9 Ways to keep costs low on Christmas gifts
10o November 2022
The holidays are a great time for families to spend quality time together, but they also come with added expenses. Here are some tips on how to keep costs down this year.
Cost of living crisis pushes consumers to go digital
8o November 2022
Britons are changing how they interact with their personal finances and the UK’s banks due to the cost-of-living crisis, according to a new independent survey of 2,000 UK adults by Chetwood Financial.
Be Fraud Aware: How Scammers Are Using Malware To Infiltrate Your Devices
3o November 2022
Criminals are getting smarter and they’re banking on you being unaware of their tactics, which is why we’re here to help you strengthen your fraud defences with our latest blog on how malware fraud works.
Be Fraud Aware: Learn How to Spot Phishing, Smishing and Vishing Attempts
20o October 2022
Criminals are finding new ways to access our sensitive information through phishing every single day. And with many of us completing more activities online than ever before, it's important to be able to identify a fake message. We're helping you do just that.
Unlocking the benefits of Banking-as-a-Service: what should I look for in a provider?
10o October 2022
Although the benefits of BaaS are many, that doesn't mean there aren't nuances and difficulties to navigate along the way. That's why we’ve listed some of the priorities you should consider when choosing a BaaS provider.
Chetwood Financial and Mumsnet team up to launch new family-focused financial services
29o September 2022
Chetwood Financial announces a new partnership with parenting forum Mumsnet, with plans to launch a new family-focused financial services proposition in 2023.
Banking as a Service in 2023: What does the future hold for BaaS?
15o September 2022
With the BaaS market predicted to reach $11.34 billion by 2030, and the current market considering traditional banking models as outdated and costly, our experts have pulled together three top trends that businesses looking to leverage BaaS opportunities are exploring.
How inflation impacts your savings
22o August 2022
The cost-of-living crisis poses a serious problem to millions of households all over the UK. With inflation figures currently sitting at 40-year highs and set to increase, we’ve put together a guide to help you understand how inflation impacts your savings and what you can do to minimise some of its effects.
Chetwood makes the 2022 Wales Fast Growth 50 list
9o August 2022
Chetwood Financial has been honoured as one of the fastest growing businesses in Wales
Be Fraud Aware: Remaining vigilant with fraud on the rise
8o August 2022
Fraud - now the most prevalent crime in the country – has reached epidemic levels in the UK. With prosecution rare, it’s essential that people are vigilant in spotting and preventing fraud. To help you do that, we've gathered our ten top tips on how to protect yourself from fraud.
BetterBorrow warns of imitation website scam
1o August 2022
BetterBorrow has issued a warning over a scam website operating under its name. The borrowing platform, which is powered by the UK digital bank Chetwood Financial, is hosted on BetterBorrow.co.uk. An imitation scam has been launched under the domain BetterBorrow.uk.
Andy Mielczarek appointed to FCA’s Smaller Business Practitioner Panel
30o May 2022
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Andy Mielczarek as the Chair of the FCA Smaller Business Practitioner Panel, succeeding Marlene Shiels.
Chetwood Financial acquires Yobota to expand BaaS capabilities
24o March 2022
Today we announce the acquisition of core banking provider Yobota to extend Chetwood’s Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) capabilities.
Team Chetwood on International Women's Day, #BreakTheBias and Gender Equality in Tech and Finance
8o March 2022
To celebrate International Women's Day 2022, our inspirational Chetwood team members Abi Bebb, Sally Hannigan, Lini Cao, Luc Brown and Sophia Sanders have given us their thoughts on the meaning of International Women's day, who inspires them, gender equality in tech and finance and how we all can work towards a more equal representation in these fields.
Meet Chetwood's graduate treasury and regulatory reporting analyst, Tarik Ali
1o March 2022
Chetwood's Tarik Ali tells us about his development journey as a graduate treasury and regulatory reporting analyst and his advice for current and new graduates.
Chetwood launches first credit card, Wave
13o January 2022
Chetwood Financial (“Chetwood”) today announces the launch of Wave, the digital bank’s first-ever credit card, empowering customers to control their spending and manage their finances over the long term.
In Profile: Andy Mielczarek of Chetwood Financial and Ammar Akhtar of Yobota
11o January 2022
Chetwood CEO Andy Mielczarek and Yobota CEO Ammar Akhtar sit down together to discuss the opportunities of Banking as a Service in the light of their recent partnership announcement.
Development and making customers better off at Chetwood with Perform Partners
15o December 2021
Chetwood's Chief Information Officer, Adrian Gurnell, and Risk & Compliance Director, Paul Patterson, joins Perform Partners' 'All Things Change' podcast to talk about how Chetwood works to be the change.
