City grandee Martin Gilbert new chairman of Revolut

Challenger Banks

The banking challenger has made a number of high-profile appointments across its senior management team in recent months.

City grandee Martin Gilbert new chairman of Revolut

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Martin Gilbert, former Co-CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen, has been appointed as the new chairman of Revolut

Gilbert, who cofounded Aberdeen Asset Management in 1983, which later merged with Standard Life, will take up the post at the start of January 2020 and has been “working closely” with <a href="http://www.altfi.com/companies/revolut&quot; target="_blank" class="platfor

Revolut named UK’s fastest-growing technology company

Fintech

Deloitte ranks 50 fast-growing startups, with fintech taking the top three slots.

Revolut named UK’s fastest-growing technology company

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Digital banking app Revolut has been named the UK’s fastest-growing tech company, with an average three-year growth rate of 48,477%.

The figures were published today in Deloitte’s 201

Tandem starts global expansion with Hong Kong launch

Challenger Banks

Tandem starts global expansion with Hong Kong launch

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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

5 things not to miss at the AltFi Berlin Summit

Fintech

AltFi’s annual Berlin Summit is less than a fortnight away on Monday 18 November.

5 things not to miss at the AltFi Berlin Summit

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In just a few weeks’ time AltFi arrives in Berlin for our inaugural Summit in the City.

Join over 200 industry leaders to explore the theme of Scaling-Up in Europe, looking at the opportunity and challenges that Europe’s alternative finance and fintech growth story holds.

The full-day event will explore the opportunities and the challenges faci

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

Fintech

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

Challenger Banks

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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TrueLayer strikes commercial and strategic deal with Visa

Fintech

The tie-up will see Visa take a minority stake in TrueLayer.

TrueLayer strikes commercial and strategic deal with Visa

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TrueLayer, the London-based fintech, has struck a commercial and strategic deal with Visa, as it looks to grow Open Banking.

The deal will see Visa take a minority stake in TrueLayer, which creates APIs to access data from financial service providers and banks.

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Revolut launches publicly in Singapore, signs deal with Mastercard

London-based fintech startup Revolut has two pieces of news to announce this week. First, Revolut is expanding to Singapore after a long beta period. The company already has 30,000 customers there and anyone can open an account now.

Singapore residents will be able to take advantage of all of Revolut’s core features. You can open an account from your phone, get a card and start spending anywhere in the world.

Revolut supports Singapore dollar as well as 13 other currencies. You can top up your account, and send and receive money from the app.

With a free account you can convert money in the app without any ma

When fintech met crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding

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.

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