Agents of Change
Founder / Chairman: Anthony Thomson
CEO: Mark Mullen
Latest Funding: £83M in Equity Capital from Major Shareholders (April 2017)
Key investors: BBVA, Woodford Investment Management and Toscafund Asset Management
HQ: Durham, UK
Founded in 2014 and based in the City of Durham, Atom has a growing team of 300 people drawn from across the country, working with partners to bring pioneering technology to Europe for the first time. Atom is building the UK’s first bank designed specifically for digital, offering easy and convenient banking, along with unique and engaging ways to manage money. Atom has been recognised in KPMG’s 2016 Fintech 100, being in the Top 10 companies using technology to drive disruption globally within the financial services industry.
Atom was granted first a restricted licence in June 2015 and now a full unrestricted licence to offer personal and business banking services and opened doors to all UK customers in October 2016 . They now offer a range of products including Digital Mortgages by Atom, four market-leading Fixed Saver accounts and secured Business Lending to SMEs.
The Atom executive team are highly experienced, having built and run some of the most well respected banks in the UK. CEO Mark Mullen has 25 years’ experience in the sector and was previously CEO at the multi-award winning telephone and internet bank first direct. The team are supported by a strong non-exec board, which includes founder and Chairman Anthony Thomson, also the founder and former Chairman at Metro Bank. He is Chairman of the Financial Services Forum, the UK’s leading membership organisation for senior FS industry executives and Chairman of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, a national charity.