Leadership, development and supporting your team with Chetwood Operations Director, Sean Lynskey.
14o December 2021
Chetwood Operations Director, Sean Lynskey, reflects on what it means to be a leader and how he embraces and invests in developing himself and others during life at Chetwood.
Chetwood Legal Counsel, Emma Udi, recognised in 2022 Northern Power Women 'Person with Purpose' shortlist
13o December 2021
Emma Udi talks about her work with the charity Dive In Education after being nominated for the 2022 Northern Power Women 'Person with Purpose'.
As fintech grows, should the same regulation apply to digital banks?
10o November 2021
Chetwood's Chief Financial Officer, Simon Allsop, considers the current market and whether it would be easier to maintain a more simplistic set of regulations for the smaller, digital players.
Chetwood Financial: Increasing the Contactless Limit Will Empower UK Consumers
2o November 2021
Chetwood CEO, Andy Mielczarek, recently shared his thoughts with The Fintech Times on the possible advantages and disadvantages of the newest increase to contactless payments in the UK.
Chetwood placed no.15 within 2021's FinTech 50
25o October 2021
Chetwood Financial has made the top 20 within Business Cloud's 2021 FinTech 50 innovation list.
Women in Fintech: Creating a Rope Ladder for Others with Chetwood Financial
25o October 2021
Chetwood's Distribution Lead, Sophia Sanders, shares how she paved the way for others to follow as part of The Fintech Times 'Women in Fintech' series.
Women in Fintech: Paving the Way with Chetwood Financial
21o October 2021
Chetwood's Commercial Director, Julia McColl, shares her thoughts and advice on how to pave the way for others as part of The Fintech Times 'Women in Fintech' series.
Women in Fintech: Smashing the Glass Ceiling with Chetwood Financial
17o October 2021
Chetwood's Distribution Lead, Sophia Sanders, shares how she smashes the glass ceiling as part of The Fintech Times 'Women in Fintech' series.
Chetwood Financial appoints CIO
12o October 2021
Adrian Gurnell has joined Chetwood as Chief Information Officer.
Women in Fintech: Greatest Achievements with Chetwood Financial
6o October 2021
Chetwood's Commercial Director, Julia McColl, shares her greatest achievement as part of The Fintech Times 'Women in Fintech' series.
Why financial inclusion could ensure the success of the neobanks
19o July 2021
Chetwood’s Commercial Director talks financial inclusion on IBS intelligence podcast.
FSTech Panel: Digital transformation in banking
7o July 2021
How quickly are customer expectations changing in the new cyber risk landscape?
LiveLend wins at Finder Lending Innovation Awards 2021
21o June 2021
Chetwood’s dynamic loan wins in the ‘Personal Loans Innovation’ category.
The digital bank as manufacturer
18o June 2021
Financial IT sits down with Mark Jenkinson, Chetwood’s Co-Founder and Director of Strategy.
Leave Tech to the Fintechs: The path forward for legacy banks
15o June 2021
Andrew Arwas, Head of Corporate Development at Chetwood Financial explains.
Tour de Chetwood 2021
10o June 2021
Chetwood cyclists took on the London to Wrexham journey for a great cause.
Financial IT interview with Chetwood’s Distribution Lead
9o June 2021
Chetwood’s Distribution Lead, Sophia Sanders, recently spoke to Financial IT about what makes Chetwood a new kind of bank and how our Banking as a Service offering can help any companies whose customers have a financial need. Watch their conversation back below.
How can Fintechs solve the Financial Inclusion issue?
4o June 2021
Chetwood’s Commercial Director sits down with The Fintech Times to explain.
The Rise of the Digital Bank
20o May 2021
Chetwood CEO speaks to Business News Wales about creating a thriving digital bank in Wales.
Under the Hood podcast: Why can't banks innovate
20o May 2021
Chetwood CEO joins Under the Hood podcast to answer the big question: Why do banks struggle to innovate?
Banking as a Service: who is it for?
23o April 2021
Head of Corporate Development, Andrew Arwas, explains why BaaS should not be misunderstood as simply the next technology model.
Chetwood's Distribution Manager recognised in Rising Star shortlist
18o April 2021
Jessica Seager has been recognised as one of the top 100 Rising Stars of 2021.
Julia McColl joins The Savings Guru podcast
14o April 2021
Chetwood’s Commercial Director spoke to The Savings Guru founder, James Blower, about all things Chetwood.
Spotlight on automation and analytics in the data centre
1o April 2021
Chetwood co-founder joined FStech’s expert panel for their recent webinar.
