ClearBank raises 175m for global expansion

ClearBank raises 175m for global expansion

ClearBank raises £175m for global expansion

UK clearing and embedded banking platform ClearBank is eying international expansion after raising £175 million in a financing round led by funds advised by Apax Digital.

The Professional Hacker: Nick Ogden (Founder of ClearBank and WorldPay)

On this episode of Fintech Insider Interviews, David Brear is joined by founder of $43 Billion fintech Worldpay, Nick Ogden. In this interview, learn about Nick’s background and the numerous businesses he’s founded and run. What made him set up Clearbank? What are his future predictions for the fintech industry?

Find out in this exclusive 1-2-1 with the ‘founding father’ of fintech.


Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive in subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

Nick Ogden, founder of ClearBank & (Real-Time Global Settlement network) on Open Banking

‘Open Banking’ may not be the best phrase to describe the growing industry of technologists and finance pioneers working to create choice within a banking industry that’s ripe for change, says Nick Ogden, founder of ClearBank and He also says, while adoption by the business sector is growing, awareness among consumers is low, and the brand label may not help that. Consumers still predominantly use the major high-street banks and building societies (CMA9) for their main banking needs, and the most likely catalyst for change would be a challenger bank that truly breaks the mould and instead of replicating what traditional banks offer, provides its customers with something innovative.

In this insightful interview Nick also shares the story of how ClearBank, the first new clearing bank in the UK in 250 years, was created and how it serves the industry. And Nick also spoke about another passion of his: real-time payments. As the founder and chief executive officer of (, a cross-border liquidity network, he has a front row seat to the development of faster payments initiatives, and his conclusion is while some systems, such as the one in Australia, are very sophisticated, more needs to be done when it comes to global connectivity of these systems.

What is Open Banking Excellence (OBE)?
Open Banking Excellence (OBE) is the world’s leading community of Open Banking and Open Finance pioneers. It’s an industry ‘campfire’ that brings together FinTechs, banks, industry participants, regulators, BigTech companies and legal advisers to learn, share stories, spark debate and collaborate.

Our mission is to be the authentic voice representing a global movement of like-minded experts who through collaboration provide technical, regulatory and legal insight into Open Banking and Open Finance and their wider implications for a dynamic, innovative and fast-growing financial sector.

We believe Open Finance will help build a better world through financial inclusion, social change and by providing greater control and choice to us all.

New venture for Nick Ogden: RTGS.Global to fix real-time cross-border payments

Nick Ogden, Founder of Worldpay and ClearBank gives Finextra TV the inside track on his latest venture RTGS.Global, a platform addressing the challenges of real-time cross-border payments. The new business focuses upon the transparency of liquidity to create certainty around the transactions matched to multi-currency payment instructions, Ogden expects RTGS.Global to deliver transactional integrity, security, risk reduction and settlement finality to all parties.

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