Former-Barclays execs appoint Roaring Mouse to support new UK digital bank

Pennyworth founders Jeremy Takle (left) and Ben Harvey (right)

20 October 2020

Roaring Mouse Public Relations, a specialist PR agency for early-stage technology businesses, today announced that it has been recruited to advise Pennyworth, a new digital bank planning to launch in the UK in 2021.

Founded by Jeremy Takle and Ben Harvey, formerly Managing Director and Head of Product respectively at Barclays’ US Digital Consumer Bank, Pennyworth started the process to obtain a UK banking license in March 2020. It plans to attract young professionals and middle managers, and provide tailored support to help them achieve their financial goals. 

Roaring Mouse is advising Pennyworth ahead of a planned UK launch next year, supporting the bank’s fundraising activities and helping to recruit a community of users for its beta app.

Jeremy Takle, founder and CEO at Pennyworth, comments: “The banking market is crowded, so it is crucial our message cuts through the noise and differentiates Pennyworth’s proposition. We’ve been impressed by Roaring Mouse’s knowledge of the fintech sector and experience gained putting early-stage companies on the map. We look forward to working with the team as we go to market with Pennyworth in the UK.”

James Taylor, founder and Managing Director of Roaring Mouse Public Relations, comments: “Pennyworth has an expert team behind it and a compelling proposition, and our experience means we are well placed to support the bank throughout its growth journey. We are incredibly excited to be supporting Pennyworth as it enters the market here in the UK.”