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Monzo gently rolls out current account

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Mobile-only challenger bank Monzo is taking it nice and easy with a steady roll-out of its current account. The bank, which received its full UK banking licence in April, says it’s been using the current account internally and today (17 July) is now inviting some of its customers to join and “help put it through […]

Card payments problems bring down the fintech house

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A whole swathe of fintech firms and challenger banks have been hit by tech issues – with card payments failing. The names include mobile-only challenger bank Monzo, Revolut, Starling Bank, Curve and payments start-up Fire. The problem is understood to be due to provider Global Processing Services (GPS), which as usual offers no updates on […]

More money misery for Monzo with £6.7m loss

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Mobile-only challenger bank Monzo has reported a loss after taxation of £6.7 million in its latest financial results. For the year ended 28 February 2017, the firm’s directors do not recommend a final dividend. In fact, it has got worse compared to the 2016 full year results. There was also no final dividend because the […]

Fintech funding round-up: 31 March 2017

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Lighter and brighter – catch up with fintech funding news in our brief round-up. Features Monzo, Quint and Lidya. Mobile-only challenger bank Monzo has raised another £2.5 million from more than 6,000 investors – the highest-ever number of any Crowdcube campaign. This follows its crowdfunding record of £1 million round last year, which closed in […]

Seconds out for Monzo tech

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Mobile-only challenger bank Monzo has been hit by tech issues for the second time this week. As Banking Technology reported on 6 March, payment outages caused major problems to cardholders and fintech services provides in the UK and internationally – and Monzo was one of the affected firms reporting issues with their payment processor. Today […]

Monzo, Revolut, Loot, U Account and other fintechs let down by payments processor

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Payment outages have caused major problems to cardholders and fintech services provides in the UK and internationally. This is understood to be down to payments processor Global Processing Services (GPS).

Fintech funding round-up: 23 February 2017

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Let’s put the fun in funding by keeping it mercifully brief. A round-up of key events. Featuring Tala, Nymbus and Monzo. US micro-loan start-up Tala (formerly InVenture), led by founder and CEO Shivani Siroya, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. The money will support its expansion plans in South Asia and Latin America. […]

Can you marry an app Monzo?

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Mobile-only challenger bank Monzo has revealed some witty conversations between its banking customer support team and customers. In an amusing blog post, the bank says its customer support team of around 17 people manage hundreds of queries on a daily basis in as “close to real-time as possible”. Some of these conversations struck a chord […]

UK bank challenger Monzo raises £4.8m in latest funding round

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Mobile-only challenger bank Monzo has raised £4.8 million in an “interim” funding round led by Passion Capital. The bank is now valued at £50 million (in February this year it was valued at £30 million).

How emerging banks are changing the banking experience

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Consumers and businesses alike will often consider a company’s reputation before entering an agreement with them. After all, why would anyone choose an organisation which has history of letting its customers down, over another with a spotless track record? It’s unsurprising then that once the reputation of traditional banks in the UK was tarnished by […]

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