2 x successful banking entrepreneur with a GBP1.6bn listing, starts new bank in Australia

April 21, 2020 | Finance | Private

Image Credits: 86 400

Anthony Thomson is the Co-founder of Metro Bank, which at the time of listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) was valued at GBP1.6bn.

In 2019, he joined 86 400 as Chairman.

What is Anthony Thomson’s track record of success? 

Anthony Thomson is the founder and former Chairman of not one, but two disruptive banks in the UK.  Metro Bank, the UK’s first new bank in 150 years and Atom Bank, the UK’s first bank for mobile. 

He’s raised in excess of USD1bn in capital over the course of his career and is a highly respected financial services expert worldwide. 

He has served as the Goldman Visiting Professor for Innovation and Enterprise at Newcastle Business School, Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University, and is the co-author of No Small Change: Why Financial Services Needs A New Kind of Marketing. 

As Chair of 86 400, he will bring his extensive experience in the financial industry and a hunger to shake up the banking landscape in the Australian Market.

For more detail, check out the Anthony Thomson case study.

What does 86 400 do? 

86 400 is one of Australia’s first digital banks.

One that tells you what’s actually going on with your money, so you feel in control every second of every day. All eighty-six four hundred of them.

A bank with great rates and no monthly fees, which uses smart technology to show the most relevant information about your spending, saving and bills, so you can plan forward, as well as look backward.

We’re stripping the waste out of banking to give back to customers and challenging the status quo of what banking is and how it’s done.

We’ve found the best and brightest in banking and technology and liberated them to create the bank they’ve always dreamed of, with smarter technology and experiences that people have come to expect in a world run on your mobile.

How have investors validated Anthony Thomson’s new venture? 

In April 2020, 86 400 closed a Series A capital raise taking total equity capital to $90m.

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