Why fintech investments?
Fintech (financial technology) is revolutionising the ways we think about and interact with our money. Recent years have seen the arrival of contactless payments, blockchain and Open Banking. With over 2,500 fintech companies in the UK, the industry is a real success story for British business.
An important part of the Group’s strategy is to target investments in companies and technologies that create value. We want to harness the dynamism and creativity in the sector, and bring it into what we do every day to support our customers and clients.
We want to build the bridge between the needs of our business and personal customers, and the fintech community. Our team looks to take minority equity stakes in early-stage fintechs – from Seed to Series B – to help accelerate the Group’s pace of change, and help us look further forward than we have before. This represents a cultural step-change for the Group, as we look to emulate the speed and energy of the fintech sector.
Working with us
We’re constantly on the look-out for new and exciting investment opportunities or partnerships that can deliver substantive change for our business and our customers. If you’re interested in investment, please email us. Or if you’re interested in partnership opportunities, find out more about how we work with fintechs.