Curve, the FinTech startup that lets users combine their credit and debit cards into one card and a smart app, today announced its plans for global expansion.
As one of the UK’s fastest growing FinTech firms, Curve has won the loyalty and support of half a million active users, enjoying 30% month-on-month growth since its launch out of Beta in 2018. Over half a billion pounds has gone through the Curve platform to-date.
Following its successful launch in the UK, Curve is now experiencing a significant pull from other European markets. The next phase of the company’s ambitious plans is to expand internationally by opening six offices across Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and Poland.
The firm has also appointed Alaister Mortlock as Head of Talent. Previously at LinkedIn, the world’s largest online business community as well as Centrica, Alaister will manage the talent acquisition for Curve. He will play a vital role in ensuring the startup maintains the strong and healthy work culture it is known for to propel its ongoing growth.
Alaister and his talent acquisition team will be engaging on a Europe wide recruitment drive to attract talent across multiple disciplines in several European hubs, with the intention to scale up Curve’s hiring globally throughout 2019 and 2020. He is currently hiring six Country Managers for the expansion into Europe.
Commenting on the latest developments of the company, Shachar Bialick, founder and CEO of Curve, said: “We are extremely excited to be fulfilling our goal to export our brand internationally and to create a new generation of users that have greater financial control over their lives. With the appointment of Alaister Mortlock, Curve will gain the useful expertise it needs to continue scaling at a rapid pace but ensuring that we maintain and grow our culture and values with every hire across the globe. Maintaining a positive work environment will be instrumental in helping us to export our brand to a wider customer base, as we invest in a strong and committed team that can deliver the services and support that users expect from us.”