Tagged: online banking

Mobile Banking: Malaysian Consumers Are More Comfortable with Online or Digital Banking Portals than US and Canadian Consumers, Survey Reveals

Global analytics software firm FICO reports that Malaysian consumers are more comfortable with using their mobile devices to open and manage bank accounts when compared to US and Canadian residents. FICO’s Consumer Digital Banking Survey reveals that 23% of Malaysians would rather open a bank… Read More

Southeast Asia’s Largest Lender, the Bank Central Asia, Reports 91% Annual Increase in Mobile Banking Transactions Following COVID-19

Bank Central Asia, or BCA, (PT Bank Central Asia Tbk), an Indonesian bank that overtook Singapore’s DBS Bank (in 2016) as Southeast Asia’s largest lender by value, with a market cap of about $24.5 billion, has reported a significant increase in its digital banking transactions… Read More

Digital Transformation: Only 40% of Consumers Expect to Visit Physical Bank Branches After COVID-19, a Survey by Fintech Novantas Reveals

The month of April 2020 saw a dramatic 200% surge in the number of new mobile banking registrations, meanwhile, mobile banking traffic increased by 85%, according to data from Fidelity National Information Services (FIS). The significant increase in mobile-based transactions may be attributed to the… 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% 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, multi-currency wallets,… Read More

London Is at the “Forefront” of Supporting and Building the “Next Generation” of Fintech Leaders, According to nCino Executive

Ed Lane, VP of Sales for the EMEA region at nCino, a US-based cloud banking provider, has argued that the United Kingdom still leads the evolving global digital banking sector. Lane, who has previously served in senior management roles at Oracle and Salesforce, writes that… 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

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

Penta Makes Digital Banking Services to Freelancers

Digital bank Penta announced on Wednesday its services are now available to Freelancers. The company reported it now supports all types of businesses and legal forms. As previously reported, Penta describes itself as a digital platform for business banking that is aimed towards SMEs and… Read More

Philippine National Bank Aims to Offer Digital Banking and Contactless Payments Services to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19

  Governments throughout the world have been asking people to stay at home, as the world struggles to cope with the highly contagious Coronavirus. Countries across the globe have enforced nationwide lockdowns in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Many people are now… Read More

Digitally Engaged Banking Customers Reported Greater Satisfaction than Users Still Visiting Physical Locations for Financial Services: Survey

Mobile and online banking users have increased significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This, as banks across the globe have taken measures to limit or restrict in-person visits to physical branches, in order to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus. A recent J.D. Power… Read More

Digital Banking, Online Payments, and Software as a Service for Financial Institutions are the Fastest Growing Fintech Sectors in Cambodia

Cambodia’s Fintech sector is still not as mature and developed as its ASEAN neighbors which include major economies such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia (among others). However, Cambodia’s Fintech economy has been growing steadily, mainly due to the increased adoption of digital payments and the… 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

Digital Banking: Argentinians are Increasingly Using Online and Mobile-based Apps for Everyday Transactions Due to COVID-19

In the South American country of Argentina, where most people prefer to make cash payments, a strict nationwide lockdown (due to COVID-19) has forced local consumers into considering digital banking and online payments options. Before the Coronavirus-related lockdown went into effect on March 20, 2020,… Read More

Challenger Bank Zelf to Launch its own Digital Banking Software that will work only via Popular Messaging Apps like WhatsApp

Challenger Bank Zelf is reportedly planning to introduce its digital banking offering which will operate exclusively through widely-used messaging apps. The Latvian Fintech firm claims that it has already signed up more than 58,000 users, who are waiting for the official launch of Zelf’s virtual… Read More

Digital Banking: Israel’s First Neobank, backed by Tata Consultancy Services, to Launch Next Year After Acquiring Banking License

  India-based Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS), the country’s largest multinational information technology (IT) service and consulting firm, confirmed recently that it will launch the very first all-digital bank in Israel. As previously reported, Tata’s neobank project aims to transform existing business and banking processes…. Read More

Digital Banking: Senior Citizens in Singapore are Increasingly Using Online-only Banks Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

An increasing number of consumers are now staying indoors and working from their homes, due to the deadly and highly contagious Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. There’s reportedly been a steady growth in digital wealth and online banking solutions and services are increasingly being used, even by… Read More

Digital Transformation: Canada’s Largest Banks have Spent Over $71 Billion on Upgrading Financial Technology Infrastructure

The largest financial institutions in Canada have reportedly spent over $71 billion (appr. C$100 billion) on technology since the financial crisis, in order to accommodate an increasing number of customers who now prefer to use digital banking platforms. According to several reports, the Coronavirus (COVID-19)… Read More

Digital Banking Apps in the US Experience 60% Increase in Downloads, 17% Revenue Growth in Past Month Due to COVID-19: Report

San Francisco-based AppsFlyer, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) mobile marketing analytics and attribution platform, reports a 22% increase in in-app purchases during the past two weeks. This, as US residents have begun to rely even more on their mobile devices while being stuck at home due to… Read More

Digital Banking: UK-based Neobank Monzo Applies for Banking Charter in the US

UK-based digital bank Monzo has been planning to enter the US market for a fairly long time. A beta launch in the US was announced in late 2019. The banking challenger, which has been valued at over $1 billion, has managed to almost double its… Read More

Digital IDs: Tokyo-based Mizuho Bank to Test Online Customer Identification System based on Facial Recognition

Tokyo-based Mizuho Bank, the integrated corporate and retail banking division of Mizuho Financial Group (TYO: 8411; NYSE: MFG), the third largest financial services company in Japan, has initiated proof-of-concept (PoC) trials and testing of digital IDs that are based on device location and facial recognition…. Read More

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