Tagged: digital banking

T-Mobile Introduces No-Fee, Interesting Earning, Mobile-First Checking Account

T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) recently announced the launch of its new T-Mobile MONEY, which is a no-fee, interest-earning, mobile-first checking account that anyone can open and manage right from their smartphone. T-Mobile reported that with T-Mobile MONEY eligible Un-carrier customers can earn an industry-leading 4.00% Annual… Read More

UK Challenger Bank Redwood Surpasses £100 Million Lending Milestone

UK-based challenger bank Redwood has reportedly surpassed £100 million in lending. As previously reported, Redwood is considered one of the newest additions to the future of banking, joining peers such as Monzo, Starling, Revolut and more. Redwood is on a mission to target the SME… Read More

Starling Bank Introduces 3D Secure Feature

Just days after announcing plans to create 150 jobs in its new Southampton office, UK-based digital banking platform Starling Bank announced its new 3D Secure feature. According to the banking group, 3D Secure is a tool for online transactions that require the account holder to… Read More

Digital Banking Platform 2gether Announces European Expansion

Following its beta launch in Spain, 2gether, a digital banking platform, announced it has begun its European expansion. Founded in 2016, 2gether describes itself as not just a Neobank that’s aiming to displace incumbent banks, but a next-generation banking platform that aims to dramatically improve the… Read More

Starling Bank Expansion: Digital Bank Announces Creation of 150 Jobs in New Southampton Office

Just weeks after securing a £100 million grant from the Capability and Innovation Fund (CIF), UK-based banking platform Starling Bank announced it is set to create 150 jobs in its new Southampton office. According to Starling Bank, the office will be open by the summer… Read More

U.S. Digital Bank Chime Secures $200 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By DST Global

Chime, a U.S.-based app-only bank, has reportedly secured $200 million through its latest investment round, which was led by DST Global. This news comes just two months after the banking startup announced it is on track to open more than 100,000 bank accounts per month… Read More

Wirecard Now Offering Apple Pay to Twisto Customers in the Czech Republic

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Monday it is now offering Apple Pay to Czech Republic customers of Twisto, a mobile payment provider. Wirecard reported that the Czech Republic is the latest country where it has integrated Apple’s payment service immediately upon the… Read More

Starling Bank Receives £100 Million Grant From RBS’ Capability and Innovation Fund

UK banking platform Starling Bank announced on Friday it has been awarded a £100 million grant from the Capability and Innovation Fund (CIF). According to Starling Bank, the grant comes from a £775 million fund created as a condition on RBS for accepting £45 billion bailout… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Starling Bank Secures £60 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Merian Global Investors

UK banking platform Starling Bank announced on Wednesday it secured £60 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Merian Global Investors, including the Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited (Merian Chrysalis). Starling Bank reported that it has raised further £15 million from its existing… Read More

Canadian Credit Union Meridian Announces Plans to Launch Digital Banking Platform “motusbank”

Meridian, a Canada-based credit union, announced last week the launch of its new digital platform, motusbank. According to Meridian, motusbank has already received the official go-ahead from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) and will open for business this spring. Its description reads: “motusbank… Read More

N26 Now Offering Apple Pay For Customers in the UK

Germany-based challenger bank N26 announced on Monday that Apple Pay is now available for its customers in the UK. According to N26, the mobile payment system integrated directly with N26 current accounts, which means customers may quickly add their Mastercard to Apple Pay directly in the N26… Read More

Standard Chartered Launches Second Wave of Digital-Only Retail Banks Across Four African Markets

Standard Chartered Bank announced on Thursday it has rolled out the second wave of its digital-only retail banks across four African markets. Standard Chartered reported it will launch its digital solution in four key markets during the first quarter of 2019 starting in Uganda in January,… Read More

Wirecard Partners With Swedish Fintech P.F.C. to Introduce New Digital Banking Solution to Consumers

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Thursday it is teaming up with Swedish fintech Personal Finance Co (P.F.C.), formerly Betalo, to introduce a new digital banking solution that is aimed towards hundreds of thousands of Swedish consumers. Wirecard reported that its… Read More

Canadian Fintech Mogo Milestone: Opens More than 200,000 New Member Accounts in 2018

Canadian fintech Mogo Finance Technology announced on Tuesday it opened more than 210,000 new member accounts in 2018, which brought its member base to approximately 756,000 on December 31st.  The company claims it is a digital challenger to the banks in Canada and empowers consumers with solutions… Read More

UnionBank Launches Fully Digital Branch in the Philippines

Appian (NASDAQ: APPN), a firm that provides a software development platform that combines intelligent automation and enterprise low-code development to rapidly deliver powerful business applications announces that UnionBank of the Philippines used the Appian Platform to launch its first fully digital branch. The branch, which… Read More

Tide Collaborates With ClearBank to Transform UK SME Banking Market

Tide, a UK-based SME challenger banking, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with ClearBank to help transform the UK SME banking market. Tide reported that through its support, ClearBank has applied for a grant from Pool A of the Capability and Innovation Fund… Read More

X Financial Names AlBank New Custodian Bank

China-based X Financial (NYSE: FXE) announced on Thursday it has engaged Citic AIBank Corp. (AIBank) as its custodian bank. According to X Financial, the appointment is considered a significant step in the company’s strategy to strengthen trust and security in its platform. As previously reported, X Financial… Read More

UK Digital Bank Monese Shares 2018 Successes & Announces 2019 Plans

Digital challenger bank Monese is celebrating the new year by reflecting on 2018 successes and revealing plans for 2019. As previously reported, Monese is licensed and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It describes itself as an award-winning banking account that users can open instantly… Read More

Chime Milestones: Surpasses 750,000 Bank Accounts, 2.5 Million Transaction Volume, & Saved Members $72 Million in 2017

Chime, a U.S.-based app-only bank, announced earlier this week it is on track to open more than 100,000 bank accounts per month and expects to reach one million total this quarter. The banking group claims that with more than 750,000 bank accounts opened to date… Read More

Zopa Receives Banking License, Says it Will Redefine Banking with New Fintech Service

Zopa to Offer “Feel Good Money” Digital Bank Peer to peer lender Zopa has received authorization from both the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to operate its much anticipated digital challenger bank. Initially, Zopa will operate with a bank licence with restrictions. Zopa… Read More

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