London’s 101 Fastest Growing Banking Startups

July 28, 2022

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 Banking companies in London. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Banking Companies & Startups (London)


Selina Finance

FoundersAndrea Olivari, Hubert Fenwick, Leonard Benning
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Selina Finance provides loans to small and medium businesses in the form of flexible credit facilities.


Soldo

FoundersCarlo Gualandri
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Soldo is a multi-user expense account helping companies manage their budgets.


Monese

FoundersNorris Koppel
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Monese is a digital banking option that provides mobile-only, multi-currency accounts in countries across the European Economic Area.


FlowBank

FoundersCharles Henri Sabet
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FlowBank is a multi-asset trading platform that offers a wide range of online banking & investment services to brokers & corporate clients.


Form3

FoundersMichael Mueller
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Form3 is a cloud native payments-as-a-service platform that designs, builds, and runs the technology that powers the future of payments.


DIEM

FoundersGeri Cupi
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Twig is a fintech startup that provides a mobile banking app.


Fintern

FoundersDr Michelle He, Gerald Chappell
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Fintern is a lending startup looking to offer an AI-driven alternative to costly payday loans.


Moneybox

FoundersBen Stanway, Charlie Mortimer
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Moneybox is a mobile savings and investment app that offers a range of saving and investment products including Lifetime ISAs and Pensions.


Ziglu

FoundersMark Hipperson, Niall McConnell, Philip Goffin
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Ziglu provides a digital platform that enables customers to exchange fiat currency for cryptocurrency.


3S Money

FoundersAndrei Dikouchine, Eugene Dugaev, Ivan Zhiznevskiy
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3S Money offers international business banking services in 190 countries.


ANNA : Absolutely No Nonsense Admin

FoundersAndrei Pachai, Boris Dyakonov, Daljit Singh, Eduard Panteleev, Nikita Filippov, Slava Akulov
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Business Banking and Admin service


Repay Solutions

FoundersGeorge Robbins
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Over The Top payment platform connecting businesses to the latest real-time payments innovations without changing bank.


Nucoro

FoundersAntonio Melé, Jose Maria Carbajo, Lennart Asshoff
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Nucoro enables financial institutions to build digital savings, investment and wealth management propositions at speed and scale.


Ondato

FoundersAndrej Vistorskij, Liudas Kanapienis
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Complete KYC and AML management suite that helps businesses onboard clients, authenticate users, and safely conduct their remote processes.


Flagstone

FoundersAndrew Thatcher
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Flagstone is a UK starup developing a cash deposit marketplace that gives users easy access to hundreds of cash deposit accounts.


Cushon

FoundersBen Pollard, Phil Hollingdale
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Cushon is a fintech company that provides investment, pension, financial wellbeing and workplace savings.


Monolith

FoundersDavid Hoggard, Mel Gelderman
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Monolith is a decentralised banking alternative that integrates the DeFi economy into your daily life.


HSBC

FoundersThomas Sutherland
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HSBC is a banking and financial services organization that offers a comprehensive range of services.


Coconut

FoundersAdam Goodall, Sam O’Connor
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Coconut is the current account that takes care of your accounting and tax.


Funding Options

FoundersConrad Ford
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Funding Options is a business to business services marketplace platform operating in the UK and the Netherlands.


The Bank of London

FoundersAnthony Watson
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The Bank of London is a global clearing, agency, and transaction bank advancing the economic infrastructure of the future.


Cashaa

FoundersJanina Lowisz, Kumar Gaurav
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Next Generation Banking Platform


Upside Saving

FoundersAndries Smit, Paul Russell, Steve Fourie
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Upside is Intelligent Cashback as an API, fuelled by Open Banking.


Baanx Group

FoundersGarth Howat, Mark Evans, Sean Salloux
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BaaS (Banking as a Service), white label, mobile digital asset friendly: wallets, cards, payment gateways, IBANs, for communities


TreeCard

FoundersGary Wu, James Cox, James Dugan, Jamie Cox, Peter Francis
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Treecard is a fullstack green finance platform, allowing consumers to spend, save and invest responsibly.


Countingup

FoundersTim Fouracre
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The one that does your books. Countingup is the UK’s #1 banking & accounting app. Dead easy. Super fast. Self sorting.


Updraft

FoundersAseem Munshi, David Yalland, Matt Millar
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Updraft is a part lending, part credit report, and part financial planning app for millennials. We turn borrowers into savers.


Glint

FoundersBen Davies, Jason Cozens
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Glint is a FinTech with an app and debit card that enables clients to save, exchange, spend and send multi-currencies and physical gold.


Omnio

FoundersScott Lanphere
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Omnio Group is a market leading provider of cloud-based banking and payment services.


Monitise

FoundersAlastair Lukies CBE
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Monitise is a technology and services company that delivers mobile banking, payments, and commerce networks.


Old Mutual

FoundersJohn Fairbairn
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Old Mutual Group is an international investment, savings, insurance, and banking group.


