Tagged: digital banking

Canadian Digital Banking Platform Relay Secures $19.4 Million

Relay, a Canada-based digital banking platform for small businesses, announced on Thursday it raised US$19.4 million in funding, which includes US$15 million through its Series A funding round that was led by Bain Capital Ventures and seed round of $4.4 million led by Better Tomorrow… Read More

Hong Kong based Digital Bank livi Is Offering New BNPL Product with a Mastercard Virtual Debit Card

livi bank, which is notably one of Hong Kong’s eight digital banks, is now offering a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service with the introduction of livi PayLater that provides an instant installment option along with a virtual Mastercard debit card. The livi PayLater BNPL… Read More

Real-Time Virtual Payments Provider ACI Worldwide Extends Partnership with Kuwait’s National Digital Banking Firm

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a multinational provider of real-time virtual payment solutions, reveals that it has expanded its working relationship with KNET, which is Kuwait’s national digital banking firm. Through the expanded partnership, ACI Worldwide and KNET will introduce several innovative virtual payment services in… Read More

Virtual Banking: Kuwait International Bank Partners Digital Transformation Specialist Mobiquity to Streamline Financial Services

Mobiquity, a digital transformation enabler, has teamed up with Kuwait International Bank (KIB), in order to support the institution’s goal of becoming a leading all-digital Islamic or Shariah-compliant financial service provider. Through the partnership, KIB will be working with Mobiquity’s team of experienced professionals –… Read More

Mobile Banking Services For US. Freelancers Lili Scores $55 Million Through Series B Round Led By Group 11

  Lili, a U.S.-based mobile banking app specifically for freelancers, announced on Tuesday it secured $55 million through its Series B investment, which was led by Group 11 with participation from Target Global and AltaIR. The investment round brings Lili’s total funding to $80 million. … Read More

The Philippines-Based Neobank Tonik Secures $17 Million in Pre-Series B Funding Round Led By iGlobal Partners

  Tonik, a neobanking group based in the Philippines, announced on Tuesday it secured $17 million through its Pre-Series B investment round, which was led by iGlobal Partners with participation from Sequoia India, Altara Ventures, and Insignia Venture Partners, Citius, Baring Vostok Private Equity, and… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut Integrates with Elliptic to Expand Cryptocurrency Offering

Digital bank Revolut, one of the fastest-growing Fintechs with over 15 million customers, revealed on May 11, 2021, that it has integrated with Elliptic, a provider of digital asset risk management and blockchain analytics software. This partnership should allow Revolut to expand its cryptocurrency offering…. Read More

Revolut Supports COVID-19 Relief Efforts For India By Temporarily Waiving Fees On Cross-Border Remittance Payments

  Digital bank Revolut announced on Monday it is temporarily waiving fees on cross-border remittance payments made to India, following the country’s latest surge in COVID-19 cases. As of this weekend, India has more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases and 7-day average of deaths more than 3,700. … Read More

$106 Billion Transferred with Zelle via 392 Million Digital Transactions in Q1 2021: Report

Zelle “springs” into 2021 with over $100 billion sent during the first quarter of this year, according to a release. Early Warning Services, LLC, the network operator behind Zelle, revealed on May 5, 2021 that $106 billion was sent via the Zelle Network on 392… Read More

European Fintech Tink Announces Open Bank Tech Collaboration With Tribe

    Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced earlier this week it has formed a new partnership with payments technology provider Tribe. According to Tink, the partnership will enable Tribe to combine its issuer and acquirer services, with… Read More

UK’s Banking Challenger Monzo Announces New Product Updates to Improve User Experience

UK-based banking challenger Monzo notes in a recent product update that it’s now possible to send a payment reminder to someone you may have split a bill with (via the Fintech firm’s app). The Monzo team noted in a blog post: “As of today (May… Read More

Plaid Announces New API Partnership With Railsbank

  U.S. fintech Plaid announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Railsbank. Plaid reported that through the new partnership, Railsbank customers in the UK will have access to Plaid’s Payment Initiation API to accept instant bank payments directly within their app or website. Plaid… Read More

Revolut Begins Public Beta For Bitcoin Withdrawals

    Digital bank Revolut announced on Thursday the public beta launch of crypto withdrawals. According to Revolut, the new feature will provide customers with the option to transfer Bitcoin to their personal wallets outside of the Revolut platform. “With the rollout of crypto withdrawals, Revolut… Read More

Digital Transformation: 68% of Singapore Consumers Prefer All-Digital Channels when Engaging with their Bank during Financial Hardship

During the past year, firms have been focused on accelerating their digital transformation strategies in order to maintain operations in a post-COVID environment. Their investments in digital technology have been essential to retaining business and clients. Companies now require the tools to conduct business remotely,… 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 Ant Group Affiliate MYbank Is Planning to Expand Operations in China to Serve More Rural SMEs

China-based MYbank, an online private commercial bank and an affiliate of the Ant Group with a special focus on working with rural areas and SMEs, has revealed that it will be doubling the number of rural counties it serves in the coming years. MYbank and… Read More

Overfunding: UK Challenger Banking Startup Zvilo Quickly Surpasses Initial £200,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

  Zvilo, a UK-based challenger banking startup, has quickly surpassed its initial £200,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.  The funding round, which recently made its debut on the platform, has already attracted more than 100 Seedrs investors. Founded in 2019, Zvilo stated it… 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

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