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Interview with the head of the financial start-up Revolut


Former swimming master, now fintech billionaire: Revolut boss Nikolay Stroronsky.
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The head of Neobank Revolut, Nikolay Stroronsky, wants to offer a kind of financial super app. Great ambitions for the British start-up, which is currently valued at over $ 5 billion.

A.n The head of the British Neobank Revolut has no lack of self-confidence. The company is difficult to compare with other fintechs, according to boss Nikolay Storonsky, because: “We do so much more than everyone else.” In an interview with F.A.Z. Storonsky, who founded the financial start-up in 2015, speaks of the development of a “financial super app”. With it, customers should receive all financial products on one platform – ten times faster and cheaper than the competition.

The fact that Storonsky’s announcements are not just about hot air is supported by the success of Revolut so far. Within five years, Neobank has become one of the most valuable fintechs in Europe. With a valuation of $ 5.5 billion, the company is currently only surpassed by the $ 10 billion valuation of Swedish payment service provider Klarna. Storonsky, who was a swimming champion in his native Russia, is also the first billionaire among fintech entrepreneurs according to the “Tech Hot 100” list.

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