Tagged: banking

Royal Bank of Scotland Shuts Down Mobile App Bank Bó Six Months After Launching to the Public

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reportedly shut down its mobile-app banking group Bó just six months after launching to the public. Bó is described as a small business with big ambitions. “We’re an app, a card, but most importantly a small change in your… Read More

Santander Completes 50.1% Stake in UK Fintech Ebury After £350 million Investment

Spain-based Banco Santander (Santander Group), a multinational commercial bank and financial services company, announced this week it has completed its purchase of a 50.1% stake in Ebury, a UK-based Fintech firm that offers corporate banking services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that trade internationally,… Read More

Digital Transformation: Six Million People Downloaded their Bank App for the First Time Due to COVID-19

  It is a wonder why people still drive to a bank branch just to wait in a queue when just about every type of financial transaction can be handled directly on your iPhone today. Habits can be hard to break – especially if you… Read More

Fintech Curve Improves Feature Allowing Users to Migrate Charges to Different Cards

UK based Fintech Curve has updated a feature known as “Go-Back-In-Time.” The feature enables users to move charges from one card to another within a two-week window. Today, Curve is announcing the ability to switch payments made up to 3 months ago. Curve says this… Read More

Barlcays Opens CLBILS to Support Large Corporate Banking Clients Impacted By COVID-19 in the UK

Barclays announced on Monday it has opened up the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) to help large corporate banking clients that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Barclays reported that through the program, which is backed by a UK Government guarantee, it will… Read More

COVID-19: Singapore Tells Population to Stop Going to Banks. Go Digital Please

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is telling customers of financial institutions to stop going to brick and mortar locations during the COVID-19 pandemic. MAS is urging consumers to use digital, email, and telephone channels as far as possible. Of course, MAS is telling the… Read More

Sberbank Unveils Anti-Crisis Support Platform Specifically For SMEs

Russian banking group Sberbank announced earlier this week it is launching an anti-crisis support platform, SberUnity, that is specifically for SMEs. According to Sberbank, SberUnity was created to help businesses find new solutions and transform their companies from offline to online ones. Sberbank also claims… Read More

Europe: 3 Largest Digital Banks Have Over 18 Million Users and Growing Larger

The three largest European digital banks have over 18 million registered users combined. That number is predicted to soar to over 23 million by the end of this year, according to a writeup by Finanso. Today, Revolut (UK) is the biggest at over 10 million… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Current Says US Government Stimulus Payments Received 5 Days Sooner than Anticipated

Digital Bank Current says it has received the first government stimulus payments five days faster than anticipated. Current told Crowdfund Insider: “Current started receiving government stimulus payments today for individuals and families and we are crediting all transactions to all our members immediately. We’re delivering… Read More

Cashaa Reportedly Develops Fiat Gateway For BEP2 Tokens On Binance Chain

UK-based next-generation banking platform Cashaa has reportedly developed a fiat gateway specifically for BEP2 tokens on Binance Chain. According to Cointelegraph, the new integration allows users to sell and buy tokens directly for fiat currencies. The media outlet reported Cashaa will now support the U.S…. Read More

Banking & Payments API Platform Sila Secures $7.7 Million Through Seed Funding Round Co-Led By Madrona Venture Group & Oregon Venture Fund

Sila, a U.S.-based banking and payments API platform, announced on Wednesday it secured $7.7 million through its seed funding round, which was co-led by venture capital firms Madrona Venture Group and Oregon Venture Fund, with participation from Mucker Capital, 99 Tartans, Taavet Kinrikus, CEO & Co-founder of Transferwise, as… Read More

Starling Bank Introduces Second Debit Card For Personal Account Holders

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Wednesday the launch of its second debit card for personal accounts, Connect. According to Starling, the Connected card has been designed to help personal account customers who are self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic and are relying on… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Risk Alert against the Hype of Overseas Virtual Currency Exchanges Back in 2017, the People’s Bank of China (PBC), Cyberspace Administration of China and other 5 ministries published the “Notice on Guarding against Risks of ICOs”, stipulating that virtual currency trading and ICOs are illegal… Read More

CO2 Free: Challenger Bank bunq Plants Trees with Green Card Launch

Netherlands based challenger bank bunq has announced a new program where its customers may become “CO2 free” in under two years simply by using the bunq Green Card. bunq SuperGreen is a program that for each €100 spent on any bunq card the company will… Read More

Open Banking: Salt Edge and Pannovate Collaborate on Instant PSD2 Compliance

Salt Edge, an open banking and authentication platform, and Pannovate, a payment and digital banking provider, have partnered to provide PSD2 compliant banking and payments programs in the UK and continental Europe. Pannovate is a payment technology company targeting Fintech, crypto, and Regtech. The company… Read More

Digital Bank Current Provides Insight into Economic Impact of COVID-19

Current, an aspiring digital bank with over 800,000 accounts, has pulled some paycheck and purchasing data to provide some insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the economy. Of course, this is a snap-shot in time and a single set of data does not… Read More

UK Electric Money & Payments Startup Dzing Launches Banking App

Dzing, a UK-based electric money and payment institution, announced on Tuesday the launch of its mobile payments app. According to the fintech startup, the app allows international students, remote freelancers, oversea workers, and travelers to conduct financial services. Founded in 2018, Dzing describes itself as… Read More

Virtual Bank: Airstar Bank Launches Pilot in Hong Kong

Airstar Bank Limited, a licensed virtual bank in Hong Kong, has announced the launch of a pilot trial. The pilot is being conducted under the watchful eye of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Fintech Supervisory Sandbox. Airstar is a joint venture between Xiaomi Corporation (1810.HK)… Read More

ICICI Bank Debuts Banking Services on WhatsApp

India-based banking group Icici Bank announced on Monday it has launched its banking services on WhatsApp in oder to enable retail customers to undertake in a “slew of banking requirements” from their home.  Anup Bagchi, Executive Director, ICICI Bank, stated that through WhatsApp, retail customers may… Read More

ZA Bank: Hong Kong’s First Virtual Bank

Hong Kong initiated a process in 2019 to facilitate digital-only banks. The move was indicative of the realization that digital banking, or virtual banks, is the future of banking and not the brick and mortar types. ZA Bank, an offshoot of ZhongAn Technologies International Group,… Read More

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