Monese and Mastercard launch strategic European partnership
Oct19

Monese and Mastercard launch strategic European partnership

Mastercard and Monese, the European banking service provider, announced a new multi-year strategic partnership to further enhance local banking services for the underserved across Europe, with Monese becoming a principal Mastercard issuer. With its multi-currency accounts that are available in 31 countries, Monese’s new partnership with Mastercard provides its customers access to Mastercard’s global acceptance network, allowing them...

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FF Virtual Arena: PPS and Monese
Oct14

FF Virtual Arena: PPS and Monese

In today’s Virtual Arena, we are talking partnerships! Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie chats with Norris Koppel, founder and CEO of Monese and CEO of PPS Ray Brash about how to create the perfect partnership...

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Monese adopts Thought Machine’s core banking platform Vault
Oct07

Monese adopts Thought Machine’s core banking platform Vault

Monese, the popular pan-European banking service that provides instant and localised mobile money accounts in 31 countries, today announces it will adopt Thought Machine’s cloud native core banking platform Vault. Monese, which provides accounts to both consumers and businesses, will migrate its existing customer base onto Thought Machine’s cloud native platform, as it focuses on strengthening the company’s core...

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Fintech Finance presents: Building a Bank for the Future in Association with Banking Circle
Jul15

Fintech Finance presents: Building a Bank for the Future in Association with Banking Circle

In this super-special supplement, we are very proud to present: Building a Bank for the Future in Association with Banking Circle “If anybody in a bank is telling you they know what the bank’s going to look like in five or 10 years and can guarantee their market, then I think they may be in for a shock” Elliott Limb of Mambu We take a deep dive into all how to build a bank, not for a predicted future, but a bank that...

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Monese partners with Paysafe to bridge the gap between cash and  digital banking
Jul13

Monese partners with Paysafe to bridge the gap between cash and digital banking

Monese, the banking service that gives people the financial freedom to thrive anywhere, has partnered with leading specialised payments platform, Paysafe, to provide its customers with access to cash services. Paysafe’s eCash solution, Paysafecash, can now be used by millions of consumers to top up Monese accounts directly with cash. Monese already has over 40,000 cash top up locations in the UK – the new partnership boosts the...

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Exclusive: ‘A fintech box set’ – Laurent Nizri, Paris FinTech Forum in “The Fintech Magazine”
Jun30

Exclusive: ‘A fintech box set’ – Laurent Nizri, Paris FinTech Forum in “The Fintech Magazine”

Paris Fintech Forum ended a five-year run in January 2020, with founder Laurent Nizri (right) leaving fans on a cliffhanger. Now you can relive the last epic instalment with a special online edition, including all 150 panel debates and interviews. Hannah Duncan tuned in for her fintech (Net)fix. When we heard that Paris Fintech Forum, was coming to an end, we let out an almighty ‘NONNN!’.  Organised by the insanely well-connected...

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“Repair the roof while the sun is shining” – why fintechs were COVID ready
Jun17

“Repair the roof while the sun is shining” – why fintechs were COVID ready

By Ray Brash, CEO of PPS During his 1962 State of the Union Address, John F. Kennedy declared: “The best time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining”. While the original philosophy behind the sentiment wasn’t intended for organisations, per se, it’s an apt quote when reflecting on fintechs in light of COVID-19. We are all aware that the pandemic has shut down our normal way of life, and with it a quarter of UK businesses. At...

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Norris Koppel, Monese – PFF
May07

Norris Koppel, Monese – PFF

We chat to Norris Koppel of Monese and discuss all things PFF

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Norris Koppel, Monese – higher end financial service opportunities
Apr30

Norris Koppel, Monese – higher end financial service opportunities

We speak to Norris Koppel of Monese where we ask: how are we going to improve the higher end financial services to people who have traditionally been left out

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The Paytech Magazine Issue 05
Apr30

The Paytech Magazine Issue 05

Many of the interviews for this issue were conducted when the world was a very different place… not that long ago! But if you look at our spine-tingler on our printed edition, “Life is 10 percent what happens to us, and 90 percent how we react to it.” So with that, we at Fintech Finance are very pleased to present, The Paytech Magazine! Payments as an industry has reacted to Covid-19 with imagination and fortitude,...

