Tom Blomfield

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Tom Blomfield

NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Panthéon-Assas University
OccupationCEO of Monzo Bank

Thomas Benjamin Blomfield OBE[1] is a British entrepreneur.

After studying for a law degree at the University of Oxford, he worked for OC&C Strategy Consultants[2], before founding the UK-based company GoCardless and challenger bank Monzo.[3][4][5][6][7][8] In 2013, he was recognised as one of the top five entrepreneurs under 30 by the European Commission.[9]

When GoCardless appointed Hiroki Takeuchi as CEO[10] in 2013, Blomfield joined the dating site Grouper social club as Head of Growth. Grouper closed in 2016. On returning from New York, Blomfield joined Starling Bank[11] where he developed the idea to start his own bank which would ultimately become Monzo.

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to Improving Competition and Financial Inclusion in the Banking Sector.

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  1. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/768174/NewYearHonoursList2019.csv/preview
  2. ^ Smith, Edwin (2017-08-05). "The rapid rise of banking app Monzo: 'Zuckerberg would turn up and talk about everything that went wrong'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  3. ^ Treanor, Jill (2015-06-29). "Digital banking: Mondo hopes to become the Google or Facebook of the sector". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  4. ^ O'Hear, Steve. "Listen to Monzo founder on building a 'smart' bank, fintech bubble and turning down acquisition offer | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  5. ^ "Startup bank Mondo has to raise at least £15 million to get its banking licence". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  6. ^ "Subscribe to read". www.ft.com. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  7. ^ Wordsworth, Rich. "High street banks are failing and they only have themselves to blame". WIRED UK. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  8. ^ O'Hear, Steve. "Fintech Startup And YC Alum GoCardless Loses Second Co-Founder | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  9. ^ ""If we do our job right, we will make some of the high street banks extinct": Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield on the future of the banking industry". bobsguide. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  10. ^ O'Hear, Steve. "Fintech Startup And YC Alum GoCardless Loses Second Co-Founder | TechCrunch". Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  11. ^ "Starling Bank - See your money in a new way | Mobile banking". Starling Bank. Retrieved 2017-08-19.