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ClearBank hires ex-Starling Bank & Barclays exec Megan Cooper as CPO

By Gloria Methri

January 02, 2024

  • Barclays
  • Clearbank
  • Clearing Bank

ClearBank, Embedded Banking, Financial Institutions, Fondy, One-stop Payment Platform, Money Flow, e-commerce, IBAN Accounts, GBP Payments Network, Cash Management, Fondy Flow IBAN Accounts, Regulatory, Financial Services, UKClearBank, the enabler of real-time clearing and embedded banking for financial institutions, has announced the appointment of Megan Cooper (nee Caywood) as Chief Product Officer.

Cooper joins ClearBank with over a decade of experience in FinTech, including Chief Product Officer and Head of Digital Strategy at Barclays UK Business, and Chief Platform Officer at Starling Bank.

She is also a board member of the UK Finance Digital, Technology, Cyber Products and Services team, and was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018.

As Chief Product Officer, Cooper will lead the bank’s product strategy, creating and executing its roadmap at a critical time for ClearBank as it expands into new markets. She will work closely with the bank’s client management, innovation, engineering, and risk and compliance teams to develop and maintain the bank’s capabilities, aligning them with customer needs.

“ClearBank’s success is built on understanding its customers’ needs, and that only comes from listening and using that insight to deliver great products,” said Megan Cooper, Group and UK Chief Product Officer at ClearBank. “I look forward to working with ClearBank and continuing this approach, creating services that will meet customer needs both in the UK, Europe and the US.”

“Megan brings a wealth of FinTech experience to the role, having worked with both startups and established brands. She joins at a particularly exciting time for ClearBank as the business plans expansion—not just of its products and services, but also into international markets,” said Spiros Theodossiou, Group Chief Product and Technology Officer at ClearBank. “We are delighted to welcome Megan to the team as we build on our success and continue our customer-focused approach as we expand our capabilities and reach.”

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