GoCardless was set up in London by Tom Blomfield, Matt Robinson and Hiroki Takeuchi in 2011. With late payments plaguing SMEs – the average small business
has to wait 43.4 days beyond payment terms for their invoices to be paid -‐ the initial aim was to make it simpler for small businesses to collect direct debits online. By unifying the world’s Direct Debit networks, simplifying them, and opening up access to everyone, we’re now building a new payments network for the internet. We’ve quickly grown into one of Europe’s leading Direct Debit providers, processing over half a billion pounds a year for over ten thousand businesses.
Incredibly fast-paced, meaning everyone plays a big part in determining where the company is going and how it should get there. There’s also a huge focus on learning and development. There’s freedom and responsibility to determine your own goals and how best to achieve them, and we have a really open feedback culture.
We have a really collaborative team and we value transparency across the company. This means we share our successes as well as our failures, and work together to solve problems.
Incredibly passionate and motivated by doing work they’re proud of.
We care as much about building a great company as we do about building a great business. That means hiring the best people and giving them a great environment to work in.
We have a really diverse culture, and many of us socialise outside of work. There are regular opportunities to meet up, both as teams and as a whole company.
We care deeply about learning. We pay for courses & books and run regular internal talks given by both, employees and industry experts.