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Monzo Tightens Security By Updating 3D Secure Feature

UK-based challenger bank Monzo announced earlier this week it has up’ed its security measures by upgrading its 3D Secure feature, which is a payment standard that aims to reduce e-commerce fraud by adding two-factor authentication to online transactions. The upgraded version of 3D Secure will… Read More

Monzo Now Reporting to Experian

UK-based digital banking group Monzo announced last week it will be now be reporting to Experian. The company revealed that it previously just reported to TransUnion. “Although we’ve started sharing information with Experian, it’ll take a month or two for Monzo to appear on your… Read More

Monzo Takes a Look Back at 2019 Successes & Offers Up a Sneak Peak of 2020 Plans

UK-based digital banking group Monzo celebrated the new year by sharing the successes of the past twelve months. The fintech revealed it started last January with just over a million customers, and now, over 3.6 million people bank with its platform. The company has since… Read More

Monzo Co-Founder & Deput Chief Executive Paul Rippon Steps Down For Alpaca Business

Paul Rippon, Monzo’s Co-Founder and Deputy Chief Executive, announced this week he has stepped down from his position with the UK fintech to pursue an alpaca business, Barnacre Alpacas. In a letter published on Linkedin, Rippon revealed the exciting news and what’s next for him…. Read More

Monzo Announces U.S. Beta Update

UK-digital challenger bank Monzo announced this week an update about the U.S. Beta launch. The banking startup revealed that from August until November it ran small, in-person community events in San Francisco, NYC, Las Vegas, and LA. the company then gave 1,000 users early access… Read More

Digital Bank Monzo Is Reportedly Holding Discussions with Investors about Raising up to £100 Million

Digital bank Monzo is reportedly holding discussions with various large investors about potentially raising additional funds. Following its upcoming investment round, the company might become one of the UK’s largest Fintech startups. According to sources on the matter, Monzo is in talks with investors, some… Read More

Monzo Now Allowing Cash Withdrawals in the European Economic Area to Be Free

UK-based digital banking group Monzo announced on Wednesday it will now allow cash withdrawals in the European Economic Area (EEA) to be free. This news notably follows a change in EU regulation on cross-border payments we’ve decided to remove ATM fees and limits for countries… Read More

Monzo Expands Anti-Money Laundering Partnership With RDC For U.S. Launch

RDC (Regulatory DataCorp) announced on Wednesday it has renewed its agreement with UK-based digital banking group Monzo to help fight against anti-money laundering for the bank’s U.S. launch. According to RDC, the partnership will build on the success of the past two years in the… Read More

Monzo Offering Google Pay Options For Customers Waiting on Debit Card Replacements

UK-based digital banking group Monzo recently announced it is offering Google Pay options for users as they wait for their debit card replacements. The new option will allow users to continue using their Monzo services until their card arrives. “When you lose your Monzo card… Read More

Business Loans Marketplace Funding Xchange Raises $10.4 Million via Round Led By Downing Ventures, Gresham House Ventures

Funding Xchange (FXE), a company that helps people and organizations find suitable business loans and funding options from its marketplace of more than 45 established lenders, has raised £8 million (appr. $10.4 million) through an investment round. FXE’s decisioning platform is used by UK-based Monzo, a… Read More

Following Critical BBC Report Regarding Frozen Accounts, Digital Bank Monzo Responds

Yesterday, the BBC program “Watchdog Live” reported on alleged problems at digital bank Monzo where customers have been blocked from accessing their accounts. “we’ve been contacted by quite a few customers saying they have had their accounts frozen with no explanation, so all of a… Read More

Crowdcube: We Have Funded 19% of UK Unicorns

Crowdcube, a leading UK based crowdfunding platform, is out with a note touting the fact they have funded 3 out of 16 (19%) of the UK’s active unicorns. These three companies include BrewDog, Monzo and Revolut. Crowdcube reports that in the past 12 months, the… Read More

Due to User Feedback, Monzo Is Now Revamping Monzo Plus

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Tuesday it is making some changes to its Monzo Plus product after users offered feedback on improvement. Tom Davies, the CEO of Monzo revealed more details about the product’s changes, as well as new team and name. “We’re going… Read More

Monzo Milestone: More Than Three Million People Are Now Using the Challenger Bank’s Services

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Monday that more than three million people are now using its banking services. The digital bank reported that the amount of people equals 1 in every 20 adults in the UK. Founded in 2015, Monzo claims it is building… Read More

Future Fintech: The Fight for the Digital Banking Crown

As 2019 moves into its third quarter, the once burgeoning industry of digital banking is starting to make serious waves in the financial world – and investors are taking notice. Big players like Monzo, Starling, N26, Revolut, and EQIBank have recently completed massive funding rounds… Read More

Monzo Announces Launch of Flexible Loans

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Thursday the launch of its flexible loans. The startup reported that over the past nine months it has gradually been offering loans to more and more of its customers to make sure its system was to “get it right.”… Read More

Monzo Announces New Interest Rates For Savings Pots

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Friday it has added new interest rates for its Savings Pots. Monzo reported that it is now 1.81% (AER/Gross) on fixed Savings Pots and 1.15% (AER/Gross Variable) on Easy Access Savings Pots. “We’re making opening and managing a savings… Read More

Monzo: We Weren’t Storing Some Customers’ PINs Correctly Which Caused An Issue With Online Banking Services

Just days after addressing previous issues in its banking services, digital challenger bank Monzo announced it may have figured out what was causing the most recent issues, which was that it wasn’t storing some customers’ PINs correctly. The banking startup revealed in a recent blog… Read More

Monzo Addresses Recent Problems With Banking Service: We’ve Fixed the Issue & Everything Should Be Back to Normal

UK digital banking group Monzo announced on Tuesday it has fixed that issues that may have caused its users to have problems accessing the banking service. Monzo revealed that when the issue happened, users were unable to do the following: Log into the app Send… Read More

Varo Money Inches Closer to Becoming First True Digital Only Bank in the US

Varo Money has been in operations for years now providing banking services in a digital only environment to a growing number of consumers. Like all other US-based aspiring digital banks, Varo has had to leverage regulatory arbitrage to provide its services by partnering with another… Read More

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