Giles Andrews

Zopa Bank


Giles Andrews OBE co-founded Zopa in 2004, was CEO from 2007 to 2015, Chairman from 2015 until 2019 and remains an active board member.  Zopa was the world’s first P2P lending business and is shaping the future of consumer finance by providing better value and service.  Zopa has now made over £6bn of loans in the UK and has now launched a next generation bank to extend its range of financial products to consumers.  

Giles is also chairman of: Bethnal Green Ventures, Europe’s leading early-stage tech for good VC (130 investments to date) for ambitious founders using technology to tackle big social and environmental problems that aim to improve millions of lives; MarketFinance, the FinTech platform where businesses have raised over £2.5bn in working capital; and carwow, the marketplace with over 7% of the UK new car retail market.  He is an independent non-executive director and member of the risk, remuneration and transformation committees of Bank of Ireland Group plc in Dublin.

Giles received a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Christ Church at Oxford University and his MBA from INSEAD. He was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to financial services and was named FinTech leader of the year in the 2016 FinTech innovation awards.


Event Sessions Featuring Giles Andrews


Deep Dive: Lessons From The Financial Crisis

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021



Is the 'techlash' coming for fintech and alternative finance?

AltFi London Summit 2019 - Monday 18 March 2019

With Facebook, Amazon and Google under constant fire by the media and by politicians, is the tech backlash coming for fintech next?

Articles By Giles Andrews

Zopa's Giles Andrews: No Frills Finance Takes Off!

18th February 2014 | Giles Andrews

Articles Featuring Giles Andrews

Meet the UK’s 26 fintech unicorns

15th August 2022 | Amelia Isaacs

Fintech Founders: Where are they now?

24th July 2020 | Aisling Finn

Zopa shakes up board ahead of bank launch

14th February 2019 | Roger Baird

Starling boss Anne Boden gets gong

11th June 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Fintech leaders back second Brexit vote

25th May 2018 | Emily Nicolle

P2PFA reveals new chair

8th February 2018 | Emily Nicolle

P2P lending news roundup 22/03/17

22nd March 2017 | Daniel Lanyon

Marketplace lending news roundup 20/03/17

20th March 2017 | Daniel Lanyon

The numbers behind Zopa’s interest rate cuts

1st November 2016 | Ryan Weeks

BoE holds rates, P2P "not linked"?

15th July 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Mullinger Steps Back

31st May 2016 | Ryan Weeks

In defence of marketplace lending in the UK

11th May 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Further Detail on New Zopa Products

2nd March 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Delving into the Cambridge-Nesta Report

18th February 2016 | Sam Griffiths

Innovative Finance ISA 2016: An overview

29th January 2016 | Jordan Stodart

Deadline Day

30th October 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa Appoints Nigel Morris to Board

22nd October 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa Appoints New CEO

1st September 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa Becomes First UK Platform to Hit £1bn

18th August 2015 | Ryan Weeks

The “Innovative Finance ISA” Arrives

8th July 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Key Talking Points from P2P CEO Breakfast

26th June 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Challenger Bank to Lend Through Zopa

19th May 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa and Uber Unite

7th May 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa Celebrates a Decade of P2P Lending

10th March 2015 | Ryan Weeks

The AltFi Frontline: A Breakout Room With a View

25th February 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Awards Scoop for Zopa

26th January 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa Enhances Public Purchasing Power

2nd December 2014 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa opens up its Loan Book for analysis

17th November 2014 | AltFi

The Next Step in the P2P ISA Push

17th October 2014 | AltFi

Zopa Encourages Brits to Grow Their Money

26th September 2014 | AltFi

The AltFi Awards Winners are Announced

24th September 2014 | AltFi

UK Peer-to-Peer Lending Space Surpasses the £2bn Mark

11th September 2014 | Sam Griffiths

Lending Over Spending?

27th August 2014 | AltFi

First UK P2P Platform to Lend $1 Billion

18th August 2014 | AltFi

Brits Living on Borrowed Time

8th July 2014 | AltFi

Zopa Unveil Limited Time Offer

6th May 2014 | AltFi

Huge Moment for P2P Sector

19th March 2014 | AltFi

The Breakout Room at AltFi

13th March 2014 | Ryan Weeks

Zopa Receive £15 Million Investment

31st January 2014 | Ryan Weeks