Tagged: neobank

Over 30% of Digital Bank Revolut’s 10 Million Finance App Users have traded Cryptocurrencies in the Past Month

  Data from leading UK-based digital bank Revolut shows that the cryptocurrency trading habits of its users have changed, following the COVID-19 outbreak. Nearly a third or over 30% of Revolut’s 10 million finance app users have been trading virtual currencies. The neobank’s app has… Read More

Overfunding: Neobank for Africans Eversend Surpasses €550,000 in Funding Through Seedrs Round

Eversend, a Neobank for African, has successfully secured its initial €550,000 equity crowdfunding target through its Seedrs campaign. The company is now offering 7.67% with a €6,616,739 pre-money valuation. Founded in 2017, Eversend describes itself as a digital-only finance platform providing cross-border money transfers, multi-currency wallets,… 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

Neobank N26 Executive Predicts there will be As Many Digital Bank Accounts as Traditional Ones, but Global Fintech Reports Suggest Otherwise

  Digital banks are on track to serve as many clients in Ireland as traditional banking service providers, according to N26, an all-digital challenger that recently secured $100 million in funding for its ongoing growth and development. The German neobank reports double-digit growth in the… Read More

Digital Banking: The EastWest Bank in the Philippines to Launch Online-Only Komo Banking Solution

East-West Banking Corporation (EastWest) (PSE: EW), the eleventh largest bank in the Philippines with over $6 billion in assets, has introduced its own fully-digital bank, Komo. The company claims that it’s the first universal banking group in the country to establish its own all-digital bank,… Read More

U.S. Neobank Aspiration Secures $135 Million Through Series C Investment Round

Aspiration, a U.S.-based neobanking group, announced on Friday it secured $135 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Alpha Edison with participation from Swiss investment bank UBS. Founded in 2013, Aspiration stated it was born to be the financial firm for… Read More

Singapore’s Silverlake Symmetri Becomes Distribution Partner of Swedish Fintech Dreams’ Savings and Investment Platform in Asia, Middle East

Stockholm-based Dreams is a Fintech firm that focuses on providing a consumer-based app to help people live sustainably by developing good savings habits. The company’s app and services aim to help users make better use of their income, make smart investments, pay off debts, and… Read More

SME Lender B-North Signs Up Regtech Platform TruNarrative

SME lender B-North has enlisted Regtech platform TruNarrative to provide onboarding and compliance technology, according to a company release. Reportedly, the move comes ahead of authorization by the FCA and PRA. Ahead of authorization from the FCA and PRA, B-North is set to procure TruNarrative’s… 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

North Carolina’s nCino and Sweden’s Small Business Lender Yourban to Launch Digital Banking Platform to Support SME Lending

US-headquartered nCino, an established cloud banking provider, has teamed up Sweden’s small business lender, Yourban, in order to support SME lending via the nCino Bank Operating System. Through the partnership, Yourban will be using a system that has been configured to meet the bank’s requirements…. Read More

German Neobank Bitwala to Allow 80,000 Customers to Buy, Hold, Earn Interest on Bitcoin (BTC)

Germany-based neobank Bitwala will allow its 80,000+ customers to buy, hold, and earn interest on Bitcoin through their bank accounts. Bitwala’s new cryptocurrency service is being offered through a partnership with the developers of the Celsius Network, a major digital assets lending platform. DefiPrime data… Read More

UK-based Digital Bank Revolut to Lay Off 60 Workers, Due to COVID-19

UK-based digital bank Revolut, which was most recently valued at $5.5 billion, has reportedly laid off around 60 workers, as the COVID-19 outbreak appears to have negatively impacted the firm. Nikolay Storonsky, the Russian  CEO at Revolut, announced the layoffs on May 11, 2020, according to… Read More

Indian Neobank RazorPay to Hire More Staff to Meet Rising Demand for Digital Payments Due to COVID-19

India-based digital bank RazorPay announced on May 11, 2020 that it’s planning to recruit more staff members for key positions across its engineering and product design teams. As previously reported, the banking challenger had revealed that there had been a significant increase in the number… Read More

Australian Digital Bank 86 400 Plans to Capitalize on Current Situation, as Incumbents Struggle Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has significantly reduced the revenue generated by some of the largest banks in Australia. The pandemic may present opportunities to banking challengers such as 86 400 to gain market share. As the nation’s Big Four banks try to deal with a dramatic… Read More

Sweden-based Banking Challenger Rocker Chooses Finnish Fintech Enfuce as Official Card Issuing and Payment Processing Partner

Sweden-based banking challenger Rocker has reportedly chosen Enfuce, a Finland-headquartered Fintech firm, as its official card issuing and payment processing partner. The move should streamline processes involving the issuance of Visa prepaid cards. The news has come after Rocker (previously operating as Bynk) introduced a… Read More

Xinja Bank Set to Cut Stash Savings Account Rate to 1.8%

Xinja Bank, an Australia-based neobank, announced on Thursday it will move the interest rate on its Stash savings account to 1.8%, effective May 11th. Xinja reported launched Stash, a savings account linked to your Bank Account (transaction account) designed for customers to save by separating… Read More

Singapore-based Online Security Firm V-Key Chosen as TONIK Digital Bank’s Official Mobile Security Partner

Singapore-based digital security firm V-Key announced on May 5, 2020, that it will be the official mobile security partner of TONIK Bank, which is an all-digital bank that is expected to launch in the Philippines later this year. V-Key will aim to offer a secure… 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

Neobank Startup Bambu Teams Up With FIS Platform to Bring Mobile-App Banking Services For Unbanked Consumers

FIS (NYSE: FIS), a financial services technology firm, announced on Thursday it has joined forces with neobanking group Bambu to power a new digital solution for the U.S. unbanked and underbanked. According to FIS, Bambu has created the solution to provide banking for underbanked Hispanics… Read More

Challenger Bank Zelf to Launch its own Digital Banking Software that will work only via Popular Messaging Apps like WhatsApp

Challenger Bank Zelf is reportedly planning to introduce its digital banking offering which will operate exclusively through widely-used messaging apps. The Latvian Fintech firm claims that it has already signed up more than 58,000 users, who are waiting for the official launch of Zelf’s virtual… Read More

Send this to a friend