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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 101 Top English Banking Startups & Firms

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This article showcases our top picks for the best English Banking companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Banking industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top English Banking Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Revolut

Revolut

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Revolut is a financial services company that specializes in mobile banking, card payments, money remittance, and foreign exchange.

Starling Bank

Starling Bank

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Starling Bank is a mobile banking platform that offers personal, joint, and business accounts.

Starling Bank

Zilch

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Zilch is a buy now, pay later app that allows its customers to shop wherever Mastercard is accepted.

Starling Bank

Monzo

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Monzo is a digital-only bank platform and marketplace that allows customers to access a range of products and services.

Starling Bank

Soldo

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

Starling Bank

Tide

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Tide is a business banking platform with a mission to save small businesses time and money on their banking and admin.

Starling Bank

Railsbank

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Railsbank is an open banking API and platform that gives regulated and un-regulated companies access to global banking.

Starling Bank

Curve

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Curve is a banking platform that consolidates cards and accounts into one smart card and app.

Starling Bank

TrueLayer

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TrueLayer is a fintech platform utilized to build financial apps that connect to bank data, verify accounts, and access transactions.

Starling Bank

Barclays

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

Starling Bank

Modulr

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Modulr is a fintech company that provides Payments as a Service API for digital businesses.

Starling Bank

HSBC

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

Starling Bank

Nexo

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The World’s Leading Regulated Financial Institution for Digital Assets

Starling Bank

Monese

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The mobile app alternative to the banks, offering multi-currency accounts that are easy to open from anywhere in the European Economic Area

Starling Bank

ClearBank

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ClearBank is the UK’s first new clearing bank in more than 250 years.

Starling Bank

OakNorth

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OakNorth is the creator of the ON Credit Intelligence Suite – proven cloud software that transforms commercial lending

Starling Bank

10xbanking

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10xbanking offers a digital banking platform that will transform the way financial services providers operate.

Starling Bank

Moneybox

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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.

Starling Bank

Meniga

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Meniga is a digital banking platform that helps banks, businesses, and individuals manage their financial data.

Starling Bank

Funding Options

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

Starling Bank

Tandem

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Tandem is building a bank and financial management universe, focused on freeing users from financial stress by making money simple.

Starling Bank

Chip

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Chip is building the best savings account in the world

Starling Bank

Ziglu

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Ziglu provides a digital platform that enables customers to exchange fiat currency for cryptocurrency.

Starling Bank

Form3

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Cloud-native connectivity, payment processing, clearing and settlement services to Financial Institutions and Fintechs globally.

Starling Bank

Pollinate

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Pollinate Networks is a platform that works with banks to create data-driven experiences for merchants and consumers.

Starling Bank

Fluency

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CBDC proprietary blockchain revolutionising the existing financial system. Powering the Revolution of Money.

Starling Bank

Griffin

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Griffin is a Banking-as-a-Service provider that helps companies build and launch financial services products.

Starling Bank

Transak

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Web2-to-web3 conversion funnels for the next generation of apps.

Starling Bank

ANNA : Absolutely No Nonsense Admin

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Business Banking and Admin service

Starling Bank

Selina Finance

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Selina Finance provides loans to small and medium businesses in the form of flexible credit facilities.

Starling Bank

Nucoro

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The platform to build all fintech money management propositions.

Starling Bank

Pockit

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

Starling Bank

Treecard

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Treecard is a fullstack green finance platform, allowing consumers to spend, save and invest responsibly.

Starling Bank

Omnio

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

Starling Bank

Countingup

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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.

Starling Bank

Origin

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Origin is the primary marketplace for fixed income borrowers and dealers.

Starling Bank

Delta Capita

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Delta Capita is an International business & technology consultancy and managed services provider

Starling Bank

Glint

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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.

Starling Bank

Coconut

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Coconut is the current account that takes care of your accounting and tax.

Starling Bank

Baanx Group

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BaaS (Banking as a Service), white label, mobile digital asset friendly: wallets, cards, payment gateways, IBANs, for communities

Starling Bank

Lanistar

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

Starling Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank is an international banking group.

Starling Bank

Flagstone

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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.

Starling Bank

Adhara

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Real time global liquidity management, FX and international payments on CBDCs and tokenized money for banks and central banks

Starling Bank

Cashaa

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Next Generation Banking Platform

Starling Bank

Knoma

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Knoma offers a payment solution and marketplace for lifelong learning.

