Mark Mullen

Atom Bank


Mark is a career marketer and banker with more than 30 years of experience working in financial services, including spells in consumer finance, asset finance and leasing and retail banking.  He was the Head of Marketing for HSBC in the UK and thereafter Regional Head of Marketing for HSBC MENA.  He was also CMO at first direct, the UK’s leading direct bank, before taking over as CEO in 2011.  He resigned from first direct in 2014 to co-found Atom Bank plc. 

He was educated in Ireland, has a degree in history at Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from Warwick Business School and he’s a member of the Technology Strategy Group with Innovate Finance.

Hobbies include playing guitar (badly), American football and rugby (watching from the side lines!) and occasional masquerading as a parent and partner. 

Articles Featuring Mark Mullen

Starling Bank joins the fintech savings arms race

16th December 2022 | Daniel Lanyon

Atom Bank appoints Andrew Marshall as new CFO

21st October 2022 | Amelia Isaacs

Atom Bank appoints new chief risk officer

28th July 2022 | Will McCurdy

Atom Bank set to raise £40m as it eyes 2022 IPO

25th February 2021 | Aisling Finn

What went wrong at Atom Bank?

25th July 2019 | Roger Baird

Atom loses long-serving lending director

18th July 2019 | Roger Baird

A year in fintech & alternative finance: part 1

11th January 2019 | Roger Baird

Atom Bank lands another £149m

7th March 2018 | Ryan Weeks

Mobile bank Atom opens to customers

6th October 2016 | Ryan Weeks