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.




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


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


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



9 Yards Capital


Banco Sabadell

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Goldman Sachs





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


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.


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.