Tagged: digital banking

Starling Bank Introduces Second Debit Card For Personal Account Holders

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Wednesday the launch of its second debit card for personal accounts, Connect. According to Starling, the Connected card has been designed to help personal account customers who are self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic and are relying on… Read More

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank Introduces “Haro WhatsApp” Chat Contact to Assist Customers with Digital Banking

Hong Kong-based Hang Seng Bank, a banking and financial services company, has launched a new chat contact for WhatsApp users based in the city, which is a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China. The new chat feature aims to provide a direct… Read More

Australian Digital Bank Up Slashes its Savings Interest Rate, Following Reserve Bank’s Recent Cuts

Up is the latest digital banking service provider to slash its savings rates following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s recent cut to the nation’s official interest rates. The Melbourne-headquartered neobank has adjusted the maximum rate on its Saver Account. The new rate has been marked… Read More

Starling Bank Announces Launch of Mobile Cheque Deposits

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Monday the launch of its mobile cheque deposit services. Starling Bank reported that customers may now “capture” an image of the cheque and its mobile app will “read the details” to place the funds into the account…. Read More

Digital Bank Chime to Test Out New Way to Instantly Send $1,200 in Federal Stimulus Payments to US Customers, Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Chime, one of the largest US-based digital banking startups, is testing out a new way for its customers to instantly receive their $1,200 in federal stimulus checks. The neobank’s clients would be able to receive their cheques weeks before the American government plans to begin… Read More

Sony Bank Forms New Partnership With OneSpan For Remote Banking Security

Sony Bank, a Japanese commercial banking group and a subsidiary of Sony Financial, a member of the Japanese electronics giant Sony, has formed a new partnership with remote banking transaction security specialist OneSpan. Through the collaboration, Sony Bank will use OneSpan’s mobile security suite to… Read More

Australian Digital Bank Xinja Selects Cloud Content Management Provider Box

Xinja, a an Australian digital bank, has selected Box (NYSE:BOX), a cloud content management provider, to help with improving its client interactions through the neobank’s mobile app. Xinja clients’ bank statements and account data will be sent via a portal that’s operated and managed by… Read More

Los Angeles-based Banking Challenger, HMBradley, Launches Digital Banking Platform to Reward Savers

Los Angeles-headquartered banking challenger, HMBradley, has launched its own digital banking platform, which has been developed to reward savers. The bank’s clients who had been on the HMBradley waitlist will now be able to open a bank account and set up direct deposits. Users will… Read More

Monzo Launches “Monzo Business” For Web

Just a few weeks after launching its business accounts, UK challenger bank Monzo announced the launch of “Monzo Business” for web, which gives users the option to manage their business account on their computer or laptop. As previously reported, Monzo stated it spent the past… Read More

Iceland-based Banking Challenger indó Prepared to Move Out of Stealth Mode, After Securing €1 million in Seed Funding

Iceland-based banking challenger indó has secured €1 million in seed funding from several angel investors. As mentioned on its official website: “indó is the first Icelandic bank in decades. We want to make a difference by offering you 100% safe deposits. We will offer you… Read More

Starling Bank Adds No Interest Overdraft Feature for COVID-19 Impacted Individuals

Digital bank Starling Bank is now offering an “overdraft interest holiday” to personal account holders who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 crisis. Starling Bank customers may apply for a three month interest holiday beginning today (Apri 1, 2020). Effectively, Starling will waive all… Read More

UK Electric Money & Payments Startup Dzing Launches Banking App

Dzing, a UK-based electric money and payment institution, announced on Tuesday the launch of its mobile payments app. According to the fintech startup, the app allows international students, remote freelancers, oversea workers, and travelers to conduct financial services. Founded in 2018, Dzing describes itself as… Read More

Digital Banking Startup One Partners with Finaxct, a Software as a Service Solution Provider for Core Banking

One, a digital banking startup that aims to provide financial services mainly intended for middle class workers, has chosen Finxact, which is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based core banking solution. Established by Bill Harris, the former CEO at PayPal and Intuit, One will use Finaxct to… Read More

Digital Banking: Taiwan’s First Neobank, Next Commercial Bank, Introduces Kamakura Corporation’s Solutions for Risk Management

After performing an extensive vendor evaluation, Next Commercial Bank (NCB), Taiwan’s first all-digital bank, has introduced Kamakura Corporation’s proprietary solutions for risk management. NCB’s management says that a modular and integrated software solution can offer clear advantages over disparate systems by reducing operational costs and… Read More

Digital Bank 86 400 Appoints Two New Business Development Managers to Help Expand its Presence in Mortgage Broking Sector

Digital bank 86 400 has confirmed that it has recently appointed two new business development managers in order to expand its presence in the mortgage broking sector. Hien Nguyen, a former FAST partnership manager, and Zac Harb, ME Bank’s key account manager, have reportedly joined… Read More

Sony Bank Introduces “English Online Banking” Services

Sony Bank, a Japanese commercial banking group and a subsidiary of Sony Financial, a member of the Japanese electronics giant Sony,  announced on Monday the launch of its new “English Online Banking” services. According to Sony Bank, the new banking services will provide foreign residents in… Read More

ICICI Bank Debuts Banking Services on WhatsApp

India-based banking group Icici Bank announced on Monday it has launched its banking services on WhatsApp in oder to enable retail customers to undertake in a “slew of banking requirements” from their home.  Anup Bagchi, Executive Director, ICICI Bank, stated that through WhatsApp, retail customers may… Read More

Digital Banking: There’s Still a Long Way to Go Before Neobanks in Asia Pacific Compete with Traditional Financial Institutions, According to Industry Executives

Yves Roesti, Sean Huang, Xuna Shao and Joshua Choy from Synpulse, a financial services consulting company, point out that most digital banks were launched without physical branch locations. What makes neobanks stand out from incumbents is their ability to leverage technology to differentiate their product… Read More

Challenger Bank Virgin Money Is Evaluating Plans to Shut Down Physical Branch Locations, Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Challenger bank Virgin Money is reportedly evaluating its plans to shut down its physical branch locations as lenders begin to increasingly focus on reducing the potentially negative impact of an economic downturn, resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Hundreds of jobs, which had been created… Read More

Tandem Announces Continued Support For Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Challenger bank Tandem recently announced its continuous support its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fintech reassured the customers that while the UK is social distancing and it as a company is working from home to ensure its employees’ safety, its customer support team is… Read More

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