Tagged: neobank

UK-based Digital Bank Vive Acquires Banking License from Bank of England

Vive, a newly established UK-based digital bank, has reportedly acquired a banking license with certain restrictions from the Bank of England (BoE). The new digital bank aims to provide personal loans and a fixed-rate savings account. It will be launching with an Open Banking-based funds… Read More

France-based Digital Bank Qonto Secures $115 Million via Series C Round Led by Tencent, DST Global

France-based digital bank Qonto has secured $115 million through a Series C investment round led by Tencent and DST Global, in order to help it further penetrate key markets, implement new features to tailor its products and services to specific market segments, and hire new… Read More

Update: Digital Bank Tonik Acquires License to Operate in the Philippines

Singapore-headquartered neobank Tonik Financial Pte. Ltd. has reportedly been awarded an operational license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in order to offer financial services in the Philippines. The license will allow Tonik, via its local division Tonik Digital Bank Inc., to offer a… Read More

Founders of Google Pay India to Launch Neo-Banking Platform in the $2.6 Trillion Economy

Two Indian co-founders of Google Pay are reportedly preparing to launch a neo-banking platform in the Asian country and they have managed to acquire financial backing from three established venture capital funds. Sujith Narayanan, an experienced senior management professional specializing in the payments industry, who… Read More

Neobank Tonik Is Planning to Launch an All-Digital Bank in the Philippines After Acquiring License

Tonik, a neo banking startup, is planning to launch a digital-only bank in the Philippines after acquiring an online banking license from the nation’s reserve bank. Seed funded and established by Fintech venture developer Forum, Tonik’s management is preparing to introduce the new platform within… Read More

European Digital Bank Qonto Expands to Germany, Also Serving France, Italy, and Spain

Qonto, a neo-bank for business account holders that was established in France in 2017, has expanded its operations into Germany, Italy, and Spain. Notably, Qonto was the recipient of the first investment by billionaire Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures in France during its Series A funding… Read More

Puerto Rico-based Digital Bank First Finance International Bank Partners Australia’s Seafarer Foundation to Offer Online Payroll Services for Marine Industry

Puerto Rico-based digital bank First Finance International Bank (FFIBI) has reportedly partnered with the Australia-headquartered Seafarer Foundation, in order to offer online payroll and card services for the marine industry. By working cooperatively with FFIBI, the Australia-based foundation has launched a General Purpose Reloadable Multi-Currency… Read More

Canadian Neobank Koho’s Series B Funding Round Secures Additional $25 Million

Koho, a neobank that offers Canadians an alternative to traditional banking, announced this week its Series B funding round, which received $42 million and was led by Portag3 Ventures earlier this year, secured an additional $25 million from Drive Capital and National Bank of Canada. … Read More

Spanish Neobank Bnext Surpasses £2.6 Million Through Crowdcube Funding Round

Bnext, a Spain-based mobile-first neobank, has successfully secured more than £2.6 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round, which originally sought to raise a minimum of £1 million, was launched just weeks after the digital banking startup raised $25 million through… Read More

Spain’s Neobank Rebellion Becomes First Challenger in the Country to Receive Banking License and Offer IBANs

Spanish neobank Rebellion has reportedly become the first challenger in the nation to acquire a banking license and provide International Bank Account Number (IBANs), according to a report from La Vanguardia.  The Fintech company is planning to become a neobank that “best speaks the language… Read More

Spanish Mobile-First Neobank Bnext Secures $25 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By DN Capital

Bnext, a Spain-based mobile-first neobank, announced this week it raised $25 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by DN Capital, with participation from RedAlpine, SpeedInvest, Founders Future, Cometa, Enern, USM, and Conexo. Founded last year, Bnext states it offers customized services… Read More

India Neobank Platform Open Raises $30 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Tiger Global

Open, an India-based neobank platform, announced on Tuesday it secured $30 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Tiger Global with participation from Tanglin Venture Partners Advisors and existing investors 3one4 Capital, Speedinvest,  BetterCapital AngelList Syndicate. Founded in 2016, Open claims to… Read More

Game Changer: 7 Approved Platforms to Provide “Crowd-Sourced Funding” in Australia, Equitise Immediately Lists First Equity Crowdfund Offer

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) announced yesterday it had approved the licensing of the first seven “crowd-sourced funding” platforms. Due to a recent change in Australia’s security regulations, these investment crowdfunding platforms may allow businesses to raise up to $5 million – all… Read More

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