Market Research Report
Beyond the Hype - Insight into Digital Challenger Banks
|Published by||GlobalData||Product code||985150|
|Published||Content info||47 Pages
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|Beyond the Hype - Insight into Digital Challenger Banks|
|Published: January 25, 2021||Content info: 47 Pages||
In the last decade, the concept of the digital-only bank has gone from isolated upstart players to a global phenomenon present in all major regions around the world. In the last two years alone, many digital challenger banks have witnessed rapid growth in customer numbers, and the advent of COVID-19 has accelerated this trend in some instances. However, while they are much more prevalent globally, digital challenger banks have broken out more easily in some areas than in others. Where a challenger has identified and solved genuine needs incumbents could or would not address, they have often succeeded in disrupting the banking market. Other markets such as the UK and Europe have proved easy for startup banks and third-party tech providers to enter but difficult to sustain. This has culminated in creating a mature market of hundreds of small players, producing increasingly specialist banks to solve particular needs that will struggle to achieve success over the longer term.
Across the world, banking is changing. New digital-only providers are springing up to offer a range of old and new services. With the threat this poses to many incumbents, as well as the opportunity to potential partners and shrewd market players, we have chosen to review a selection of global players. This review looks at 11 of the most interesting digital challengers, including the likes of Monzo, Chime, and KakaoBank. It covers a wide range of categories including strategy, products, goals, funding, strengths, weaknesses, and overall prognosis. Also included is a summary of relevant national and regional markets. This covers recent market history, regulatory changes, conduciveness for challengers to operate, as well as insights from our 2020 Banking and Payments Survey examining changing consumer attitudes to digital-only banks.