They’re both from Estonia. Taavet was the first employee at Skype and got paid in euros. But he lived in London, and needed pounds to pay the bills. Kristo worked for Deloitte and lived in London. He got paid in pounds. But he had a mortgage back in Estonia. He needed to pay that in euros.
Every month they moved their money abroad through banks. It was wasting them time and costing them money. So they invented a beautifully simple workaround that became a billion dollar business.
We’re setting the new global standard for cross-border money by building the world’s number one money transfer platform. We’re driving this change, because for too long people have been underserved and overcharged by the old financial institutions.
We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing.
We foster a culture of trust and assess performance on impact, not how much time is spent in the office.
What you do isn't dictated by your job title. If you see a problem that needs solving, you can - and should - be the one to solve it.
It’s not just about coming up with bold ideas, it’s about delivering them and being accountable for the outcome.
You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.
In practice, this is a lot of responsibility. We give a lot of trust to our teams and they need to be comfortable with that freedom. It’s not just about coming up with bold ideas, it’s about delivering them and being accountable for the outcome.
Ever since the early days, when our two founders, Kristo and Taavet, figured out a fairer and cheaper way to send money abroad, our people have gone above and beyond to challenge a system built by big banks and old financial institutions. Because once you find a better way of doing something, it’s really hard to go back.
If you’re keen to collaborate, learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.
We're all about growing our people.
We want you to be proud of the impact you have at TransferWise and make the most of the career opportunity. We understand that everyone needs a little something different to help them do their best work.
You may need to work remotely or take some time to work from home or abroad with your family. Whatever it is, you can chat to your team lead and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
We also know that working at TransferWise is challenging! So, after 4 years we offer our employees a 6 week paid sabbatical in addition to their annual leave.
Read more about our offer here.
Today, customers have deposited over £10 billion into their borderless accounts and are transferring more than £4 billion overseas every month with TransferWise, saving themselves £1 billion every year. Yet we’re moving less than 1% of the world’s money. The scope of what we want to achieve and how much opportunity there is to grow is immense.
The same opportunity is true of a career here. There's new problems to solve, challenges to overcome and opportunities to impact our customers every single day.