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Metro Bank Announces Accounting Software Partnership With Clear Books

UK-based banking group and lender Metro Bank announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with Clear Books to offer account software with free bank feeds and exclusive discounts to the bank’s small business customers. Metro Bank reported that the integration provides its customers with… Read More

Metro Bank Unveils AI-Powered Receipt Management Technology For Business customers

UK-based banking group and lender Metro Bank announced on Monday it has launched AI-powered receipt management technology for business customers through its mobile app. According to Metro, the technology enables businesses to capture, store and link their receipts to transactions in their mobile business app…. Read More

RateSetter’s Australian P2P Lending Platform Rebrands to Plenti Following Acquisition By Metro Bank

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, has rebranded its Australian P2P lending platform to Plenti. Head of Marketing at Plenti, Sebastian Paulin, shared more details about the rebranding, by stating: “As Plenti, we want to help our customers make the most of… Read More

Metro Bank Acquires P2P Lender RateSetter, Metro Bank to Use its Deposit Base to Fund New Loans

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer lender, has been acquired by Metro Bank. The purchase of RateSetter has long been anticipated as the P2P lender messaged earlier that it was exploring “strategic options” – a euphemism for a sale. In June, there were… Read More

British Banking Group Metro Bank Reportedly in Talks to Acquire P2P Lending Platform Ratesetter

UK-based banking group and lender Metro Bank is reportedly in advanced talks to purchase p2p lending platform Ratesetter. According to Sky News, the duo has entered into exclusive discussions about the acquisition. Founded in 2010, RateSetter states it offers a “simple and accessible way” to… Read More

Banking User Experience (UX) Specialist Peter Ramsey Reveals that “Freezing” Cards at Digital and Regular Banks Is Still Not User-Friendly

Metro Bank was reportedly the first financial institution in the UK to allow users to freeze their cards in case they lost it. The feature was introduced in 2014. The freeze feature blocks transactions via payment cards through software, but it’s reversible so the card… Read More

UK-based Challenger Metro Bank Partners With Three Fintech Firms to Expand its Offering for Business Clients

UK-based challenger Metro Bank is expanding its offering for business clients through several new Fintech partnerships. In February 2019, Metro Bank won £120 million (appr. $150 million) from the £750 million (appr. $935 million) Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) bailout fund aimed at promoting competition… Read More

UK’s Metro Bank Launches Developer Portal That Opens Bank Platform to FCA-Registered Third Parties Seeking to Build Services on top of APIs

British banking group, Metro Bank, announced on Friday the launch its new developer portal, which opens up the bank’s platform to FCA-registered third parties that are wishing to build services on top of its APIs. According to Metro, the self-service portal was built in collaboration… Read More

Timelio Receives Investment from Anthony Thomson, founder of Atom Bank & Metro Bank

Timelio, an online invoice financing marketplace operating in Australia, has received the backing of Anthony Thomson – a leading Fintech entrepreneur who is founder and Chairman of Atom Bank and founder and former Chairman of Metro Bank. Both Atom Bank and Metro Bank have positioned… Read More

Metro Bank Collaborates with Backbase to Launch Commercial Banking Platform

On Monday, Metro Bank announced it has teamed up with fintech company Backbase to launch a new commercial banking platform. This collaboration was reportedly established to further Metro Bank’s customer base expansion. According to Metro Bank, the new banking platform will allow customers to have… Read More

SETL, Deloitte & Metro Bank Initiate Blockchain Smartcard Payment System

SETL, Deloitte and Metro Bank have successfully demonstrated a contactless blockchain smartcard retail payment system for 100 customers of the UK-based challenger bank, according to a release. The project is part of SETL’s FCA Sandbox participation, which creates a ‘safe space’ in which businesses can test… Read More

Does it Matter Who Does the Lending on Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms?

This is a question I get asked a lot. And the usual line of thinking of those asking the question is that it does matter.  The common assumption is that the increased activity of “institutional” funds is crowding out the core retail investors that platforms… Read More

Industry Report: Disruptive Finance is Making Finance More Transparent, Efficient & Democratic for Entrepreneurs & Investors

New forms of finance are poised to inalterably change the entire finance industry ecosystem we know today.  Investment crowdfunding, and the various iterations of alternative finance, are still in the early stages of its evolution.   The disruptive finance industry is measured in mere billions… Read More

Metro Bank Partners with Zopa to Lend Funds: UK Finance Disruptors Join Forces

Peer-to-peer lending pioneer Zopa today announced a partnership with leading challenger bank, Metro Bank, to lend funds through Zopa’s online marketplace.This innovative deal is the first of its kind in the UK and a clear signal that some parts of the UK banking sector are embracing… Read More

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