Cashplus, Britain’s original, and only profitable digital challenger to banks, today announces its intention to submit a banking licence application. Cashplus is well positioned to become the ‘Now Generation’ bank, with its instant online decision, real-time, anytime banking services and specialised lending products.
The bold move will allow Cashplus to:
• convert most of the £200 million in customer safeguarded funds it currently holds into bank deposits
• expand its credit lending to thousands more UK entrepreneurs, via credit cards and overdrafts, who often need small micro-finance loans to make their business dreams a reality
• introduce new lending products specifically designed for the 5.4 million small businesses1 that form the backbone of the UK economy
• serve its sizeable existing customer base, which includes nearly 100,000 small business owners (SMBs), even more effectively
During its 12-year history, Cashplus has served 2.5 out of every 100 UK adults2. Cashplus has also designed a digital current account which is fully managed by its customers via a smartphone. This account was specifically created for the small business and personal customers it serves, who may have been overlooked by the high street banks.
PwC, Cashplus’ banking licence advisors, said "We are delighted that Cashplus has chosen to work with PwC on this important project. We look forward to helping Cashplus expand the range of products and services it offers, to grow its business."
Rich Wagner CEO & Founder of Cashplus explained: “We’ve been shaking up the banking sector from the outside as a digital challenger to banks. Working from the inside will mean we have the scope to provide even more services for customers who’ve been overlooked by the traditional banks. I’m fed up at the raw deal these customers have been getting so, I’ve decided to get a banking licence to give them the best deal possible.”