Tagged: taavet hinrikus

German Challenger Bank Penta Throws Shade at Transferwise Borderless Debit Card Announcement

Yesterday, Transferwise, the UK based Fintech Unicorn, announced it had launched a borderless debit card for a group of trial users. Basically it is a current account that can be used anywhere minus the silly fees banks charge consumers. Transferwise will commence a wide release… Read More

TransferWise CEO Taavet Hinrikus Talks Fintech & Brexit Worries (Video)

With Brexit talks taking place this week between the UK and European Union (EU), CEO of TransferWise, Taavet Hinrikus sat down with CNBC to discuss the UK’s soon departure from the EU and what could happen to London.  During the interview, Hinrikus stated: “One regulator… Read More

Into the Black: TransferWise Celebrates Operational Profitability

UK Fintech TransferWise has reached operational profitability six years after launch, according to a release. The Estonia-founded, London-based currency exchange startup indicated that it is currently amassing £8 million a month in revenue and is on target to reach £100 million for 2017. “To have hit… Read More

TransferWise Goes Big. Sets up Office in Singapore for Asian Expansion & Global Domination

Transferwise is a great service. I know it is great because I am a customer. Awhile back I reached out to my bank (big, multinational, global brand name with a storied history) and told them I needed to quickly transfer some money to an international… Read More

Fintech Startups and The Future of Banking

Will fintech startups cause the demise of banks or come to their rescue? This was one of the topics debated at The “Future of Banking” event held by The Economist in Paris on March 10th 2016. The Future of Banking was aptly subtitled “Survival of… Read More