings accounts. The “Cash Account” is offered by Wealthfront… Read More

South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s Company Invests $17.3 Million in Nation’s First All-Digital Bank TymeBank

African Rainbow Capital Financial Services Holdings (ARC FinHoldCo) revealed on March 19, 2020 that it has invested R300 million (appr. $17.3 million) into South Africa’s first all-digital bank TymeBank. ARC FinHoldCo has reportedly increased its stake in TymeBank to 100% during the course of the… Read More

Digital Bank: Square Financial Services, Receives FDIC Approval for its Deposit Insurance Application

Square Financial Services, the de novo industrial bank established by payment services firm Square, has received conditional approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for its deposit insurance application. The approval gives Square permission to introduce banking services, which it’s reportedly planning to launch… Read More

Mobile Biometric Authentication Firm Daon to Offer Digital Identity Verification Solutions to TONIK Digital Bank

Fairfax, Virginia-based Daon announced that it will be offering essential mobile onboarding and identity verification solutions to TONIK Digital Bank, which is an all-digital bank that is expected to launch in the Philippines later this year. TONIK Bank will reportedly be using Daon’s cloud-powered IdentityX… Read More

Digital Bank Cogni Schedules Launch for this Week

Digital bank Cogni is planning to officially launch this week on March 20, 2020. Last year, it was reported that Cogni raised $5.4 million in a seed round and intended to launch towards the end of 2019. To date, Cogni has raised $6.6 million in… Read More

AMTD Digital, the Digital Finance Unit of AMTD Group, to Acquire Controlling Stake in PolicyPal

AMTD Digital, the digital finance division of AMTD Group, has revealed that it will be acquiring a controlling stake in PolicyPal, a firm that’s licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). PolicyPal is notably the first graduate of MAS’s Fintech regulatory sandbox program. The… Read More

Liv, the Digital Banking Unit of Emirates NBD, to Provide UAE Customers Instant Access to Credit Scores

Liv, the digital banking division of Emirates NBD, a Dubai government-owned banking institution and one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East, is planning to provide customers instant access to their credit scores, with just a single click. The Al Etihad Credit Bureau… Read More

Major Australian Digital Banks 86 400, Volt Bank, Up Slash Savings Account Interest Rates, Following Reserve Bank Cuts

Three major Australian neobanks have slashed their interest rates by 0.25% during the past few days, following the decision taken this month by the nation’s reserve bank to reduce rates. 86 400 was reportedly the first Australian digital bank to reduce the maximum interest rate… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Appoints New US Chief Executive

Leading digital bank Revolut has been rolling out new features for its digital banking platform. The bank recently introduced new features that allow users to earn cashback or avail special discount offers when they spend. Revolut has also launched a new gold trading service for… Read More

Fintech Firms, Aion Digital and Qarar, Team Up to Accelerate Development of Online Lending Platforms in the Middle East

Two major Fintech companies, Aion Digital and Qarar, are teaming up in order to accelerate the growth and development of online lending platforms across the Middle East region. According to a press release, the collaboration between the two Fintechs aims to “revolutionize the credit market”… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Revolut to Allow Premium and Metal Customers to Purchase and Sell Gold from its App

Fintech unicorn Revolut is now allowing its Premium and Metal customers to purchase and sell gold from directly within its app. Gold has recently risen in price as investors have sought safe havens from the COVID-19 driven market crash. The app’s users can get exposure… Read More

Digital Banking: CK Hutchison’s AMTD Group, a Financial Services Group, to Spin Off Virtual Bank Business

Earlier this month, the AMTD Group, a financial services group established by CK Hutchison (a Cayman Islands–registered global conglomerate based in Hong Kong that focuses on ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy, and telecommunications, and operates in more than 50 countries), revealed that it’s… Read More

Digital Bank: Yapeal Becomes First Entity to Receive Fintech License in Switzerland

Yapeal, an aspiring digital bank based in Zurich, has received the very first Fintech license in Switzerland. In 2019, the Swiss Parliament introduced the Fintech license enforced by the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). The requirements for Fintech companies are based on the established auditing… Read More

Banking Challenger Moven Partners STC Pay to Introduce New Banking Service for Young People in Saudi Arabia

Two Fintech companies are teaming up to develop a new banking service for young people living in Saudi Arabia, who may prefer to make cashless payments from their mobile devices. Digital Bank challenger Moven, which was established by Brett King in 2010, will be partnering… Read More

Digital Banking: Georgia’s TBC Bank to Expand its Online Financial Services to Germany

TBC Bank Group PLC, a Georgian bank headquartered in Tbilisi, Georgia, announced on March 12, 2020 that it will be expanding its digital banking services to Germany, in order to take advantage of the leading European nation’s progressive environment for new businesses. The Space digital… Read More

Credit Sesame Pushes into Digital Banking with New Digital Bank Accounts

Credit Sesame, a personalized credit service and financial wellness company, is morphing into a bank. And why not? While traditional banks struggle to pay for the real estate they own, Fintechs are providing a more diverse portfolio of financial services minus the need to queue… Read More

Happy Birthday Zopa: Fintech Doyenne Turns 15

Fintech Zopa is celebrating 15 years of operation. Founded in 2005, Zopa was the one platform to launch an entire sector of Fintech as it became the first peer to peer lending platform in the UK. Today, Zopa still offers online lending in a more… Read More

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