Tandem starts global expansion with Hong Kong launch

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Tandem starts global expansion with Hong Kong launch

Image source: Tandem

Digital challenger bank Tandem is expanding to Hong Kong as it begins an international expansion strategy.

The firm launched in the UK in 2016 and then swiftly, and somewhat unexpectedly, bought Harrods bank. 

Now it says it offers a full-service digital bank, offering a suite of

Capital flowing into fintech is driving funding deals for European tech companies

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Report compiled by Stripe and Tech.eu notes the upwards trend is likely to continue.

Capital flowing into fintech is driving funding deals for European tech companies

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A surge in €100m+ (£86m+) funding deals for European tech companies over the past 12 months has been driven by an increase in capital flowing into the European fintech industry, according to a new report.

The report has been compiled by

Monzo surpasses 50% of UK challenger banking market share

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But N26 and Revolut are currently winning the US digital banking landgrab.

Monzo surpasses 50% of UK challenger banking market share

Image source: N26.

German digital bank N26 is currently leading the European challengers in the US digital banking landgrab, taking nearly 50,000 downloads for the month of September, according to figures from Apptopia.

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Starling Bank reveals surprise £30m funding round led by Merian Chrysalis

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Millionth Starling customer expected to sign up “within weeks”.

Starling Bank reveals surprise £30m funding round led by Merian Chrysalis

Image source: Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank.

Digital bank Starling has raised an additional £30m in funding, aimed at accelerating the bank’s expansion into Europe.

The fresh injection of cash includes £20m from the <a href="https://www.altfi.com/article/5725_fintech-focused-f

When fintech met crowdfunding

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Something special is happening at the intersection of retail investors and financial technology, writes Crowdcube’s Luke Lang.

When fintech met crowdfunding

Image source: Luke Lang, Crowdcube’s CMO and Co-Founder.

Luke Lang is CMO and Co-Founder of Crowdcube.

It became clear that fintech companies began to prize crowdfunding three years ago. <a

Royal Mint raises the bar with solid gold payments card

Monzo, Starling, Revolut and N26 have opted for vibrant colours but apparently some very wealthy people want to stick to gold’s glister when paying for things.

Royal Mint raises the bar with solid gold payments card

Image source: Royal Mint

One of the open secrets of fintech is just how powerful an attractively and freshly designed card can be in encouraging millions of users to adopt a firm’s  day to day banking services. Monzo, Starling, <a href="http://www.

OakNorth Bank strikes deal with Shieldpay to launch digital escrow accounts for borrowers

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OakNorth Bank claims the service is an “industry-first offering”.

OakNorth Bank strikes deal with Shieldpay to launch digital escrow accounts for borrowers

Image source: Image of Amir Nooriala, Chief Strategy Officer, OakNorth Bank

Small business bank OakNorth Bank has struck a deal with payments company Shieldpay, launching 

Flux issues 500,000th digital receipt after partnering with Starling and Monzo

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CEO Matty Cusden-Ross’s ‘Beat The Receipt’ campaign continues.

Flux issues 500,000th digital receipt after partnering with Starling and Monzo

Image source: Flux.

Digital receipt provider Flux has ‘printed’ half a million digital receipts for customers since going live in April 2017.

The milestone comes after Flux partnered w

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