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Kard Is a Challenger Bank for Teens

“Meet French startup Kard , a challenger bank that works a lot like N26 or Revolut. But Kard is all about convincing teens that their first bank account is going to be a Kard account — a bit like Step in the U.S.”
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YouTrip, a Challenger Bank in Southeast Asia, Raises $25.5M for Expansion

“Singapore-based startup YouTrip thinks consumers of Southeast Asia deserve a taste of the challenger bank revolution happening in the U.S. and Europe, and it has raised $25.5 million in new funding to bring its app-and-debit-card service to more parts in the region. Challenger banks have sprung up in Europe in recent years. Unicorns Monzo, Revolut […]
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Monzo Launches Its ‘bank of the Future’ in the US

“As Monzo doesn’t have its own US banking license, the features will be a little different. “The main thing that will be removed is lending,” says Blomfield. “We’re not a bank [in the US], so we won’t be lending customers money.” The majority of existing Monzo features will be available in the US, including things […]
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Monzo, the UK Challenger Bank, Raises £113M Series F Led by YC’s Continuity Fund at a £2B Post-money Valuation

“Monzo , the fast-growing U.K.-based challenger bank with more than two million account holders, has raised £113 million (~$144m) in additional funding. Confirming TechCrunch’s scoop in April, the Series F round is led by Y Combinator’s “Continuity” growth fund, and gives the company a new £2 billion (~$2.5b) post-money valuation. That’s double the £1 billion […]
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N26 Launches Its Challenger Bank in the US

“European fintech startup N26 is now accepting customers in the U.S. The company is launching a bank account with a debit card that should provide a better experience compared to traditional retail banks. If you’re familiar with N26, the product that is going live today won’t surprise you much. Customers in the U.S. can download […]
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Singapore to Issue Digital Bank Licenses | ZDNet

“Singapore has announced plans to issue up to five digital bank licenses as part of efforts to add market diversity and boost the banking system in the country, as it looks to become a digital economy. The move also is part of a market liberalisation journey spanning two decades and an extension of an existing […]

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Airfox Announces Digital Challenger Bank for Emerging Markets

“Airfox today announced banQi , its free and flexible digital challenger bank designed specifically for the Brazilian market and its 50 million people who are not served by traditional banking establishments. Developed by Airfox with strategic partner Via Varejo , a leading Brazilian retailer, the banQi platform evolved from the Airfox digital wallet that launched […]