#WealthTech / Monument builds new challenger bank for mass-affluent

The Bank – whose executives and board have held senior roles in HSBC, Barclays, McKinsey & Co, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Apollo Global Management, PWC, Coutts and at the UK regulators – will focus exclusively on clients largely underserved by the established ‘premier’ and private banks, such as busy professionals, doctors, lawyers, accountants, entrepreneurs and investors with a net worth of between £250k and £5m. Monument estimates the wealth of this overlooked segment to be as high as £3.5 trillion, including at least £200bn in liquid savings.

The bank says it plans to provide users with an entirely digital journey for buy-to-let and property investment lending of up to £2 million as well as top quartile savings rates that reward customer loyalty.