Banking as a Service – why it’s about more than the technology
17o March 2021
The best digital businesses haven’t put ‘paper on screen’ – they have started from scratch...
A day in the life... IWD 2021
8o March 2021
Chetwood celebrates International Women’s Day by sharing what a typical day at a not so typical bank looks like.
Fintech Finance Virtual Arena: How to Build a Digital Bank
15o February 2021
Chetwood CEO, Andy Mielczarek, joined Fintech Finance’s latest webinar to discuss building a digital bank.
A target market should be a target market
13o February 2021
Chetwood Commercial Director, Julia McColl and Katie Hobson, Future Kings’ Account Director led the discussion on the importance of creating and launching brands with distinct customer segments.
Chetwood Financial rethinks banking business models
1o February 2021
In a recent interview, Chetwood CEO, Andy Mielczarek, spoke to The Banker about how Chetwood’s philosophy stands out in an evolving UK banking landscape.
Personalisation is the future of modern banking
14o January 2021
What if you could truly understand the needs of a niche target market and deliver a product just to them?
Andy Mielczarek joins FT Panel: Banking the Underbanked - Bridging the Digital Divide
3o December 2020
Chetwood CEO, Andy Mielczarek, joined the panel to share his thoughts on bridging the digital divide.
Chetwood awarded ‘Best use of Data’
25o November 2020
For our innovative use of data within our products, Chetwood won the ‘Best Use of Data’ award at the 2020 UK Business Tech Awards.
Jessica Rusu talks AI in Financial Services
24o November 2020
In The Fintech Times' latest webinar, Chetwood’s Chief Data Officer, Jessica Rusu, joined the panel to explore how AI has progressed in the financial services sector.
MERJE Meets...Chris Blampey - Head of Risk Strategy at Chetwood
16o November 2020
In the latest MERJE Meets, the specialist recruitment agency sat down with Chetwood’s Head of Risk Strategy, Chris Blampey.
Chetwood shortlisted for 2020 Engage Awards
13o October 2020
Chetwood's consumer lending brand, LiveLend, has been named as a finalist in the Best Use of Technology in Customer Engagement category in the 2020 Engage Awards.
Chetwood’s Commercial Director talks BetterBorrow with FinTech Futures
6o October 2020
Julia McColl spoke to FinTech Futures’ Ruby Hinchcliffe about BetterBorrow, Chetwood’s multiple brand strategy and how we’re continuing to use innovative technology to build more dynamic products for our customers.
Chetwood named UK Business Tech finalist
2o October 2020
Chetwood Financial has been shortlisted in the Best Use of Data category at the UK Business Tech Awards for dynamic loan product, LiveLend.
The Banker Podcast: Andy Mielczarek on the future of the UK’s challenger banks
1o October 2020
Chetwood CEO, Andy Mielczarek, talks to James King about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the UK's challenger banks, the onset of new regulatory pressures and much more in The Banker's latest podcast.
Chetwood launches second lending product, BetterBorrow
29o September 2020
Chetwood Financial has announced the launch of BetterBorrow, its second lending product designed collaboratively alongside customers with a focus on providing a better borrowing experience.
Chetwood placed within the top 20 of UK’s FinTech Disrupters
28o September 2020
Chetwood Financial has placed at number 19 within 2020's top 100 UK FinTech Disrupters.
Chetwood shortlisted in Business Cloud’s FinTech Disruptors
24o August 2020
Chetwood Financial joins a prestigious list of around 250 companies which have been shortlisted for potential inclusion in the 100 FinTech Disrupters ranking for 2020.
FinTech Futures examines Chetwood Financial’s progress
14o August 2020
Following the news that Chetwood Financial has secured a further £10 million from New York-based hedge fund Elliott, industry magazine FinTech Futures has taken an in-depth look at the digital bank’s ongoing success.
Eliott pumps £10m into digital bank Chetwood
10o August 2020
As reported in the Telegraph this week, New York hedge fund Elliott has upped its stake in Chetwood Financial, bringing its total equity in the firm to £100m.
Chetwood Financial continues expansion with new appointments
27o May 2020
Chetwood Financial has announced the appointment of a new Chief Data Officer, Head of People and Chief Risk Officer.
Chetwood Financial responds to COVID-19 pandemic
26o March 2020
As Chetwood Financial remains open for business during the unprecedented time of the Coronavirus pandemic, their products’ support teams are encouraging customers to get in touch if they’ve been impacted by COVID-19 so that they can help make things more manageable.
Chetwood in the Spotlight: Andy Mielczarek on how Chetwood Financial is making banking better
4o January 2020
In this month’s FinTech Magazine, Andy Mielczarek, CEO and Founder of Chetwood Financial, reflects on the challenger bank’s previous year.
