Cross River and Railsbank form transAtalantic alliance

Source: Cross River

Cross River Bank (“Cross River”), a leading innovator and provider of banking services for financial technology companies, and Railsbank Technology Limited (“Railsbank”), a leading UK-based open banking and RegTech technology services platform, today announced that they have entered into a partnership arrangement that will provide Railsbank the opportunity to offer a variety of API-powered, banking and payment processing services across the U.S.

“Cross River welcomes Railsbank as one of its key international partners to help provide banking services on a global basis,” said Gilles Gade, Founder, President, and CEO of Cross River. “This partnership enables Railsbank to better serve new and existing global customers and provide them with seamless international use of banking services, including timely, cross-border cash payments and disbursements, while also being introduced to innovative solutions.”

The arrangement will enable Cross River and Railsbank to leverage each other’s existing platforms, allowing for seamless integration and servicing of their respective fintech customer bases across borders and regions. The partnership will enable Railsbank’s customers in the UK and Europe the ability to enter the US through their existing integration with Railsbank.

“This is a hugely significant move for Railsbank as it is the first time that banking-as-a-service is being delivered on both sides of the Atlantic through a single API.” said Nigel Verdon, Co-Founder and CEO of Railsbank. “This partnership not only demonstrates the strength of our proposition - which is being recognized on a global scale - but on an operational level, it provides our customer base with access to a huge market with all the opportunities that entails.”

“We’re delighted that Railsbank’s customers will be supported by the trailblazer of innovation in the US banking market in Cross River,” said Brad van Leeuwen, Head of Partnerships at Railsbank. “Railsbank changed the game for its customers in UK and Europe by providing technology to enable global transactional banking in 5 lines of code and now our customers will be able to expand to the US much faster than was possible before, and at a fraction of the cost.”
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