Tagged: neobank

Fintech Adoption will Increase During “Regulatory-Driven 2.0 Era” According to Dennis Gao from KPMG Southern China

Dennis Gao, partner of Management Consulting at KPMG Southern China, recently noted that Fintech is preparing to enter the “regulatory-driven 2.0 era,” and opportunities are now greater or outweigh potential challenges for Fintech due to COVID-19. Gao, whose comments came during “Financial Digitalization & Fintech… Read More

Chennai based Neobank Kaleidofin Introduces KaleidoPay, a Digital Payments Solution for Non Bank Financial Companies

Chennai-based digital bank Kaleidofin has introduced a payments platform, called KaleidoPay, which lets non-bank financial company (NBFC) clients make digital payments. KaleidoPay digitizes payments, including customers’ savings contributions and insurance premiums. The platform’s software uses machine learning (ML) algorithms to process financial data. KaleidoPay can… Read More

Overfunding: UK Neobank Startup Muniy Surpasses £200,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Muniy, a UK-based neobanking startup, has successfully secured its initial £200,000 equity crowdfunding target through its Crowdcube campaign. The funding round was launched earlier this month. As previously reported, Muniy describes itself as “banking for everyone.” The startup currently offers freemium and paid accounts with… Read More

Update: African Neobank Eversend Nears €750,000 on Seedrs; Launches Virtual Visa Cards

Eversend, a Neobank for African, has successfully raised nearly €750,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round was launched last month, originally seeking €550,000. The campaign has attracted more than 750 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, Eversend describes itself as a digital-only… Read More

Robocash Initiates Pre-IPO Funding Round to Help Launch a Digital Bank in the Philippines, Also Preparing for $100 Million IPO in December 2020

The Robocash Group, a multinational financial group that offers consumer alternative lending and marketplace funding in European and Asian markets, has reportedly initiated a pre-IPO funding round to help finance the planned launch of its digital bank in the Philippines. Founded in 2013 in Russia… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Tonik Acquires $21 Million in Capital for Q3 2020 Launch in the Philippines

Tonik Financial Pte Ltd, a company planning to launch a digital bank in the Philippines, has reportedly secured $21 million in capital through a Series A equity funding round.  The round was led by major blue-chip venture capital investors, including Sequoia India and Point72 Ventures…. Read More

Upgrade CEO Renaud Laplanche: Fintech is About Using Online or Mobile Devices to Streamline Access to Financial Services

  Last month, Upgrade, Inc., a Fintech providing consumers access to credit, was named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. Upgrade was founded by well known Fintech entrepreneur CEO Renaud Laplanche…. Read More

Mobile Commerce Platform Button Names Spainsh Neobank Bnext As First Partner in Southern Europe

Button, a mobile commerce technology company, announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with Bnext, a mobile-first neobank of Spain. Button reported through the partnership, Bnext users can seamlessly shop and save money with various brands, including AliExpress, Groupon, and Black Limba, powered by Button’s technology…. Read More

UK Neobank Startup Muniy Now Seeking £200,000 Through Crowdcube Campaign

Muniy, a UK-based neobanking startup, is now seeking to raise a minimum of £200,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is now offering 6.90% in equity at a £2.7 million pre-money valuation. Founded in 2018, Muniy describes itself as “banking for everyone.”… Read More

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% in equity 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,… 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

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