A neobank is a type of challenger bank that operates solely digitally. Neobanks are newly established banks that do not belong to large conventional banks. They do not have any physical branches and can provide their services both via mobile or desktop devices. They require their clients to go through a digital onboarding process, most frequently via smartphone. Neobanks can be of two types: those which have a banking license and those that do not.
The most popular neobanks include Revolut, Chime, Nubank, N26, and Monzo.