Payment processing fintech GoCardless – which works with peer-to-peer lending platforms such as Funding Circle and Lendwise – has opened an office in New York City, as part of its global expansion.
GoCardless has also announced a new hiring drive, with the aim of increasing its workforce by two thirds by the end of 2021.
The company will be searching for compliance, regulatory and banking operations specialists over the coming months to expand its payment partnerships, licences and operational capabilities.
“The scale of our recruitment is testament to the success we saw in 2020 and the company’s bright prospects, especially as open banking matures,” said Eva Ducruezet, chief people officer and VP of strategy and business operations at GoCardless.
“We believe the combination of the GoCardless payments network and open banking technology provides unparalleled benefit for businesses and consumers. We’re looking for the best talent to join our high-performing team so we can execute on our strategy.
“Against the backdrop of the global pandemic, we’re proud to be contributing to job creation and economic growth in all of our markets.”
The New York office will be led by Nanna Saito Nielsen, VP of banking operations. It will act as the hub for strengthening and scaling the GoCardless payment infrastructure in the US.
“The opening of our New York office signals the strength of our intent in the US,” said Saito Nielsen.
“Following a successful start, we are now dedicated to creating the best payment infrastructure for our clients by expanding our US partner network and offering local operational support.
“This will enable us to better serve businesses across the country as the adoption of digital payment methods continues to accelerate.”