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Digital Banking: Australia’s Westpac Brings Enhanced Mobile App to Android Clients

Westpac is bringing its enhanced mobile app to Android clients, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to accelerate the adoption and usage of virtual banking services. The app from Westpac makes it quicker, convenient, and a lot more secure for clients to effectively manage their funds,… Read More

Virtual Banking: Credit Suisse All-Digital Bank CSX Onboards 100,000 Clients in First Year of Operations

Credit Suisse (SWX: CSGN) has revealed that the use of its all-digital platform has increased significantly since its launch in October of last year. Although not only about private banking, the numbers shared by Credit Suisse indicate a key trend now that’s taking hold in… Read More

Starling Bank Reports that 43% of UK’s Small Businesses Say their Performance Is Back to Pre-COVID Levels

UK-based digital bank Starling reveals that two-fifths of small businesses (43%) report that their performance is back to pre-COVID levels, with almost a third (30%) “stating they are performing better than they were in February 2020.” The research from Enterprise Nation and Starling Bank reveals… Read More

Supply Chain Finance Tech Platform, Linklogis, Establishes Singapore Office

One of Asia’s most established supply chain finance tech solution providers, Linklogis, has announced that it has launched a branch office in Singapore. The new office aims to support Linklogis’ plans to open a virtual bank in Singapore in early 2022, by using the digital… Read More

Digital Banking: National Bank of Kuwait Introduces Weyay, a Fintech App for Younger Consumers

The National Bank of Kuwait has introduced Weyay, which is reportedly the Middle Eastern country’s first completely digital bank (will focus on serving younger clients). At present, the Fintech and virtual banking app is in beta testing and has been introduced at the pre-registration stage…. Read More

Digital Transformation: Saigon Commercial Bank Selects BPC to Streamline Virtual Banking Operations

Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB) has announced that it has selected BPC as its solution partner in Vietnam, which should accelerate digital transformation in the nation’s fast-growing banking sector. Using BPC’s SmartVista Platform for switching and Card Management system, SCB can offer hyper-personalized services for clients… Read More

Mobile Banking Apps Could be Next Battlefield for Hong Kong based Digital Banks: Survey

The Mobile Banking Benchmark 2021 survey reveals that Hong Kong-based digital banks Mox and Livi stood out as the leading local platforms, though there’s overall a gap between Asian and European service providers. The survey has been carried out by management consulting company Sia Partners… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Starling Acquires £1B Mortgage Loan Book from Kensington Mortgages

UK-based digital banking platform, Starling Bank has reportedly acquired a mortgage book valued at about £1 billion as the Fintech tries to challenge the United Kingdom’s established banks. Starling Bank has reportedly obtained the home loans portfolio from Kensington Mortgages, which offers financing for clients… Read More

Switzerland based Digital Banking Challenger YAPEAL Acquires License Extension from FINMA

Switzerland’s digital challenger bank YAPEAL reveals that the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has granted it a license extension in order to provide cross-border services to international clients. As mentioned in the announcement, the services include national payments, cross-border  transfers, a Visa debit card… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Introduces Bills Manager to help Consumers Better Manage their Funds

UK-based digital bank Starling Bank is launching Bills Manager, in order to help clients with settling their bills in a timely manner and better managing their funds. The new feature, one of the “most requested,” offers clients the option to have a Direct Debit or… Read More

Monzo USA: Scheduled Payments Are Now Easier to Complete

UK-headquartered digital bank Monzo notes that you can view all your scheduled and recurring payments in a single place within the Payments tab of your Monzo app. The team at Monzo writes in a blog post: “We know that tracking your future payments and ensuring… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut Adds More Features to its Fintech App to Enhance User Experience (UX)

The team at digital bank Revolut recently wished everyone a Happy Halloween. Revolut‘s management writes in a blog post that October’s new products are the “best treat you’ll get this year.” Boo!-k a stay and Earn Instant Cashback  Revolut notes that if you’ve been dreaming… Read More

Neobanking Fintech Zolve Acquires $40M to Streamline Global Access to Digital Financial Services

Zolve, a neobank enabling international access to financial services, has announced the closing of $40 million in Series A funding. Zolve‘s investment round has been led by Partners of DST Global, who have previously led rounds in Fintech firms like Robinhood, Nubank, Chime, Revolut, and… Read More

Amsterdam based Neobanking Fintech bunq Introduces Local Currency Feature via Platform’s Banking App

Amsterdam-based neobanking Fintech Bunq has introduced a domestic currency feature for digital nomads that is available via the firm’s banking app. Bunq clients are able to receive, convert, hold and spend in several different currencies without needing to exit the app. The first currencies that… Read More

Fintech Investments in Saudi Arabia Surge to $347M During Past Year: Report

During the past year, the Fintech sector in Saudi Arabia has experienced steady growth. This, according to the Fintech Saudi Annual Report for 2020/2021. The number of Saudi Arabia-based Fintechs increased by 37% with an investment amount surpassing SAR 1.3 billion (appr. $347 million). Nejoud… Read More

Digital Banking: BBVA Group Launches All-Digital Retail Bank in Italy

The BBVA Group is launching an all-digital retail banking in Italy, with a “unique” value proposition and customer experience. BBVA is entering the Italian market with free digital banking; “one of the most secure cards in the world – as there are no printed numbers… Read More

Asia Digital Bank, Recipient of Digital Banking License by Labuan Financial Services Authority, Partners with Bianjie, IRISnet’s Core Team

Asia Digital Bank Ltd. (Labuan Investment Bank), the first recipient of the Digital Banking license issued by Labuan Financial Services Authority in Malaysia and an international digital asset operator, announced a partnership with Bianjie, which is IRISnet’s Core team, and a Cosmos Core Contributor since… Read More

Netherlands based Virtual Bank Fibr Launches Operations to Support SME Lending Across European Markets

FIBR, the connected virtual banking platform, has launched so that it can serve European SMEs, by combining the stability of a bank with the agility and technology of a Fintech service provider. Based in the Netherlands, FIBR is focused on lending to European SMEs. The… Read More

UK based Digital Banking Platform Starling Explains How to Set Your Own Contactless Payments Limit

The team at UK’s digital bank Starling notes that they always want their clients to be in control of their funds. That’s why they are introducing a feature that allows customers to set their own limit for contactless payments made with their debit cards, “up… Read More

Virtual Banking: Fintech Firm 11Onze Signs Up Catalans to their First Community Digital Bank Accounts

Thousands of Catalan residents celebrated the launch of the first community virtual bank account, El Canut, by registering to open a new account on October 1, 2021 – which is an important date on the Catalan calendar, as it marks the anniversary of the independence… Read More

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