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UK Neobank Science Card Announces Scientific Research Initiative with Kingston University

Kingston University is collaborating with UK neobank Science Card in order “to drive major breakthrough in cervical cancer treatment.” Science Card claims that it is creating “a unique science funding infrastructure by collaborating with UK universities to enable users of its socially-conscious e-money current account… Read More

Martin Kassing, CEO at Upvest: Financial Industry Professional Reveals Why Fintech B2B Infrastructure Sector Is Growing Steadily

We recently caught up with Martin Kassing, the CEO and founder at Upvest, a Berlin-based Fintech that aims to make investing more accessible by enabling neobanks, asset managers, and incumbent banks to provide their customers with any type of investment product. With Upvest’s Investment API,… Read More

Philippines based Neobank Tonik Introduces Insurance Services

Tonik, the digital bank in the Philippines, is pleased to announce its newest strategic partnership with life insurance company Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc.. This transformative collaboration aims “to enhance the financial well-being of the companies’ valued customers.” The focal point of this groundbreaking partnership… Read More

Neobank Dave Amends Credit Facility to Increase Capacity, Advance Rate, Reduce Cost of Funds, Extend Maturity

Dave Inc. (Nasdaq: DAVE), one of the nation’s neobanks, has amended its existing Delayed Draw Senior Secured Loan Facility with Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC, effective September 13, 2023. The amendment to the Credit Facility accomplishes the following: Increases the total size by $50 million… Read More

Neobank Dave Appoints Joan Aristei as Chief Legal Officer

Dave Inc. (Nasdaq: DAVE), one of the nation’s leading neobanks, announced that John Ricci, General Counsel, will retire on September 29, 2023. Joan Aristei has been “named Chief Legal Officer, effective September 25, 2023.” Previously serving in both private and public sectors during his nearly… Read More

Neobank albo Acquires delt.ai to Expand Fintech Product Offering, Strengthen Presence in Mexico

albo, a neobank in Mexico, has announced its acquisition of delt.ai for $20 million. With this strategic acquisition, albo has “strengthened its position in Mexico’s financial services sector, becoming the only neobank to offer debit and credit products for both consumers and SMBs.” This is… Read More

Banking as a Platform Can Help Traditional Banks Regain Competitive Edge Against Neobanking Fintech Platforms: Juniper Research

BaaP (Banking-as-a-Platform) is an operational business model that “puts banks at the forefront of consumers.” In their latest whitepaper, the researchers highlighted “how BaaP can help traditional banks regain their competitive edge against neobanks.” This, according to the Juniper Research team. Through collaboration with innovative… Read More

Embedded Banking Fintech BankiFi to Address Misconceptions About Digital Neobanking Services

On the back of a solid start to 2023, embedded banking platform BankiFi has denounced three misconceptions around a new class of digital only neobanks that continue “to persist despite ample evidence to dispel them.” As part of its efforts to highlight the issues faced… Read More

Neobanking Fintech Dave Members Reportedly Earned $1M+ with Survey Offering

Dave Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE), which claims to be one of the nation’s leading neobanks, announced that its members “have collectively earned more than $1 million through its new Side Hustle feature, Surveys.” Dave launched Surveys in December 2022 “through an exclusive partnership with survey monetization… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Connects Directly to SEPA Financial Network

Revolut, a digital bank that reports over 27 million retail customers worldwide, has announced a successful finalization of “a direct connection to Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) financial network.” By joining more than 3000 financial institutions including the world’s biggest banks already participating in SEPA,… Read More

Asia’s Islamic Neobanking Fintech Alif Reports Steady YoY Growth

Alif, an Islamic Fintech and neobank based in Central Asia, claims it has recorded over 121% year-on-year growth. Operating as a “fully” licensed bank in Tajikistan and an e-commerce and fintech company in Uzbekistan, Alif’s total number of users has reportedly “surpassed 1.5 million, with… Read More

Neobank Revolut Introduces Joint Accounts, Group Chats Across Europe

Dmitry Zlokazov, Head of Product at neobank Revolut, recently noted that the joint accounts feature should help the app become more social and “inclusive.” Revolut’s new joint account feature is available for consumers across Europe. As noted in the update from the Fintech firm, joint… Read More

European Neobanking Fintech bunq Applies for US Banking License

The second largest neobank in the European Union is reportedly launching in all 50 US states. bunq, a neobank in the EU, has filed an application for a US banking license with the FDIC in the state of New York. By applying for a bank… Read More

Fintech Finaro, Mastercard, Northmill, NMI to Support Cloud Commerce Deployment in Europe

Finaro, the global cross-border payment provider and fully licensed bank, has announced its European Cloud Commerce deployment with payments technology company Mastercard, Nordic neobank and POS provider, Northmill, and full commerce enablement technology company, NMI. Following Mastercard’s launch in the U.S. in 2021, this partnership… Read More

European Fintech Enfuce, Science Card Introduce Card to Fund Science via Payment Activity

Card issuing and processing pioneer Enfuce has teamed up with UK neobanking start-up Science Card in order to launch a payments card, which forms “part of a new infrastructure for funding scientific research, designed to create the future earlier rather than later.” Science Card’s customers… Read More

Neobank Comun Secures $4.5M to Promote Financial Inclusion with Latino-First Approach to Banking

Comun, a Latino-founded neobank that provides modern banking solutions for Latino families, announced it closed a $4.5M seed round led by Costanoa Ventures with participation from South Park Commons and FJ Labs. The company plans “to use the funds to build a financial hub with… Read More

Finnish Fintech Saldo Bank Introduces Banking Operations in Lithuania

Financial technology company Saldo Bank UAB, formerly Saldo Finance UAB, has announced “the launch of banking operations in Lithuania in February 2023.” Having built regulatory readiness after obtaining a specialized bank license from the European Central Bank, Saldo Bank will “introduce term deposits and continue… Read More

Philippines: Neobank Tonik Acquires TendoPay, Enters Employee Benefits Market

Tonik Financial Pte. Ltd., the parent company of Tonik Digital Bank, Inc. in the Philippines, has entered into a landmark agreement with Tendo Payment Solutions Pte. Ltd. in order “to acquire its Philippine business, operating under the brand name ‘TendoPay’.” This deal, which is “subject… Read More

Berlin-based Crypto-focused Neobank Nuri to Shut Down Business Operations

Nuri was founded in 2015 under the name Bitwala with the purpose “to make Bitcoin spendable.” Over the years, the business has “gone through several transformations and re-positionings, ups and downs,” until it has become Nuri, the bank account “to grow your money.” The team’s… Read More

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