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, […]

Volunteering as a Distributed Team

Positive social and environmental causes are key to what “giving back” looks like at Kroo. We believe that banks can be an agent for good and that we should be actively seeking to make our positive impacts go further. Pre pandemic it was decently easy to get Kroo team members together. Our team is mostly […]

Meet the Kroo Team: Product Design

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and explain your role at Kroo? I’m a Product Designer at Kroo, part of the team responsible for the look and feel of the Kroo app. When I’m not drawing rectangles, I can usually be found with my head in a book or my hands on […]

Meet the Kroo Team: Full Stack Developer

Here at Kroo we’re passionate about our people, they are, after all, what we’re made of. We’re inspired by our team’s commitment to growth, for embracing change and building a bank that’s an agent for good.  We’ve interviewed a key member of our development team to give some insight on what it’s like to contribute […]

How Kroo does hackathons

Banking and technology are industries that are blended from the old and the new. To push things forward, we encourage our colleagues to stay curious, be innovative and to not be afraid to rock the boat. That’s why when it comes to work it’s important to allow creativity to flourish and allow space for new […]

Onboarding at Kroo — Tech

The technology at Kroo from a new joiner’s viewpoint At the time of writing, Kroo is pre-series A and we’re aiming to enter mobilisation (the stage before becoming a fully authorised bank) before the end of this year. Our focus now is to build the core current account functionality, and also ensure we’re complying with […]

10 Tips For Remote Pairing

I, along with much of the country and in fact the world, have been working from home since lockdown started in the UK back in March and it looks like this style of working will be part of my life for the foreseeable future at least. For a year or two, I regularly worked from […]

B-Social goes B-Cycle for charity

Between the 1st and 8th of March five members of our b-social team cycled through the week in aid of Smart Works and International Women’s Day. Smart Works is a UK charity that provides high quality interview clothes and interview training to unemployed women in need. Smart Works harness the power of clothes and confidence […]

From ads on the telly to building a bank

How two ad guys want to change your relationship with money. Just before the new year in 2015 I sat in a café with an ex-colleague of mine and we decided to build a boutique branding agency. With a small team our goal was to help fledgeling brands get off the ground using our 40 […]