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Digital Banking | 2023 #9
Weekly news up to Monday, 27th of January 2023
Judo Bank announced the 2023 half-year result in a webcast with Joseph Healy, CEO, and co-founder, and Andrew Leslie, CFO.
🚀 Strong 1H23 result with Dec-22 GLAs of $7.5b up 23%, revenue up 67% and profit before tax up >300% to $53m
👉 On track to achieve FY23 guidance and key business metrics at scale
💰 Significant organic capital generation contributing to robust CET1 ratio of 17.3%
The Banking as a Service industry is worth billions. Even a conservative estimate, which leaves out non-traditional banking services like point-of-sale lending and customer-consented payment initiation services, projects a rise in total BaaS revenue from US$1.7 billion in 2021 to over US$17.3 billion in 2026.
👀 NEWS HIGHLIGHT
Revolut launches a savvier way to shop where customers earn cashback from their favorite retailers. The new service, ‘Shops’, lets users search and browse products from leading brands within the Revolut app.
These include local favorites ranging from John Lewis and MyProtein to Boots and Co-op; international retailers like Amazon, ASOS, and Wish; and big brands’ online stores, including Nike, Charlotte Tilbury and a range of luxury fashion retailers.
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In Asia, fintech companies are witnessing strong growth in the cross-border payment area, recording rates often three or four times those of incumbents.
Customer acquisition has been the holy grail for European banking apps. But who’s coming out on top?
To find out, App Radar analyzed how many downloads Europe’s top neo banks and legacy bank apps attracted between 2021 and the end of 2022 using data from the Google Play Store.
Almost every corner of America’s most populous region every race, and every income bracket appears to have low credit scores. But why? 👇
NOW, ON TO THE SUMMARY OF LAST WEEK'S NEWS
🔦 DIGITAL BANKING HIGHLIGHTS
⭐️ Bunq reached a pre-tax profit of €2.3m for the last quarter of 2022 and says it expects to continue to turn a profit throughout 2023.
⭐️ TWINT starts the new year by achieving the 5 million active users milestone.
FinTech Meetup in Vegas is just around the corner and I will start and close it with a bang. Join me and let's do this together!
🌎 REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
The number of consumers and SMEs actively using open banking-powered services in the UK has reached seven million for the first time.
tell.money contracted to integrate its Gateway solution into the Solaris platform.
Revolut is partnering with grassroots UK-based charity British-Ukranian Aid.
Revolut claims it is set to become a branch in Portugal in the coming months, a change in banking license.
Barclays Eagle intends to allocate a “big chunk” of the £12 million Digital Growth Grant toward the UK’s tech industry.
Mastercard and Visa are set to face another multibillion-pound UK lawsuit over Multilateral Interchange Fees.
Intesa Sanpaolo told staff they can sign up to test from March 1 the app for the new digital lender it is set up with Thought Machine.
The State Treasury of Finland, Kela, and Enfuce partnered to deliver a prepaid disbursement card service that allows the State Treasury and Kela together with Enfuce to provide a secure, reliable, and easy-to-use prepaid payment solution in situations where account payments are not an option.
Radicant Bank sacked its CEO and co-founder after an internal email blasting critics and local politicians were leaked online.
A trio of regulators including the Federal Reserve warned banks to be mindful of liquidity risks related to cryptocurrencies, the latest move by U.S. officials to limit the economy’s vulnerability to the tumultuous market.
Wells Fargo laid off hundreds of mortgage bankers in a new round of job cuts.
The Siam Commercial Bank unveiled its plans to become a fully digital bank in wealth management through its “Digital Bank with Human Touch” vision.
Freedom Finance Bank Kazakhstan JSC and Visa partnered to facilitate cross-border payments from the central Asian country.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
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