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Breaking-Finance.Com - Over 148 private investors have become founding shareholders in a new digital community bank for Catalan people.
Breaking-Finance.Com - Over 148 private investors have become founding shareholders in a new digital community bank for Catalan people. The new bank offers a mix of digital and traditional relationship banking services, alongside a private social network and B2B marketplace.The startup is building on the strong sense of kinship shared by the Catalonian community, which erupted five years ago in a struggle to secure independence from Spain. Jordi Roset, co-owner of the Petrolis Independents fuel chain, explains his decision to become a founding shareholder: "I am not investing in the bank like those shareholders who are all day looking at the stock market to see if they made a killing; for me it’s an investment for the future and the country.“Moreover, as a Catalonian I would like to say that we saw many large banks with a long history here, decamp after the independence referendum in 2017. This really shocked all of us.
.”11Onze founder James Sène says being digital will not compromise its ambition to offer a personal service. “When banks became digitised, they inevitably became distanced from their customers. Customers are often served by bots or strangers on the end of a phone line. 11Onze brings the local bank experience into a digital world," he says. "Every customer will be connected to a dedicated 11Onze member whom they know by name and background. It’s not merely about going digital, it’s also about keeping it local and intimate.”
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