Banking Circle is a Payments Bank for the new economy. A tech-led bank with big ambitions to remove the cost and speed barriers of international payments, Banking Circle is investing in the difficult job of integrating a vast network of local clearing and payments schemes to build a unique super-correspondent banking network.
Built on a cloud-first technology stack, we offer a nimble and flexible cross border payments solution, delivering payments at low cost, with full transparency, security and compliance. Fully licenced and free of legacy systems, Banking Circle technology enables payments companies and banks of any scale to seize opportunities in the new economy – quickly, at low cost and in line with high standards of compliance and security – with direct access to clearing that bypasses old, bureaucratic and expensive systems.
For banks, Banking Circle offers an add-on to the correspondent banking model.
For Financial Tech businesses, Banking Circle offers an alternative for managing multiple banking relationships in different regions.
Through Banking Circle, Financial Institutions can offer banking services to their customers, helping them to trade globally, efficiently and at low cost. Importantly, they can help their customers improve cash flow through enhanced speed of settlement whilst remaining fully compliant with financial regulation.
Banking Circle has been granted authorisation as a credit institution under point (1) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013, (Bank number LUB00000408) and is under the supervision of the Luxembourg Commission for the Financial Sector (www.cssf.lu).
In September 2018, Banking Circle was acquired by EQT VIII and EQT Ventures, in partnership with Banking Circle’s founders. The acquisition sees EQT support the continued acceleration of Banking Circle’s growth strategy, in current and new geographies, and the expansion of the product portfolio.
Headquartered in Luxembourg, Banking Circle has offices in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark.
Banking Circle is a Cloud-based and tech-led bank dedicated to giving businesses faster, more efficient ways to conduct business on a global scale. Unconstrained by convention or legacy systems, our unique suite of B2B banking solutions has been built to meet the needs of businesses who want the freedom to trade globally. Our decoupled architecture allows us to tweak, update and upgrade our solutions quickly, to continually meet businesses’ ever-changing requirements.
Global banking solutions
Anders la Cour – Chief Executive Officer, Banking Circle
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banking Circle, Anders la Cour worked as a technology and financial M&A lawyer at a tier one law firm in Copenhagen. A hands-on leader of Banking Circle, Anders is the driving force behind the bank’s success to date.
Laust Bertelsen – Chief Executive Officer, Banking Circle
With more than 15 years in the financial services sector, focusing on FX, Laust Bertelsen brings valuable currency market knowledge to the Banking Circle proposition.
Michel André – Chief Information Officer, Banking Circle
Wth 25 years’ experience in the financial industry, Michel André is helping Banking Circle take the next step as a leading cross border payment and banking provider.
Søren Skov Mogensen – Chief Growth Officer, Banking Circle
Focused on driving global expansion, creating a strong employer brand and recruiting key talent, Søren Mogensen heads up the Business Management and Growth team at Banking Circle.
Livia Benisty – Global Head of Business AML, Banking Circle
An expert in financial crime and AML, Livia Benisty has more than 15 years’ experience and now leads a team focussed on developing stringent and intelligent AML processes.
Mitch Trehan – UK Head of Compliance and MLRO, Banking Circle
Having spent over 18 years in Corporate Banking and FinTech, Mitch Trehan brings vast experience and invaluable insight into the opportunities for Banking Circle to help businesses overcome compliance challenges.