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Today In Digital-First Banking: Revolut Seeks UK Financial Services License; Capital One Joins Fiserv’s MoneyPass ATM Network

In today’s top digital-first banking news, British challenger bank Revolut is seeking a U.K. financial services license, while Capital One has agreed to join Fiserv’s surcharge-free MoneyPass ATM network. Plus, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand revealed on Sunday (Jan. 10) that it had been hacked.

Neobank Revolut Applies for UK Financial Services License

Revolut, the British challenger bank, has sent in a banking license application to the U.K. Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Revolut Founder and Chief Executive Nik Storonsky said in an announcement that having a British license for financial services will enable the FinTech to provide banking offerings that “U.K. customers expect from their everyday primary bank account.”

Capital One Joins Fiserv’s MoneyPass ATM Network

Capital One has signed on to become part of Fiserv’s surcharge-free MoneyPass ATM network. MoneyPass will be available at more than 1,500 ATMs at Capital One branches, Capital One Cafes and other chosen spots. Moreover, Capital One 360 Checking customers will have the ability to use 34,000 MoneyPass ATMs surcharge-free throughout the nation.

IRS Error Puts Stimulus Payments in Wrong Accounts

Approximately 13 million defunct accounts inadvertently received stimulus check payments by the IRS, which the government body is currently trying to get to the right locations. Those who still haven’t received their stimulus payments are told to watch their bank accounts and mailboxes. The stimulus checks, which will be $600 to qualified adults and children, are part of a broad $900 billion bill that was ratified by Congress in 2020.

Hackers Strike New Zealand’s Central Bank

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand disclosed on Sunday (Jan. 10) that it had been hacked – and that sensitive individual and business information may have been involved. The hackers breached the security of “a third-party file-sharing service,” according to a news release from the central bank.

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