How our referral scheme works under the surface – an intro to deep linking

Kroo is introducing a referral scheme to reward customers who successfully invite their friends to join Kroo. The reward will be in the form of trees planted on behalf of the referrer and the referred, so that you win, they win, we win, and our planet wins. You can read more about why we are planting […]

Open Banking at Kroo

Today I’d like to tell you about how we went about implementing Open Banking at Kroo. Specifically how we went about allowing users to consent to Third Party Providers having access to their data. A quick aside; Open Banking is an initiative to enable opening up of data at banks and financial institutes so that TTPs or other developers can […]

How Kroo maintains sanity in distributed systems — Part 2

This article is a continuation of Part 1 in the series. In Part 1 of this article series, we laid out some groundwork by explaining what Richardson Maturity Model and Hypertext Application Language (HAL) are and presented some examples of where it might be beneficial to build your APIs as a mesh of services connected via Hypermedia links. In […]

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 […]

How Kroo maintains sanity in distributed systems — Part 1

This article has been co-authored with Daniel Zurawski. Keep an eye on his page for the upcoming Part 2. Here at Kroo we are on a mission to create the world’s greatest social bank. To tackle this challenge, we have opted to use microservices and we have a lot of them, adding roughly one new service every week. As […]

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 […]

Contactless payments are now more secure

Here at B-Social security is important to us. Over the last couple of months, we have introduced the ability to freeze/unfreeze your card, use of biometrics to send payments and to log in. This is to ensure that your money is safe and that only you have access to it. From the 12th of September, […]

Why we decided to tackle group spending

When group holidays or social events go well, these can become the memories that last a lifetime. Yet, we know that a few niggles can easily change this experience. One thing we’ve continually heard is shared bills and expenses gets in the way of these activities: a dinner ruined by a disagreement about how to […]

Announcing our £3.2m Seed Round funding

I’m thrilled to let you know that we’ve completed our £3.2 million Seed Round. This allows us to continue growing our team and enhancing our product, bringing us one step closer to making money as social as our lives. It’s an incredibly exciting and busy time for us and this is just the beginning. We […]

B-Social – The social financial company

Here at B-Social we launched our live app on June 26th 2018 and since then, we’re on a mission to make money as social as your lives. We believe that financial life today is rarely confined to solitary spending and saving, but involves collaboration and sharing with our friends and family. B-Social allows customers to create groups […]