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Google Cloud to Offer Mambu’s Digital Banking and Lending Products Natively

Mambu, a Berlin-based SaaS cloud banking platform provider, has teamed up with Google Cloud. Through the partnership, Mambu clients will be able to use a cloud-agnostic platform to launch and expand existing banking and lending operations into other countries. Mambu will aso be able to… Read More

Jay Nair: Senior VP at Infosys Explains how Financial Services Providers are Adopting Digital Transformation Strategies Due to COVID-19

We recently caught up with Jay Nair, Senior Vice President of Financial Services at Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in digital services and consulting. The company has clients in 45 countries who use its services to develop their digital transformation strategies. The firm has… Read More

Overfunding: UK Neobank Startup Muniy Surpasses £200,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Muniy, a UK-based neobanking startup, has successfully secured its initial £200,000 equity crowdfunding target through its Crowdcube campaign. The funding round was launched earlier this month. As previously reported, Muniy describes itself as “banking for everyone.” The startup currently offers freemium and paid accounts with… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Mobile, Digital, and Contactless Payments Increasingly Being Used in Indonesia due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has created significant socio-economic challenges, which have impacted individuals and businesses across the globe. More people are now spending time at home due to government-enforced nationwide lockdowns. Certain segments of the Fintech industry, including digital, mobile, and contactless payments,  have seen increased… Read More

Update: African Neobank Eversend Nears €750,000 on Seedrs; Launches Virtual Visa Cards

Eversend, a Neobank for African, has successfully raised nearly €750,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round was launched last month, originally seeking €550,000. The campaign has attracted more than 750 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, Eversend describes itself as a digital-only… Read More

Investors’ Continued Interest in Digital Banks “Offers Optimism” as APAC Region to Open Banking Sector to Technology Firms: Report

Asia’s Fintech industry has been negatively affected due to socio-economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. There’s reportedly been a significant decline in the number of financial technology deals closed. The amount of venture capital acquired by Fintechs in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region dropped 58.5%… Read More

ByteDance, Developer of TikTok, May Compete for Digital Banking License to be Issued by Monetary Authority of Singapore

The developers and management TikTok, a leading Chinese video-sharing social network, are reportedly branching out into the financial services sector with the owners of the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited (OCBC) Bank (SGX: O39), a multinational banking and financial services corporation. Beijing-based ByteDance, a Chinese multinational… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Tonik Acquires $21 Million in Capital for Q3 2020 Launch in the Philippines

Tonik Financial Pte Ltd, a company planning to launch a digital bank in the Philippines, has reportedly secured $21 million in capital through a Series A equity funding round.  The round was led by major blue-chip venture capital investors, including Sequoia India and Point72 Ventures…. Read More

NatWest Is Now Development Behavioral Biometrics Technology to Replace Banking Passwords

NatWest announced on Monday it is developing behavioral biometrics technology that could replace banking passwords. According to NatWest, behavioral biometrics works by analyzing the unique ways a customer interacts with their device when making an online purchase. The technology then uses this information to confirm who… Read More

India Banking Group ICICI Bank Launches End-to-End Fully Digital Facility “Insta Flexicash”

India-based banking group Icici Bank announced on Monday the launch of its end-to-end fully digital facility, Insta Flexicash. According to ICICI Bank, the facility enables the bank’s Salary Account customers to get approval for overdraft instantaneously and in a paperless manner. “The facility comes handy… Read More

UK Fintech OMG Launches P2P Payments, Aims to Offer Digital Banking that will Provide Monetary Benefits for Everyday Spending

UK-based Fintech firm OMG officially launched its platform on June 10, 2020. The company noted via Twitter: “We are a Fintech startup looking to provide our customers with day-to-day current accounts that will give instant cashback discounts for up to 50% of the purchase price.”… Read More

Digital Banking Adoption Could lead to More Cyber Attacks and Security Issues, FBI Warns

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has warned that there could be an increase in financial crime due to the rise of digital banking. The warning is a reminder from the FBI that mobile banking providers and financial institutions must protect their clients from… Read More

Tinkoff Announces Transfers By Phone Number From Foreign Currency & Savings Accounts

Russian banking group Tinkoff announced earlier this week it has added new translation capabilities by phone number in the mobile app. The following options are now available on the Tinkoff platform: Transfers by phone number can now be made from savings accounts, both inside Tinkoff… Read More

HSBC Bank USA Introduces Apple Business Chat via LivePerson’s Cloud Platform to Enhance Digital Banking Experience

The global COVID-19 crisis has limited the ability of consumers to visit physical bank branch locations to take care of their banking needs or requirements. Customer service departments at banks have seen a dramatic increase in calls from clients who may have many questions and… Read More

Digital Banks will Evolve into “Full-Bundle Offerings,” Significantly Increasing their Value Proposition: Report

Financial service providers and regulators are increasingly focusing on enabling and supporting instant payments, according to Juniper Research. The researchers note that the EU’s Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) has “brought down settlement times significantly,” with the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Scheme helping to reduce… Read More

Digital Transformation: National Australia Bank CEO Ross McEwan Reveals that Adoption of Virtual Payments has Surged Dramatically due to COVID-19

  Ross McEwan, a New Zealand banker and the CEO and MD at National Australia Bank (NAB), recently argued that, in his opinion and assessment, “permanent” change has “just been made in 10 weeks” in consumer behavior and their preference towards using digital banking platforms…. Read More

Berlin based Digital Bank Vivid Money Launches via Visa and solarisBank Partnership

Berlin-headquartered Vivid Money, a digital banking service provider that’s supported by Russia’s Tinkoff Bank, launched on June 8, 2020 through a partnership with solarisBank and payments giant Visa. Vivid Money says it’s the first mobile-based, full-service banking solution, providing cashback incentives, sub-accounts in major foreign… Read More

Digital Banking: State Bank of Pakistan Might Provide Virtual Accounts to Overseas Pakistanis to Help them Manage their Finances

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, recently revealed that it’s looking into whether it should provide digital bank accounts to Pakistanis residing abroad. Reza Baqir, the reserve bank’s governor, noted that overseas Pakistanis won’t have to be physically in the country… Read More

Canadian Banking Challenger EQ Bank has Reportedly Surpassed $3 Billion in Total Deposits

EQ Bank, the digital platform established by Canada-based challenger bank, Equitable Bank (TSX: EQB and EQB.PR.C), has reportedly surpassed $3 billion in total deposits. The increase in deposits is due to a recent growth in customers, the bank claims. EQ Bank noted that daily sign-ups… Read More

Digital Bank Current CEO Stuart Sopp Says Fintech Firm will Remain Focused on Spending, as Large Banks Already “Great” at Lending, Deposits

Stuart Sopp, founder and CEO at digital bank Current, says that the COVID-19 outbreak has shown how his company serves employees whose roles are considered essential during the global pandemic. Sopp told Banking Dive that his members’ addressable market has increased considerably in size and… Read More

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