Starling Bank’s Megan Caywood jumps to Barclays’ ship
Caywood led Starling’s marketplace banking efforts, one of the Starling’s flagship features, and she will soon officially become managing director, head of Barclays consumer strategy. Starling Marketplace partners were informed about her decision to leave last week.
On Twitter, Starling Bank says: “We’re sorry to see Megan Caywood leave after 2 action-packed years building our Marketplace and promoting Starling. We wish her well in her next big banking adventure – the more women in senior roles in finance and tech the better!”
Caywood doesn’t have much to add on Twitter, but says: “I am truly proud of all we have accomplished at Starling Bank but I am super excited to be joining Barclays in the new year.”
She worked at Xero and Intuit before joining Starling in June 2016.
According to the sources, Caywood believes she can have a larger impact at a large bank, as it could affect more people by partnering with more and more fintechs.
The publication says Barclays is rumoured to be working on more third-party integrations, thus the appointment of Caywood.
Some of the partnerships Caywood has led include PensionBee; digital receipt firm Flux, which by the way only works in very limited stores; mortgage broker Habito; travel insurance provider Kasko; and investment products Wealthify and Wealthsimple.
Barclays has confirmed this move.