Tagged: digital banking

Brazil’s C6 Bank Introduces Carbon, a New Financial Service for High-Income Clients

After reaching the milestone of 20 million accounts opened, Brazil’s C6 Bank has introduced  an “exclusive” service aimed at the high-income segment. Called Carbon, the new service is free of charge and has a new proposal at the bank: the Carbon Partner, a specialized executive… Read More

Emirates Development Bank to Approve New Loans to SMEs, Startups

Emirates Development Bank (EDB), the financial “engine” of the UAE’s economic diversification and industrial transformation agenda, has announced a lending feature that allows SMEs and startups “to apply for loans of up to AED5 million directly through its Digital Banking App and receive approval or… Read More

Indonesia: New Digital Banking Service Launched by Bukalapak, Standard Chartered

Indonesia’s “first” public-listed technology company, Bukalapak, and Standard Chartered officially launched BukaTabungan, a digital banking service that “leverages the reach of Bukalapak’s all-commerce platform and the technology of nexus, a Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) solution powered by Standard Chartered.” This follows from an earlier announcement on their… Read More

Grab-Singtel Introduce Virtual Bank – GXS Bank in Singapore

GXS Bank, the virtual bank joint initiative of ride-hailing company Grab Holdings and Singapore Telecommunications, have reportedly introduced a digital bank in Singapore. Nasdaq-listed Grab’s financial services have become a vital part of its business expansion strategy as it aims to provide banking, virtual payments,… Read More

Digital Banking: Trust Bank Launched in Singapore via Standard Chartered, FairPrice Partnership

The virtual banking sector in Singapore has grown significantly in the past few years. Recently, the launch of Trust Bank was announced via a partnership between Standard Chartered and retailer FairPrice. The Southeast Asian challenger bank platform provides the typical retail banking service, along with… Read More

Brazil’s C6 Bank Offers Discounted Airfares via Atoms Points Loyalty Program

C6 Bank is offering special conditions for the purchase of airline tickets “with Atoms points through the bank’s application.” Between the 24th and 26th of August, the bank’s customers had been able to purchase national and international flights “at different prices through C6 Travel, an… Read More

MENA Region’s Neobanking Fintech Zywa Finalizes $3M Seed Round

Zywa, a teen-focused fintech aiming to “re-imagine” banking for Gen Z in the MENA region, has completed a seed funding round of $3 million. Investors who took part in the investment round reportedly “include Goodwater Capital (the largest consumer tech VC globally), Dubai Future District… Read More

Bank of America Customers’ 1B Digital Logins in July Mark Highest Month Ever

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) clients are increasingly relying on the company’s digital solutions to manage their finances. Clients logged into the company’s digital platforms “nearly 1 billion times in July, the highest month ever.” This follows “a record 2.8 billion digital logins in the… Read More

New Digital Banking Experience Introduced by First Federal Bank of Kansas City

First Federal Bank of Kansas City released a refreshed, innovative online and mobile banking platform powered by Narmi, an enterprise digital banking provider. Together they “enhanced the end-to-end digital experience from online account opening through online and mobile banking for First Federal’s 25,000 consumer and… Read More

Brazil’s C6 Bank Publishes 2021 Annual Report with Focus on Sustainability

Brazil’s C6 Bank notes that this latest update was prepared according to global “best practices” for publishing information on economic, social and environmental impact. In the midst of celebrating its three-year launch, C6 Bank has published the 2021 Annual Report. Available in the Documents section… Read More

Revolut Introduces Improved Fintech App for Younger Consumers

Revolut, the global financial super app with more than 20 million customers worldwide, has “rebranded its service for 6 – 17 year olds.” ‘Revolut <18’ is “an account for young people which is connected to their parent/guardian’s Revolut account, helping young people feel positive and… Read More

John Mitchell: CEO at Episode Six Explains How Fintechs and Traditional Banks Can Work Cooperatively

John Mitchell, Co-founder and CEO, Episode Six, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Episode Six is a payments technology company, which recently entered into a strategic relationship with US-headquartered Mode Eleven. Mode Eleven and its subsidiary, Summit National Bank, have selected Episode… Read More

Unit, Thread Bank to Enhance Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) Ecosystem

Unit, the banking-as-a-service platform that empowers companies to embed financial services into their products, announced a partnership with Thread Bank, a digital-first bank based in Rogersville, Tennessee. Companies will now be able to “embed a complete set of banking services into their products—including accounts, cards,… Read More

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

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