Original article by Richard Gluyas
The Australian – Page: 15 & 16 : 11-Jan-19
Australia’s traditional banks are set to face growing competition from purely digital banks. The majority of banks that have entered the domestic market in the last decade have been foreign owned, but local ‘neobanks’ are changing the status quo. Volt will seek a full banking licence after gaining a restricted licence in May 2018, and the digital bank aims to have a $3m mortgage loan book within three years. Xinja also recently secured a restricted licence, while 86400 is set for a public launch within three months.
VOLT BANK LIMITED, XINJA BANK LIMITED, 86400 PTY LTD, CUSCAL, AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY, BENDIGO AND ADELAIDE BANK LIMITED – ASX BEN, UP, MONZO, REVOLUT, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, BARCLAYS BANK PLC