About

We make Open Banking work to improve people's everyday lives.

By creating the technology that lets people confidently share their financial information with the businesses they trust, we want to give everyone access to the financial products, services, and tools that they need the most.

Our founders know first hand the challenges that financial services businesses and their customers face. They have poured their years of experience and insight into building an Open Banking solution that will help create a world where faster, better and more personalised financial products and services are available for all of us.

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Olly Betts

Co-Founder and CEO

Throughout his career, Olly has leveraged data and technology to improve outcomes for customers. As an Open Banking pioneer, Olly’s passion is making open banking work for everyone.

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Mitul Sudra

Co-Founder & CTO

A key figure at the very earliest stages of Open Banking's inception, Mitul is transforming the vision for Open Banking into real value. Mitul's team create the technology that powers everything OpenWrks does.

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Steve Bradford

Chief Commercial Officer

With more than twenty years of leadership experience at FICO, Experian, TDX and others, Steve focusses on data and technology to open new markets, launch new products and build high performing teams that radically improve financial lives.

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Mark Onyett

Chairman

Mark founded TDX Group and ran credit risk for Capital One. He knows too well the challenges the credit and collections industry face and understands exactly how to fix them using Open Banking.

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Dan Cobley

Non-Exec Director

An expert at building thriving FinTechs including ClearScore which he Co-Founded, Dan was MD of UK and Ireland for Google

Our story

January 2015

Launched and backed by venture builder Blenheim Chalcot in 2015, OpenWrks was created to use open data in order to provide small businesses with the tools and services they needed to grow.  

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March 2015

The small business finance comparison tool Business Finance Compared was launched, giving SMEs the ability to access the finance that they need to grow. 

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March 2016

Awarded HMT designation for Business Finance Compared, allowing us to help more small businesses find the finance they need.  

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November 2016

Launch and FCA authorisation of Handle, the digital dashboard that uses open data to help SMEs improve their digital presence across website, social media, customer feedback, credit and finance.   

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July 2017

Nesta announce the Open Up Challenge for Fintechs with business models that use Open Banking to shape the financial future for SMEs. Where we begin building an Open Banking API. 

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December 2017

Making it to the second round of the Open Up Challenge, we then went on to win the second stage with Handle. Cementing our expertise and hunger for Open Banking tech. 

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January 2018

On the same day that the banks hit their Open Banking deadline, OpenWrks was named as the first third party to be authorised and listed in the Open Banking directory. 

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March 2018

Named as the first third-party to connect to all participating banks, we began onboarding clients and started to make Open Banking work to improve people's everyday lives. 

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