UK based challenger banks Starling Bank, Metro Bank and ClearBank were awarded more than $365mn of the RBS Competition Fund; Starling Bank CEO Anne Boden tells AltFi, “Starling will deliver an advanced fully-digital offering that connects SMEs with the financial solutions they need to thrive. This is the opportunity to bring new technology and a new approach to the sector.”; TSB, Co-operative Bank and CYBG were not awarded funds yet, though there are still two more tranches remaining. Source.
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