Tagged: metro bank

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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