Disruptors

German challenger bank N26's plan to win over Americans

08/22/19

Real-time transactions, reward points and early access to paychecks are among the features N26 is attempting to sell consumers here.

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Challenger banks rake in venture capital bucks

08/13/19

Changing consumer attitudes about these companies and the emergence of open banking have made them appealing to venture investors, whose commitments rose 15% in the first half of the year.

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How banks can fend off Amazon and Google

08/06/19

Banks are right to fear the big tech companies that are eyeing financial services, according to Monish Kumar at Boston Consulting Group, who offers suggestions on how traditional lenders can protect their turf.

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Fintech competition drives Dollar Bank into online lending

08/01/19

The Pittsburgh bank is using software initially developed by a fellow mutual to help build out its platform.

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A 2019 bankers' reading list for the dog days of summer

07/31/19

You've made it to August: Ready to hit the beach or just hide somewhere and curl up with a good read? Here are 12 books that address any need: improve your leadership skills, revive unused parts of the brain, stretch your imagination, or laugh from the gut.

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Facebook's bid to break banking

07/25/19

The social media giant says its cryptocurrency project can bring services to the world's unbanked. Lawmakers and regulators aren’t so sure.

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New funding raises N26’s valuation to $3.5B

07/18/19

The challenger bank startup will use the new cash to double its U.S. headcount.

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Challenger bank Current launches anti-overdraft product

07/09/19

The company has created GoFundMe-like pages for users to petition friends and family to help them pay the charges assessed by banks.

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Google flirts with bank charter, digital disruption, Truist fallout: Top stories of the week

06/21/19

Google explored the OCC's fintech charter, then walked away; the biggest changes in digital banking could be just ahead; 'Truist' rebrand prompts lawsuit by N.C. credit union; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Did Facebook swipe its Calibra logo from a challenger bank?

06/21/19

The new digital-currency unit at Facebook has a logo that's nearly identical to that of challenger bank Current, which has been around since 2015.

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