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How Rise Companies Are Transforming Financial Services

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A year ago this month, Rise London moved to a bespoke new Shoreditch headquarters, becoming the largest fintech workspace in Europe. With the ink still fresh on transformative new deals with the bank, we talk with start-ups Cutover and Flux – two graduates of the Barclays Accelerator programme based at the east London hub.

When Rise London left its Whitechapel home for seven floors and 30,000 square feet of architect-designed workspace in London’s ‘silicon roundabout’ last year, Barclays’ Group CEO Jes Staley said: “Barclays is a technology company at its core now.”

Video: Innovation Has Long Been Critical to the Success of our Business

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Innovation has long been critical to the success of our business. By responding boldly to challenges and opportunities, Barclays has led the way, from developing the world’s first ATM to Barclays Pingit, UK's first person to person service for sending and receiving money using mobile phone numbers.

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