Tagged: interest rates

Bank of England Raises Rates by 50 bps, Biggest Hike in 33 Years

The Bank of England has raised interest rates by 50 basis points – the biggest leap in many years. The move by the BoE follows the US Federal Reserve’s anticipated 75 bps rate increase. The Bank of England said it maintains resolve to fight inflation… Read More

Federal Reserve: Interest Rates Poised to Increase; How Does this Impact Consumers?

The Federal Reserve is meeting this week to determine interest rates and the odds on favorite is for a 75 basis point increase to the benchmark rate. While it could go higher – perhaps 100 bps – most market observers believe 75 bps is already… Read More

Many Consumers Know “Zilch” About BNPL, Despite 31% Using Service: Survey

While popular with consumers, buy now, pay later (BNPL) services also confuse them, results of a survey commissioned by BNPL firm Zilch suggest. Zilch plans on launching later this spring. BNPL has been used by 31% of consumers, but many folks do not understand how… Read More

Robo.cash Is Raising Interest Rates, as a Result of FRS Rate Adjustments

Croatian lender Robo.cash notes that as a result of the FRS rate increase, they are now raising interest rates “on all types of loans.” As noted in the update from Robocash, the new rates “will range from 10% to 13%.” The updated detailed breakdown by… Read More

Over 13% Interest Rates Across Lending Firms Now Provided Via Mintos

For the first time in “a long time,” loan investments with mid-teen interest rates (in EUR) are being offered on Mintos – with over €10 million of loan investments “added at 13%+ in the past 2 weeks.” Higher interest rates are “being offered by multiple… Read More

Bank of England Raises Rates by 25 Basis Points to 0.75%, Inflation Expected to Peak at 7.25% in April

As inflation rages higher, the Bank of England announced it was raising its benchmark rate by 25 basis points to 0.75%. One voting member preferred to leave rates unchanged. The BoE said that developments since the February Report are likely to accentuate both the peak… Read More

Digital Banking Platform N26 Says it Will be IPO Ready by End of Year

Germany’s banking challenger N26 should be ready for an initial public offering (IPO) by the end of this year, according to co-CEO Maximilian Tayenthal, Maximilian told CNBC that by the end of 2022, N26 should be “structurally IPO-ready,” During an interview with the media outlet… Read More

UK’s Landbay Expects Remortgage Activity to Be Very Strong in 2022

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Leaving the Coronavirus outbreak to one side, the BTL sector is in “good health,” according to an update from Landbay. The value of the private rented sector (PRS) in England, Wales and Scotland surged by 5.8% to £1.4 trillion during the past year, according to… Read More

Andy Zhao’s 5 Trends Driving Fractional Real Estate Investing in 2022

Fractional real estate investment should continue to grow in 2022 as it is shaped by five trends, Andy Zhao said. Zhao is the CEO of Ark7, a fractional real estate investment platform offering passive income and value appreciation opportunities. He has managed a wide range… Read More

Europe: Savings Interest Rates Hit Record Lows According to ECB Data

Savings interest rates have hit record lows says Raisin citing ECB data. According to the ECB, retail interest rates in the eurozone have dropped to 0.16% on average, the lowest average interest rate on record.  If you are a corporation, things get worse as businesses… Read More

Raisin Extends Partnership With N26 to Deliver “Top” Interest Rates On New EasyFlex Savings Accounts

  Cross-border savings and investments marketplace Raisin announced on Wednesday it has expanded its partnership with digital bank N26 to extend N26 product portfolio with EasyFlex Savings, a flexible overnight deposit with an interest rate of 0.21% p.a., a top offer in the German market. The European… Read More

P2P Property Lending Platform Blend Network Reports Strong Q4 2020, Says COVID Vaccine Announcement led to Stock Market Rally

The team at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform, notes in its latest monthly market pulse report that one of the very few, seemingly positive headlines of this year is Britain becoming the first country to license a “fully tested”… Read More

Los Angeles based Banking Challenger, HMBradley, Secures $18.25 Million via Series A Round led by Chime Investor Acrew Capital

Los Angeles-headquartered banking challenger, HMBradley, had introduced its own digital banking platform in April 2020. As previously reported, the new platform was developed to reward savers. HMBradley recently finalized an $18.25 million Series A funding round that was led by Acrew Capital (which also invested… Read More

Savings App Chip Gets Ready to Introduce Investment Products in 2021

Simon Rabin, Founder and CEO at London-based Chip, a financial services firm that automatically stashes away what consumers can afford so they can “spend it on things that really matter,” notes that there may be a potential opportunity to enter the wealth-building space. Rabin’s recent… 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

Neobanks in Australia including 86 400, Xinja, Volt Forced to Further Reduce Interest Rates on Savings Accounts

Neobanks have been finding it quite challenging to maintain their competitive deposit rates. During the past few weeks, three Australian neobanks have reduced their rates and two of them have placed limits on the balances on which they’ll pay higher interest. Australia based digital bank… 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

P2P Lender and Digital Bank Zopa Releases Rates for Soon to Be Launched Savings Accounts, Existing Investors May Register Interest

Fintech lender and digital bank Zopa has provided rates for its fixed-term savings accounts and noted that current investors that express interest will get a chance to receive exclusive products. Zopa clarifies that these rates are available only to investors and not necessarily what will… 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

Raisin: Savings Rates Rise During COVID Even While Interest Rates Drop

Fintech Raisin has distributed a report on European interest rates. Raisin provides a service that enables consumers to compare and select higher rate return savings accounts. Raisin notes that the savings rate has risen during the COVID-19 crisis, meanwhile inflation and interest rates are down,… Read More

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