Adhara

FoundersEdward Budd, Julio Faura, Peter Munnings
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Real time global liquidity management, FX and international payments on CBDCs and tokenized money for banks and central banks


Fund Ourselves

FoundersNadeem Siam, Tuomas Hietanen
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Short-term credit from the people to the people.


Thought Machine

FoundersPaul Taylor
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Thought Machine is a Fintech company that builds cloud-native technology to revolutionize core banking.


Lendable

FoundersJakob Schwarz, Martin Kissinger, Paul Pamment, Victoria van Lennep
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Lendable is a peer-to-peer lending platform that provides instant paperless loans.


Fiat Republic

FoundersAdam Bialy, Martyna Lewinska, Sophie Guibaud
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Fiat Republic provides banking API unlocking mainstream fiat services for crypto platforms.


Barclays

FoundersJohn Freame
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Barclays is a global financial services company that provides various financial products and services worldwide.


Nexo

FoundersAntoni Trenchev, Georgi Shulev, Kosta Kantchev
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The World’s Leading Regulated Financial Institution for Digital Assets


Cashplus

FoundersAndre AUGUSTUS, Richard Wagner
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Cashplus is a digital challenger to UK banks and has served more than 1.6m customers since launching in 2005


Knoma

FoundersBrett Shanley
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Knoma offers a payment solution and marketplace for lifelong learning.


Trunomi

FoundersStuart Lacey
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Enterprise Privacy Platform allowing companies to meet all regulatory requirements for global Data Privacy Regulations


Growth Capital Ventures

FoundersCraig Peterson, Norman Peterson
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Growth Capital Ventures is a technology led financial services business.


sync.

FoundersAzahara Egea, Ricky Lee
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We provide bank account aggregation and personal financial management service.


Rizq

FoundersDennis Nemerov, Peter Trebelev, Shahid Amin, Yerkebulan Razdykov
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Rizq is the first fully digital sharia-compliant, ethical account in the UK.


Osper

FoundersAlick Varma
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Osper is a prepaid debit card and mobile banking service empowering young people to manage their money responsibly.


Blackthorn

FoundersNick Kundnani
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Blackthorn provides global payment and FX solutions to SMEs via multi-currency IBANs account in 25 currencies.


TreasurySpring

FoundersJames Skillen, Kevin Cook, Matthew Longhurst
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TreasurySpring is a financial technology firm dedicated to democratising short-term funding markets


Qudini – Retail Choreography

FoundersFraser Hardy, Imogen Wethered
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Retail Choreography solutions to transforming customer experience, operations and data for retailers and banks.


Freemarket

FoundersAlex Hunn
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Freemarket accelerate’s businesses growth by giving them access to cross-border payments and currency exchange optimized for their needs.


Griffin

FoundersAllen Rohner, David Jarvis
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Griffin is a Banking-as-a-Service provider that helps companies build and launch financial services products.


10xbanking

FoundersAntony Jenkins, Brad Goodall
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10xbanking offers a digital banking platform that will transform the way financial services providers operate.


ClearBank

FoundersAndrew Smith, Nick Ogden
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ClearBank is the UK’s first new clearing bank in more than 250 years.


BABB

FoundersRushd Averroes
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BABB is a world bank for the micro-economy: a global marketplace for human innovation, financial autonomy and wealth creation.


Standard Chartered Bank

FoundersJames Wilson
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Standard Chartered Bank is an international banking group.


Recognise Bank Ltd

FoundersJason Oakley
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Recognise Bank Ltd is a provider of Banking services to UK’s Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs).


Dozens

FoundersAritra Chakravarty
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dozens is a trading name of Project Imagine Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales (No. 11153882).


DiPocket

FoundersFedele Di Maggio, Michal Wodzicki, Pavel Pokhylchenko
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We are a new generation of mobile digital payments redefining the banking scene.


Squirrel

FoundersEmanuel Andjelic, Mutaz Qubbaj
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Squirrel is an award-winning smart banking app that empowers people to take control of their money.


KRM22

FoundersUnknown
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Provide financial market organisations .


TRASTRA

FoundersRoman Potemkin
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Easy and fast banking for cashing out crypto


Masthaven

FoundersAndrew Bloom
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Masthaven have been providing a flexible and personalised approach to bridging loans and secured lending since 2004.


Expend

FoundersJohnny Vowles, Rudolph Graan
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Expend is the expense management and company spending platform.


Saurus

FoundersUnknown
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Saurus is a UK-based digital banking startup.


Loot Financial Services

FoundersFilip Jakubowski-Drzewiecki, Ollie Purdue
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Loot Financial Services is a banking and money management app for students.


MoneeMint

FoundersHassan Waqar
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MoneeMint provides banking services.


Monzo

FoundersGary Dolman, Jason Bates, Jonas Huckestein, Paul Rippon, Tom Blomfield
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Monzo is a digital-only bank platform and marketplace that allows customers to access a range of products and services.


