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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

Alternative Credit Solution Provider FinScore Partners UnionBank to Provide Online Lending Services

UnionBank in the Philippines has teamed up with FinScore, an alternative credit scoring solution provider that’s powered by advanced analytics and the latest telco data. Through the partnership, both organizations will aim to promote market efficiencies and help consumers access a wide range of digital… Read More

Upgrade Now Offers 2% Cashback on Certain Purchases, Wants to Be Your Primary Checking Account, Plans Savings Accounts Later

Upgrade, Inc., an emerging neobank that provides credit to consumers, has announced a new mobile checking account designed to deliver better value to its users. According to a note from the Fintech, Upgrade charges no fees and lets customers earn 2% cashback on certain everyday… Read More

Czech Republic based Neobanking Platform Octobank to Serve European E-Shops and Merchants

Czech Republic-headquartered Octobank is introducing what it claims is Europe’s first neo banking platform that’s focused on serving SMB e-shops and merchants. Octobank has launched a freemium plan for small merchants that are registered businesses in the Czech Republic. The package comes with a business… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Pursues UK Banking License Anticipates Half of its Clients to Deposit Salaries and Use it As Primary Account

Prominent digital bank Revolut is expecting half of its clients to deposit their salaries and switch over to Revolut as their main bank account provider, after the Fintech challenger has acquired a banking license. Revolut issued a statement earlier today stating it has submitted its… 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 Banking: US based Fintech Challenger Chime to Offer $200 in “Spending Power” before Next Round of Stimulus Payments

Chime Financial Inc., a US-based banking challenger valued at around $14.5 billion, has confirmed that stimulus payments are coming and they’ve “got your back” with SpotMe. The digital bank acknowledged that “a lot has changed” since the first round of stimulus payments were made back… Read More

Fintech Professional Says Challenger Banks are Disrupting Banking Sector in a “Big Way” by Improving Customer Experience

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Last year, we saw many banking challengers offering services to customers who might not have been satisfied with their traditional bank. Many more people also began to use online banking services due to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many physical business locations to shut down…. Read More

Happy New Year! LendingClub’s Acquisition of Radius Bank Approved by the OCC

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) will start 2021 on a high note it seems. The online lender and aspiring digital bank has had its acquisition of Radius Bank approved by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), according to many reports. Additionally, the decision letter was… Read More

Nordea Joins Partnership For Carbon Accounting Financial

  Nordic banking group Nordea recently announced it has joined Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) in order to strengthen its work to track and measure its climate change risks and impacts. “Banks play a crucial role in combatting the impacts of climate change and enabling… 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

UK’s Digital Bank and Online Lender Zopa Aims to Generate Profits in 2021, will Compete with Revolut, Monzo, Other European Challengers

Zopa, formerly a peer to peer lender and now a regulated digital bank, is planning to generate sizable profits in 2021. Jaidev Janardana, CEO at Zopa, will aim to leverage his 15 years+ of experience working in the lending sector to give the platform a… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Unicorn Revolut’s Customers Spent 2.6x More on Online E-Commerce than On In-Store Purchases

Digital bank Revolut notes in its end of year review that “it goes without saying that 2020 has been a year like no other.” It has definitely impacted all our lives, including how we spend our money and the way we save, the Fintech firm… Read More

U.S. Adaptive Digital Bank Quontic Unveils Bitcoin Rewards Checking Account

  Quontic, a U.S.-based adaptive digital bank, recently announced it is launching Bitcoin Rewards Checking accounts. Founded in 1997, Quontic describes itself as a adaptive digital bank that empowers its customers financially while embracing their diverse circumstances. “Quontic’s mission to break the system for financial… Read More

Fintech Adoption Is on the Rise Globally with Over 250 Neobanks Operating in Major Financial Markets: Report

The neo-banking sector might be more likely to get negatively impacted by the socioeconomic uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic than incumbents. Digital banks like Xinja have been forced to shut down while certain Fintech segments such as lending service providers have also been adversely… Read More

James Gibson, Head of Product at Revolut Business, Explains how to Receive Card Payments from Across the Globe via the Digital Banking Platform

James Gibson, Head of Product at Revolut Business, notes that it’s their goal or mission to assist clients with getting more from their business accounts with powerful tools that allow them to have complete control over their finances. That’s why digital bank Revolut will be… 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

Nubank: A LatAm Fintech Valued at $10 Billion and Growing Fast

Last week during LendIt Fintech’s LatAm virtual event, David Velez, founder and CEO Nubank, took to the screen to share some of his experiences in launching a digital bank in Latin America that has now emerged as a hugely successful Fintech. In 2013 following years… Read More

Australian Neobank Xinja to Close Down Customer Accounts, Hand Back Banking License

Australian neobank Xinja had been working on finalizing a $433 million investment deal from Dubai’s World Investment Group. However, the digital challenger will now be closing customer accounts and returning its banking license. Xinja’s management noted that they will be refunding customer savings. The Fintech… Read More

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