As the world begins to settle into what we’re calling the ‘new norm’, companies are starting to hire once more, and talent has started to take notice.
The Financial Tech sector in particular is thriving. In fact, the global FinTech market is predicted to grow at a rate of almost 25% annually over the next couple of years, making it one of the most exciting industries to be involved in at the moment. Industries to break into if you’re looking for long term growth potential.
And you don’t have to be a finance expert. If you’re a coder, marketer, or sales guru, FinTech’s need your skills.
There are countless companies doing interesting things in this sphere, but here we’ll highlight just a few who are making waves in the industry now (and who also happen to be hiring).
Keep a close eye on these guys:
Let’s start off with a name everyone is familiar with.
PayPal allows any business or individual with an email address to securely, conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online. Their impressive network builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global, real-time payment solution. They deliver a product ideally suited for small businesses, online merchants, individuals, and others currently underserved by traditional payment mechanisms.
The size of the PayPal network and widening acceptance of the product has helped them to become one of the leading payment networks for online auction websites. PayPal is also being increasingly used on other ecommerce sites for the sale of goods such as electronics and household items, the sale of services such as web design and travel, and the sale of digital content.
Enough about the product, how are they as an employer?
PayPal cultivates an environment that’s fun and rewards ingenuity, determination, and diverse perspectives. They respect and value uniqueness and diversity, regardless of background, level, or circumstances. PayPal takes care of their employees by providing generous health, wellness, and financial plans so they can feel secure about their own future while building the future of money.
And if you fancy joining the PayPal family, we have good news. They’re on a hiring spree at the moment with countless exciting opportunities.
Tandem is a bank that actually makes the world a better place. They empower their customers to do the right thing for themselves and for the planet. As the world adjusts to find its ‘new normal,’ Tandem believes that people are taking a fresh look at how they use money. They want to build healthy habits that are good for their future and use their spending power to enable a more sustainable world.
Tandem is on a mission to proactively help their customers reduce their carbon footprint and accelerate the UK to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
And they’re always on the lookout for passionate people who want to revolutionize the relationship that the world has with cash. If you’re innovative, daring and not afraid of a challenge, Tandem would love to hear from you – whether your background is in banking or coding. You’ll find a healthy mix of talent at Tandem. They make it their mission to search out all sorts of people from different backgrounds and hire from every walk of life. The most important thing is their spark of creativity.
Revolut is building the world’s first truly global financial superapp. In 2015, the company launched in the UK offering money transfers and exchanges. Today, they have a global base of customers using their innovative products to make more than 100 million transactions a month. Across their personal and business accounts, they help customers improve their financial health, give them more control, and connect people seamlessly across the world.
Revolut believes that any success comes from two things: people and culture. They believe that brilliant people operating in a great culture will produce the best outcome. Their culture is their DNA, it defines who they are, how they operate, and how they handle disagreements with each other. Revolut operates, hires, develops, and promotes people based on core values: dream team, never settle, think deeper, get it done, and deliver WOW.
At Monzo, they’re building a new kind of bank. One that lives on a user’s smartphone and is built for the way we live today. By solving problems, treating people fairly, and being totally transparent, Monzo believes they can make banking better.
They believe there should be an alternative to the banking of the past: and they’re focused on solving problems, rather than selling financial products, making financial life simpler, and giving users total control from their smartphone.
Internally, Monzo encourages an open, collaborative, inclusive working environment. They contribute to open source software, and continually engage with their wonderful community. They’re hiring talented, creative problem-solvers to help them build the bank of the future.
Less than five minutes walk from Liverpool Street, they’re a team of just over 1600 people. They take care of everything from regulation, to app development, to card distribution, and more, so there really is a role for everyone. Check them out here.
Klarna is creating the world’s smoothest shopping experience through a number of online financial services such as payments for online storefronts and direct payments. They’re perhaps best known for setting the new trend in ‘buy now, pay later’ trend for consumers, giving them up to 30 days to pay for an item, without interest or fees.
The popularity of the new payment structures they offer has led them to draw interest from some of the world’s leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. In the years since Klarna was founded, they’ve become Europe’s highest valued private fintech (and 4th highest worldwide). They’re also growing their annual turnover by 40% each year, so there’s no slowing down for this company.
As a business, they now serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining them every 8 minutes (pretty impressive, right?).
Their offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 5000+ employees from 100+ nationalities. Diversity is at the heart of everything Klarna stands for. Talent growth is also a priority. If you decide to take on a role at Klarna, you’ll drive your personal development and take on the challenges of a company in the grips of greatness.
Now it’s time to brush up your CV and get those applications pumping.
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