Chip

FoundersAlex Latham, Simon Rabin
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Chip is a savings and investments app that utilizes open banking technology to enable customers to deposit to investment funds.


Transak

FoundersSami Start, Yeshu Agarwal
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Web2-to-web3 conversion funnels for the next generation of apps.


Berenberg

FoundersHans Berenberg, Paul Berenberg
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Berenberg is a company that provides asset management, corporate and investment banking services primarily to the European areas.


Bank of England

FoundersKing William, Queen Mary
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The Bank of England serves as the central bank of the United Kingdom.


TuningBill

FoundersAmita D, Asit Beesen
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TuningBill is a digital banking and account management system for international traders.


Manigo

FoundersStevan Bajic
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Manigo is a full stack Banking as a Service (BaaS) provider


Finance Unlocked

FoundersChris White, Henry White, Robert Ellison
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The world’s first comprehensive, on-demand video-delivered learning platform built specifically for finance professionals.


fena

FoundersFaiz Rasool, Gosia Furmanik, Stefan Binder
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Democratising Open Banking access


Panmure Gordon

FoundersDavid Tabizel
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Panmure Gordon & Co has been connecting businesses with the capital to help them grow.


Kudimoney

FoundersBabs Ogundeyi
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Kudimoney is a full service digital only bank that enriches lives by helping people live healthier financial lives.


Pockit

FoundersVirraj Jatania
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Pockit is a financial technology company that provides a digital banking app for the underbanked masses.


Tandem

FoundersMatt Cooper, Michael Kent, Ricky Knox
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Tandem is building a bank and financial management universe, focused on freeing users from financial stress by making money simple.


Curve

FoundersAnna Mostyn-Williams, Shachar Bialick, Tom Foster-Carter
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Curve is a banking platform that consolidates cards and accounts into one smart card and app.


Greengage

FoundersSean Kiernan
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Building the future of finance: reinventing the merchant bank for the digital age


VitraCash

FoundersFlorian Winkler, Koray Koska
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Tired of carrying all your debit and credit cards without even knowing which one to use for which kind of payment? Try VitraCard!


AvantCredit

FoundersUnknown
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Get up to £20,000 with a personal loan online from Avant UK. Applying is easy, quick and does not affect your credit score


3AI

FoundersHassan Salamony, Jacob Ayres-Thomson, Simon Judd
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Empowering Investors with Big Data Insights


UniZest

FoundersChris Donnachie, Peter Miles
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Global banking for international students


Axxeltrova Limited

FoundersFaisal Ahmed, Rick Phillips
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Axxeltrova is a tech-focused investment bank.


Fortu Wealth

FoundersAzamat Sultanov, Firdavs Shakhidi
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Fortu – Digital Private Wealth with a Personal Touch


CASHOFF

FoundersDmitry Gorkov, Mikhail Medvedev
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Provides profit-generating open banking API solutions for banks and unique digital experience for their consumers


Albert

FoundersDan Bruce, Ivo Weevers
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Albert is an innovative, fast growing technology company disrupting financial management for freelancers and the solo self-employed.


ZEON Network

FoundersUnknown
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ZEON Network: a decentralized platform for financial services. Crypto-backed loans, deposits, wallet, buy and sell digital assets.


Pollinate

FoundersAl Lukies, Fiona Roach Canning, Jonathan Hughes, Tim Joslyn
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Pollinate Networks is a platform that works with banks to create data-driven experiences for merchants and consumers.


Acuity Knowledge Partners

FoundersJoel Perlman
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Acuity Knowledge Partners is a provider of research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector.


Unlimint

FoundersKirill Evstratov
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Unlimint provides fast-growing innovative businesses with a constantly evolving business interface, made by innovators for innovators.


Third Financial

FoundersPete Caddick, Stewart Foster
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Third Financial is one of the fastest growing and most innovative software and platform service providers in the market today.


Lanistar

FoundersGurhan Kiziloz
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Lanistar is a fintech company that provides customer-centric alternative to traditional banking.


Globatalent

FoundersFerran Martinez, Gabriel Treiband, Iñaki Cabrera, Sunil Bhardwaj
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The Sport Neobank. An App that allows you to acces discounts on sport products, buy tickets and invest in young athletes.


Saveable

FoundersAmer Turjacanin, Conrad Holmboe
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Automated Savings & Wealth Management Technology


Muniy

FoundersJeremy Suarez
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Muniy offers banking for everyone, extending the digital banking revolution to more aspects of people’s lives.


Scribe Labs

FoundersRob Cossins
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Scribe Labs is a platform for lending and investment decisions, using research-based AI.


Origin

FoundersRaja Palaniappan, Robert Taylor
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Origin is the primary marketplace for fixed income borrowers and dealers.


Railsbank

FoundersClive Mitchell, Nigel Verdon
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Railsbank, the global Embedded Finance Experience Platform.


Invocap

FoundersGideon Shaw, Jeremy Esekow
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Invocap provides online tools that helps small and medium businesses with their financial growth.

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