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UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Claims Over 9 Million Customers

UK’s digital bank Monzo has reportedly reached the 9 million customer milestone. Monzo now claims over 9 million personal account customers, with 2 million joining in the past year. The digital banking platform says it has been at the forefront of the fintech innovation since… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Appoints Phoebe Chibuzo Hugh to Help with Move into Insurance Services Sector

Digital bank Monzo has appointed Phoebe Chibuzo Hugh, the founder of digital insurance firm Brolly, in order to help the challenger bank with entering the insurance services sector. Hugh reportedly launched insurtech Brolly back in 2016 following a couple rounds of the incubator program Entrepreneur… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Is Reportedly Holding Talks to Sell £300M Stake

Uk’s digital bank Monzo is reportedly holding discussions in order to potentially sell a new £300 million stake. As first reported by Sky News, the share sale, which may value Monzo at over £3.5 billion, is probably the final such transaction before it goes after… Read More

Apple Benefits from Open Banking in the UK as Wallet Now Shows Bank Account Balances

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is extending its Fintech services by enabling real-time connections to bank accounts in the UK, and displaying balances in the Apple Wallet. The UK has emerged as a leader in open banking technology, which means financial firms are required to provide access to… Read More

Digital Bank Monzo Makes Enhancements to Gambling Block Feature

Digital bank Monzo notes that gambling charity GamCare has revealed that more people are reaching out for support with problem gambling this year than ever before. Back in June 2018 Monzo claims that it “became the first bank to let you block gambling spending from… Read More

Digital Bank Monzo Is Reportedly Considering Potential Merger with Banking Platform Lunar

UK-headquartered digital bank Monzo is reportedly holding discussions regarding a potential merger with Nordic region firm Lunar. This, acccording to recent reports from Bloomberg. Lunar, a virtual bank with more than 650,000 clients across Denmark, Sweden Norway, has previously secured €35 million in order to… Read More

Digital Banking: Monzo Announces New Travel Insurance Provider for Premium Members

From 3rd July 2023, Monzo Premium’s worldwide family travel insurance will be provided by Zurich, powered by Qover. Most of the things covered by the insurance will “stay the same.” As will the excess amount and the price of Monzo Premium, the team at Monzo… Read More

Monzo Bank Tops 7 Million Customers, Annualized Revenue at £440 Million

Monzo, a top digital bank serving the UK and the US, has surpassed seven million customers, according to an investor update posted on the Monzo community forum. The post indicates that Monzo has been growing by 150,000 new account sign-ups each month, with 350,000 customers… Read More

Climate X, a Climate Risk Data and Analytics Provider, Appoints Andrew Ellam as VP of Technology

Andrew Ellam, former Chief of Staff to CTO and Head of Technical Program Management at Monzo Bank, joins the senior leadership team as VP of Technology at Climate X, a multi-award-winning global climate risk data & analytics provider based in London, UK. Andrew reportedly “brings… Read More

ICYMI: Digital Banks Monzo and Starling Bank are the Top Ranked Banks

Digital banks and neobanks are a fairly recent evolution in the financial services world. Incumbent banking has been around for decades, if not hundreds of years. Old banks taking deposits for safekeeping, paying little in return (or charging fees), packaged with mediocre services, and queues… Read More

UK Competition and Markets Authority Tells Monzo to Follow Banking Rules

Monzo, a leading digital bank, has been ordered by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to manage its departing customers better. According to a statement by the CMA, Monzo must review how it communicates with exiting customers regarding historic financial transactions. Apparently, Monzo informed… Read More

Fintech Monzo Integrates with Wise for Cross-Border Business Payments

The team at Fintech Monzo notes that you can now send funds abroad from your Monzo Business account. Monzo confirmed that they have partnered with global Fintech firm Wise (LSE:WISE) in order to give clients a simple, affordable way to send funds overseas. The money… Read More

UK Fintech Monzo to Extend their Open Banking Gambling Block

UK-headquartered digital bank Monzo reveals that they’re opening up their Open Banking-powered gambling block to “all Open Banking providers, following a pilot last year with Truelayer.” As mentioned in the update from Monzo, this extension will let all licensed UK Open Banking firms to “integrate… Read More

Fintech Monzo Explains How their App Lets You Set Contactless Payments Limits to Suit Your Preferences

Fintech firm Monzo notes that you can now choose to set your contactless spending limits “to levels you’re comfortable with.” Or you may choose to turn contactless off completely if you want to, the team at Monzo writes in a blog post. In October 2021,… Read More

Fintech Firm Monzo Explains How Consumers May Access their Services in the US, After N26 Announces Exit

Mobile banking app N26 recently confirmed that they’re getting ready to close down all US accounts in January 2022. As noted in a blog post by UK-based Fintech Monzo, this decision has “left many customers looking for a replacement that offers easy mobile banking, low… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Introduces Pay Later and Flexible Payments Options with Monzo Flex

UK-based digital bank Monzo notes that since bringing clients a better way to pay later with their new product, Monzo Flex, they have seen significant demand from customers asking to be among the first to use it. Monzo is now inviting people who’ve asked for… Read More

Belgian Banks Take Top 2 Spots in Sia Partners Rankings, Revolut Falls to #3

A pair of Belgian banks have ousted Revolut from the top spot in the fourth annual Sia Partners‘ Mobile Banking Benchmark: A Study on the Present State of Mobile Banking in the World. Sia Partners considered 135 banks in 17 countries across Europe, North Africa,… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Monzo Shares Updates on their Work Towards Net Zero Carbon Emissions

The team at UK-based digital bank Monzo has shared how they are working towards net zero carbon emissions. As noted in a blog post by Monzo: “We are in a climate crisis. Everyone has a responsibility to act, and take decisions that will support a… Read More

Monzo USA: Scheduled Payments Are Now Easier to Complete

UK-headquartered digital bank Monzo notes that you can view all your scheduled and recurring payments in a single place within the Payments tab of your Monzo app. The team at Monzo writes in a blog post: “We know that tracking your future payments and ensuring… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo to Allow Contactless Payments up to £100, to Enhance User Experience

The team at UK-based digital bank Monzo notes that beginning on October 14, 2021, they have  increased the limit for contactless card payments “from £45 to £100.” So the Fintech firm’s clients can carry out single payments of “up to £100” using their contactless Monzo… Read More

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