Tagged: neobanks

Biometrics and Facial Recognition ID Solution Provider IDEMIA Launches Eco-Friendly Payment Card with Treezor and French Fintech OnlyOne

France’s IDEMIA, a global company focused on providing security and identity solutions, including facial recognition systems and related biometric ID verification services (with over $3 billion in yearly revenue), and Treezor have launched an eco-friendly payment card by Onlyone, a French Fintech company. The announcement… Read More

Neobanks can Provide Same Financial Services as Incumbents for a Third of the Cost, Fintech Executive Explains

The Fintech sector continues to attract significant investments across the Middle East and Europe. However, the world is currently trying to cope with the socio-economic challenges created by the deadly COVID-19 outbreak. Competition in the Fintech space has been increasing steadily, with many new startups… Read More

Digital Banking: The “Core” of Banking Won’t Go Away, but Challengers Might Handle Valuable Customer Interaction, Report Claims

The digital transformation strategy used by most traditional banks has been “optimized for a world that no longer exists,” according to a new report from ResearchandMarkets.com. The report notes that incumbents have developed digital transformation strategies for the vertically integrated value chain, where change can… Read More

Traditional Banks and Digital Challengers are Doing a “Horrendous” Job when Processing International Payments: Report

Digital or neobanks are increasingly being used by consumers of all age groups for managing finances, and completing transactions. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic problems, digital bank Starling Bank recently secured £40 million in capital. Challenger banks aim to offer better services compared… Read More

Digitally Advanced Southeast Asian Banks Expected to Accelerate Digital Transformation Strategies Due to COVID-19: Report

Southeast Asian banks will most likely accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and changing consumer behavior resulting from safe distancing measures and lockdowns. Incumbents could be challenged more than ever before, as they might struggle to offer the same level of… Read More

APAC Region Expected to Experience Significantly Increased Adoption of Digital Banking and Fintech Platforms by 2025: Report

Digital banking services are increasingly being adopted in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The use of all-digital banks and platforms is expected to increase further in the coming years. This, as 63% of consumers responding to a recent survey said they’d be willing to switch… Read More

Digital Banking: Swiss Financial Giant UBS has Applied for a Virtual Bank License in Mainland China

Switzerland-based UBS Group AG (SWX: UBSG), a global investment bank and financial services firm with around $1 trillion in assets, recently confirmed that it is planning to launch a digital banking platform that would reduce operational costs and stimulate growth. However, UBS said its plan… Read More

Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay Reports “Tremendous Adoption” of Fintech and Virtual Payments Due to COVID-19

Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay reports that there has been a significant increase in the number of digital payments, following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. RazorPay notes in its recent report that only a month into the nationwide lockdown in India, there has been a noticeable shift… Read More

Fintech Report: Traditional Banking Institutions Must Collaborate Effectively with Challenger Banks to Provide Customer-Centric Services

Capgemini, a French multinational corporation that offers consulting, technology, and various professional services, has co-published a Fintech report with Efma, a global non-profit organization consisting of banks and insurance firms that facilitates networking between key decision-makers. The World Fintech Report 2020 notes that even though… Read More

Australian Digital Bank Up Slashes its Savings Interest Rate, Following Reserve Bank’s Recent Cuts

Up is the latest digital banking service provider to slash its savings rates following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s recent cut to the nation’s official interest rates. The Melbourne-headquartered neobank has adjusted the maximum rate on its Saver Account. The new rate has been marked… Read More

Digital Banking: There’s Still a Long Way to Go Before Neobanks in Asia Pacific Compete with Traditional Financial Institutions, According to Industry Executives

Yves Roesti, Sean Huang, Xuna Shao and Joshua Choy from Synpulse, a financial services consulting company, point out that most digital banks were launched without physical branch locations. What makes neobanks stand out from incumbents is their ability to leverage technology to differentiate their product… Read More

Mobile Biometric Authentication Firm Daon to Offer Digital Identity Verification Solutions to TONIK Digital Bank

Fairfax, Virginia-based Daon announced that it will be offering essential mobile onboarding and identity verification solutions to TONIK Digital Bank, which is an all-digital bank that is expected to launch in the Philippines later this year. TONIK Bank will reportedly be using Daon’s cloud-powered IdentityX… Read More

Major Australian Digital Banks 86 400, Volt Bank, Up Slash Savings Account Interest Rates, Following Reserve Bank Cuts

Three major Australian neobanks have slashed their interest rates by 0.25% during the past few days, following the decision taken this month by the nation’s reserve bank to reduce rates. 86 400 was reportedly the first Australian digital bank to reduce the maximum interest rate… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Appoints New US Chief Executive

Leading digital bank Revolut has been rolling out new features for its digital banking platform. The bank recently introduced new features that allow users to earn cashback or avail special discount offers when they spend. Revolut has also launched a new gold trading service for… Read More

Digital Banks are Providing Improved Card and Money Management Features in Comparison to Old Banks: Report

Digital banks are establishing new financial industry standards when it comes to better usability, and are introducing handy features such as card management and personal money management. For digital bank users, this will come as no surprise. A recent study published by the consulting company… Read More

Fearing Fintech: 76% of Traditional Banking Executives Fear Competing Services Offered by Apple Pay, PayPal, Stripe, and Venmo: Survey

Traditional banking executives have expressed concerns about the increasing competition form Fintech firms or challenger banks. The Promontory Interfinancial Network recently published a survey that revealed that 76% of 543 senior management professionals, working at traditional banks, noted that they fear new financial platforms being… Read More

Banking Challengers Attracted Record Levels of Investments Last Year: Report

Digital Banking Banking challengers have been introducing innovative financial products in order to compete with traditional banks. Challenger or neobanks attracted $5.2 billion in funding last year, which is more than triple of what they received back in 2018 ($1.6 billion). Italy-based Nexi, a digital… Read More

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Recommends Allocating $1.14 Billion to Boost Nation’s Fintech Economy, with Investments in AI, Machine Learning

The Indian government recently revealed its Union budget for the FY 2021. Following the announcement, it appears that the nation’s Fintech industry has been given special attention, as Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed on February 1 to introduce a policy for creating data center… Read More

Austrlia’s Digital Banks Xinja, Judo Bank, 86 400 Attracting Millions in Savings After Launching High Interest Rate Accounts

Australia-based digital banks Xinja, Judo Bank and 86 400 have been attracting millions of dollars worth of savings from the nation’s banking clients after the introduction of their high interest rate accounts. Traditional industry players like ANZ, Westpac, NAB and Commonwealth Bank have reportedly lost… Read More

Survey: Almost 50% of Australians Have Not Heard of Neobanks or Digital-Only Banks

Several digital banks have been launched in Australia during the past few years. However, these direct banks that are 100% digital currently face challenges around awareness and consumer trust. This, despite millions of customers being dissatisfied with traditional banking services, according to the latest research… Read More

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