Chetwood’s Commercial Director talks about how LiveLend is changing lives
14o October 2019
Julia McColl, Commercial Director at Chetwood Financial sat down with price comparison website Finder.com this week, to discuss LiveLend, Chetwood's dynamic loan.
Chetwood’s co-founder and COO Mark Jenkinson on customer data in the cloud
30o September 2019
Mark Jenkinson, co-founder and COO of Chetwood Financial, sat down with FinTech TV to talk about the steps Chetwood is taking to ensure the security of customer data.
LiveLend's customers herald ‘game changing’ Reward Loan
11o August 2019
Since its launch in 2018, LiveLend, Chetwood Financial’s hi-tech loan that rewards borrowers with better rates as they improve their credit score, has made a significant impact on its customers lives.
LiveLend bags a commendation at the FinTech Awards Wales
19o July 2019
Chetwood Financial participated in ClearScore’s inaugural hackathon this week, held as part of the company’s fourth birthday celebrations.
Chetwood Financial codes its way to victory at ClearScore’s Hackathon
11o July 2019
Chetwood Financial participated in ClearScore’s inaugural hackathon this week, held as part of the company’s fourth birthday celebrations.
Chetwood Financial celebrates another successful year at its Chetfest music festival
26o June 2019
Chetwood Financial brought together staff, partners, and suppliers at its Wrexham headquarters for its annual Chetfest event.
Chetwood Financial’s Commercial Director on how financial brands are innovating with data
26o June 2019
Julia McColl, Chetwood Financial’s Commercial Director has spoken to Marketing Week on how the challenger bank is innovating with its use of data.
LiveLend shortlisted at the Consumer Credit Awards
10o June 2019
Set against a backdrop of intense competition, Chetwood Financial’s dynamic loan LiveLend has been shortlisted in the Innovation of the Year category at the Consumer Credit Awards.
This is Money reviews LiveLend - Chetwood Financial’s game changing dynamic loan
4o June 2019
This is Money, the UK’s most trusted provider of consumer financial advice, has reviewed Chetwood Financial’s dynamic loan, LiveLend.
Chetwood partners with Amazon Web Services
1o June 2019
To help realise its vision of disrupting all aspects of the financial services industry, Chetwood Financial has teamed up with Amazon Web Services partner Inawisdom to support its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) needs.
Chetwood launches SmartSave
4o April 2019
Chetwood Financial is launching its second consumer product to market. SmartSave is a new savings platform that aims to use technology to make customers better off with a fixed term, fixed rate savings account.
LiveLend named 'Best Loan Service Provider'
19o February 2019
Chetwood Financial’s dynamic loan was awarded ‘Best Loan Service Provider’ at the 2019 World Banking Awards.
Chetwood Financial shines a spotlight on outdated financial practices
16o January 2019
Chetwood Financial’s founders, CEO Andy Mielczarek and COO Mark Jenkinson, sat down with Bobsguide to talk about the digital bank’s ethos, and how it is committed to turning antiquated financial services practices on their head.
Chetwood Financial secures full banking licence approval
9o January 2019
Chetwood Financial has secured a full banking licence from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) – the only retail bank to do so in 2018.
Chetwood Financial featured by BBC Wales
18o December 2018
Chetwood Financial hosted the team at BBC Wales at its Wrexham headquarters, to talk about the strategic importance of being situated in Wales.
Chetwood Financial launch world’s first dynamic loan
30o November 2018
Chetwood Financial have launched the LiveLend Reward Loan. Designed for everyday people, we’re offering something no provider has before - a loan where the rate can fall when a customer’s credit score improves.
Chetwood Financial amongst most innovative technology companies in Wales
23o November 2018
Wales’ biggest media company, Wales Online, has published its annual line-up of 35 great tech focused firms in the country, celebrating established companies going through new exciting technology-driven growth phases and high-growth potential start-ups.
Chetwood Financial supports Wrexham’s first business ‘Lock-in’ event
24o September 2018
The 24 hour free event, a collaboration between Town Square and Big Ideas Wales, was held for local 16-24 year olds.
LiveLend named Consumer Credit Awards finalist
15o June 2018
Chetwood Financial’s first lending product, LiveLend has been shortlisted in the Innovation of the Year category.
Chetwood backs Coleg Cambria’s student awards
6o June 2018
Chetwood Financial has continued its investment into the Wrexham region through sponsorship of Coleg Cambria’s annual student awards.
Chetwood opens doors at Wrexham office
22o September 2017
Chetwood Financial celebrated its official launch yesterday in the presence of Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure.