Tagged: digital banking

Digital Bank Revolut Partners Online Advertising Platform Adzooma so that Businesses Can Receive Cashback Incentives

London-headquartered digital bank Revolut has partnered with global online advertising platform, Adzooma, so that the bank’s business customers can get special advertising cashback incentives. This is notably the first marketing-focused incentive scheme that Revolut Business has introduced while working with a trusted partner. It’s also… Read More

Digital Banking: Luvleen Sidhu, CEO at BankMobile, Claims Online Banks Might be Even Safer than Physical Branches

Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder and CEO at BankMobile, an established US-based digital banking platform, reveals that she was only 28-years-old when she had launched BankMobile Technologies, which will be acquired by Megalith Financial Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:MFAC) (as reported in August 2020). In only six years, the… 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

A Natural Next Step: Google Moves More Into Fintech with Redesigned Pay App & Digital Bank Plex

Google, part of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) is pushing deeper into Fintech with a redesigned Google Pay App in a natural step for one of the largest tech firms in the world. Caesar Sengupta, General Manager & VP, Payments and Next Billion Users for Google, said in… 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

Aussie Fintech Douugh Launches in the US in Partnership with Mastercard

Australia based neobank Douugh Ltd (ASX:DOU) has launched its app in the US following a partnership with Mastercard. Douugh reports that it has been in beta with U.S. consumers since early-2019 and is now officially launching to the wider market. Douugh Founder and CEO, Andy… Read More

Banco Santander Is Reportedly Planning to Shut Down Up to 1,000 Branches, May Cut 4,000 Jobs

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, has been focused on cost-cutting measures in order to deal with the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Banco Santander along with other Spanish lenders are… Read More

Brussels based KBC Bank to Adopt Digital-First Distribution Model by Offering AI enabled Virtual Assistant for Core Banking Services

Brussels-based KBC Group N.V. (EBR:KBC), a universal multichannel bank-insurer that’s focused on private clients and SMEs in Belgium, Ireland, Central Europe and Southeast Asia, is planning to adopt a digital-first distribution model – which would put a new AI-enabled virtual customer assistant at the center… 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

U.S. Fintech WalletFi Teams Up With BankFirst Financial Services to Deliver Payments Growth During COVID-19 Pandemic

  WalletFi, a U.S.-based data and analytics platform for community banks, credit unions, and fintechs, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with BankFirst Financial Services to provide customers of the bank with enhanced visibility into their recurring payments. The company is hoping that the… Read More

Yapily Announces Expansion of Operations & Launches in Germany

Yapily, a UK-based open banking infrastructure provider, announced earlier this week it has expanded and launched in Germany as it turns its attention to drive open banking adoption for organizations throughout Europe. As previously reported, Yapily is an enterprise connectivity platform that enables companies to… Read More

Bank of India Postpones Plans to Launch New Physical Branches as More Consumers Using Digital Banking Platforms

The Bank of India (BoI), a major commercial bank with headquarters in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, has decided to postpone its plans to launch additional physical branches because the institution’s customers now prefer to use its digital banking platform. The BoI is also looking into… Read More

Digital Bank Current Reports More than 1.75 Million Users

Current, a US neobank, says it now has over 1.75 million users. In a blog post, Current displays its competitive position in comparison to other aspiring digital banks and Current fares pretty well. Using Apptopia information, Current shows its platform in second place in contrast… Read More

Money Transfers via Fintech Platforms have Surged due to Increased Adoption of Digital Banking in the US: Report

The transactional value of the US Fintech market is expected to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.6% over the forecast period of 2019-2024, according to a new report. The report from Industry Research states that Fintech is beginning to transform the… Read More

Ant Group Is Reportedly Moving Forward with Digital Banking License Application in Singapore, Despite Halted IPO Plans

Ant Group, which was previously known as Ant Financial, the world’s most valuable Fintech firm and a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), will be moving forward with its application for a digital banking license in Singapore. This, despite the Fintech giant’s (potential) record… Read More

Southeast Asia has Emerged as Fintech Hotspot with CAGR of 55% in Equity Funding: Report

  Digital challenger banks have adopted several different business models in order to establish operations in the Fintech and banking sector. They’ve experienced a threefold growth (over 300% growth) during the past five years, according to a new report from the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA)…. Read More

Perspective: Managing Treasury Operations Safely and Securely from a Remote Environment

The events of 2020 have caused many people to reassess how they manage their businesses. Treasurers were forced into an unprecedented situation where they had to manage cash and international payments from suppliers and customers at a time of significant uncertainty and instability – all… Read More

Singapore’s Financial Services Sector Is on the Brink of Disruption following COVID-19 Outbreak, According to Fintech Industry Professional

There are many new opportunities for the Fintech sector in a post COVID world, according to Singapore’s labor chief Ng Chee Meng. He noted that the Coronavirus crisis may lead to new requirements and could also create new jobs. Meng, who’s currently the Secretary-General at… Read More

UAE Bank Account Service NOW Money Partners With Visa to Offer Low-Income Customers in the Gulf Region Access to Full Service Digital Banking Solution

  NOW Money, a UAE-based digital account service, announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with Visa to provide low-income customers in the Gulf region access to its full-service digital banking solution. Founded in 2015, NOW Money claims it uses “cutting-edge” mobile technology to improve… Read More

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