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Asian Digital Banking Challenger Tonik Launches Very First Neobank in the Philippines, Offering Competitive Deposit Rates

Southeast Asia-based all-digital banking challenger Tonik has officially launched the first neobank in the Philippines. Tonik is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the nation’s central bank. Tonik’s deposits will reportedly be insured by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). The digital banking… Read More

Indian Neobank Razorpay Provides Updates on Local and Global Digital Banking and Fintech Ecosystem

Indian neobank Razorpay points out that it seems like banks have been “around forever.” In India, for example, the history of banking “dates way back to 1750 BC,” the company reveals. It also mentions that we’ve traditionally or historically been dependent on banking institutions for… Read More

Neobank OnJuno Teams Up With Fintel Connect For Affiliate Program

  OnJuno, a San-Francisco based neobank, announced on Wednesday it has launched its affiliate program with Fintel Connect. Founded in 2019, OnJuno offers a checking account that features the highest returns on deposit in its market. Its programs feature cashback options with major retailers such… Read More

Bitpanda Joins Forces With Contis to Launch New Visa Debit Card

    Austria-based digital investment platform  Bitpanda announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with payment processing platform Contis to launch its new Visa debit card. Through the partnership, Bitpanda will be using Contis’ “zero balance” technology, which notably removed the need to liquidate assets… Read More

U.S. Neobank First Boulevard Scores $5 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round

  First Boulevard, a digitally native neobank that is focused on improving the financial livelihood of Black America, announced on Monday it raised $5 million through its latest seed funding round, which saw investments from a group of leading financial services investors including Barclays and… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger 86 400 Reveals that 74% of Aussies Admit to having Disagreements About Money Management with Partners

Digital banking challenger 86 400 reveals that almost three-quarters (74%) of Aussies “admit to having disagreements” regarding money matters with their partner. This, according to a recent survey from 86 400, which claims to be Australia’s first “smartbank.” The survey, which had been released in… Read More

Global Neobank Zolve Secures $15 Million in Capital via a Seed Round led by Accel and Lightspeed

Global digital bank Zolve has secured $15 million in capital through a seed funding round that was led by Accel & Lightspeed. Others who took part in Zolve’s investment round include Blume Ventures and several angel investors: Dr. Ashish Gupta (ex-Helion MD), Greg Kidd (angel… Read More

Sweden Neobank Northmill Bank Raises SEK 250 Million Through Recent Investment Round Led by M2 Asset Management

  Northmill Bank, a neobanking group based in Sweden, announced on Thursday it raised SEK 250 million through its latest investment round, which was led by M2 Asset Management, a Swedish investment company controlled by Rutger Arnhult, and the institutional investor and asset management firm… Read More

U.S.-Based Neobank & Financial Services Platform Fair Secured $20 Million; Announces Early Bird Access & Official Public Launch

  Fair, a multilingual neobank and financial services platform, announced on Tuesday it secured $20 million and is planning to open early bird membership enrollment in March, with a public launch in April.  Fair describes itself as a pro-consumer, equity-based, mobile-first alternative to traditional banking…. Read More

XTM Set to Launch Payment Solution on Black Fox Restaurant Management Tracking App

XTM, a Canada-based fintech that provides mobile banking and payment card solutions, announced on Friday it is set to launch its payment solution as a continuation of the Black Fox restaurant management tracking app. According to XTM, BlackFox is an application developed exclusively for restaurant… Read More

Digital Banking: Neobanks like Nubank, Neon, and Uala are Now Key Players in South and Latin America Fintech Sector

The digital banking sector in South America has been growing steadily, with now over 30 neobanks in the region. Digital banking platforms currently serve more than 50 million consumers out of the region’s (approximately) 430 million residents, according to the latest data from Dutch Fintech… Read More

Fintech Analyst Says UK’s Neobank Monzo Is Dealing with Challenges Comparable to Digital Bank Xinja which Recently Exited Market

UK-based challenger bank Monzo is reportedly struggling to maintain operations and may be trying to avoid the same fate as digital bank Xinja which was recently forced to shut down permanently. Fintech analyst Katherine Long from GlobalData recently noted that Monzo has turned into an… Read More

Germany’s Digital-Only Banking Platform N26 Appoints New CFO as Maximilian Tayenthal to Serve as co-CEO

Digital-only banking platform N26 has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer as Maximilian Tayenthal becomes the Fintech firm’s co-CEO. Dr. Jan Kemper is N26’s latest executive hire. Berlin-headquartered neobank N26 confirmed that it promoted company co-founder Maximilian Tayenthal to serve as co-CEO along with current… Read More

Digital Banking: US based Current Says it Helped Consumers Save Over $100 Million in Overdraft Fees

Current, one of the leading digital banks in the US, has noted that 2020 was “certainly not the year anyone was expecting,” however, for all the tribulations (not to mention “being in the epicenter of a pandemic” – above all), the company is quite proud… Read More

Sweden Neobank Northmill Bank Unveils Third Savings Account

  Northmill Bank, a neobanking group based in Sweden, announced earlier this week the launch of its new 24 months fixed-rate savings account with a 1.35% annual interest rate and state-provided deposit insurance up to SEK 1,050,000. The third savings account’s launch comes almost exactly… Read More

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

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