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Norris Koppel, Monese – How Monese can leverage the offerings of other companies to better serve customers
Apr23

Norris Koppel, Monese – How Monese can leverage the offerings of other companies to better serve customers

We chat to Norris Koppel on how Monese can leverage the offerings of other companies to better serve customers

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Norris Koppel, Monese – challenges with some onboarding
Apr16

Norris Koppel, Monese – challenges with some onboarding

We talk to Norris Koppel of Monese about the challenges that come with some onboarding

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Norris Koppel, Monese
Apr09

Norris Koppel, Monese

FF’s Doug Mackenzie sits down with Norris Koppel and talks about all things Monese

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Top 5 successful neobanks in Europe
Apr07

Top 5 successful neobanks in Europe

Currently, six out of ten of the most successful online banks come from the EU. Their total customer base exceeded 13 million, and the companies themselves were able to attract more than $2 billion of investments. Most of them simply explain their achievements – avoiding copying the standard banking model and moving financial services to a whole new level. Of course, challenger banks as a business model are not always and not...

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Monese takes a giant leap forward, to create the first Interplanetary Banking Service
Feb07

Monese takes a giant leap forward, to create the first Interplanetary Banking Service

To celebrate a successful launch for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, Monese opens the queue for a banking service available on Mars Monese has launched a waiting list for anyone on Earth to register for the first Martian account and interplanetary banking service. Monese, which launched the UK’s first mobile-only banking service in 2015, believe that every human on Earth has the right to access their money wherever and whenever they need to,...

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Norris Koppel, Monese: Future for the Industry
Jan30

Norris Koppel, Monese: Future for the Industry

Norris Koppel from Monese speaks to us about the future of the industry.

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Building the World’s Most Inclusive Banking Service
Jan23

Building the World’s Most Inclusive Banking Service

At Monese, we believe everyone has the right to hold their money in a safe place and access it whenever they need to. As traditional banks, driven by credit and legacy processes, don’t let everyone open an account, Monese is rethinking how everyday banking works for today and the future. Leading by example We are defining a new category of banking — one created to be inclusive and affordable; one that removes the legacy barriers that...

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Norris Koppel, Monese: Brexit
Jan23

Norris Koppel, Monese: Brexit

Norris Koppel from Monese speaks to us about the impact of Brexit.

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Norris Koppel, Monese: Biometrics
Jan16

Norris Koppel, Monese: Biometrics

Norris Koppel from Monese speaks to us about biometrics.

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Norris Koppel, Monese: Future Plans
Jan09

Norris Koppel, Monese: Future Plans

Norris Koppel from Monese speaks to us about future plans.

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Norris Koppel, Monese: Developing Technology
Jan02

Norris Koppel, Monese: Developing Technology

Norris Koppel from Monese speaks to us about developing technologies.

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Norris Koppel, Monese: Regulation
Dec19

Norris Koppel, Monese: Regulation

Norris Koppel from Monese speaks to us about regulation.

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Norris Koppel, Monese: The Monese Story
Dec12

Norris Koppel, Monese: The Monese Story

Norris Koppel from Monese speaks to us about the Monese story.

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Norris Koppel, Monese: Challenges and Changes
Dec05

Norris Koppel, Monese: Challenges and Changes

Norris Koppel from Monese speaks to us about challenges being faced.

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Monese on track for £1Billion worth of Transactions per year
Dec04

Monese on track for £1Billion worth of Transactions per year

Monese, the provider of instant mobile current accounts, has revealed new figures that show strong growth as the company nears £1Bn worth of annual transactions, following its Eurozone account launch in September. Since Eurozone accounts opened, customers have been free to move anywhere in the Eurozone and the UK, safe in the knowledge that their local bank account will be accessible and usable consistently via the app in any one of...

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