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Revolut Turns to Cross River to Power U.S. Expansion

Revolut Turns to Cross River to Power U.S. Expansion
  • Revolut announced a partnership with fintech technology infrastructure company Cross River.
  • The partnership will enable Revolut to offer personal loans to its customers in the U.S.
  • The announcement comes in the wake of Cross River’s announcement that it raised $620 million in March.

International superapp Revolut has partnered with fintech infrastructure provider Cross River to help it build and scale its business in the U.S. The collaboration will facilitate the first personal loans for Revolut’s U.S. customers and, courtesy of Cross River’s technology infrastructure, will be followed by additional credit solutions to be launched later this year.

“At Revolut, we’re building the world’s first global financial superapp so the move into credit and personal loans is a natural next step,” Revolut U.S. Head of Lending Tarun Bhushan said. “Revolut has developed technology to provide loans instantly to approved customers, with no origination fees – so customers can get the credit they need, when they need it.”

In addition to the absence of origination fees, the partnership means that Revolut borrowers will also be liberated from late fees and prepayment penalties, as well. Potential borrowers can also use the Revolut app to check their rates without affecting their credit score. Revolut’s “near-instant” and same-day loan funding solution means that users receive their funds in their Revolut wallet accounts within minutes of approval. Customers can also establish automatic loan repayments using the app’s AutoPay feature.

“At Cross River, we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to provide access to credit,” EVP and Head of Fintech Banking at Cross River Adam Goller said. “Our partnership with Revolut is instrumental in facilitating responsible financial solutions to consumers, and we’re excited to be powering Revolut’s U.S. expansion.”

Loans from Revolut are currently available only to the company’s U.S, customers. Revolut expects to be able to make the personal loans available to all U.S. consumers “in the coming months.”

Revolut’s partnership news comes as the company makes headlines for both personnel moves and expansion into new markets. This spring, Revolut appointed a new APAC General Manager, a new CEO for Brazil ahead of its expansion into that Latin American country, as well as a new General Manager and a new Head of Growth to support Revolut’s move into the U.S. market.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Revolut as we further establish and grow our brand in the U.S.,” new Revolut General Manager for the U.S. Yuval Rechter said in March. “The pandemic has supercharged the digitalization of banking and Revolut is the best answer for U.S. consumers seeking greater value, transparency, and flexibility in how they manage their money.”

Cross River made fintech headlines less than a month ago with the news of its $620 million capital raise led by Eldridge and Andreessen Horowitz. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s tech-focused growth strategy which consists of projects in embedded finance – including payments, lending, and crypto – as well as investments in “people and communities,” plans for international expansion, and “bolstering strategic partnerships.”

“Cross River is powering the future digital economy and changing lives by reinventing the way financial services are accessed,” Cross River founder, President, and CEO Gilles Gade said last month with the financing was announced.

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