Metro Bank is looking for fintech startups for new accelerator programme
Metro Bank has just launched a startup accelerator programme in partnership with corporate innovation specialists, L Marks with the aim of finding innovative solutions to help the bank support its customers and local businesses.
Applications are currently being sought from startups that are disrupting and innovating in one of the following areas:
Metro Bank’s Magic Moments
Metro Bank always strives to offer something extra, so they’re on the look-out for any innovative ideas or interesting solutions which can help them to create more of those ‘Metro Bank Magic Moments’.
They’re keen to hear about new ideas which will provide a clear benefit to their customers, whether that’s improving the service they provide, new ways of doing things or even innovative tech that will change how they manage everyday regulatory processes.
Operational Efficiency and Automation
The provision of excellent customer support is paramount at Metro Bank - whether that’s in store, online or on the phone. With that in mind, they’re seeking startups that can provide technical solutions to further improve how they do just that.
Those solutions could be anything from new automated technology to connecting multiple systems to one network, but at their core they should be solutions that can help the Metro Bank teams to create FANs.
Data Analytics for Customer Insights
Recognising the need to continue to offer products that truly serve their customers and their individual banking needs, Metro Bank is keen to improve their understanding of what those customers value at different stages of their lives or business. They’re seeking startups with innovative solutions to help them deliver a more personalised journey for those customers, in addition to providing them with excellent experiences to further strengthen their relationship with the brand.
Over the course of the 10-week programme, the participating startups will have access to mentorship from Metro Bank senior stakeholders, gain insights from leading experts in the finance sector and will also have the opportunity to test and validate their solutions.
Interested in applying? Applications are now open and must be submitted before 23:59 GMT on 20th June 2021. You’ll also find further details on the programme via the Metro Bank Magic Makers site.
Interested startups can also reach out directly to Abigail Frohwein, Startup Scout at L Marks who is happy to chat - email@example.com.
Best of luck to all who apply!
Incidentally, if you're a startup in the insurtech space, you might also want to check out Lloyds Lab Cohort 7 which is currently open for applications.