50 minutes | Oct 20th 2020

14: Charles McManus, CEO, ClearBank

In this episode of the Without Borders podcast and part of our European unicorn series, we speak to Charles McManus, CEO of ClearBank.

The UK's first clearing bank in more than 250 years, ClearBank eschews entrenched legacy platforms and instead utilises the cloud to make Banking-as-a-Service efficient, fast and cost-effective.

Founded in 2017, it now supports over 80 financial institutions on its payment platform and is close to unicorn status.

Listen to this instalment to find out about where ClearBank sits on passporting rights after the Brexit negotiations, a successful transition to remote working, communication challenges and why it took the UK so long to found a clearing bank.

The interview, as ever, was co-hosted with Russell Goldsmith of the csuite podcast.