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TranferWise is waiving fees on $20,000,000 in donations to COVID-19 research

The cross-border payments unicorn TransferWise announced partnership with charities and organisations who are seeking to find, and distribute, a vaccine for COVID-19.

“Paper money will largely disappear in the next couple of years.” Says Anne Boden of Starling

With regard to the coronavirus crisis, Boden is sure this will bring the demise of cash money. But she is also aware that this doesn't just bring benefits as it comes with other challenges.

Robinhood just made $60 million, triple what it made in March 2019

In recent months, coronavirus-linked market volatility has sent trading volumes on apps like Robinhood or Stake.

How is COVID-19 reshaping the fintech work environment

The coronavirus pandemic is obviously having a major impact on the world economy, and although tech and digital companies, including fintechs may be in the best shape ever, they are still facing the consequences in various ways.

“Imagine no branches” Nearly 70% of bank branches to disappear in the next 10 years

The Covid-19 outbreak is having irreversible impacts on the banking industry already. Above all, it forces banks to shut their branches. And digital challengers such as N26 are quick to jump on the opportunity to change customer behaviour for good.

As stores in the UK close, cash usage drops to half

ATM network Link said their customer's usage of the cash machines and cash has fallen by 50% during last week.

Italian Banca Sella now also provides Bitcoin trading

Founded in 1886, Banca Sella is one of the better-known banking institutions in Italy.

JPMorgan Chase closed 1000 branches

JPMorgan Chase closes approximately one-fifth of its bank branches to help to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Costa Coffee to go cashless as coronavirus spreads

Costa Coffee decided to refuse cash payments amongst its 2500 branches in the UK. Also, customers will no longer be able to sit in its shops due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Coronavirus pushes contact-free digital banking

DBS unveiled the second round of relief measures on Wednesday (Feb 26) to help businesses in Singapore cope amid the virus outbreak, in a move that pushes companies to go digital at the same time.
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Starling Bank launched Fantasy Football game for the UEFA Women’s EURO of women’s football

Starling Bank is the national banking partner of Uefa Women’s Euro 2022 and now it is leveraging its financial heft to boost engagement by launching the first Fantasy Football game not designed for a men’s tournament.

Revolut has joined the buy now pay later market

Revolut is piloting a new 'buy now, pay later' service in Ireland beginning this week.

Klarna in conflict with Barclays over ‘Irresponsible’ Buy-Now-Pay-Later research

Klarna’s UK executive Alex Marsh has hit out at Barclays for publishing what he called “mind-boggling” and “irresponsible”.

Starling Bank has hit 3m account milestone

Starling Bank has passed the three million current account milestone, which “includes more than 460,000 small business accounts,” according to a recent update.