Emerging UK-Based Fintech Startups Revolutionising England’s Banking Industry

January 3, 2024

Banking Startups of 2020 and Beyond: England Edition

The UK’s banking sector experienced a notable acceleration in the growth momentum of innovative startups in the year 2020 and beyond. These nimble and enterprising organizations are fueling practices that could revolutionize the traditional ways of banking. This article is a spotlight on some of these startups, which are not only shaking up the banking and financial sector in England but also having a global impact.

Drawing attention to these new contenders in the field of banking, financial services, fintech, and more, this series of articles will bring you closer to some of the most exciting ventures headquartered in England. Their unique business models, customer-centric innovations, and ambitious missions are sure to capture your interest.

From the insightful use of modern technology to a commitment toward sustainability, here’s a look at some forward-thinking startups that emerged in 2020 or later within the banking industry in England.


TreeCard, based in London, is the innovation of founders Gary Wu, James Cox, James Dugan, and Jamie Cox. This unique startup is a green finance platform, giving consumers the choice to spend, save, and invest responsibly. They are partnered exclusively with Ecosia and their first product is a sustainable wooden payment card that funds reforestation through the interchange fees generated. Stay connected with TreeCard on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Founded by Gurhan Kiziloz, Lanistar aims to provide a customer-centric alternative to traditional personal finance offerings using polymorphic technology. The company also emphasizes growth with plans to establish a significant support team in Greece in addition to their 45 full-time employees. Stay updated with Lanistar on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Bloom Group SA

Founder James Hickson developed the Bloom Group SA with the mission to assist digital brands in unlocking their potential. They provide founder-friendly capital and tools designed to accelerate growth in the finance sector. Connect with Bloom Group SA on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Mast, founded by Henry Stanley, Joy Joseph Abisaab, and Robert Stronach, is actively working on developing cloud-native technology. The company aims to assist mortgage lenders in reducing costs, underwriting more applications, and delivering superior service, all with improved digital experiences. Follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn.


London-based startup Saurus is redefining digital and commercial banking, making it accessible and straightforward for its UK clients. You can stay updated with Saurus on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Founded by Geri Cupi, Twig operates on the principles of the circular economy. The fintech company instantly converts items into cash while promoting a carbon offset lifestyle. Find Twig on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Scribe, founded by Emmanuel Hadoux and Rob Cossins, is a data platform for company information, powered by research-based AI. The platform offers insights about private companies and helps end data entry from PDFs. Follow Scribe on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Founders Alastair Sharpe and Katee Hunter established Inveztor™ with the aim of developing a collaborative digital platform for issuing and maintaining European debt securities. They are transforming Debt Capital Market (DCM) infrastructure by digitizing, streamlining processes, and enhancing operational functionality. Follow Inveztor™ on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Network B

Foounded by Brad Blake and Shapna Majid, Network B is providing innovative banking and card-linked solutions through an API platform. Connect with Network B on LinkedIn.


David Hodkinson founded Xace with a vision to revolutionize banking, finance, and financial services. Stay updated with Xace’s latest activities on Twitter and LinkedIn.

And with that, we conclude our rundown of promising banking startups that had their genesis in 2020 or later in England. Each of these ventures is creating waves, setting new trends, and defining the future of banking. It will indeed be enlightening to see what these game-changers bring about in the years to come.

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