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Revolut applies for US banking license

After a year of Revolut's US launch, the digital bank has applied for a banking license in the country.

Carol Nelson hired as US CEO by Monzo Bank

Carol has previously worked as Monzo’s strategic adviser, and from now on she will lead the American expansion for the digital bank, also being the first female chief executive officer.

HSBC is set to launch rival product to TransferWise

HSBC is taking on the digital Fintech giants like TransferWise and Revolut with the launch of Global Money Account.

Visa’s Plaid takeover faces antitrust scrutiny at the DOJ

The Departement of Justice could sue to block Visa's $5.3 billion acquisition of bank data sharing startup Plaid over competition concerns, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Thomas Dodson joins N26 as Head of Engineering in the US

In his role, Thomas Dodson will bring technical and strategic leadership to help N26 accelerate its growth in the US market.

Mastercard and Marqeta expand partnership

Marqeta, which offers a card issuing platform, and Mastercard plan to expand into new regions and launch additional card programs together. Their expansion plan will begin in Asia Pacific.

Robinhood managed to raise another $460m

The stock trading app Robinhood has added $460m to its Series G funding round closing a total of $660 million at an $11.7 billion valuation.

Chime reaches valuation of $14.5bn

Chime raised $485 million in a Series F funding round that values the American digital banking decacorn at $14.5 billion.

Finch was founded by a former N26 employee, now it secures $1.8M seed round

Finch is a US-based fintech startup that aims to integrate the benefits of investing with the flexibility of checking into an all-in-one account.

Klarna becomes Europe’s most valuable fintech hitting over $10 billion valuation

Swedish BNPL provider Klarna has raised $650 million in funding led by Silver Lake with the valuation of the company hitting $10.65 billion.
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Starling Bank’s first acquisition is Fleet Mortgages

UK challenger Starling bank acquires Fleet mortgages as its first corporate acquisition.

Starling Bank revenue skyrockets by 600%

The digital bank Starling has managed to grow revenues to £97.6 million from £14 million in the previous period.

Revolut launched a travel booking feature

After Softbank lead an $800 million investment into Revolut, the UK-based challenger bank came up with another feature - travel booking.

Kid accounts and challenger bank options for children

Revolut junior vs. Starling Bank Kite? 🤔 Once again Everly - challenger bank news joined forces with the Scientia team and their Fintech Insights, the digital banking research platform, to compare several challenger banks' junior accounts from parent's and kid's perspectives! 👍 Check the full article here