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Zopa takes recruitment in-house as it scales up the business

Zopa takes recruitment in-house as it scales up the business
  • On October 7, 2016

ZOPA is looking to grow its partnerships team, as part of its recruitment overhaul to expand the business.

Peer-to-Peer Finance News has learnt that the UK’s largest peer-to-peer lender is moving from using an external agency, Talentful, to having an in-house recruitment team and has re-listed a slew of job vacancies, including that of partnerships manager.

“As we’re scaling the business, [partnerships is] another area of the business we’re growing,” said a Zopa spokesperson.

The spokesperson added that the jobs advertised are a mixture of new roles and replacement roles.

The company, which originates unsecured consumer loans, is looking to hire a partnerships manager specifically to identify tie-ups with financial institutions such as banks, according to a job listing that went up three days ago via the recruitment website Indeed.

The job advert said that the right candidate will be able to identify a potential bank partner, develop proposals and marketing strategy, manage integrations and look after ongoing relationship management.

They must have financial institution experience, ideally in the lending industry, as well as knowledge of building white label and affiliate partnerships.

Zopa has already embarked on numerous partnerships. It announced a tie-up with Metro Bank more than a year ago, whereby the challenger bank lends through Zopa’s platform. Last month it announced an agreement with new app, Pariti, which directs borrowers to the platform.

Last Tuesday, it said it had teamed up with Airbnb, helping customers repay their Zopa loans by renting out their homes on the rental marketplace.

Other jobs re-listed by Zopa in the past few days include: client development executive, data analyst, collections officer, operations analyst, client services specialist, application support analyst, tech analyst, credit risk analyst, capital markets associate, talent acquisition executive and data scientist.