27 Challenger Bank Startups to Watch in 2021

Challenger Bank's tech sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 27 Challenger Bank tech startups is an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scaleups, small creative startups and everything in between.

The last update was made on June 03, 2021.

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N26

N26 offers mobile banking solutions to customers in the European Union through its subsidiary.

Berlin   1001-5000   $682,793,075  

Monese

Monese is an online banking platform that offers quick current account opening for all EU residents.

Tallinn   251-500   $80,379,706  

Tide

Tide is a fintech and banking company that gives time back to business owners, so they can get back to doing what they love.

London   101-250   $95,236,961  

bunq

bunq is the Bank of The Free. A totally independent bank that makes life easy.

Amsterdam   101-250   $52,127,814  

Receipt Bank

Receipt Bank is a paperless bookkeeping platform connecting accountants, bookkeepers and businesses.

London   251-500   $65,000,000  

Revolut

Revolut is a digital banking alternative for instant payment notifications: free international money transfers and global fee-free spending.

London   1001-5000   $336,945,269  

Revolut

Revolut is a digital banking alternative for instant payment notifications: free international money transfers and global fee-free spending.

London   1001-5000   $336,945,269  

Starling Bank

Starling Bank provides a mobile banking application and a debit card that enable users to manage their finances.

London   501-1000   $349,535,281  

Dreams

Dreams is a Neo-bank that makes saving, spending and lending money easy, engaging, and social.

Stockholm   11-50   $27,803,971  

Kard

Kard is a mobile banking alternative for the new generation, offering a never-seen-before customer experience that is cool, social & free.

Paris   11-50   $3,608,437  

Shine

Shine.fr is a mobile bank that offers a management platform to freelancers for online banking with contract and invoice management.

Paris   11-50   $12,512,744  

Lendify

Lendify is Sweden's largest bank challenger taking market shares from traditional banks.

Stockholm   11-50   $423,754,855  

Fundsfy

A neobank tailored specifically for investors.

Valencia   11-50   $2,453,377  

The Future Group

Transports the TV studio inside a computer game engine, allowing people in front of the camera to interact with objects in a virtual world

Oslo   11-50   $46,942,468  

ANYTIME

New modern banking services for personal and business use

Brussels   11-50   $9,356,253  

awamo

Mobile banking & business platform for microfinance

Frankfurt   51-100   $2,250,000  

Governance.com

Governance.com provides smart technology and support services to simplify the control of regulated companies.

Luxembourg   11-50   $2,543,099  

Talk-A-Bot

Talk-A-Bot is an information technology company that provides an enterprise chat-bot for corporate, company, and brand.

Budapest   11-50   $2,299,100  

NewBanking

NewBanking Identity is an Global online platform for identity management.

Copenhagen   1-10   $1,851,446  

Bankify

We specialise in customer-centric mobile banking solutions, which we offer as microservices to financial institutions.

Helsinki   11-50   $466,739  

Bloomio

Bloomio is a seed stage crowdfunding capital based on blockchain technology.

Zug   11-50   $2,247,084  

Mindera

They build high performance, resilient and scalable software systems to enable businesses across locations.

Porto   11-50    

G.AI.A

A CRM platform that creates personalized campaigns using AI and advanced ML algorithms.

Porto   1-10   $530,000  

N2 Applied

N2 Applied AS serves as a nucleus for the development of new technologies within the area of nitrogen.

Oslo     $4,159,400  

Data Suisse

Data Suisse is a deep tech company that helps enterprises boost the quality of their data assets.

Zug   11-50   $355,687  

Topos Network

The Borderless Bank of Migrants

Tallinn   1-10   $500,000  

Sensonomic

Sensonomic creates computer simulations of agricultural systems to optimise yield, improve operations and increase resilience.

Bergen   43840    

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