Tagged: neobanks

UK Banking Challenger Starling Reports Breaking Even, Might Become First New Digital Bank to Reach Profitability

UK-based digital bank Starling recently revealed that it managed to break even and claims that it may be on track to become the first banking challenger to reach profitability. Starling Bank’s management noted that it’s the first of the new digital banks (which includes Monzo,… Read More

Australian Neobank Volt to Further Slash Interest Rates on its Savings Account, Other Digital Banking Challengers Also Making Cuts

Australian neobank Volt has confirmed that it’s planning to reduce the total interest rate on its Save account. The bank will slash the current rate by 20 basis points, so it will be lowered from the current 1.45% p.a. to 1.25% p.a. This new rate… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Technologies Expected to Play a Key Role in Expanding Multi Billion Dollar Digital Banking Sector: Report

The global digital banking platform market size is expected to reach $10.87 billion by 2027, which means that it’s expanding at about a 13.6% CAGR (compounded annual growth rate), according to estimates from Allied Market Research (AMR). A release that summarizes that findings of the… Read More

Neobanks in Australia including 86 400, Xinja, Volt Forced to Further Reduce Interest Rates on Savings Accounts

Neobanks have been finding it quite challenging to maintain their competitive deposit rates. During the past few weeks, three Australian neobanks have reduced their rates and two of them have placed limits on the balances on which they’ll pay higher interest. Australia based digital bank… Read More

Fintech Firms have “Massive Opportunity” to Leverage Credibility of Incumbents to Develop Innovative Products on Top of Them, Industry Exec Argues

UK-based Fintech Payhawk, a corporate expense management solution provider that secured €3 million in seed funding in March 2020, notes that “the ticket to ride the rollercoaster of hype in any emerging technology is expensive.” Hristo Borisov, the co-founder and CEO at Payhawk who’s focused… Read More

Fintech Firms in India are Expecting to Make a Recovery from COVID within 6 Months: Report

Fintech companies in India are now expecting to make a recovery within the next six months, after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to many people losing their jobs and businesses shutting down. Indian Fintech firms including payments, lending and neobanking… Read More

Australian Neobanks Continue to Slash Interest Rates on Savings Accounts due to Economic Challenges Created by COVID-19

Even though interest rates offered by challenger banks or neobanks in Australia (and globally) are generally higher than those offered by incumbents, Mozo reports that these all-digital banking platforms have been lowering their rates. Analysis performed by Mozo reveals that three neobanks were forced to… Read More

Fintech Unicorn and Stealth Bank, TransferWise, Brings API powered Cross-Border Banking Solutions to Asian Markets

UK-based Fintech and stealth bank TransferWise recently revealed that it has taken an “exciting” step towards modernizing and streamlining global banking in Asia. The company confirmed that it has brought TransferWise for Banks, its “bank-friendly” API integration, to Asian markets, allowing financial institutions to surface… Read More

Fintech Sector can Expect Apps with Better Customer Experience, Improved UI and UX for Online Payments, Wolfpack Digital Predicts

Wolfpack Digital from Transylvania notes that we’re halfway through 2020 and the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has been felt and observed across different businesses and industries. The pandemic has also led to significant changes in consumer behavior, as more people are using digital… Read More

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

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