Tagged: digital banking

Asian Fintech Alif Reports Steady Revenue Growth, Surpasses 1M Clients

Alif, a Central Asian Fintech operating as a “full-fledged” Bank in Tajikistan and as e-commerce and Fintech company in Uzbekistan, has announced “a record 150%+ year-on-year revenue growth in the 12 months leading to June 2022.” During the same period, the total number of Alif… Read More

Digital Banking: Brazil’s C6 Bank Supports Financial Education Initiative

In yet another initiative with the goal of transforming consumers’ financial lives via education, Brazil’s C6 Bank is promoting the second edition of the Financial Expedition, a project that takes free workshops “to communities in small municipalities.” This edition takes place between the 9th and… Read More

UK Competition and Markets Authority Tells Monzo to Follow Banking Rules

Monzo, a leading digital bank, has been ordered by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to manage its departing customers better. According to a statement by the CMA, Monzo must review how it communicates with exiting customers regarding historic financial transactions. Apparently, Monzo informed… Read More

OneConnect Financial Technology Announces Launch of Virtual Banking Solutions Suite

OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd, the technology-as-a-service provider and an associate of Ping An Group, recently announced the launch of OneCosmo, a “one-stop” omni platform for all-in-one digital banking solutions jointly “developed with Brazil-based tech company Pismo, one of the fastest growing banking Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)… Read More

Moneyhub Partners with Pennyworth to Democratize Financial Planning

Moneyhub, which claims to be one of the market-leading Open Data and payments platform, is teaming up with Pennyworth, a financial planning and banking app, “to redesign digital banking for the aspiring-affluent consumer.” Pennyworth, which has applied for a UK banking license, has “developed a… Read More

Virtual Banking Service Provider Apiture Finalizes $29M Round

Apiture, which claims to be a “leading” provider of digital banking solutions, announced the closing of a $29 million fundraising round which was led by Live Oak Bank, with participation from other existing investors. The latest investment round “brings the total funding raised by Apiture… Read More

Digital Banking: UK’s Atom Bank Expected to Profit from Low-Cost Business Model

After its first monthly operating profit in Q1 FY22, Atom Bank has “delivered three further consecutive quarters of operating profit.” Underlying operating loss “narrowed to £2m – a £34m improvement over the previous year.” Income grew “by over 200%, with costs increasing by just 6%,… Read More

Goldman Sachs Tops Estimates, Raises Dividend to $2.50/Share [u]

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has beaten analyst estimates reporting Q2 2022 earnings per share of $7.73. At the same time, Goldman raised its dividend to $2.50 a share, a whopping 25% increase over previous amount. The price of Goldman shares increased in pre-market trading. David Solomon,… Read More

Fintech Revolut Tops 20M Retail Customers

Revolut, the global financial super app, has surpassed 20 million retail customers worldwide, and is now “processing over 250 million transactions a month.” Both achievements come as Revolut “celebrates its seventh anniversary.” Revolut is continuing “to expand its global workforce, topping 5,000 employees globally.” Over… Read More

Digital Banking: WeLab Introduces Wealth Advisory Service

Hong Kong-based digital bank WeLab recently revealed that it has introduced its virtual wealth advisory service, GoWealth Digital Wealth Advisory. Clients may kick start their personalized investment plans from as low as HKD 100. In April 2022, WeLab had been granted Type 1 (dealing in… Read More

Fintech YAP Acquires $41M, Expands into MENA Region, South Asian Markets

YAP, which claims to be the leading Fintech “revolutionizing” the digital banking experience in the MENA region and South Asia, has raised $41 million “to fund its operations and growth.” The latest investment round includes contributions from Saudi Arabia’s Aljazira Capital alongside investments from Abu… Read More

Digital Banking: C6 Bank Clients in Brazil can Make Free Withdrawals with Pix Saque

Brazil’s C6 Bank clients can now make 100% free Pix Saque and Pix Troco transactions across the country. The new functionality “allows operations like these to be carried out in commercial establishments and lottery houses, not just at ATMs, making life easier for users.” Maxnaun… Read More

Fintech Amount Lays Off 18% of Staff Members

Virtual banking tech provider Amount is the latest Fintech firm to trim down its workforce, reducing its employee headcount by around 18%, according to a recent report from TechCrunch. Amount offers retail banking and point-of-sale tech to customers such as Banco Popular, HSBC, Regions Bank… Read More

Open Banking: Salt Edge and Five Degrees Partner on Digital Banking Services

Salt Edge and Five Degrees have partnered on digital banking. Salt Edge is an open banking solution provider that is currently integrated with thousands of financial institutions operating in over 50 countries. Five Degree is a digital banking platform that offers a core banking platform… Read More

Open Banking Platform Spire Partners with Mastercard to Enhance Digital Financial Services

Spire, a GCC Open Banking services provider, has announced a partnership with Mastercard (NYSE: MA),  a technology leader in the global payments sector. The collaboration will “help banks revolutionize consumer engagement and enhance user experiences in the region by integrating Spire ‘Ingage’ and Mastercard’s Merchant… Read More

Digital Banking: UK’s Starling Bank Passes 3 Million Account Milestone

Starling Bank has passed the three million current account milestone, which “includes more than 460,000 small business accounts,” according to an update shared with CI. This key milestone comes five years after the digital bank launched its Personal Current Accounts in May 2017, while its… Read More

Revolut Business Introduces Cashback Offer for US Clients

Revolut Business has reportedly launched a new cashback offer for US customers. Businesses of any size – from SMEs to freelancers – “get up to 1.9 % cash back for card purchases,” according to an update shared with CI. Revolut, the global financial super app… Read More

Digital Banking: Minna Bank’s Service Attracts Over 400,000 Accts in First Year of Operation

Minna Bank, Ltd., Japan’s “first” digital bank, has recorded more than 1 million downloads of its mobile banking app and over 400,000 accounts have been “opened in its first year of commercial operations since May 28, 2021.” With the first “full” Cloud core banking system,… Read More

Narmi Secures $35M in Funding to Support Digital Transformation of Financial Institutions

Narmi, a provider of open digital banking technologies, announced $35 million in Series B funding co-led by Greycroft and existing investors NEA and Picus Capital. Narmi claims it is one of the fastest-growing companies “servicing financial institutions in the United States and plans to leverage… Read More

Western Union Integrates Mambu Into Its Virtual Bank Platform in Europe

Mambu, the cloud banking platform, has partnered with Western Union, a global “leader” in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, in order to integrate its solution “into the latter’s next-generation real-time multi-currency digital wallet and digital banking platform in Europe.” Mambu will “enable Western Union… Read More

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