据悉，Mike Says此前还曾先后担任过Harrods Bank（现为Tandem银行的一部分）的首席财务官，以及Lloyds Bank的财务总监。
LQID, a new challenger bank based in London, is undergoing regulatory authorisation to become a bank, which is understood to be translated as “in the process of applying” for a banking licence, to serve both consumers and SMEs.
The new bank, led by CEO Mike Says, aims to “bridge the gap between digital and high street challengers using technology that hasn’t been seen in the UK before”.
Its motto is to make life and banking “smoother”, with “simple and straightforward” products, “meaningful” budget tracking, local bank services and customer services.
The bank says it will “use smart technologies to help you build wealth”.
Note the high density of quotation marks in this story.
Says seems to have been working on the project since January 2017, according to LinkedIn, and has experience as CFO of Harrods Bank (now part of Tandem), and as finance director for Lloyds Bank.
The bank says it will enable “access to banking through mobile devices with a network of community and digital branches, which cost less to operate”, as well as “allowing anyone to set up a business in minutes”.