Anne Boden, founder of UK’s Starling Bank, steps down as CEO
Anne Boden nearly lost a grip on Starling Bank years ago when the neobank was in the middle of a coup effort led by its CTO, but now it looks like Boden is doing the walking away. The outspoken founde
The profit divide running through the neobanking sector
While it is possible to build a neobank that isn't bone-grafted to the venture capital markets, it can be a very long road to get to that point.
Looks like (some) neobanks will be OK after all
There's some good financial news brewing for neobanks: new data indicates that at least some of the larger and better-known neobanks are going to be OK after all.
Neobanks’ moves toward profitability could be the path to public markets
At least a portion of the neobanking world is financially stable enough to consider public offerings.
Equity Monday: More money for fintech, Deliveroo’s IPO and AI startups
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri
UK challenger bank Starling raises $376M, now valued at $1.9B
Challenger banks continue to see huge infusions of cash from investors bullish on the opportunity for smaller and faster-moving tech-based banking startups to woo customers from their larger rivals. I
This UX specialist opened 12 UK bank accounts and ‘logged everything’
“I’ve got a really high attention to detail, which might sound great, but it’s possibly a curse because I can’t help but spot problems with everything around me,” says Peter Ramsey.
Modulr raises £18.9M for its ‘Payments as a Service’
Modulr, the U.K. fintech that offers ‘Payments as a Service’ as an alternative to commercial and wholesale transaction banking, has secured £18.9 million in growth funding. Leading the ro
Neat is a challenger bank for early-stage startups and SMEs
With the growth in cross-border payment services and ‘challenger’ bank cards for consumers, you’d be forgiven for wondering where the options are for small business — where cas
Starling CEO Anne Boden is coming to Disrupt Berlin
The European fintech wave can’t stop and won’t stop. That’s why I’m excited to announce that the founder and CEO of Starling Bank Anne Boden is joining us at Disrupt Berlin. While it feels lik
Starling Bank raising another £80M, ends partnership with TransferWise
Starling, the U.K. challenger bank founded by banking veteran Anne Boden, is in the early stages of raising a significant new funding round as part of plans to double down on its newly launched busine
London fintech Tail is a cashback platform built on the promise of Open Banking
London-based <a target="_blank" href="https://tail.at/">Tail</a> is a new fintech startup that offers a glimpse into the promise of Open Banking. This is seeing upcoming legislation in the EU and U.K.
GoCardless Founder Tom Blomfield’s New Startup Is A “Full Stack” Mobile-First Bank
We already knew that GoCardless co-founder Tom Blomfield was <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2015/03/16/go-founder-less/">working on a new U.K. banking startup</a>, but now, thanks in part to a noisy