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about us

Who we are

Founded in 2015, Bud began life as an education platform designed to improve people's financial wellbeing. Now, Bud is a platform used by global banks to harness the power of open banking and to make life better for their customers.

 

What we do

Bud is building a financial ecosystem to underpin modern banking: one that seamlessly connects people to financial products & services that improve their lives.

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People

We are obsessed with solving real financial problems experienced by people. 

Product

Our platform connects people, through the banks they trust, to financial products that make their lives better. 

Purpose

We exist to make life feel more achievable for everyone. We achieve that scale by working with institutions who have millions of customers

The people behind Bud

Bud's founding team has been joined by world-renowned advisers,
Raman Bhatia - Chief Operating Officer at OVO energy, and Lord Stanley Fink - Former CEO of Man Group
Investors
Board
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ANZ

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9 Yards Capital

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Banco Sabadell

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Goldman Sachs

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HSBC

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Investec

Ed maslaveckas

Ed Maslaveckas

CEO, Bud
George Dunning

George Dunning

COO, Bud
Raman Bahtia

Raman Bahtia

COO, OVO Energy
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Lord Stanley Fink

Advisor

Our data principles

Bud is shaped by a culture of ethical use of data.
We strive to raise the standard for both the Open Banking and Financial Services industries
and have distilled our approach into a set of principles.
They guide everything we do.

Security first

We put the security of data above all else and use advanced encryption techniques.

Built for privacy

We train machine learning models on anonymised data to protect people’s privacy.

User-centred

We only use data to benefit people and build tools to meet their needs.

Transparent and Open

We make sure our clients understand how and why we use data because we believe in responsible innovation.

Accountable and robust

We’re accountable to clients and regulators (including the FCA and ICO) and we hold our team to the highest standards.

No compromises

We’d rather step away from an opportunity than compromise on these principles.

How we think

We spend our days immersed in Open Banking, looking for new ways to add meaning and context to financial data. Our blog is where we publish what we find.

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Product news

Introducing business bank accounts, 1st and 3rd party data

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Product news

Payments - now in the Bud app

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Financial AI

How it works: Under the skin of our new Merchant ID service

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