Tagged: digital banking

Digital Banking: MENA Region’s Capital Bank Group Selects Codebase Technologies to Deploy Virtual Banks in Jordan, Iraq

Capital Bank Group has reportedly chosen open API banking solutions provider Codebase Technologies in order to develop and deploy its first all-digital banking platforms in Jordan and Iraq. Through the partnership, Capital Bank Group will aim to deliver its digital bank offering to its retail… Read More

Hong Kong’s ZA International to Offer Support for Digital Assets with Assistance from OSL Digital Securities

ZA International reveals that it has entered an agreement with BC Technology Group, which is the parent firm of OSL Digital Securities, a Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)-licensed digital asset service provider. Through the partnership, OSL should become the exclusive digital asset trading partner to… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Kong’s Virtual Bank Airstar Appoints Xiaomi’s CFO Alain Lam Sai Wai as Chair of BoD

Hong Hong-based digital banking platform Airstar Bank has confirmed the appointment of Xiaomi’s Chief Financial Officer Alain Lam Sai Wai as its new Chairperson of the Board of Directors (BoD). The previous Chair, Lei Jun, the Chinese billionaire businessman who established Xiaomi, has now stepped… Read More

Virtual Banking: Bank Negara Malaysia Receives 29 Digital Banking License Applications, Up to 5 Will be Issued

Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s reserve bank, recently revealed that it received 29 different applications for a virtual bank license under the Financial Services Act 2013 and the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013. This has come after a 6-month application period, which came to an… Read More

Pakistan’s UBL Recruits Temenos, National Data Consultant on Digital Journey

Pakistani digital bank UBL is partnering with Temenos and National Data Consultant to produce an omnichannel digital online banking platform digital banking solution. It builds upon UBL’s launch earlier this year of the Islamic Digital Account and UBL Pay, which allows customers to use phones… Read More

Digital Banking: Philippines based Fintech Voyager Innovations Secures $176M from PLDT, Tencent, Others

Philippines-based digital and financial services company Voyager Innovations has secured $167 million in capital for its expansion program, which includes a venture into virtual banking, its listed and largest shareholder confirmed on Monday (June 28, 2021). Shareholders PLDT Inc, private equity firm KKR & Co… Read More

Isle of Man’s Financial Services Authority Issues Full Class Banking License to Capital International Bank

After the receipt of its provisional banking license back in 2019, Capital International Bank has managed to acquire the full Class 1(2) banking license under the Alternative Banking Regime (ABR) from the Isle of Man’s Financial Services Authority. Obtaining this permit means that the company… Read More

Slovakia based Commercial Bank Slovenská Sporiteľňa Chooses FICO Decision Optimizer to Manage Cash Loan Portfolio

Slovenská sporiteľňa, which is one of the largest commercial banks in Slovakia, has reportedly selected FICO Decision Optimizer in order to enhance profitability while also improving portfolio management for its existing cash loan portfolio. By using FICO’s advanced AI-enhanced optimization, the banking institution will be… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Hong based Mox Bank and Mastercard Unveil Smart New Feature Called “Flip”

Hong Kong-based digital banking platform Mox Bank and Mastercard recently revealed a smart new feature, referred to as “Flip.” Flip will be available on the “all-in-one” numberless Mox Cards which allow clients to flip freely between spending via their debit and credit card accounts. Mox… Read More

Walmart and Fintech Green Dot Reveal that Walmart MoneyCard Is Now Offered as Demand Deposit Account

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT) recently revealed that the Walmart MoneyCard that’s issued by Green Dot Bank is now being provided as a demand deposit account (DDA) – which may be better equipped to assist Walmart clients with saving more money and… Read More

Philippines based Digital Banking Platform Netbank Joins Mastercard Fintech Express Program

Philippines-based neobank Netbank reveals that it has decided to join the Mastercard Fintech Express program which should allow it to access a wide range of all-digital products. Netbank will also be able to issue debit and credit cards under its partners’ brands. Through the partnership… Read More

Saudi Arabia Grants Digital Banking License to STC Pay, a Virtual Payments Solution Provider

The Saudi cabinet has reportedly granted a digital banking permit to STC Pay, a virtual payments solution provider that’s a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Telecom. STC Pay will now be converted into a domestic virtual bank, with a capital of SAR 2.5 billion (appr…. Read More

Neobanking Platform Yapeal Now Offering Clients in Switzerland a New Cross-Border Payments Service via Wise

Neobanking platform Yapeal has started offering cross-border money transfers to its clients through Fintech Wise (formerly Transferwise and now pursuing listing on the LSE). Through the partnership, Yapeal will work with Wise to make cross-border transactions fast, simple, and cheap for their app’s users. Wise,… Read More

Online Lending Platform for Personal Loans Introduced by Bank CTBC Indonesia

Bank CTBC Indonesia, which operates as a special unit of CTBC Bank, an established private bank in Taiwan, recently revealed that it has introduced a digital lending platform for a personal loan product, known as KTA Dana Cinta. The KTA Dana Cinta product lets you… Read More

India’s Progcap, a Fintech focused on Corporate-led Retailer Financing, Secures $25M via Series B from Tiger Global, Sequoia

Progcap, a company focused on corporate-led “last mile” retailer financing solutions for Indian markets, has acquired $25 million in equity capital as part of its Series B round that was led by Tiger Global along with participation from existing investor, Sequoia Capital India. Progcap says… Read More

Digital Banking: India’s ICICI Bank Introduces Virtual Bank Solutions for Corporates and their Ecosystem Partners

ICICI Bank Ltd, a privately-owned Indian development finance institution with its registered office in Vadodara, Gujarat, and corporate office in Mumbai, Maharashtra, has launched “ICICI STACK for Corporates,” which is described as a complete set of digital banking services for corporates and their promoters, group… Read More

Mexican Fintech Credijusto, an SME Lending Platform, Acquires Local Bank Banco Finterra for Under $50M

Mexico-based Fintech firm Credijusto, an SME lending solution provider, has confirmed its acquisition of a local banking provider, Banco Finterra which focuses on offering financing solutions for small businesses and the country’s agriculture industry. Credijusto acquired the regulated banking institution in a deal valued at… Read More

Digital Banking: UK Fintech Revolut Is Now Offering “Smarter” Invoices, Improved Expense Management Features

Digital bank Revolut has shared the latest updates on its platform for June. The Revolut team writes in a blog post that the world is now beginning to open up “a bit more” and they’re hoping that (if you can) you’re enjoying (somewhat of) a… Read More

Recently Publicly Listed SoFi Receives Higher Price Target on Potential to Challenge Old Banks

SoFi (NASDAQ:SOFI), a leading Fintech that recently went public in a SPAC deal, has received a positive analyst report due to the company’s potential to disintermediate old financial services firms. According to multiple reports, Rosenblatt has given SoFi a $30 price target for the Fintech…. Read More

Fintech Challenger Current Says it’s Not a Bank, It’s Better with Increased Focus on Customer Experience

The topic of banks vs. Fintech firms has been “another hot one as of late,” the team at Fintech Current notes in an update while adding that with court rulings, the questioning of banking execs on Capitol Hill has been ongoing. And, if you have… Read More

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