Giles Andrews


Co-founder and Board Member

Giles Andrews OBE co-founded Zopa in 2004, became its CEO in 2007, served as Chairman from 2015 until February 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 is profitable and has now made nearly £4bn of loans in the UK, with over £1bn lent in the last 12 months alone. Zopa is now planning to launch a next generation bank in 2019 to extend its range of investment and borrowing products. Giles is also chairman of Bethnal Green Ventures, the investor in start-ups using technology to make social or environmental impact, MarketInvoice, the FinTech platform where businesses have sold invoices to investors to raise over £2.5bn in working capital, Kreditech, the FinTech consumer lender based in Hamburg, operating in Spain, Poland, Russia and India and backed by J.C. Flowers, Värde Partners and Naspers, and Dynamic Credit, the Dutch direct mortgage lender and asset manager with over €10bn in mortgage assets. 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 2016 for services to financial services and was named FinTech leader of the year in the 2016 FinTech innovation awards.

Event Sessions Featuring Giles Andrews


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

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