Bnext aims to be Spain’s Monzo
Bnext is gaining traction in Spain with its mobile offer, with a challenger bank design not too unfamiliar for those in the UK.
In fact, Bnext openly admits that it is following the beat of Monzo, even by launching bright pink cards as part of its branding strategy, marketplace included.
In 2016, Bnext co-founders Juan Antonio Rullán, CTO; and Guillermo Vicandi, CEO, said they started considering the idea of a bank which returned to the people the power to decide their own financial life.
Vicandi has had experience at BBVA and ING. The latter had already launched a digital proposition in Spain.
By 2017, the bank had under ten staff, and a beta version was out on the market with 1,000 customers in Madrid and Barcelona. It also completed a Crowdcube round of €130,000, alongside a €170,000 from investment funds.
In 2018, Bnext closed a financing round of €1.5 million with the aim of reaching 100,000 active customers.
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