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Report: UK Challenger Banks

July 19, 2018

There are so many new players in the UK banking scene, we decided to put them all these so-called challenger banks in one place – looking at what they do, who they serve, what technology they have and where in the process they are, in terms of licences and authorisation.

With our own ongoing market analysis and some data from our sister company Banking Technology, we’ve put together a comprehensive (and regularly updated) list of almost all the ‘challenger banks’ in the UK, from players that have a full banking licence and a comprehensive customer offering (older brands like Metro Bank and newer guys like Starling) to those about to launch, those waiting for a licence and those offering digital and mobile services with no real intention of becoming ‘banks.’

Download (and bookmark) this ever-updating report to find out:

  • Who has applied for a licence from the FCA
  • Which brands are due to launch this year
  • The banking services offered by more than 60 UK brands
  • Where FinTechs and challengers are headquartered and who is financing them
  • Why they pick such wacky names…


Challenger Banks UK


The new players are causing a certain amount of intrigue, imitation, inspiration and panic in the financial services community. So if you need more information on how Atom Bank and Aldermore, B and U, CivilisedBank and Redwood Bank, Monese and Monzo, Tandem, Zopa or 50+ more companies are muscling into the UK banking scene, look no further. (Looking for more information on aggregators? Sign up to our new Account Aggregation Monitor.)

Download the report by clicking below, and get in touch if you want to get behind the login of some of these innovative new apps and online banks. There’s more news and insights about Challengers across the world here.