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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

Property Investment Platform CrowdProperty Makes Several New Senior Management Appointments

CrowdProperty, a property investment platform, has confirmed several key changes to its board, with the recent appointment of Mark Stephens, the former Chief Executive at Allica Bank. Stepehens has joined CrowdProperty as a non-executive director. Stephens, who recently retired from his position at Allica and… Read More

Proptee, a New UK based Property Investment Platform, to Introduce its First iOS App in Alpha Testing Mode, Shares Other Updates

Proptee, a new property investment platform that announced in November 2020 that it was planning to launch operations in the United Kingdom in January 2021, has released an update in which it noted that they believe that as a company or business, they’ll do better… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Monzo and Xero Provide Tax Filing Tips for Self-Employed Professionals

UK challenger bank Monzo has announced several updates. The digital bank confirmed recently that the Year in Monzo 2020 is now available via its app. As explained by the banking challenger, the Year in Monzo shows customers key insights into how they spent, saved, and… Read More

Sweden-Based Retail Banking Subscription Software Management Business Minna Technologies Scores €15.5 Million Through Series B Funding Round

  Minna Technologies, a Sweden-based subscription software management business, has secured €15.5 million through its Series B investment round, which was reportedly led by  Element Ventures, with participation from MiddleGame Ventures, Nineyards Equity, and Visa, Launched in 2016, Minna Technologies is an FSA authorized FinTech… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut has Rolled Out New Desktop Web App to Help Customers Better Manage their Finances

UK-based digital bank Revolut notes that with the New Year comes new features. The challenger bank has launched a new desktop Web App that will allow customers to better manage their finances. In addition to the “handy” new desktop Web App, Revolut has introduced upgraded… Read More

Nearly €400M Invested via European P2P Lending Platform Bondora, with Almost €50M in Returns Paid to Investors in Past 12 Years: Report

Bondora, a European peer to peer (P2P) lending platform, acknowledges that 2020 was a “rollercoaster ride,” but they’re pleased to confirm that they ended the year off “on a high.” Bondora recently revealed that its December 2o20 investments reached €7,043,525.00— which was reportedly the 4th… Read More

Online SME Lender October Raises €295 Million, as of Dec 2020, to Finance Businesses, the Largest Amount it has Ever Raised

Europe-based online SME lender October says there’s probably no need to describe or go over how our lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. October claims that they had to “become economists, epidemiologists, and politicians” in order to cope with the challenges created by… Read More

Digital Banking: UK’s Fintech Challenger Starling Provides Reasons why Consumers Should Switch Over to Its Services and Leave Old Banks

UK-based digital bank Starling claims that more consumers appear to be switching to its Fintech platform than “ever before.” As confirmed by review site Which?, Starling Bank has topped the chart for current account switches – which means that clients decided to part ways with… Read More

SNGLR, a Digital Advisory and Tech-focused VCs Specializing in Longevity and Smart Mobility, Launch Global Platform

SNGLR Holding AG has confirmed the official launch of its business operations and is now fully operational with its headquarters based in Zug, Switzerland. SNGLR Holding also maintains  business offices in Boston (USA), Berlin, (Germany), Rome (Italy), and Dubai (UAE). The SNGLR Holding team includes… Read More

Insurtech: Berlin based FRIDAY, an Insurance Technology Firm, Hires Nate Glissmeyer and Robin Latz to Serve in Key Roles

Germany-based FRIDAY, an Insurtech firm which operates as a Baloise subsidiary, has hired  Nate Glissmeyer to serve as the company’s Chief Platform Officer and Robin Latz has also been recruited to lead the management at the insurance technology provider. The two new hires will be… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Challengers in the US Grew Customer Base by Nearly 40%, UK Digital-Only Banks Report Growth as Well

With digital or neo banking gaining more users and popularity during the Coronavirus pandemic, the leading challenger banks in the US and Europe recently confirmed steady growth and adoption. Trading Platforms reveals that seven US or American challenger banks managed to record a combined user… Read More

UK based Property Finance Platform LendInvest Claims it’s Well-Prepared to Deal with New COVID-19 Lockdown Measures

UK-based LendInvest, a property finance platform, has reportedly told its investors that it’s well-prepared to deal with new lockdown measures. This, after making upgrades to its business processes, risk mitigation efforts and various financial metrics during the lockdown enforced in March of last year. The… Read More

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that Powers Online Capital Formation, to Offer New Crowdfunding Product

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that powers online capital formation, will be providing a new crowdfunding product in response to growing demand from its clients, according to the company. This, as the white labelling platform begins to pivot away from its role of serving as… Read More

Regtech: Ireland’s Compliance and Regulatory Reporting Tool Provider Carne Group Acquires €100M Equity Investment

Ireland’s Carne Group, the provider of regulatory reporting and compliance tools to the asset management sector, has acquired a €100 million equity investment from Vitruvian Partners. Established in 2004, Carne has 350 professionals on its payroll who are based in 8 different locations across the… Read More

Instant Payments via Bank of Lithuania’s CENTROlink Platform have Increased by 4x Year-over-Year, Overall Transactions Doubled

Bank of Lithuania, the nation’s central bank, has revealed that the number and value of payments completed via its platform, CENTROlink, had doubled last year, while instant payments surged by around four times (when compared to previous years). Keeping these developments in mind, Bank of… Read More

Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse to Introduce Funding Projects to Ensure Long-Term Sustainability of SMBs

Swiss Innovation agency Innosuisse will be introducing two funding projects in January 2021, which will be called the impulse program “Swiss Innovation Power” and the Flagship Initiative. In November of last year, the Federal Council in Switzerland had committed to launching the impulse program “Swiss… Read More

UK based Marketplace Lender Growth Street Says All its Platform Investors to Get their Money Back, as Company Winds Down Operations

UK-based marketplace lender Growth Street revealed on Tuesday (January 12, 2020) that all of its platform investors would be getting their funds back, as the company continues to wind down its operations (while still being solvent).  Kim Goetzke, COO at Growth Street, noted that returning… Read More

Czech Republic based Neobanking Platform Octobank to Serve European E-Shops and Merchants

Czech Republic-headquartered Octobank is introducing what it claims is Europe’s first neo banking platform that’s focused on serving SMB e-shops and merchants. Octobank has launched a freemium plan for small merchants that are registered businesses in the Czech Republic. The package comes with a business… Read More

Digital Financial Services from Chinese Banks are Generally Better than other APAC Countries, and Some European, North American Providers: Report

A recently published whitepaper from Massachusetts-based International Data Corporation (IDC) and Huawei examines how banking institutions across the globe have been dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. The paper identifies or recommends the way forward in a post COVID world which is now considered the “new… Read More

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