The popularity of Neobanks has skyrocketed in the last two-three years. According to the numbers presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Neobanks will process transactions worth $3,255 billion in 2022. In comparison, the collective transactional value in 2017 was just $234.7 billion.
Neobanking sector is growing at 44% CAGR
Neobanks are the consequence of the modern digital age. The primary characteristic of a neobank is that it lacks any physical address/branch and operates digitally.
According to the numbers available on Statista.com, Neo Banks will oversee transactions worth $3,255 in 2022. Last year, the collective transactional value was $2,454. Hence, Neo Banks transactions grew by 32.6% in value on a year-on-year basis.
When we look at the bigger picture, neobanks transactions are set to grow from $234.7 billion in 2017 to $8975 (almost $9 trillion) in 2027. As per the calculations, the value of transactions is set to grow at a CAGR of 44% during the ten years.
There are multiple reasons for this rapid rise in the popularity of neobanks. Neobanks primarily offer an easy digitized boarding process for new users, which really helped the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, easier accessibility to smartphones in recent years has made neobanks really popular among Gen Z and Millennials.
Neobanking userbase to grow by 30% in 2022
Expectedly, the neobanking user/customer base is also growing at an impressive rate. In 2022, the neobanking sector will have a 188 million-strong customer base. This figure pales compared to conservative banks, but the rate of growth in the neobanking user base is unmatched. Compared to 2021, the user base is expected to grow by almost 30%. When we consider the 2017 user base of just 19 million in 2017, the growth has been almost ten-fold during the last five years.
The neobanking user base is expected to grow in the near future, albeit at a different rate. As per the estimations, the Neo Banking user base should be 377 million by 2027.
The US market is the most significant national market in neobanking. In 2022, the US market is expected to contribute $1075 billion of the entire transactional value – making up one-third of the neo-banking global market.
The United States is followed by the UK, Russia, France, and Brazil as the biggest markets for Neobanks. Revoult (UK), Chime (US), N26 (Germany), Nubank (Brazil), Starling (UK), Monzo (UK) are some of the biggest Neobanks currently in the market.