数字银行Tandem获House of Fraser投资3500万英镑
近日，英国百货集团House of Fraser宣布向数字银行Tandem投资3500万英镑，用于开发独立的app端银行服务平台。
2014年，House of Fraser被中国三胞集团以4800万英镑收购。目前，该百货集团已联合NewDay为客户提供积分和信用卡服务，不过本次与Tandem的合作或许会开创高街零售商的又一潮流。
A UK department store is making a multi-million pound investment in an app-only challenger bank in order to offer its shoppers an exclusive banking tool and payment method.
House of Fraser has spent ￡35m with challenger bank Tandem to develop an app-only banking service to customers.
The department store, which was acquired by Chinese conglomerate Sanpower for ￡480m in 2014, already has a loyalty and credit card scheme with NewDay but the link-up with Tandem could be a new trend for high street retailers.
Tandem, which received its banking license in 2016, is one of a number of digital-only, neobanks challenging the high street institutions in the UK. It raised more than ￡30m in funding in 2016, including an investment from eBay co-founder Pierre Omidvar.
Tandem has so far rolled out its mobile app to more than 10,000 customers and plans to launch current accounts and credit cards later in 2017.