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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

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

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

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

Monzo Shares More Details About New Metal Card

Following the launch of its new premium accounts, UK digital banking group Monzo shared more details about its fist metal card, which is a feature of the accounts. As previously reported, the metal card is described as a single 16g sheet of steel, complete with… Read More

Monzo Launches Premium With First Metal Card

UK based digital bank Monzo announced on Tuesday the launch of its Monzo Premium account. The new account will feature Monzo’s first metal card, which is made from a single 16g sheet of steel, complete with a “precision-engraved” logo and a white finish.” The account… Read More

Monzo Announces Two New Fees, Only Affecting a Minority of the Digital Bank’s Customers

UK based digital bank Monzo announced on Tuesday two new fees for its customers. The fintech startup reported that starting October 31st, it will introduce fees for taking out cash and getting replacement cards. “We’re introducing a 3% fee if you withdraw more than £250… Read More

At least 67 Fintech Unicorns Operating Globally, with North America Leading the Way, and Asian, European Markets Growing Fast

There are now at least 67 FIntech unicorns, globally, that are valued at a combined $244.6 billion, according to a recently published infographic by CBInsights which shows that North America, particularly the US, is home to some of the world’s largest Fintechs. Fintech unicorns are… Read More

Digital Banking: Monzo Losses Jump to Over £113 Million, Founder Tom Blomfield No Longer a Director

Losses at UK based digital bank Monzo continue to mount, according to a report. Monzo is said to have generated £113.8 million in losses versus year prior losses of £47.1 million. Simultaneously, top-line revenue rose to £67.2m from £19.7m for the fiscal year-end February, according… Read More

Monzo Launches New Account “Monzo Plus”

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Wednesday the launch of its new account, Monzo Plus. The digital bank reported that the account was created to help users get a “grip” on their finances with features like other bank accounts, credit cards, and credit scores through… Read More

Frothy? Monzo Funding Round Reported at 40% Haircut, Raises £60 Million

Top digital bank Monzo has raised £60 million in new funding at a significant decline in valuation reportedly a 40% haircut. A second tranche of funding may be forthcoming later this year. It was reported last month that Monzo was seeking up to £100 million… Read More

Traditional Banks and Digital Challengers are Doing a “Horrendous” Job when Processing International Payments: Report

Digital or neobanks are increasingly being used by consumers of all age groups for managing finances, and completing transactions. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic problems, digital bank Starling Bank recently secured £40 million in capital. Challenger banks aim to offer better services compared… Read More

Digital Banking: Monzo, Starling, and Revolut Make it Much Easier to Open Accounts, According to a Recent Review

Many large banks in the United Kingdom appear to be falling behind their all-digital competitors when it comes to providing better overall customer service, which includes the ability to allow clients to quickly open new accounts – according to a recent review performed by Peter… Read More

Report Wags Finger at Insider Share Sales at Digital Bank Monzo

Monzo is one of the top digital banks in the UK that is seeking to challenge old brick and mortar banks in Europe and elsewhere including the USA. The past few months of operations have not been without a few bumps as Monzo has seen… Read More

Monzo Founder Tom Blomfield Steps Aside as CEO as US CEO TS Anil Takes Over

Monzo founder Tom Blomfield has exited the CEO role at the digital bank and will now become President of the company according to multiple reports. The current US CEO TS Anil is said to become the new “UK Bank CEO” according to Techcrunch. Anil is… Read More

UK Digital Bank Monzo Is Planning to Acquire Additional Funding at a 40% Reduced Valuation to Maintain Operations During COVID-19 – Report

UK-based digital bank Monzo is reportedly planning to acquire additional capital at a 40% discount on its previous valuation. It was reported in December that Monzo was seeking to raise an additional £100 million but it appears the Coronavirus has impacted the funding round. As… Read More

Monzo Moves Faster Payments Connection In-House

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Wednesday it has moved its Faster Payments connection in-house. The digital banking group revealed that the decision to shift in-house was due to the problems making and receiving bank transfers last May. Monzo reported: “At the time of the… Read More

Digital Bank Monzo Appoints Former JPMorgan Executive David Laramy as New VP and Head of Financial Crime Division

UK-based digital bank Monzo has reportedly hired David Laramy, the former head of fraud at JPMorgan Chase. Laramy will be serving as Monzo’s new vice president and head of its global financial crime division. Laramy’s appointment has come shortly after the banking challenger appointed former American… Read More

Digital Bank Monzo Announces Appointment of Former American Express Executive Sujata Bhatia As COO, Pending Regulatory Approval

Digital bank Monzo has made more personnel changes, as it continues to strengthen its executive team. Sujata Bhatia, a former SVP and general manager, Europe at Global Merchant Services at American Express, will be serving as Monzo’s new chief operating officer. Bhatia will be replacing… Read More

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