Tagged: digital banks

Neobanks have Not Yet Gained Trust of Most Consumers, but Monzo and Starling Lead in Service Quality: Survey

Although neo banks or digital banking platforms have been gaining significant market share during the past few years, consumers still appear to be somewhat hesitant when working with these new providers as their primary accounts, according to recent research by Accenture. The 2020 Accenture Global… Read More

Fintech Challengers Revolut and Luno are Experiencing Dramatic Surge in Demand from Bitcoin and Ethereum Traders

Fintech companies such as Revolut and Luno are experiencing a dramatic surge in demand from customers who are rushing to invest in Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currencies amid record-breaking and unprecedented cryptocurrency price increases. Fintech app providers that offer crypto trading, like Revolut, eToro,… Read More

Asia Is Expected to Experience a Dramatic Surge in Digital Banking and Fintech Adoption, with Around 50 New Challengers

Asia might be getting ready to experience a digital banking revolution. During the next few years, the continent is expected to see over 50 new digital banks that could completely transform the financial services sector. GFT’s Christopher Ortiz claims that these developments may just be… Read More

Digital Banking: Malaysia’s Reserve Bank Issues New Policy Document for Virtual Banks, Up to Five Licenses Anticipated

Malaysia’s reserve bank, Bank Negara, has released its policy document on digital banks. The Malaysian central bank’s new document on the licensing framework for all-digital banks has been published after completing a 6-month public consultation. Bank Negara officials stated on December 31, 2020, that the… Read More

The Four Digital Banks of Singapore

Earlier this month, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the first four digital banks approved by the regulator. The first digital banks out of the gate are the culmination of a multi-year process where MAS. In June 2019, MAS announced it would approve up… Read More

Mark Goldberg, Partner at Index Ventures and Fintech Plaid Investor, Predicts User Data Privacy Will be Major Digital Trend, Digital Banks will be Huge

Mark Goldberg, partner at Index Ventures and an investor in Plaid, Intercom, and Transcend, has shared some interesting predictions around where Fintech might be heading in the next 10 years. 1/ Using the end of year to look ahead — here are 5 predictions around… Read More

Many More Americans Now Consider a Digital Bank to be their Primary Account, Financial Literacy Specialist Reveals

Katana Dumont, who writes about personal finance and financial literacy topics, notes in blog post published by Chime Financial Inc., a US-based banking challenger valued at around $14.5 billion, that modern technology is shaking up or disrupting the finance industry in a major way. She… Read More

Money Transfers via Fintech Platforms have Surged due to Increased Adoption of Digital Banking in the US: Report

The transactional value of the US Fintech market is expected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% over the forecast period of 2019-2024, according to a new report. The report from Industry Research states that Fintech is beginning to transform the… Read More

Southeast Asia has Emerged as Fintech Hotspot with CAGR of 55% in Equity Funding: Report

  Digital challenger banks have adopted several different business models in order to establish operations in the Fintech and banking sector. They’ve experienced a threefold growth (over 300% growth) during the past five years, according to a new report from the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA)…. Read More

Singapore’s Financial Services Sector Is on the Brink of Disruption following COVID-19 Outbreak, According to Fintech Industry Professional

There are many new opportunities for the Fintech sector in a post COVID world, according to Singapore’s labor chief Ng Chee Meng. He noted that the Coronavirus crisis may lead to new requirements and could also create new jobs. Meng, who’s currently the Secretary-General at… Read More

60% of Major Global Banks have Shortened Opening Hours of Branches, Many Banks Offering Fully Digital Processes: Report

Digital Banking Maturity (DBM) is a global accelerator that assists banking institutions with responding to change. Digital Banking Maturity is the largest global digital banking study, offering an extensive “outside-in ’mystery shopper’ assessment of retail banks’ digital channels and furthering discussion about future developments,” according… Read More

Underserved Singapore based SMEs are Now Considering Switching to Digital Banks: Visa Survey

  Payments giant Visa recently published a study on Digital Banking and SMEs in Singapore. According to the report, 88% of Singapore’s SMEs are now considering switching over to an all-digital banking platform. These findings of the study have been released at a time when the… Read More

Cale Johnston from Fintech Firm ClickSwitch Reveals that Banking Challengers are Now Interested Only in Handling Direct Deposits

ClickSwitch, a U.S. fintech that claims it simplifies and automates the switch of direct deposits and recurring payments for financial institutions’ new and existing account holders, recently acquired $2 million through its Series B investment round led by USAA subsidiary. The investment round brings ClickSwitch’s… Read More

Australian Neobank Volt to Further Slash Interest Rates on its Savings Account, Other Digital Banking Challengers Also Making Cuts

Australian neobank Volt has confirmed that it’s planning to reduce the total interest rate on its Save account. The bank will slash the current rate by 20 basis points, so it will be lowered from the current 1.45% p.a. to 1.25% p.a. This new rate… Read More

Fintech Firms have “Massive Opportunity” to Leverage Credibility of Incumbents to Develop Innovative Products on Top of Them, Industry Exec Argues

UK-based Fintech Payhawk, a corporate expense management solution provider that secured €3 million in seed funding in March 2020, notes that “the ticket to ride the rollercoaster of hype in any emerging technology is expensive.” Hristo Borisov, the co-founder and CEO at Payhawk who’s focused… Read More

Fintech Firms in India are Expecting to Make a Recovery from COVID within 6 Months: Report

Fintech companies in India are now expecting to make a recovery within the next six months, after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to many people losing their jobs and businesses shutting down. Indian Fintech firms including payments, lending and neobanking… Read More

OCC to Start Processing Charter Applications from Fintechs: Report

  The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will start processing Fintech applications to become federally chartered firms as soon as this week, according to a report. The acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks has only been managing the regulator since May… Read More

Hong Kong based InvestHK’s Fintech Executive Says City-State should Recover from COVID-19, as New Digital Banks are Launched

Hong Kong’s future economy is set to be supported by the latest Fintech platforms and services, as the city-state will be home to at least eight virtual banks. Hong Kong serves as the primary gateway for (mainland) Chinese businesses to expand their operations, globally. It… Read More

Aspiring Online Lenders backed by Established Corporates are More Likely to Secure Virtual Bank Licenses than Standalone Challengers: Report

Digital banking or the use of online services and platforms may have been accelerated due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which had led to many countries enforcing nationwide lockdowns. While many countries are now beginning to “re-open” their businesses, the Coronavirus crisis has led to major… Read More

Australian Neobanks Continue to Slash Interest Rates on Savings Accounts due to Economic Challenges Created by COVID-19

Even though interest rates offered by challenger banks or neobanks in Australia (and globally) are generally higher than those offered by incumbents, Mozo reports that these all-digital banking platforms have been lowering their rates. Analysis performed by Mozo reveals that three neobanks were forced to… Read More

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