Tagged: banking

Biz Stone-Backed Fintech Mode Launches Bitcoin Banking Mobile App

Mode, a financial services firm backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and is owned by the R8 Group, has reportedly launched its Bitcoin banking mobile app. Cointelegraph reported that the UK startup has made its mobile app available globally, except in the U.S. Customers outside… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Adds Molo, Underpinned, Paystream to its Business Marketplace with Over 100,000 Customers

The addition of Molo, UK’s first, all-digital mortgage lender, Underpinned, a career management platform for freelance workers, and accounting services provider Paystream to the Starling Business Marketplace will take the digital bank’s business integrations count to 14. The integrations aim to build on services that… Read More

Banking as a Service: Goldman Sachs Sizes Up Cloud based Financial Services for Fintechs & Other Banks

Marcus by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), a digital bank serving customers in the US and UK, is expected to play a significant role in the future of the world’s most successful investment bank. During the recent Investor Day, Goldman outlined its vision for both corporate and… Read More

India: Federal Bank Opens First “Digital Branch”

Federal Bank, a private bank with a branch network of 1,251 branches and about 2000 ATMs, has issued a release that it has opened its first “digital branch” called “Fed-e-Studio .” This digital branch was announced at an event last week at Rajarhat Bhatenda. Dr…. Read More

Reminder: House Financial Services Committee to Host Hearing on “Rent-a-Banks” this Week

On Wednesday, February 5th at 10AM, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps.” The Hearing will most certainly address the emergence of Fintechs, specifically online… Read More

Goldman Sachs Investor Day Sheds Light on Company Strategy, Retail Ambitions

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) presented the firm’s vision for the future today in an Investor Meeting that charted the roadmap for the bank over the next few years. Goldman said the investor day reflects their ongoing commitment to providing the market with a “clear… Read More

Maharashtra-based Nashik Merchant’s Co-op Bank to Go Digital, Partners with India Transact Services Ltd

The Nashik Merchant’s Co-op Bank (NAMCO), a Maharashtra-headquartered co-operative bank has decided to go digital. The Indian co-op bank has reportedly teamed up with India Transact Services Limited (ITSL), in order to introduce point of sale (PoS) terminals for all of its merchant accounts. This… Read More

French Anaxago Group Becomes a Neo-Private Bank by Adding Wealth Management Arm to Crowdinvesting Platform and Asset Management

French Fintech Anaxago pioneered alternative finance by launching an equity crowdfunding platform in 2012. Profitable since year one, the company entered real estate investing in 2014. In 2018, it launched an asset management arm, Anaxago Capital. Not one to be standing still, the company’s co-founders, Joachim… Read More

AI-based Banking Tech Provider Neocova Secures $9.5 Million in Investments from US-based Community Banks

Several US-based community banks have reportedly invested $9.5 million into artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced, API-driven banking technology provider, called Neocova. Developed specifically for community banks, Neocova’s cloud-powered core platform handles the management of customers, their deposits, and any loan products they might be using. The latest… Read More

N26 Milestone: Digital Bank Celebrates Five Million Customers in Five Years

Digital-only bank platform N26 announced on Wednesday it now has more than five million customers who are banking on its platform around the globe. The company stated: “As we enter a new decade, we’re delighted to share some more fantastic news. N26 has reached another… Read More

UK: Revolut to Offer Savings Accounts with 1.35% Interest Rate

Digital challenger bank Revolut has announced a new savings accounts for users in the UK market. The bank says the savings accounts will be available to Revolut Metal customers and earn a 1.35% interest rate on deposits – one of the higher rates of returns… Read More

France-based Digital Bank Qonto Secures $115 Million via Series C Round Led by Tencent, DST Global

France-based digital bank Qonto has secured $115 million through a Series C investment round led by Tencent and DST Global, in order to help it further penetrate key markets, implement new features to tailor its products and services to specific market segments, and hire new… Read More

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

Sberbank’s Loyalty Program Now Allows Customers to Send Reward Points to Each Other

Russian banking group Sberbank announced on Tuesday its loyal program is now allowing users to send reward points to each other. According to Sberbank, all loyalty program members, besides those who are at the lowest Spasibo privilege level, will be entitled to transfer points from… Read More

Brazilian Fintech Olivia Secures $5 Million in Funding from BV and BR Startups Fund

Brazilian Fintech firm Olivia recently revealed that it had acquired R$25 million (appr. $5 million) in investments. The company’s application assists its clients in saving and money management, with useful tips on cash flow and behavior habits. Olivia’s stakeholders include BV (previously Banco Votorantim), which… 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

Update: Digital Bank Tonik Acquires License to Operate in the Philippines

Singapore-headquartered neobank Tonik Financial Pte. Ltd. has reportedly been awarded an operational license from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in order to offer financial services in the Philippines. The license will allow Tonik, via its local division Tonik Digital Bank Inc., to offer a… 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

Australian Digital Bank Volt Secures $70 Million in Additional Investments via Series C Round

Volt, one of Australia’s first neobanks to have received a full operational license in the country, has reportedly secured an additional $70 million in investments. Steve Weston, co-founder and CEO at Volt, stated: “The high levels of interest we are receiving from potential banking partners… Read More

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