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Core Banking Modernization Firm NYMBUS Partners Digital Payments Company Payrailz to Enhance its Cloud Banking Products

NYMBUS, a core banking modernization firm, has teamed up with digital payments company Payrailz in order to enhance its cloud-powered “Smart Ecosystem” of digital-first banking products and services. NYMBUS aims to serve as an effective alternative to the legacy business model. The company plans to… Read More

Netherlands’ Digital Banking Solution Provider Backbase to Establish New Offices in Melbourne and Sydney

Virtual banking service provider Backbase is planning to establish two new offices in order to meet growing demand for its products in Australia, where digital banking platforms are expected to expand rapidly in the coming years. Backbase will be offering greater proximity and expertise in… Read More

Australian Digital Bank UBank to Reduce Its Home Loan Rate to Historical Lows for New and Existing Clients

Australian neobank UBank, a leading digital challenger, has reportedly reduced its home loan rate to its historical low. UBank’s management noted that they’ve made a 0.10% to 0.15% per annum out-of-cycle reduction to the bank’s variable home loan rates. New property owner and occupier home… Read More

Monument Bank, a Digital Challenger for the Wealthy, backed by City of London Veterans, is Preparing to Launch After Raising £10 Million

Monument Bank, a new all-digital bank that’s reportedly backed by City of London veterans, is preparing for launch in the coming months. The digital challenger aims to serve the UK’s “mass affluent.” The digital-only bank is currently in the final stages of acquiring a banking… Read More

Digital Bank Tonik, which Plans to Launch in the Philippines, chooses Mastercard as Payments Partner

Tonik, the very first all-digital banking platform in the Philippines, has reportedly chosen Mastercard as its payments partner as the company gets ready to officially launch its operations later this year. Through the partnership, Mastercard will be supporting Tonik by acting as its Fintech accelerator…. Read More

Tencent Cloud Signs MoU with Singapore’s Asia Digital Bank Corporation to Develop Cloud based Financial Services

Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing division of Tencent Holdings, a major provider of internet value-added services in China, revealed on July 8, 2020, that it has committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s Asia Digital Bank Corporation (ADBC). As mentioned in a release,… Read More

Australian Neobank 86 400 to Prepare for Series B Funding Round, as it Focuses on Helping Customers Earn More from their Savings

Australian neobank 86 400 has reportedly moved to its next phase of growth only a year after being awarded a banking license. The digital bank says that it will be focusing on helping its customers with new ways to earn more money from their savings…. Read More

Central Bank in the Philippines is Working on Digital Banking Guidelines including Minimal Capital Requirements

The BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas), the central bank of the Philippines, is working on a new set of guidelines for digital banks that plan on establishing operations in the country. The BSP confirmed that foreign individuals or business entities will be able to own… Read More

Global Digital Banking Platform Market to Surpass $10 Billion by 2027: Report

The global digital banking platform industry reportedly managed to generate $3.95 billion in revenue last year. It’s expected to reach $10.87 billion by 2027, which means it’s projected to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% from 2020 to 2027. This, according… Read More

EQIBank Introduces Global Secured Credit Card

Global digital banking group EQIBank announced on Tuesday the launch of its Global Secured Credit Card, which is now available for both corporate and private account holders.  “Booking flights, arranging hotel accommodation, and making purchases online is now so much easier regardless of where you… Read More

Digital Banking Group Penta Secures More Than €4 Million in New Funding

  Digital bank Penta announced on Tuesday it has more than €4 million in funding from new international investors. Penta reported that this second closing of its financing round increases the total investment of its Series B to more than €23 million. The new investors… Read More

ICICI Bank Milestone: Now Has One Million Users on WhatsUp Banking Platform

India-based banking group ICICI Bank announced it has crossed a milestone of one million users on its WhatsApp banking platform. The bank reported it introduced banking services on WhatsApp three months ago to enable its retail customers to undertake a slew of banking requirements from… Read More

MENA Region Financial Hubs, the UAE and Qatar, Report Significant Increase in Digital Banking Activities during COVID-19

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading UAE-based financial institution, reports that it has experienced significantly increased levels of digital banking adoption across its retail and corporate services during H1 2020. As noted in a release, almost 60% of ADIB’s retail clients have been using… Read More

Update: African Neobank Eversend Set to Close Seedrs Round With More Than €850,000 Secured

Eversend, a Neobank for Africans, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than €850,000 secured from nearly 950 Seedrs investors. The funding round was launched in May, originally seeking €550,000. The banking group is offering 7.67% in equity at a… Read More

Revolut’s Standard, Premium & Metal Customers Now Has Access to Silver Through Mobile App

  Digital bank Revolut announced earlier this week its standard, Premium and Metal customers may now have access Silver through the Revolut app. According to Revolut, Silver and Gold are now available through the Revolut app in the Commodities tab in the Wealth section of… Read More

Akulaku Is Reportedly Set to Launch Digital Banking Services in Q4 2020 in Asia

Fintech firm Akulaku confirmed recently that it’s planning to offer digital banking services in Southeast Asia. The company was launched around four years ago and is now focused on expanding its operation into the digital banking sector. As reported in November 2018, Akulaku, a leading… Read More

US based Digital Bank Chime Introduces Credit Builder, a Visa Credit Card that Works like a Debit Card, Only letting Users Spend Funds Available in their Accounts

US-based banking challenger Chime Financial Inc. has introduced a credit card, called Credit Builder, which aims to work somewhat like a regular debit card by allowing users to spend only the funds that are currently in their accounts. The Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card… Read More

BBVA USA Set to Open 15 New Branches Across Texas

BBVA USA announced on Wednesday it has received approval to open 15 new branches across the state of Texas. According to BBVA USA, the branches are set to open in early 2021 and underscore the bank’s 5-year strategic plan launched in early 2020, which aims… Read More

Fintech Adoption will Increase During “Regulatory-Driven 2.0 Era” According to Dennis Gao from KPMG Southern China

Dennis Gao, partner of Management Consulting at KPMG Southern China, recently noted that Fintech is preparing to enter the “regulatory-driven 2.0 era,” and opportunities are now greater or outweigh potential challenges for Fintech due to COVID-19. Gao, whose comments came during “Financial Digitalization & Fintech… Read More

Norwegian and Scottish Fintech EedenBull and Mastercard to Streamline B2B Payments in Asia Pacific (APAC)

Mastercard and EedenBull will be supporting the launch of a digital banking platform in the APAC region. The new digital bank will be serving businesses in Asia by helping them process payments in a more efficient manner. EedenBull is a Norwegian Fintech firm that has… Read More

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