Tagged: neobank

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

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 Bank Revolut Pursues UK Banking License Anticipates Half of its Clients to Deposit Salaries and Use it As Primary Account

Prominent digital bank Revolut is expecting half of its clients to deposit their salaries and switch over to Revolut as their main bank account provider, after the Fintech challenger has acquired a banking license. Revolut issued a statement earlier today stating it has submitted its… Read More

Orange Bank Announces Acquisition of Neobanking Group Anytime

French banking group Orange Bank announced on Wednesday it is set to acquire neobank Anytime. Orange Bank claims that the acquisition enables it to address the professional and small business market, as well as support the banking group’s footprint and is fully aligned with the… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Revolut’s App was Downloaded 5.8 Million Times in 2020, More than Monzo and Starling Combined

Digital bank Revolut has reportedly outpaced competitors Monzo and Starling in terms of the number of downloads during 2020. Notably, Revolut saw more app downloads last year than Monzo and Starling Bank combined. As first reported by the Telegraph, Revolut’s online banking app grew more… Read More

Digital Banking: US based Fintech Challenger Chime to Offer $200 in “Spending Power” before Next Round of Stimulus Payments

Chime Financial Inc., a US-based banking challenger valued at around $14.5 billion, has confirmed that stimulus payments are coming and they’ve “got your back” with SpotMe. The digital bank acknowledged that “a lot has changed” since the first round of stimulus payments were made back… Read More

Digital Banks and Fintech Challengers Must Show they Can Generate Profits, Investors are Expecting Returns

European digital banks have experienced significant challenges this year. Many have continued to record substantial losses and have received complaints from clients regarding service-related issues. Investors have been pushing banking challengers to show them how they can generate sizable profits by effectively monetizing their products… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank and Online Lender Zopa Aims to Generate Profits in 2021, will Compete with Revolut, Monzo, Other European Challengers

Zopa, formerly a peer to peer lender and now a regulated digital bank, is planning to generate sizable profits in 2021. Jaidev Janardana, CEO at Zopa, will aim to leverage his 15 years+ of experience working in the lending sector to give the platform a… Read More

Fintech Adoption Is on the Rise Globally with Over 250 Neobanks Operating in Major Financial Markets: Report

The neo-banking sector might be more likely to get negatively impacted by the socioeconomic uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic than incumbents. Digital banks like Xinja have been forced to shut down while certain Fintech segments such as lending service providers have also been adversely… Read More

Digital Banking: Monzo USA Personalized Digital Payments Cards Have Arrived

Digital bank Monzo, which recently scored an additional £60 million investment, has revealed that personalized cards have now arrived for US customers. The Monzo team notes in a blog published on December 16, 2020, that they’re pleased to announce that they’ve introduced their newly designed,… Read More

Australian Neobank Xinja to Close Down Customer Accounts, Hand Back Banking License

Australian neobank Xinja had been working on finalizing a $433 million investment deal from Dubai’s World Investment Group. However, the digital challenger will now be closing customer accounts and returning its banking license. Xinja’s management noted that they will be refunding customer savings. The Fintech… Read More

Mexico based Digital Bank albo Secures $45 Million in Capital to Expand Operations into Lending and Insurance Services

Mexico-based digital bank albo has secured $45 million in capital through an investment round in order to expand its operations into lending and insurance services. Several investors took part in albo’s latest round, including Valar Ventures, Greyhound Capital, Mountain Nazca and Flourish Ventures. The digital… Read More

Swedish Neobank Northmill Bank Announces New Partnership With Tink

Northmill Bank, a neobanking group based in Sweden, recently announced it has joined forces with open banking platform Tink. Northmill reported that the partnership will allow the bank to add another layer of intelligence to its credit assessments. While speaking about the partnership, Babel Poli,… Read More

Australian Neobank Xinja Is Working on Finalizing $433 Million Investment Deal from Dubai’s World Investment Group

Australian neo-bank Xinja recently noted that it’s working cooperatively with Dubai’s World Investment Group (WIG) in order to close the $433 million investment deal that was announced in March 2020. At present, the bank is working with auditors so that they can address concerns regarding… Read More

India’s Tata Consultancy Services Partners Australian Neobank Volt to Power New Banking as a Service Platform

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an Indian multinational IT services and consulting firm based in Mumbai, has reportedly partnered with Australian neobank Volt. Both companies will work together to power Volt 2.0, which is the digital bank’s new Banking as a Service (BaaS) platform. Volt 2.0… Read More

U.S. Neobank Unifimoney Teams Up With Nium to Provide International Remittance Capability

Nium, a global fintech infrastructure platform, announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with U.S. neobank Unifimoney to enhance the outbound money transfer experience for Unifimoney users. Nium further revealed that the collaboration will expand Unifimoney’s capabilities, as well as introduce real-time global payment… Read More

Vietnam based Digital Bank TNEX Is Ready to Officially Launch Services, Aims to Offer “Free Everyday Banking for Life”

Bryan Carroll, CEO at TNEX, which claims to be Vietnam’s first all-digital bank to offer “free everyday banking for life,” has confirmed that TNEX is now ready to officially launch its services. Carroll revealed that the TNEX platform is now in its final testing phase…. Read More

Razer Fintech Partners with Singapore’s Lifestyle Marketing SaaS Provider, Perx Technologies, to Enhance Neobanking Experience

Malaysia’s Razer Fintech, the Fintech division of Razer (a multinational financial service provider), has teamed up with Singapore’s Lifestyle Marketing SaaS (software-as-a-service) provider, Perx Technologies, in order to provide better mobile-first customer engagement for financial services. Through the partnership, Razer Fintech will focus on transforming… Read More

Singapore Fintech Atlantis Introduces Digital Bank in India, will Focus on Serving Millennials and Gen Z Consumers

Singapore based Fintech firm Atlantis has reportedly launched a digital bank in India. The company’s business aims to target the estimated $15.7 billion global Millennial banking market. The neobank will mainly focus on serving Millennials (people born around 1980 to 1996) and Gen Z (born… Read More

German Digital Bank N26 Aims to Offer Experience that Fits Modern Lifestyles, Celebrates 1 Year US Launch

Germany-based digital bank N26, which offers a mobile banking platform, is celebrating its one year anniversary in the US with almost 500,000 customers. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Since announcing its public US launch in partnership with Axos Bank in August… Read More

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