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Giles Andrews talks about the success of Zopa, and starting a bank

Dave Birch talks to Giles Andrews from Zopa about developing the peer to peer lending sector, and the machinations of becoming a bank.

Giles Andrews was part of the team that founded Zopa in 2004. He became CEO in 2007 and moved to the role of executive chairman in 2015. Prior to Zopa, Giles co-founded Caverdale, a startup taken to a £250m revenue motor retailer, and sold in 1997.

He also set up his own consultancy, with large clients in the general retail and financial services sectors, and which also provided startup advice and early stage funding for new businesses. Giles is also non-executive chairman of Bethnal Green Ventures, the accelerator for startups using technology to make social or environmental impact. He received an OBE for services to financial services in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list.

In this podcast, he talks about Zopa’s plans to launch a new and more transparent bank.

You can listen to more episodes of the Consult Hyperion podcast, and other fintech shows, on the BankNXT podcast page. Enjoy!

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Dave Birch

David GW Birch is an author, adviser and commentator on digital financial services. He is Global Ambassador for Consult Hyperion (the secure electronic transactions consultancy that he helped to found), Technology Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (the London-based think tank) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money, and was named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information by Wired magazine.

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Consult Hyperion

Consult Hyperion is an independent consultancy that specialises in transaction technology. It is recognised as a thought leader in the areas of mobile, identity, contactless and NFC payments, EMV and ticketing.

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