Hunting for a job in London? Well, you will spend nearly 40 hours or more at your workplace, so you should be passionate about it to make a successful career. Though it is a part of your life, it should not take away your personal life and disrupt the balance that is of utmost importance.
There are several companies that encourage leading a quality life apart from the working hours. Usually, startups are quite flexible though demanding. You might be working longer on some days but you will get enough time to spend with your family when you work with a startup. Working with a startup has its own pros and cons and it varies from person to person. If you are looking for a great career in the fintech sector, then here are the best London fintech companies you should work for.
Founders – Carlo Gualandri
Funding – €10 million
Founded in 2015, Soldo is a fintech startup offering multi-user spending account for businesses. It possesses an Electronic Money Institution license from Central Bank in Ireland. It is backed by Accel and is licensed by FCA, a European Union regulator. Post-Brexit, the company is in plans to mitigate its services to Ireland and form a team over there.
Founders – Arik Shtilman
Funding – €36.4 million
Launched in 2015, Rapyd has its offices spread across London, Singapore, Tel Aviv and Silicon Valley. This fintech startup helps customers and businesses pay and be paid. It is a fintech-as-a-service platform facilitating payment within the country or cross-border. It has partnered with local financial networks, banks and retailers across the world.
Founders – Mark Ackred and Martin Slaney
Funding – €680k
Founded in 2015, dabbl is an award-winning fintech startup that offers a mobile-only investing app. The app has an intuitive user experience and helps people invest at a low cost. Recently, this fintech startup entered the Netherlands market and is all set to appear in the Dutch app stores. It lets users analyse, discover and invest in their favourite brands and companies at a low rate.
Founders – Daniel Klein, Jan Deepen, Marc-Alexander Christ, Petter Made and Stefan Jeschonnek
Funding – €39.1 million
SumUp was established in 2012 and handles services such as accepting payments online or on-the-go, managing businesses at the point of sale, third-party integration of payments, invoicing and bookkeeping, etc. Earlier this year, this startup acquired Shoplo, a Polish multi-channel e-commerce platform to expand its product suite and reach out to online marketplaces.
Founders – Edward Maslaveckas and George Dunning
Funding – €20 million
Bud founded in 2016 was a consumer app with the intention of making several financial services accessible from an aggregated interface. Later, it shifted to a tech platform that lets banks form new services and apps enabling customers manage their financial products within a single app. Bud works towards transforming the fintech sector by detecting new and smarter distribution channels for its products.
Founders – Aneesh Varma, Srini Sundaram and Jon Bundy
Funding – €22.7 million
Aire founded in 2014 is a fintech startup that deploys artificial intelligence and machine learning. It creates customised credit scores depending on the lifestyle, career, credit history and financial maturity of users. It also provides API integration into the existing platforms and makes virtual interviews possible.
Founders – Nikolay Storonsky and Vlad Yatsenko
Funding – €309 million
Revolut was established in 2015. It takes users to a world beyond banking by offering free global spending and international money transfers without any fee. It is an attractive and beneficial banking alternative for those who want to enjoy a global lifestyle.
Founders – Jason Bates, Tom Blomfield, Paul Rippon, Jonas Huckestein and Gary Dolman
Funding – €254 million
Monzo was launched in 2015 as Mondo and was rebranded later. It is a mobile-only digital bank, which focuses on building the best current account. Working with a wide range of service providers, Monzo is widely believed to be an intelligence hub for the financial life of its users.
Founders – James Alexander, Richard Duvall and Tim Parlett
Funding – €150 million
Founded in 2005, Zopa is the first ever peer-to-peer lending startup. It provides access to better-value investments and loans. It helps customers borrow money from banks and financial institutions without any stress. This startup helps people with its lending platform by letting them get financial assistance easily.
Founders – Rishi Khosla and Joel Perlman
Funding – €783 million
OakNorth Bank was founded in 2013 to help businesses in the UK grow. It lets entrepreneurs turn their aspiration into reality by providing them with bespoke debt finance solutions. It is one of the most active lenders in the UK and has helped create over 9500 homes and 11000 jobs. Also, it has contributed several billion pounds to the UK economy.
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