Zopa to test blended working arrangements with overseas option
UK neobank Zopa is trialling a new hybrid working model that will allow employees to work from abroad for up to 90 days a year.
The neobank which has around 450 staff, will test the model over the coming year, enabling staff to choose where they work, while also adapting its office space for a more collaborative working environment.
In a year where staff have worked predominantly at home, Zopa has obtained its full bank licence, launched a successful savings account and credit card, surpassed £6bn lent out in loans and increased its customer base by 27%.
Zopa’s chief customer officer, Clare Gambardella says: “Zopa as a business has been able to achieve a huge amount in the last year while our teams were working from home. However, we are aware that the pandemic environment isn’t representative of a sustainable ongoing model for us or our people. By testing and learning with our employees throughout 2021, we can understand how a distributed working model functions in the longer term and what the differing preferences are for the people throughout our business.”