Tagged: online banking

OG Bank and OG Pay Team Up with Banking as a Service Provider, Bankable, to Offer Digital Banking in the UK and Germany

A Dubai-headquartered Fintech firm focused on providing payment processing services will be launching OG Bank and OG Pay (On the Go), an online banking platform, chat-based digital payment wallet and an online point-of-sale (PoS) system – which will all be accessible and managed from mobile… Read More

Swiss Banking App Neon Eliminates Extra Fees For Card Payments Abroad

Neon, a Switzerland-based mobile banking app, announced on Monday it is eliminating extra fees for card payments abroad. The company revealed the exciting news by stating the following: “To pay so much in fees while abroad is just not ok anymore. Card payments and cash… Read More

Icici Bank Launches Cardless Cash Withdrawal Through ATM Using iMobile Service

India-based banking group Icici Bank announced on the launch of its Cardless Cash Withdrawal feature from ATMs. The bank reported this service enables customers to withdraw cash from more than 15,000 ATMs of the bank by simply raising a request on iMobile, Icici Bank’s mobile… Read More

Edinburgh-based TSB Bank to Establish New IT Center to Support Digital Banking Services as Part of $156 Million Investment

TSB has confirmed that it will establish a new IT center based in Edinburgh, in order to support the launch of digital banking services, as part of a £120 million (appr. $156 million) investment – which is expected to create around 100 new technology jobs,… Read More

Singapore Banking Group DBS Launches B2B Payments Solution

Banking group DBS announced on Monday it has launched a new solution to transform cash and paper-based B2B payments and collections landscape for businesses in Singapore. The bank reported its QR-code based solution is powered by DBS RAPID and DBS MAX and addresses Singapore’s aim… Read More

Monzo Now Reporting to Experian

UK-based digital banking group Monzo announced last week it will be now be reporting to Experian. The company revealed that it previously just reported to TransUnion. “Although we’ve started sharing information with Experian, it’ll take a month or two for Monzo to appear on your… Read More

Netherlands-based Backbase Introduces New Managed Cloud Platform for Financial Insitutions

Netherlands-based Backbase has introduced its new managed cloud platform Backbase-as-a-Service (BaaS). It provides financial institutions access to the firm’s entire portfolio, which consists of various banking products and innovation tools. The online banking software developer officially launched the product at Backbase Connect, the firm’s annual… Read More

Goldman Sachs Launches Mobile App For Digital Bank Marcus

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has launched a mobile app for its digital banking service, Marcus.  The fact that such a prominent entrant into the digital bank sector has existed minus an App has long been a shortcoming of the Fintech. Goldman Sachs spokeswoman, Kristen Greco,… Read More

ZA Bank Ltd., first of Hong Kong’s Upcoming Digital Banks, to Offer Huge 6% Special Rate on All Deposits

The first of Hong Kong’s upcoming group of virtual banks has confirmed its launch with a 6% special introductory rate on all deposits. ZA Bank Ltd., which is notably one of eight companies planning to establish digital-only banking services in Hong Kong, has launched a… Read More

Thailand Might Not be Ready Like Singapore and Hong Kong to Implement Digital Banking Systems, Says Thai Central Bank Governor

Thailand is currently laying the groundwork for standalone or independently-functioning online banks as the Southeast Asian nation tries to catch up with other nearby markets that have been upgrading their banking infrastructure. Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand, noted during a recent interview:… Read More

Sri Lanka’s Bank of Ceylon to Expand its Digital Banking Services to Include Andigama and Weerapokuna

The Bank of Ceylon (BoC), a state-owned, major commercial bank in Sri Lanka, is reportedly expanding its branch network to include Andigama and Weerapokuna with the added convenience of offering 24-hour online banking services to the people living in these areas. BoC’s Weerapokuna location is… Read More

European Digital Bank Qonto Expands to Germany, Also Serving France, Italy, and Spain

Qonto, a neo-bank for business account holders that was established in France in 2017, has expanded its operations into Germany, Italy, and Spain. Notably, Qonto was the recipient of the first investment by billionaire Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures in France during its Series A funding… Read More

Fintech Firms in Malaysia will be Supported by Established Financial Institutions as they Apply for a Digital Banking License, Senior Analyst Says

The ongoing race and competition between local Fintech firms for acquiring a digital banking license in Malaysia continues to intensify, particularly after Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the nation’s central bank, revealed additional details regarding the licensing process. BNM’s Exposure Draft on Licensing Framework for Digital… Read More

Singapore Business Federation Joins Consortium Led By Ron Sim’s V3 Group and EZ-Link, which Aims to Acquire Digital Full-Bank License in Singapore

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) will reportedly be joining a consortium that’s led by Ron Sim‘s V3 Group (a brand creator and developer and an Asian luxury group in the lifestyle and wellness markets) and EZ-Link, a stored-card operator that is planning to acquire a… Read More

National Bank of Oman Receives Award for Best Mobile Banking Application by International Finance Magazine

The National Bank of Oman (NBO), the first local bank and one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle Eastern country of Oman, has been awarded Best Mobile Banking Application – Oman 2019 by the International Finance Magazine. The bank has also received various… Read More

Digital Bank Monzo Is Reportedly Holding Discussions with Investors about Raising up to £100 Million

Digital bank Monzo is reportedly holding discussions with various large investors about potentially raising additional funds. Following its upcoming investment round, the company might become one of the UK’s largest Fintech startups. According to sources on the matter, Monzo is in talks with investors, some… Read More

First: ZA Bank Ltd. Pilots Digital Banking Solution in Hong Kong By Offering Services to 2,000 Retail Users

ZA Bank Ltd. is reportedly testing internet-only banking solutions in Hong Kong, which notably makes it the first organization to provide such services in the city as the Asian financial hub continues to promote the development of Fintech-related projects. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority began… Read More

South Korea’s Viva Republica, a Fintech that Developed Toss, a Financial Services Platform, Gets Initial Approval for Digital Banking License

South Korea-based Viva Republica, a Fintech firm that developed Toss, a financial services platform, has been given preliminary approval for an online banking license from the Financial Services Commission of Korea, according to a December 16 release. SG Lee, CEO at Viva Republica, stated: “Toss… Read More

Starling Bank Announces New Overdraft Pricing

UK-based digital banking platform Starling Bank announced on Monday it is revising its overdraft pricing on personal current accounts, replacing its flat rate of 15% with a rate of 15%, 25% or 35% Equivalent Annual Rate (EAR) (variable), dependent on customers’ credit scores, which is… Read More

Digital Banking Service Provider Metro Bank Partners Canadian Fintech Sensibill to Test App-based Online Receipt System

UK-based digital bank Metro Bank Plc recently revealed that it has teamed up with Canadian Fintech firm Sensibill in order to test out an app-based online receipt system made for small businesses. Metro bank notes that it’s inviting small business owners to take part in… Read More

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