Starling Bank

Fund Ourselves

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Affordable short-term credit marketplace for hard working families

Starling Bank

Monitise

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

Starling Bank

Berenberg

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

Starling Bank

Fintern

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Fintern is a lending startup looking to offer an AI-driven alternative to costly payday loans.

Starling Bank

Osper

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

Starling Bank

TreasurySpring

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TreasurySpring is a financial technology firm dedicated to democratising short-term funding markets

Starling Bank

3S Money

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3S Money is a digital B2B merchant banking platform.

Starling Bank

Upside Saving

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Upside is Intelligent Cashback as an API, fuelled by Open Banking.

Starling Bank

Monolith

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Monolith is a decentralised banking alternative that integrates the DeFi economy into your daily life.

Starling Bank

Banked

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Banked provides an account-to-account payment software platform.

Starling Bank

Ondato

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

Starling Bank

Trunomi

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

Starling Bank

Monet

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The Business and Finance Platform for the Creator Economy. Solving the biggest problem for creators: getting paid quickly

Starling Bank

Cushon

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

Starling Bank

FaizPay

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Mobile payments with perks

Starling Bank

Updraft

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Updraft is a part lending, part credit report, and part financial planning app for millennials. We turn borrowers into savers.

Starling Bank

sync.

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We provide bank account aggregation and personal financial management service.

Starling Bank

Lloyds Banking Group

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Lloyds Banking Group plc is a major British financial institution formed through the acquisition of HBOS by Lloyds TSB in 2009.

Starling Bank

Expend

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Expend is the expense management and company spending platform.

Starling Bank

Bank of England

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The Bank of England serves as the central bank of the United Kingdom.

Starling Bank

BABB

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

Starling Bank

Old Mutual

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

Starling Bank

Loot Financial Services

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Loot Financial Services is a banking and money management app for students.

Starling Bank

Lendable

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Lendable is a lending platform.

Starling Bank

Dozens

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

Starling Bank

3i Group

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3i is an international investment manager focused on mid-market Private Equity, Infrastructure & Debt Management.

Starling Bank

DiPocket

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We are a new generation of mobile digital payments redefining the banking scene.

Starling Bank

Finance Unlocked

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

Starling Bank

Freemarket

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

Starling Bank

TRASTRA

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Easy and fast banking for cashing out crypto

Starling Bank

Thought Machine

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

Starling Bank

Rizq

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Rizq is the UK’s first alternative Islamic digital banking app.

Starling Bank

Blackthorn

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

Starling Bank

Saurus

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Saurus is a UK-based digital banking startup.

Starling Bank

VitraCash

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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!

Starling Bank

Masthaven

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

Starling Bank

Sainsbury’s

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Sainsbury’s operates supermarkets and convenience stores, an online grocery and general merchandise operation, as well as Sainsbury’s Bank.

Starling Bank

Manigo

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

Starling Bank

AvantCredit

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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

Starling Bank

Fortu Wealth

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Fortu – Digital Private Wealth with a Personal Touch

Starling Bank

Kudimoney

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

Starling Bank

MPT PAY

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Fintech, connect EU/ Non EU business, SEPA, SWIFT, a built financial ecosystem for B2B, DEPP (Dynamic Escrow Payment Protocol)

Starling Bank

Third Financial

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Third Financial is one of the fastest growing and most innovative software and platform service providers in the market today.

Starling Bank

Albert

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

Starling Bank

DMALINK

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DMALINK is a data-centric trading and RegTech platform for professional Foreign Exchange traders globally.

Starling Bank

IPGL

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IPGL is a private holding company.

Starling Bank

MoneeMint

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MoneeMint provides banking services.

Starling Bank

ZEON Network

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

Starling Bank

CASHOFF

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Provides profit-generating open banking API solutions for banks and unique digital experience for their consumers

Starling Bank

GateHub

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Platform for the Internet of Value.

Starling Bank

Equipment Connect

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Equipment Connect is the online marketplace for sourcing, financing and managing equipment.

Starling Bank

The Baobab Network

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The Baobab Network is a tech accelerator that backs early stage ventures in Africa.

Starling Bank

TuningBill

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TuningBill is a digital banking and account management system for international traders.

Starling Bank

Pie People Ltd

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Fintech SaaS

Starling Bank

Cashew

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Cashew allows banks to turn their mobile applications into a means of payment with Point-of-Sale financing functionality.

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