Tagged: online banking

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

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

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

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

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

Vietnam Maritime Commercial Joint Stock Bank to Offer a Truly Digital Onboarding Experience

Vietnam Maritime Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MSB) aims to offer a truly digital onboarding experience to all its clients. MSB plans to offer seamless online banking services so that customers don’t have to visit a physical branch location to manage their finances. MSB is also… Read More

Penta Teams Up With Raisin to Introduce Overnight & Term Deposits From WeltSparen

  Digital banking group Penta announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Raisin to introduce overnight and term depots from WeltSparen. Penta reported that the partnership will enable better interest rates on business accounts for its customers, which is now more than 22,000 small… Read More

German Digital Bank Insha Attracts €2.5 Million in Seed Funding From Payment Provider Param

  Insha, a Germany-based online banking startup, announced on Tuesday it secured €2.5 million in seed funding from payments provider, Param. Founded in 2018, Insha states it offers an innovative and fully digital account based on the principles and does not engage in interest-based transactions… 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

PeoplesBank Goes Live With NYMBUS SmartLaunch to Outsource Technology & Remote Full-Service Operations For Digital-Only Bank ZYNLO

NYMBUS, a U.S. financial service platform provider, announced on Monday that PeoplesBank has gone live with NYMBUS SmartLaunch to outsource the technology and remote full-service operations of its digital-only bank, ZYNLO. As previously reported, ZYNLO describes itself as a digital-only bank designed to make banking… Read More

Fintech Professional Explains how Payment Initiation Service Providers are Offering Improved Payment Solutions after PSD2 Went Live

Ciaran O’Malley, Head of Commercial Strategy at Trustly, a Stockholm, Sweden based financial services firm that aims to offer fast and secure online banking solutions, says that since PSD2 went live in September of last year, a “raft” of Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISPs) have… Read More

Germans are Not Using Banking Apps as Much as Expected, but Are Using Online Trading Apps More Frequently After COVID: Report

A recent Fintech study reveals that digital banking apps are now beginning to lag behind online trading apps (in Germany) which grew by 140%. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, German consumers have not been using mobile banking apps as much as expected, according to a study… Read More

Chase Launches New Account to Help Children Develop Healthy Savings & Spending Habits

  Chase announced on Monday the launch of its new checking account, Chase First Bank, to help parents teach their kids and teen about the importance of money management through the Chase Mobile app. According to Chase, the account was build in collaboration with Greenlight…. Read More

Qatar Commercial Bank Receives “Best” Digital Banking Platform Award, Also Recognized for its Mobile App

AsiaMoney Magazine has selected Qatar’s Commercial Bank as the nation’s “Best Digital Bank” for 2020. Commercial Bank’s management noted: “Spearheading the digital innovation scene in the country, and more particularly in the financial and banking sector, Commercial Bank never ceases to launch state-of-the-art banking services… Read More

Wells Fargo Debuts Payment Tracker

Wells Fargo announced on Monday the launch of its new payment tracker. According to Wells Fargo, the payment tracker is a single status, secure, web-based solution for tracking global payments. Wells Fargo revealed that the payment tracker is a free tool that leverages Wells Fargo’s… Read More

Vietnam based Digital Bank Timo Plus Set to Relaunch Due to Increased E-Commerce Activity

Vietnam based Timo Plus, a digital banking platform, is reportedly planning to “relaunch” its services as e-commerce activity in the country has really picked up (due to COVID). Timo Plus is Vietnam’s very first digital bank. The company’s management stated on September 28, 2020, that… Read More

LendingTree Launches Connected Bank Accounts & Other New Consolidated Money Management Features through Mobile App

Online lending exchange LendingTree (NASDAQ: TREE) announced on Tuesday the launch of a series of new features for My LendingTree users to help consumers better manage their financial lives. The launch of the latest features comes six months after LendingTree launched a free identity monitoring… Read More

Banque Misr, a Major Egyptian Commercial Bank, to Launch Standalone Digital Banking Platform in 2021

Egypt’s Banque Misr, which is the nation’s second-largest commercial bank, is reportedly planning to launch an all-digital or digital-only bank during the third quarter of 2021. Akef El Maghraby, the Vice Chairman of Banque Misr, confirmed that the digital banking platform would go live next… Read More

Online Banking Solutions Provider Finicity Launches Data Services Integrated Solutions “Finicity Lend”

Finicity, a U.S.-based online banking solutions provider, announced on Monday the launch of Finicity Lend, which is described as an integrated solution set of open banking data services that provides banks, lenders, and fintech developers access to tools that enable their borrowers to directly permission… Read More

Digital Transactions have Increased following COVID Outbreak, which May lead to More Account Takeovers, Identity Theft

The global banking sector has faced many challenges due to the socioeconomic problems resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. Many banks or financial institutions have had to shut down physical branches while asking their employees to work remotely in order to prevent the further spread of… Read More

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