New banks

Introducing Tearsheet’s The Challengers newsletter on digital banking

  • Challenger banks are expanding all over the world.
  • Tearsheet keeps you on top of what's happening in digital banking.
Introducing Tearsheet’s The Challengers newsletter on digital banking

2019 is shaping up to be the year of the challenger bank. N26RevolutChimeMonzo — all have raised large rounds of capital to compete for new customers. They’ve created apps that millions of their customers love using. And in 2019, competition is heating up.

Revolut and N26 have their sights set on U.S. banking licenses. US-based Chime has opened two million fee-free online checking accounts and is adding more customers each month than Wells Fargo or Citibank.

Tearsheet has you covered when it comes to covering digital banking. Written and edited by Tearsheet’s Zack Miller, our new newsletter The Challengers goes in depth weekly on digital banking and challenger banks.

Subscribe to stay on top of all the challenger trends, strategic moves, and new products.

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Member Exclusive, New banks

Challenger banks aim to go big by going local

  • Revolut and N26 are pushing a global expansion strategy.
  • Other challenger banks are focused on serving niche and local communities.
Sara Toth Stub | June 17, 2019
New banks

Personal Capital launches a new savings account to cut through the ‘sea of sameness’

  • Personal Capital launched a new savings account into an undifferentiated market.
  • High APY, unlimited withdrawals, and extra insurance complement an eye-popping advertising campaign.
Zack Miller | June 11, 2019
New banks

‘We want to figure out what they’re doing differently’: Why KeyBank acquired millennial lender Laurel Road

  • Last April, KeyBank acquired Laurel Road, a digital student loan refinancing platform.
  • Now, both brands are ready to leverage each other's strengths.
Zack Miller | June 06, 2019
New banks, Podcasts

Finxact’s Frank Sanchez on building an ecosystem around core banking technology

  • Frank Sanchez has been participating in the core banking tech space for 35 years.
  • He's back with Finxact and wants to go head to head with 'slow' core providers.
Zack Miller | May 31, 2019
New banks

Dan Ariely on how Qapital uses behavioral finance principles to help people save more

  • Renowned behavioral economist Dan Ariely has spent a career thinking about how to get people to save more.
  • He was recently named chairman of the board of Qapital, a challenger bank.
Zoe Murphy | May 24, 2019
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