According to some files, some London city nobles including a former dealmaker, the King of Mining and a top advisor to The Royal Bank of Scotlands 100 billion US dollars takeover; have decided to invest in Revolut, an app by Fintech.
Company House documents and files show some names on the Revolut’s register, they include:
Ian Hannam: He is a former dealmaker at JPMorgan, known to many as the King of Mining. In 2004, The FCA, Financial Conduct Authority fined him 450,000 for disclosing some confidential information about one of his customers. He later went on and started a boutique merchant bank by the name Hannam & Partners;
Matthew Greenburgh: Matthew is thought to be a previous Merrill Lynch dealmaker. He is a important figure in the disastrous Royal Bank of Scotland’s $US100 billion (67 billion) ABN Amro takeover. According to FT, he advised on various deals worth over $US400 billion, throughout his career. These include the takeover of Natwest by RBS in 1999, the emergency HBOS takeover by Lloyds after a financial crisis and the RBS state bailout.
Matthew Westerman: He was the HSBC’s chief administrator of global banking services and also a veteran at Goldman Sachs for 15 years. Westerman also worked at Credit Suisse and Rothschild.
Marc OBrien: He was former Ireland and UK Visas managing director. He currently works at Taxamo, as the top commercial officer of RegTech, a new technology firm.
John Ayton MBE: John Ayton is the man behind British jewellery commercial enterprise Links of London. In 2006, this company was sold at 50 million.
Revolut was started in mid-2015 and began as an application linked money transfer card. It provided foreign exchange services at the middle-market rate; this means users received the best exchange rates when using their Revolut cards for business around the world. Currently, The Revolut service is popular and has attracted more than 500,000 customers. Revolut is now branching out into the provision of more banking services.
The two founders of Revolut have been working in investment banking before setting up their company. Nikolay Storonsky, the CEO, worked as a currency trader at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse while Vlad Yatsenko worked as a technology expert at Deutsche Bank and UBS.
According to Crunchbase, Revolut has made over 17 million including 1M raised from last year’s subscriptions to their crowdfunding campaign. It partners with several investors such as Balderton Capital and European funds Index Ventures.
Revolut neither commented on its main shareholders nor confirmed who were on the register as suggested by the Business Insider. However, Ian Charles Hannam, the name on Revolut’s main shareholder register matches the 2014 FCA final notice.
Matthew Greenburgh, Matthew Westerman, John Ayton, and Marc OBien also declined to respond to some LinkedIn comments, personal website requests and emails to verify their investment.