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The Everly Summary (weekly TOP5 news)

Welcome to Everly.eu’s weekly summary. Let’s see the most important news we have covered during the last week in a TOP 5 list!

Last week, we have released a very insightful interview with the Head of Growth at Rizq Islamic bank, Peter Trebelev. Peter has revealed to us what is the company’s strategy and why he feels that only niche propositions have the potential to survive.

Monzo Plus was launched previously but was eventually scrapped in September 2019 by the firm due to complaints from customers.  Monzo bank has relaunched its premium account with a £5/month fee and multiple new features.

KlarnaSense is Klarna’s new initiative to encourage customers into more mindful shopping. Monese customers are now able to conveniently add cash into their accounts by selecting Paysafecash as the top-up method. Robinhood has managed to top up its Series F funding round with an extra $320 million, which brings its value to $8.6 billion.

1st place: Peter Trebelev, Head of Growth at Rizq: “The market is so saturated, that only…

Rizq is a UK-based Islamic digital challenger bank and it is preparing for its launch this summer. The challenger bank aims to solve mainstream banking issues for Muslims in the West, which is in line with their values and lifestyle.

2nd place: Monzo is finally launching its premium ‘Plus’ subscription account

British challenger Monzo bank has relaunched its premium ‘Monzo Plus’ account with a £5/month fee.

3rd place: Klarna unveils ‘KlarnaSense’ – A new initiative to encourage smarter shopping

Klarna has launched the initiative KlarnaSense to encourage consumers to shop smarter by purchasing the right things, at the right time.

4th place: Monese partners with Paysafe to enhance access to cash services

Paysafecash is Paysafe’s eCash solution that can now be used by millions of consumers to top up Monese accounts directly.

5th place: Robinhood raises another $320 M and achieves an $8.6 B valuation

The first $280 million was raised at Series F funding during May. This round was led by Sequoia Capital. The extra $320 million comes from TSG Consumer Partners and IVP, among others. This brings the round to $600 million.

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