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Neobank Alex obtains its banking licence

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 22 Dec 2022

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has granted Alex, a digital challenger bank, its full banking licence. 

banks, banking license, fintech, neobanks, challenger bank

Allica Bank raises GBP 100 mln in Series C funding

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 05 Dec 2022

UK-based fintech SME challenger bank Allica Bank has raised GBP 100 million in a series C funding round led by global growth technology investor TCV.

funding, investment, lending, SME lending, SMEs, banking, challenger bank

Tandem Bank rolls out Tandem Marketplace

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 03 Nov 2022

UK-based challenger bank Tandem has launched its new Tandem Marketplace, a consumer-focused hub which provides information and resources to promote greener living.

green finance, product launch, marketplace, challenger bank, sustainability

How Poles overcame 4 common challenges of every fintech in the world

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 18 Oct 2022

As users are turning more and more towards super apps, Piotr Jan Pietrzak, BLIK, explains why there’s a need for simpler experiences and how fintechs can adapt.

fintech, super app, digital banking, mobile payments, mobile banking, payments , challenger bank, banks, acquisition, merchant

Bunq launches real-time budgeting feature

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 13 Oct 2022

Bunq has launched the latest generation of its app as a reaction to the way financial decisions change because of the current environment.

product launch, challenger bank, banks, transactions , payments

Atom Banks calls off merger with SPAC

News | Payments General | 13 Sep 2022

Atom Bank has called off GBP 700 million merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) but may still IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

IPO, merger, acquisition, challenger bank, fintech

MPs demand looser challenger banking regulation

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 01 Sep 2022

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Challenger Banks and Building Societies has issued a report calling for an improved regulatory model to loosen the rules challenger banks are subject to, as reported by AltFi

regulation, challenger bank

MultiPass, Moorwand, and Tribe deliver payment cards for European business clients

News | Cards | 01 Sep 2022

UK-based challenger bank MultiPass has partnered with Moorwand and Tribe Payments to launch corporate payment cards.

partnership, corporate card, challenger bank, EMI licence, online payments

Kenya-based neobank 4G Capital joins Mambu's cloud banking platform

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 04 Aug 2022

Kenya-based neobank 4G Capital has partnered with German SaaS provider Mambu in order to expand the former’s customer base across Africa.

partnership, cloud banking, cloud payments, fintech, neobanks, challenger bank

EQ Bank, Flinks partner for Open Banking

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 15 Jul 2022

EQ Bank, powered by Canada-based challenger bank Equitable Bank, has partnered with Open Banking service provider Flinks to enable EQ Bank customers the ability to share their financial data securely with third-party fintech applications of their choosing.

partnership, Open Banking, challenger bank, API

Revolut taps Stripe to support payments in Europe

News | Mobile Payments | 06 Jul 2022

UK-based digital banking super-app Revolut has partnered with payments processor Stripe to support payments in the UK and Europe.

Revolut, Stripe, partnership, payments infrastructure, challenger bank

Money 20/20 Europe showed just how far Open Banking has come

Voice of the Industry | Online & Mobile Banking | 29 Jun 2022

Kieran Hines, Senior Analyst in the Celent’s Banking practice, offers his insights on Money20/20 Europe and what is happening around the open ecosystem.

Open Banking, Open Finance, Open Banking payments, fintech, challenger bank

Starling Bank to acquire mortgage book worth GBP 500 mln

News | Payments General | 14 Jun 2022

Starling Bank has agreed to acquire a mortgage book worth about GBP 500 million, as the digital challenger attempts to broaden its assets beyond COVID-19 loans.

banks, COVID-19, acquisition, challenger bank, digital banking

UK revamps audit rules for accounting sector

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 01 Jun 2022

The UK has announced sweeping reforms aimed at the faltering audit regime in an attempt to clean up the sector following a string of high-profile scandals.

regulation, central bank, challenger bank, banks, fraud management

bunq acquires Tricount app

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 04 May 2022

Netherlands-based challenger bank bunq has announced that it plans to acquire Tricount, a mobile app to manage group expenses

acquisition, challenger bank, neobanks, mobile banking, startup, fintech

FCA says challenger banks need more financial crime controls

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 27 Apr 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published the findings of a review into financial crime controls at several UK challenger banks.

financial crime, challenger bank, banks, regulation, digital banking

Blip Labs partners with TipHaus

News | Payments General | 22 Apr 2022

Blip Labs, a US-based fintech provider, has partnered with TipHaus to help restaurant owners, managers, and workers manage their finances and pay their bills.

partnership, challenger bank, banks, fintech, digital onboarding

Regtech Tintra develops Web 3.0 banking platform

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 21 Mar 2022

UK-based regtech Tintra has announced the development of a built-for-purpose Web 3.0 banking platform.

regtech, Web 3.0, banks, metaverse, challenger bank

Nerve launches public APIs

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 25 Feb 2022

Nerve, a challenger bank designed for musicians, has launched a set of public APIs that will help companies serve their clients in the creator economy.

neobanks, product launch, embedded finance, challenger bank, API

3S Money partners with ClearBank to boost international trade

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 15 Feb 2022

UK-based bank challenger 3S Money has partnered with ClearBank, the cloud-based clearing bank, to offer multicurrency accounts to its retail and corporate clients.

challenger bank, partnership, real-time payments, cross-border payments