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Monzo Announces Two New Fees, Only Affecting a Minority of the Digital Bank’s Customers

UK based digital bank Monzo announced on Tuesday two new fees for its customers. The fintech startup reported that starting October 31st, it will introduce fees for taking out cash and getting replacement cards. “We’re introducing a 3% fee if you withdraw more than £250… Read More

At least 67 Fintech Unicorns Operating Globally, with North America Leading the Way, and Asian, European Markets Growing Fast

There are now at least 67 FIntech unicorns, globally, that are valued at a combined $244.6 billion, according to a recently published infographic by CBInsights which shows that North America, particularly the US, is home to some of the world’s largest Fintechs. Fintech unicorns are… Read More

Digital Banking: Monzo Losses Jump to Over £113 Million, Founder Tom Blomfield No Longer a Director

Losses at UK based digital bank Monzo continue to mount, according to a report. Monzo is said to have generated £113.8 million in losses versus year prior losses of £47.1 million. Simultaneously, top-line revenue rose to £67.2m from £19.7m for the fiscal year-end February, according… Read More

Monzo Launches New Account “Monzo Plus”

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Wednesday the launch of its new account, Monzo Plus. The digital bank reported that the account was created to help users get a “grip” on their finances with features like other bank accounts, credit cards, and credit scores through… Read More

Frothy? Monzo Funding Round Reported at 40% Haircut, Raises £60 Million

Top digital bank Monzo has raised £60 million in new funding at a significant decline in valuation reportedly a 40% haircut. A second tranche of funding may be forthcoming later this year. It was reported last month that Monzo was seeking up to £100 million… Read More

Traditional Banks and Digital Challengers are Doing a “Horrendous” Job when Processing International Payments: Report

Digital or neobanks are increasingly being used by consumers of all age groups for managing finances, and completing transactions. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic problems, digital bank Starling Bank recently secured £40 million in capital. Challenger banks aim to offer better services compared… Read More

Digital Banking: Monzo, Starling, and Revolut Make it Much Easier to Open Accounts, According to a Recent Review

Many large banks in the United Kingdom appear to be falling behind their all-digital competitors when it comes to providing better overall customer service, which includes the ability to allow clients to quickly open new accounts – according to a recent review performed by Peter… Read More

Report Wags Finger at Insider Share Sales at Digital Bank Monzo

Monzo is one of the top digital banks in the UK that is seeking to challenge old brick and mortar banks in Europe and elsewhere including the USA. The past few months of operations have not been without a few bumps as Monzo has seen… Read More

Monzo Founder Tom Blomfield Steps Aside as CEO as US CEO TS Anil Takes Over

Monzo founder Tom Blomfield has exited the CEO role at the digital bank and will now become President of the company according to multiple reports. The current US CEO TS Anil is said to become the new “UK Bank CEO” according to Techcrunch. Anil is… Read More

UK Digital Bank Monzo Is Planning to Acquire Additional Funding at a 40% Reduced Valuation to Maintain Operations During COVID-19 – Report

UK-based digital bank Monzo is reportedly planning to acquire additional capital at a 40% discount on its previous valuation. It was reported in December that Monzo was seeking to raise an additional £100 million but it appears the Coronavirus has impacted the funding round. As… Read More

Monzo Moves Faster Payments Connection In-House

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Wednesday it has moved its Faster Payments connection in-house. The digital banking group revealed that the decision to shift in-house was due to the problems making and receiving bank transfers last May. Monzo reported: “At the time of the… Read More

Digital Bank Monzo Appoints Former JPMorgan Executive David Laramy as New VP and Head of Financial Crime Division

UK-based digital bank Monzo has reportedly hired David Laramy, the former head of fraud at JPMorgan Chase. Laramy will be serving as Monzo’s new vice president and head of its global financial crime division. Laramy’s appointment has come shortly after the banking challenger appointed former American… Read More

Digital Bank Monzo Announces Appointment of Former American Express Executive Sujata Bhatia As COO, Pending Regulatory Approval

Digital bank Monzo has made more personnel changes, as it continues to strengthen its executive team. Sujata Bhatia, a former SVP and general manager, Europe at Global Merchant Services at American Express, will be serving as Monzo’s new chief operating officer. Bhatia will be replacing… Read More

Digital Banking: UK-based Neobank Monzo Applies for Banking Charter in the US

UK-based digital bank Monzo has been planning to enter the US market for a fairly long time. A beta launch in the US was announced in late 2019. The banking challenger, which has been valued at over $1 billion, has managed to almost double its… Read More

Europe: 3 Largest Digital Banks Have Over 18 Million Users and Growing Larger

The three largest European digital banks have over 18 million registered users combined. That number is predicted to soar to over 23 million by the end of this year, according to a writeup by Finanso. Today, Revolut (UK) is the biggest at over 10 million… Read More

Monzo Reportedly Set to Shut Down Las Vegas Customer Support Office Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

UK-based challenger bank Monzo is reportedly set to shut down its customer support office in Las Vegas. As previously reported, the company announced the launch of the office in the summer of 2018. The customer support team was created to help Monzo scale its customer service… Read More

Fintechs Start to Furlough Employees as the Economic Impact of COVID-19 Sinks In

Fintechs are starting to furlough employees as the economy tanks due to the COVID-19 induced decline. While not officially in recession, major economies are bracing for the worse while businesses are compelled to let employees go as business activity slows. On Monday, it was reported… Read More

Monzo Launches “Monzo Business” For Web

Just a few weeks after launching its business accounts, UK challenger bank Monzo announced the launch of “Monzo Business” for web, which gives users the option to manage their business account on their computer or laptop. As previously reported, Monzo stated it spent the past… Read More

Monzo Reassures Customers That Services Are Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic

As the world continues the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, UK challenger bank Monzo is reassuring its customers that its services are continuing to be safe and secure. According to Monzo, more than 4 million people are already using Monzo to manage their money…. Read More

Monzo Introduces Business Banking Accounts

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Tuesday the launch of its new business banking accounts. The banking group reported that it has spent the past twelve months building the account to make banking “effortless” for small businesses.  Monzo’s team explained: “We want our business accounts… Read More

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