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Arival Bank

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Arival Bank
Founded 📆3 August 2017; 6 years ago (2017-08-03).[1]
Founder 👔Vladislav Solodkiy, Igor Pesin
Headquarters 🏙️Singapore
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Vladislav Solodkiy (CEO)
Number of employees
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Arival Bank is an award-winning[2] digital fintech bank for small businesses, freelancers and crypto-related SMEs, headquartered in Singapore. The startup bank's main distinguishing features are Open API structure, innovative approach to compliance and focus on cryptocurrency-related companies.

As of January 2019, Arival Bank is undergoing the process of acquiring an IFE banking license in United States through Puerto Rico, and applying for an EMI license in Lithuania.

In October 2018 Arival Bank won “Best of Show” award at the prestigious Finovate conference in Hong Kong[3], followed by “DRIVENxxDESIGN” London Design Awards in November 2018[4].

Product overview[edit]

Arival is built as a Banking as a service platform with open APIs, which enables the integration from third-party products (B2B remittance, savings accounts, online-factoring) and provides a full suite of products designed for SMEs in one interface.

One of the core competencies of Arival Bank is digital compliance. Arival partnered up with Promontory, an IBM company as well as DLA Piper. In his article[5] Arival Bank co-founder and CEO Vladislav Solodkiy describes the key ideas behind the bank's compliance policy, including individual approach to corporate customers (each business as a group of people), flexible multi-level KYC and principle of constant data triangulation.


In October 2017, fintech investor Vladislav Solodkiy published a book “The First Fintech Bank’s Arrival”[6], becoming the first to describe the concept of fintech banking. The book was presented at business schools Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and INSEAD, as well as multiple fintech conferences around the world.

Name history[edit]

“Arival” is a wordplay for 1) “arrival of the first digital fintech bank for small businesses, GIGs and crypto-related SMEs” and 2) “a rival for traditional banks, unwilling to serve a new generation of technology businesses and entrepreneurs”.


Vladislav Solodkiy[7], co-founder and CEO of Arival Bank, is a managing partner at Life.SREDA VC, one of the first fintech only venture capital funds in Southeast Asia[8], headquartered in Singapore. He was featured among TOP35 the most influential fintech-investors in the world,[9], TOP21 fintech influencers in Europe,[10] and TOP100 fintech ecosystem builders in Asia[11]

Igor Pesin, Arival Bank co-founder, is an Investment Director at Life.SREDA VC[12]. Being responsible at Life.SREDA for the investments throughout their entire life cycle, Igor has executed more than 20 fintech deals across the world and 9 successful exits through M&As and secondary deals. In 2018, Igor was chosen among the top 100 Fintech influencers in South East Asia by LATTICE80[13].

In 2018 Vladislav and Igor were joined by Jeremy Berger, the Portfolio Director of Life.SREDA[14]. Prior to becoming the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Arival Bank, Jeremy also helped launch Goldbell Investments, the corporate VC arm of the Goldbell Group, focusing on investments in fintech, mobility and automotive innovations.

In December 2018, supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova joined[15] Arival's advisory board.


  1. "Arival Bank company profile". CrunchBase. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. "FinovateAsia Best of Show Winners Announced". 2018-10-30.
  3. "FinovateAsia Best of Show Winners Announced". 2018-10-30.
  4. "Arival".
  5. "Compliance is sexy, and Arival knows it". 2018-11-09.
  7. "Vladislav Solodkiy".
  8. "Life.SREDA".
  9. "The 2016 Fintech Finance 35: Vladislav Solodkiy".
  10. "Fintech Magazine 2016 - "Future of Tech in Finance"".
  11. "FinTech Asia 100 Top 100".
  12. "Igor Pesin - Investments Director @ Life.SREDA".
  13. "LATTICE80 Fintech South East Asia 100 - Top Influencers to know & follow". 2018-11-30.
  14. "Jeremy Berger".
  15. "Natalia Vodianova on Instagram: "Deck the halls with boughs of books fa la la la 📖♥️🤓 🎶 currently reading and cannot put down "The First Fintech Bank's Arival - from Book…"".

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