How to tackle money

Maybe you’ve never tried budgeting. A credit score is something other people have. Muddling through has just been your way of money management. And it’s worked out ok so far, right? But this is different. The cost-of-living crisis is starting to sound a bit scary. Inflation is creeping up and big energy bills are looming. […]

Mental Health: A Priority, Not a Benefit

About one in six adults suffers from a common mental illness in the United Kingdom1, such as depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)2. Oftentimes, these struggles can end up affecting every aspect of an individual’s life — cancelled plans with friends or family, missed days at work, […]

Scheduled Payments from Kroo

ou can now easily schedule payments with the Kroo app! We heard from Kroo users that this was an important feature to help stay on top of monthly bills, subscriptions and other recurring debits. We hope this new feature offers financial transparency to help make monthly budgeting and saving a bit easier. Easily see the […]

Announcing our £17.7m Series A

They say money talks, but how loud does £17.7m speak? After hours of great conversations with potential investors, I’m able to share my excitement with you all. Kroo has raised £17.7m in its Series A funding round. The raise will support our mobilisation effort, including building a market-leading current account and overdraft, growing the incredibly […]

Building a bank — it’s getting real

Some of you might remember a previous blog about how our journey to become a bank all began. Well, I’m happy to let you know that it’s getting very real indeed. We’ve received our banking licence with restrictions from the Bank of England, bringing us closer than ever to creating the first bank built around you, your friends, […]

Out with the old, in with the Kroo – Part 2

This is the second blog on our rebrand to Kroo; you can read part 1:“The story behind our new name and new look“ here. The process to create Kroo Once we had made the decision to rebrand, we spent our time exploring many options for names. As you may know, finding a name in this […]

Out with the old, in with the Kroo – Part 1

The story behind our new name and new look — Part 1 of 2 It’s been months in the making. A lot of hard work and sleepless nights but finally we’re here to share our fresh new brand. In March we will be leaving behind the black and white B-Social and complete a brand overhaul […]

Announcing our new funding round of £7.8 million

I’m delighted to let you know that we’ve completed our Seed 2 funding round of £7.8 million, bringing our total funding to £13.25 million. Our Seed 2 funding round is another key milestone towards building the greatest social bank on the planet and changing the relationship people have with money for good. The success of […]

Building the Best Social Bank — Chapter 5

Welcome to our 5th update in 2019, where we’re sharing some of the exciting things happening here at B-Social. In this update, we’re sharing our new website, and some big changes for new cardholders as well as pushing closer towards our mission of removing the awkwardness around money. And, to support our growth, we’re hiring […]

Building the Best Social Bank — Chapter 4

Welcome to our 4th update in 2019, where we’re sharing some of the exciting things happening here at B-Social. We’ve been busy… working hard (despite the bad weather) to deliver on our 2019 product roadmap. We’ve also started to share more about our mission for social good. In support of World Mental Health Day, we’re […]

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