Monese, the banking service that gives people the financial freedom to thrive anywhere, is announcing a pan-European partnership with the cross-border deposits marketplace Raisin.
Starting today, Monese personal account customers in the UK, Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, and Spain will gain access to the Raisin platform, directly through the Monese Hub. With a broad choice of Raisin's more than 500 competitive, transnational savings products, available from over 80 partner banks located across the entire European Economic Area, Monese users will be able to select their preferred deposit in a new streamlined process.
As the partnership unfolds over the following weeks, it will ultimately provide seamless savings account access and management all within the Monese Hub, under a new service, Monese Savings. Designed to help customers save for a planned trip abroad, the next stage of life, or simply into a rainy day fund, Monese Savings will facilitate automated, recurring payments to the customer's Raisin savings account — aiming to create greater transparency and profitability on savings, and thus to place customers’ goals within their own reach.
Monese Savings sit alongside Monese Pots, Monese’s non-interest bearing savings accounts, which were introduced in May 2019. Savings and Pots are designed around the lives of the internationally mobile Monese customer and those who use Monese as a primary bank account. With over 70% of incoming funds being from salary payments, Monese is a primary account for the majority of its customers, and these customers increasingly want greater financial freedom, and more control over their spending and savings, wherever they may be.
The fast growth, strong funding and broad international presence of both fintechs positions the partnership to set a new benchmark in fintech collaboration toward a more harmonized European savings market. 1.4 million people have signed up to Monese, with customer growth tripling in 2018 and over 100,000 people now joining Monese every month. Demand for Monese across mainland Europe surpassed that of the UK in November 2018, and in March 2019, two-thirds of all sign-ups to Monese were in mainland Europe. Raisin, having raised fresh capital of €125 million in 2019 alone and surpassed €15.5 billion in total brokered volume since 2013 for customers in 31 countries, brings a unique network of banking and distribution partners.
Norris Koppel, CEO and founder of Monese, said: “We are delighted to be launching this partnership with Raisin, as we further develop our savings products and features. We serve a fast-growing and incredibly international audience who travel the world for study, work, family, or retirement. The majority of these customers use Monese as a primary account and we know they want their money and their savings to work harder, so they can thrive anywhere. Through this partnership with Raisin customers will have fantastic access to competitive savings rates.”
Raisin CEO and co-founder Tamaz Georgadze added: “Monese customers appreciate banking across borders. To provide users of Monese banking services an opportunity to earn more on their savings, we’re launching better saving options from all over Europe on a pan-European scale, in six markets simultaneously. With our collaboration we’re setting a new standard in finance, addressing what consumers actually need in a changing world.”