Revolut expands US board as it doubles down on international expansion

By Aisling Finn on Friday 4 December 2020

Digital Banking

Revolut officially launched stateside in March of this year and the new appointment will help the fintech to expand its presence in the US.

Revolut expands US board as it doubles down on international expansion
Image source: Rebecca Macieira-Kaufman

Revolut has added former Citigroup executive Rebecca Macieira-Kaufman to its US board as it deepens its involvement in the country. 

Macieira-Kaufman worked at Citi for 12 years, most recently as the head of Citi’s International Personal Bank, and was previously the executive vice president of Wells Fargo bank.

The latest board member said of her appointment: “The US still has many communities under-served by the banking industry, including the many people who come to this country and find it incredibly difficult to open a bank account.” 

“This is an issue that is close to my heart so I am delighted to join the Revolut US board.”

Revolut first announced its intentions to introduce its services across the pond way back in 2018 but has only begun putting down roots recently. 

Earlier this year the digital banking service hired its first US CEO, banking veteran Ronald Oliveira. 

Oliveira, who has over four decades experience in the finance industry, stepped into the role to help the fintech gear up for its full US launch, which it did shortly after Oliveira’s appointment in March 2020.

More recently, Revolut has launched its own web app for its 13m customers across the globe, enabling users to top up their accounts, transfer funds and pay on their desktops.

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