Tagged: online banking

Digital Bank Moven to Shut Down Due to Inability to Sustain Operations Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Brett King established Movenbank back in 2011. At the time, it was one of the world’s very first mobile-only, low-fee banking services. Movenbank offered a convenient and intuitive banking app that allowed users to take care of their day-to-day financial transactions. King won the Innovator… Read More

National Bank of Oman Encourages Users to Perform Contactless Payments to Prevent Further Spread of Coronavirus

National Bank of Oman (NBO), one of the largest financial institutions in the country and its first local bank, aims to raise awareness regarding the importance of practicing safe banking during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The NBO has taken several measures to ensure its clients… Read More

Digital Bank: Singapore-based Fintech MatchMove Partners with Singapura Finance to Apply for Virtual Bank License

Singapore-based Fintech company MatchMove has partnered with local finance firm, Singapura Finance Ltd., and two others, in order to apply for a virtual banking license in the city-state. The MatchMove-led consortium is the most recent group to reveal that it has filed an application for… Read More

Majority of European SMEs are Still Working with Traditional Financial Service Providers, New Report Reveals

Most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continue to prefer and work with traditional financial service providers, even though there are now many new digital-first businesses. This, according to Revolut Business, which has published a report, titled “2020 Vision: Taking a closer look at antiquated banking… Read More

Digital Banking: Nearly 65% of Singapore Residents Would Consider Working with a Neobank, Recent Survey Reveals

Nearly 65% of Singapore residents say they would consider working with an all-digital bank, according to the recently published Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes Study. The study reveals that 84% of Singapore-based respondents said that they’d be willing to use virtual banking services offered by an… Read More

Digital Banking Challenger NorthOne to Waive Account Fees for Customers Most Affected by the Coronavirus

Canada-based NorthOne, an established digital bank for small businesses, has decided to waive all account fees for thousands of its customers that have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. NorthOne’s management confirmed that it will be offering free banking services to all businesses in… Read More

Digital Banking: Australia’s Neobank Xinja Secures $433 Million in Capital from Dubai’s World Investments

Dubai’s World Investments is reportedly investing $433 million in Australia-based digital bank Xinja over the next couple years. This, after the mobile-first bank’s steady customer growth. Subject to pending regulatory approvals, Xinja bank will be able to access $160 million in capital immediately. The remaining… 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

AMTD Digital, the Digital Finance Unit of AMTD Group, to Acquire Controlling Stake in PolicyPal

AMTD Digital, the digital finance division of AMTD Group, has revealed that it will be acquiring a controlling stake in PolicyPal, a firm that’s licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). PolicyPal is notably the first graduate of MAS’s Fintech regulatory sandbox program. The… Read More

Monzo Introduces Business Banking Accounts

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Tuesday the launch of its new business banking accounts. The banking group reported that it has spent the past twelve months building the account to make banking “effortless” for small businesses.  Monzo’s team explained: “We want our business accounts… Read More

Digital Platform For Business Banking Penta Secures €18 Million Through Latest Funding Round Led By RTP Global

Digital bank Penta announced on Tuesday it secured €18 million through its latest round of funding, which was led by RTP Global with participation from ABN AMRO Ventures, VR-Ventures, finleap, and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. The latest funding round comes six months after Penta raised €8… 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 Banking: CK Hutchison’s AMTD Group, a Financial Services Group, to Spin Off Virtual Bank Business

Earlier this month, the AMTD Group, a financial services group established by CK Hutchison (a Cayman Islands–registered global conglomerate based in Hong Kong that focuses on ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy, and telecommunications, and operates in more than 50 countries), revealed that it’s… Read More

Digital Transformation: Virtual Banking Solution Provider, Backbase, Partners Finaxct to Assist Banks with Upgrading Platforms

Backbase, an omnichannel digital banking solution provider, has teamed up with Finxact, in order to assist banks and credit unions with their digital transformation efforts. The partnership between Backbase, a Netherlands-based digital banking software developer, and Finaxct, aims to combine the best of online and… Read More

Standard Chartered Reveals Brand Name and Website for Mox, its New Digital Bank

Standard Chartered, a British multinational banking and financial services company with over $700 billion in total assets, has revealed the new brand name, brand identity, and official website for Mox, the institution’s newly developed digital bank. Digital bank Mox’s brand name aims to reflect a… Read More

Fintech Arival Bank is Applying for a Full Service Digital Banking License in Singapore

In June 2020, Singapore’s regulatory authorities will be issuing operational licenses to three new wholesale neobanks in order to provide better services to underbanked small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) confirmed in mid-2019 that it would begin accepting applications for five new… Read More

Kuwait’s Path Solutions Introduces Path Digital and Path Intelligence Platform to Provide Seamless Digital Banking Experience

Kuwait-based company Path Solutions has introduced the Path Digital and Path Intelligence platforms to allow local banks to offer clients a seamless and intelligent digital banking experience.  The Fintech solution provider noted that the launch of the new platform will complement its new Intelligent Digital… 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

Netherlands-based Digital Banking Software Provider Backbase Introduces New Onboarding Solution for Streamlining Operations

Netherlands-headquartered Backbase, a digital banking software developer, has introduced its Onboarding and Origination platform, which has been designed to reduce client onboarding times by as much as 80% while enhancing operational efficiencies by 30%. Backbase’s solution works well for retail clients, small and medium-sized enterprises… Read More

Wirecard Partners Xolo to Provide “Fully Digital Seamless” Banking for Freelancers and Solopreneurs

Wirecard AG (GER:WDI), a multinational internet tech and financial services provider which is listed on the German stock exchange (DAX) and is headquartered in Aschheim, district of Munich, has teamed up with Estonia-based Xolo, a company that allows entrepreneurs to launch their businesses completely online. … Read More

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