Today, the so-called “digital banks” are gaining special popularity. In digital banking, there are no offices and employees, cash desks, ATMs or terminals. A digital bank represents a virtual process that includes online banking and beyond.
The development of digital banking was primarily due to the shortcomings of the traditional banking system.
Investors, digital developers, artificial intelligence developers have become interested in digital banking. Digital banking can be considered a new generation project. For example, the world famous financial corporations like Revolut, Nubank and N26. Corporate executives decided to change the existing system and introduce other products: bank accounts, lending and insurance. Europe and the USA are gradually introducing new technologies, and Asian states are already launching alternative digital banks.
Today, new generation banks are not a stable source of income and they do not bring superprofits, as their activities are completely dependent on investments.
Investments in such projects are growing every year. For the first quarter of 2019, investors transferred one and a half million dollars, which is approximately 78% (higher than in 2018). But, despite this, digital banking is still hard to call profitable. For example, Metro Bank, established in 2010, brought significant profit only in 2017.
However, the unprofitability of such projects is a condition for their future success. Investors and developers are primarily interested in customer growth, not income.
As for the commission for services, it is either completely absent in innovative banks or substantially less than in physical institutions.
There are also no requirements for the balance and payment for transactions in foreign currency.
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