Tagged: challenger bank

Banks in Mexico May Follow Global Fintech Trends by Integrating International Payment Providers, Personal Finance Tools, Industry Exec Predicts

Fintech industry professionals believe that this year we’ll begin to really take advantage of the accelerated digital technology adoption and ongoing development that surfaced in 2020 due to COVID-19. The Fintech sector has taken a major step forward with the global user base growing significantly… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Challengers in the US Grew Customer Base by Nearly 40%, UK Digital-Only Banks Report Growth as Well

With digital or neo banking gaining more users and popularity during the Coronavirus pandemic, the leading challenger banks in the US and Europe recently confirmed steady growth and adoption. Trading Platforms reveals that seven US or American challenger banks managed to record a combined user… Read More

Fintech B-North, which Lends to SMBs and Is Pursuing Banking License, Acquires Investment from Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Fintech firm B-North, which facilitates loans for small businesses and is currently seeking a banking license, has reportedly entered a deal with Channel 4 Ventures. Manchester-headquartered B-North confirmed that it has acquired a follow-on investment of £250,000 from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The challenger… Read More

XTM Teams Up With KABN North America to Launch Challenger Banking Program for Verified Self Sovereign Identity Users

XTM, a Canada-based fintech that provides mobile banking and payment card solutions, announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with KABN Systems North America to launch KABN Visa card and digital banking solution. According to XTM, users of KABN’s Liquid Avatar platform will have the… Read More

Asia Is Expected to Experience a Dramatic Surge in Digital Banking and Fintech Adoption, with Around 50 New Challengers

Asia might be getting ready to experience a digital banking revolution. During the next few years, the continent is expected to see over 50 new digital banks that could completely transform the financial services sector. GFT’s Christopher Ortiz claims that these developments may just be… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Revolut’s App was Downloaded 5.8 Million Times in 2020, More than Monzo and Starling Combined

Digital bank Revolut has reportedly outpaced competitors Monzo and Starling in terms of the number of downloads during 2020. Notably, Revolut saw more app downloads last year than Monzo and Starling Bank combined. As first reported by the Telegraph, Revolut’s online banking app grew more… Read More

Digital Banks and Fintech Challengers Must Show they Can Generate Profits, Investors are Expecting Returns

European digital banks have experienced significant challenges this year. Many have continued to record substantial losses and have received complaints from clients regarding service-related issues. Investors have been pushing banking challengers to show them how they can generate sizable profits by effectively monetizing their products… Read More

Netherlands based Digital Bank Bunq Saw its Mortgages Portfolio Expand by 400% in 6 Months

Dutch banking challenger Bunq has reportedly managed to grow its mortgage portfolio by 400% within six months. Bunq began offering mortgages to Dutch clients in July 2020. The digital bank has teamed up with third-party broker, asset manager NN IP, in order to provide these… Read More

Digital Banking: Monzo USA Personalized Digital Payments Cards Have Arrived

Digital bank Monzo, which recently scored an additional £60 million investment, has revealed that personalized cards have now arrived for US customers. The Monzo team notes in a blog published on December 16, 2020, that they’re pleased to announce that they’ve introduced their newly designed,… Read More

Banking Challenger Branch Integrates with SuperSalon so that Workers Can Get Instant Digital Payments Instead of Cash when Receiving Tips

Banking challenger Branch, the Fintech firm that partners with employers, has teamed up with ProPoint Solutions salon software SuperSalon, which allows salons to digitally pay their workers. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Branch’s integration with the point of sales software allows… Read More

Digital Banking: London based Fintech Unicorn Revolut Breaks Even for the Month of November 2020

Prominent digital bank Revolut, which was last valued at around $5.5 billion, has reportedly managed to break even for the month of November 2020. Fintech Unicorn Revolut’s revenues had dropped as much as 40% when awareness about the Coronavirus pandemic began to spread back in… Read More

French Financial Giant Société Générale Reportedly Expected to Shutdown 600 Branches in France By 2025

  Paris-based Société Générale S.A., a French multinational investment bank and financial services company with around €1.3 trillion in assets, is reportedly set to close 600 of its branches by 2025. This is notably due to the merging of the banking group’s two retail bank… Read More

Fintech Unicorn and Digital Bank Revolut Appoints Former Citigroup Exec Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann to its US Board of Directors

Prominent digital bank Revolut has appointed former Citigroup executive Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann to its US board of directors. Macieira-Kaufmann has worked at Citigroup as a senior management professional for the past 12 years. She has served as the Head of the bank’s International Personal Bank in… Read More

UK Challenger Bank Monzo Scores Additional £60 Million Investment

UK challenger bank Monzo has reportedly scored an additional £60 million investment. According to TechCrunch, Monzo revealed it not only has more than 4.8 million users, it also raised the funds, which is priced the same as the previous investment from June 2020. Founded in… Read More

SoftBank backed Challenger Bank OakNorth Claims it’s been Lending to UK SMEs at Record Levels During COVID

SoftBank-backed Fintech firm OakNorth claims that it has been issuing loans at record levels following the COVID-19 outbreak. Established in 2015, OakNorth was recently valued at $2.8 billion and has managed to achieve profitability. This is not too common for many of the firms or… Read More

Los Angeles based Banking Challenger, HMBradley, Secures $18.25 Million via Series A Round led by Chime Investor Acrew Capital

Los Angeles-headquartered banking challenger, HMBradley, had introduced its own digital banking platform in April 2020. As previously reported, the new platform was developed to reward savers. HMBradley recently finalized an $18.25 million Series A funding round that was led by Acrew Capital (which also invested… Read More

UK Banking Challenger Starling Reports Breaking Even, Might Become First New Digital Bank to Reach Profitability

UK-based digital bank Starling recently revealed that it managed to break even and claims that it may be on track to become the first banking challenger to reach profitability. Starling Bank’s management noted that it’s the first of the new digital banks (which includes Monzo,… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut to Support Open Banking for Customers in Germany

Prominent digital bank Revolut has confirmed that it will support Open Banking for its customers in Germany. According to a release, the new Open Banking features will allow Revolut’s German customers to easily connect their accounts at Comdirect, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, ING-DiBa and Sparkasse with… Read More

Lisa Nowell, the Chief Risk Officer at UK Digital Bank Monzo, Leaves Company for New Role at Ashman Finance

After joining digital bank Monzo only about a year ago, the Fintech firm’s first Chief Risk Officer, Lisa Nowell, has decided to leave her position to pursue a new role at Ashman Finance, an SME-focused lender. Nowell has previously served as Chief Risk Officer at… Read More

Switzerland’s Post Office Division to Reinvent itself as a “Radical” Digital Bank, but Could Face Challenges

Switzerland’s Post Office division is reinventing itself as a “radical” banking challenger. Last month, the Swiss Post Office had announced a “Banking & Beyond” initiative, called PostFinance. As first reported by swissinfo.ch, the nation’s post office will be working on the new project with Swissquote,… Read More

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