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Monzo launches poll on overseas ATM fee levels

Monzo is ditching free overseas ATM withdrawals after concluding that the feature is costing it too much. However, rather than simply imposing a fee, the UK digital bank is now asking customers to vote on how it should charge them. (more…)

Mobile-first banks

September 15, 2017

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Moven builds AI into latest app upgrade

By Moven,

Today, the team at Moven is releasing the latest update to their financial wellness platform. The release will be available in the Google Play and App store in the United States, as the team gears up to roll out the innovations for their global bank partners. (more…)

Banks, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks, PFM/PFP services

September 15, 2017

Monzo Teams Up With Deliveroo For New “Split the Bill” Feature

Crowdcube success and fintech company Monzo announced it has teamed up with Deliveroo for a new feature, Split the Bill. Deliveroo designer, James Storer, revealed details about the new app feature:

“At Deliveroo, ‘split the bill’ is probably one of our most requested features, and it’s been on our roadmap since I joined the company over two years ago. In that time, we’ve done email surveys, phone interviews and multivariant tests to try and definitively prove its worth. We also ran a really cool user research session by inviting a group of friends to our research lab (set up to look like a living room) and asking them to relax, watch Netflix and play video games while placing an order. This let us observe their group ordering habits and see how they split the cost between themselves.”

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Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Influences FinTech, Mobile-first banks

September 13, 2017

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SolarisBank enlists SIA for contactless payment cards in Germany

By SIA

solarisBank, a German banking platform with a full banking license, has chosen SIA, a company specializing in the processing of electronic payments, to support the launch of new contactless debit cards and to contribute to the development of electronic payment solutions. (more…)

Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

September 8, 2017

181

Atom Bank targets German retail savings market

British app-only bank Atom is making a move into the German market through partnership with local startup Deposit Solutions. (more…)

Banks, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

September 8, 2017

UK challenger bank launches as proptech market hots up

Redwood Bank, a new challenger bank providing mortgages to small businesses and professional landlords, has opened its doors four months after it was granted a banking license. (more…)

Banks, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

August 30, 2017

473

Mobile banking is shifting gears with PDS2

Mobile devices are the backbone of digital transformation, enabling new innovations such as smart cities and connected cars. (more…)

Mobile-first banks

August 28, 2017

139

N26 Update: Challenger Digital Bank Now Has 500,000 Customers (Infographic)

Challenger digital bank, N26, announced this week it now has 500,000 customers. Founded in 2013 by Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal, N26 claims to be Europe’s first mobile bank with a full European banking license and it has redesigned banking for the smartphone by making it simple, fast, and contemporary. (more…)

Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

August 28, 2017

297

Simple lays off ten percent of staff in bid to return to tech roots

Joshua Reich, the CEO of US digital neo-bank Simple is pledging to return the business to its roots, having spent the past few years “acting like a bank instead of a technology company”. (more…)

Mobile-first banks

August 21, 2017

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N26 now has 500,000 customers for its bank of the future

By Romain Dillet for TechCrunch

Fintech startup N26 is getting more and more customers. The company reported 300,000 customers back in March. It now has 500,000 customers across Europe. (more…)

Global trends, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

August 21, 2017

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Millennials and mobile banking – the perfect match?

By Louis Peake – Compass Plus

For quite some time now, millennials have been the primary target market for a vast majority of industries. (more…)

Banks, Mobile-first banks, Payment processors/providers/gateways

August 9, 2017

Fidor Bank’s Digital Marketplace Features Nutmeg as Inaugural Partner

Fidor Group has been at the forefront of fintech innovation since it received its banking license in 2009. (more…)

Banks, Mobile-first banks

July 11, 2017

286

N26 to bring Apple Pay to Spanish customers

By n26

When we recently broke the news that we’ll be bringing Apple Pay to Italy, we received dozens of messages asking when we might introduce it to more countries. (more…)

Banks, Deals, Fintech news, Global trends, Mobile-first banks

July 10, 2017

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Monzo disables card features as services go awry

UK challenger bank Monzo has disabled card payments for customers after suffering an unspecified issue with a supplier. (more…)

Mobile-first banks

July 6, 2017

Leumi launches standalone mobile bank

Israel’s Bank Leumi has launched a standalone mobile bank modeled on consumer use of social media feeds. (more…)

