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Top UK fintech leaders. Part 2

London, UK

Fintech has continued to inspire the innovation worldwide. Due to new technologies our financial opportunities have become bigger than ever before as they are driving real change for consumers and businesses.

Read in my article second part about TOP leading firms in UK

Funding Circle

By Samir Вesai Сbe

Funding Circle is a lending platform where investors lend directly to small businesses in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands.

Funding Circle helped to more than 81,000 businesses, creating an estimated amount of 115,000 jobs. Among the investors are 100,000 individuals, institutional investors, local councils, universities, and government organisations.

The lending platform was launched in 2010.

Starling Bank

By Anne Boden MBE

Startlin Bank is a innovative mobile-only bank launched in 2014 which received it banking licence in 2016. It’s personal, joint, euro and business banking that’s mobile. It offers insights that reveal your spending habits, the ability to deposit cheques directly from your mobile, 24/7 support. Moreover, it is protected by Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Boden received her MBE for services to financial technology.

Tandem Money

Ricky Know

Tandem Monay is a challenger bank launched in 2013 by Matt Cooper, Michael Kent and COE Knox. It offers some unique feature as autosaving with their smart AI that analyse your spending patterns to predict what you can afford to save. Tandem bank offers connected banks feature that permits to see all of your different bank accounts in one place and keep on top of your spending, savings and balances.



Norris Koppel

Monese offers to clients current accounts and money transfer services and acts as an alternative to traditional banks. The mobile-only service provides accounts in Pounds sterling, Euros and Romanian leu, and is available in 31 countries across Europe. Currently it has over 2 million customers

What is interesting that idea of this service arisen when its founder Norris Koppel from Estonia faced difficulties when opening a bank account as he moved to UK. The app is popular due to the fact is able to provide banking services to resident and non-resident customers and has easy and fast account opening process.


Ismail Ahmed

Established in 2010 an online money transfer company by a refuge from Somalia, WorldRemit permits to send money without hidden commissions and fees. Now it is used more than in 50 countries worldwide and has more than 3 million users

Fintech is having a revolutionary effect on how and where businesses operate. Do you agree? If you have your question, please write it below, I would be glad to answer your questions or to introduce your project to my team at Astorts Group  to be evaluated.

Alessandro Rocco Pietrocola is an entrepreneur and investor based in London and operating mainly in Europe, Asia and Oceania with main focus on UK, Baltic Countries, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Middle East and New Zealand as area of interest! At the moment is the CEO of Astorts Group. He is an UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) Approved Person and is has great experience as director of regulated companies. He uses to dedicate part of his life to inspire others and help them achieve the most out of their life. Since he was 20, he had successfully founded and managed several companies operating in the field of management consulting, wealth management and fintech. He loves travelling, he is a cigars lover, an amateur golfer and a dapper man.


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