Financial Services

Starling wins 4 in banking awards: The UK-based neobank was No. 1 in four British Banking Award categories, including business banking—the latter accolade could fuel its push to acquire small and medium-sized business (SMB) clients.

While doubling down on its embedded finance solution puts Younited Credit in competition with the likes of Klarna and Afterpay, the booming ecommerce market in France could also present a lucrative growth opportunity.

Google eyes Japanese payments acquisition: The tech giant is in negotiations to buy cashless payments startup pring, which could help strengthen its business in Japan as the country begins to embrace digital payments.

E-commerce SMB neobank Juni bags $21.5M: The Sweden-based challenger’s early signs of growth may stem from its founders’ industry experience—which could help it stand out from banking players that more broadly cater to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Monzo tweaks remittances feature: Four improvements the UK-based neobank has added to the user experience could make its customers even happier with its mobile app.

Incumbents and fintechs alike are launching teen investing accounts, and no amount of heightened regulatory pressure will stop them—here’s why.

Charles Schwab’s $200 million fine signals that the industry will face more regulatory pressure to provide greater transparency on fees and portfolio allocations and avoid conflicts of interest.

U.S. Bank hastens branch closures: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the bank saw digital adoption spike, and it now plans to accelerate its pre-planned branch closures—but it intends to keep in-person banking relevant by pushing complex services in person.

Insider Intelligence’s second annual Banking Digital Trust survey polled 2,412 US digital banking users in February and March 2021 on their attitudes toward their banks across six key dimensions of digital trust: Security, Privacy, Reputation, Reliability, Ease of Use, and Feature Breadth. Now, we present a new data cut in which we split respondents into two key groups: the Trusters and the Doubters.

Atom Bank passes £3B mortgage level: Amid a sizzling property market, the UK-based neobank completed more than £3 billion ($3.85 billion) worth of mortgages—a win that helps it stand out from fellow challengers.