Banks, Mobile-first banks

June 29, 2017

Starling Bank passports to Europe, first stop Ireland

By Steve O’Hear for TechCrunch,

London-based Starling Bank is continuing to gather momentum. After a staggered launch of its current account kicked off in March, the digital-only bank is announcing imminent expansion to Europe, starting with the Republic of Ireland where it has attained a so-called “banking passport”. (more…)

Fintech news, Mobile-first banks

June 26, 2017

681

Santander’s Openbank relaunched as 100% digital bank

Banco Santander is overhauling the operations of its direct banking subsidiary in Spain, transferring all IT assets and client transactions to the cloud and revamping its online and mobile presence as part of a group-wide mission to recruit 30 million digital customers by 2018. (more…)

Banks, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

June 16, 2017

414

Digital Only Bank Revolut Launches Business Banking in UK & Across Europe

Challenger bank Revolut is launching a business banking vertical and is accepting pre-registrations now. Revolut for business will allow businesses to hold, exchange and transfer funds in 25 different currencies across the UK and all of Europe at the interbank exchange rate. The digital only bank says that users will be able to sign up for a multi-currency account in minutes. (more…)

Hotnews, Mobile-first banks, p2p-payments

June 14, 2017

313

Atom bank cites regulatory uncertainty – postpones current account launch

By Alex Rolfe

Atom bank, the UK’s first app-based bank, is reported to be delaying the launch of consumer current accounts until at least 2018. Atoms CEO blames forthcoming regulations that make the UK’s personal banking market too “ambiguous and uncertain”. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Mobile-first banks

June 7, 2017

352

Ex-Tandem CTO onboard for Dubai-based digital bank

The former CTO of UK challenger Tandem has joined forces with experienced execs from the more traditional banking sector to build a digital-only bank in Dubai. (more…)

Banks, InspirAsia, Mobile payments/banking, Mobile-first banks

May 18, 2017

383

Monzo hits 200,000 users; £250 million spent

As of this weekend, more than a quarter of a billion pounds has been spent through Monzo cards by more than two hundred thousand customers! (more…)

Banks, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks, Open Source/ API

May 16, 2017

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N26 moves into savings market with Raisin API

Mobile-only banking platform N26 has partnered with Raisin to open access to savings accounts from banks across Europe. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

May 11, 2017

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Monzo opens doors to community collaboration

Digital challenger bank Monzo has earmarked a dedicated space in its East London headquarters building as a collaborative community room, to host events and test out new ideas with its growing membership base. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, Banks, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

May 1, 2017

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TSB to hook up with fintechs for new mobile app

by TSB

TSB has begun to rollout its new mobile banking app, which is the challenger bank’s first service built by its new ‘Proteo’ IT platform. (more…)

Banks, Deals, Fintech news, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

April 27, 2017

392

Starling Bank To Incorporate Pay By Bank For Online Purchases

By PYMNTS

Starling, the digital bank, has inked a partnership with Pay by Bank, the mobile payment app of Vocalink, to enable users to buy things online. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Global trends, Mobile-first banks

April 26, 2017

412

Orange Bank preps July launch

French telco Orange is to open its new mobile-only bank in July, following a soft-launch with employees this month. (more…)

Banks, Global trends, Hotnews, Mobile-first banks

April 21, 2017

339

Simple said to drop 0.7% of its customers in transition snafu

By Brian Patrich Aha for American Banker

A recent fumble in transitioning accounts from its old partner bank to its current one has left Simple scrambling to mollify distressed customers. (more…)

Influences FinTech, Mobile-first banks

April 18, 2017

437

Simple is closing some customer bank accounts, and users are mad as hell

by  for techcrunch.com

Simple, the online banking service that promised to be a better alternative to big banks like Chase or Citibank, is falling short of some users’ expectations. This time, it comes as a result of the sudden and surprising notice customers received alerting them that their accounts would be closed next month. (more…)

Fintech news, Hotnews, Influences FinTech, InspirAsia, Mobile-first banks

April 16, 2017

616

Android Pay Expands To Mobile Banking Apps

Android Pay announced new partnerships with a handful of banks from around the globe, including Bank of America, USAA, Bank of New Zealand, Discover and mBank. (more…)

eWallets, Global trends, Mobile-first banks

April 13, 2017

Monzo Announces Banking Restrictions Have Been Lifted

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Fintech news, Global trends, Mobile-first banks

April 7, 2017