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About us

Our story

In 2015
Since the launch in 2008 of Faster Payments, one of the world’s first mass market instant payment systems, our team had been working to bring the benefits of low cost, real time 24x7 bank to bank payments to more of the UK economy. In 2015, working with the Bank of England, the team successfully opened up the Faster Payments service to new challenger banks like Monzo and Starling and shortly after even non-banks like Wise (TransferWise)
In 2016
From 2016 onwards we opened up Faster Payments even further, working directly with the Open Banking Implementation Entity to make sure all the special features of Faster Payments would be fully available to the FCA’s soon to be authorised Payments Initiation Service Provider (PISP) community, allowing them to build innovative new services for businesses and consumers on top of Faster Payments.
Founded in 2018
Ordo was founded by the former management team of the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme in 2018 to use open banking payments to provide businesses with a much-needed alternative to slow, high-cost card payments and insecure direct bank payments.

In 2018, with the job of opening up Faster Payments done, the team established a new company, Ordo (we’re actually called the Smart Request Company Ltd) to be one of the FCA’s first PISPs and start building these innovative new services. Our FCA Firm Registration Number is 836070.

The team listened to the market and built a platform that addressed what was needed.
In 2019 — 2021
Working with world class technology partners like CGI and AND Digital, we completed build of our open banking payments platform in 2019, going live for customers with invoice payment services in March 2020, adding e-commerce and Point of Sale capabilities as well as refunds and out payments in 2021.

We are still adding distribution and product partnerships with third parties that want to bring Ordo to their customers or integrate the Ordo capabilities into their broader payments and non-payments customer offerings.
2022 onwards
Building and going live with VRP, the next big thing has arrived, we’ve built it and now deploying – sweeping and non-sweeping.

Ordo Leadership Team

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Chairman & Co-founder

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Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

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Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder

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Director & Co-founder

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Chief Operations Officer & Co-founder

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Head of Marketing



Head of Product

Our backers

Ordo is backed by a number of private investors including Nationwide Building Society Ventures and CGI (The global IT services business)

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Join us

About Ordo

Ordo is an award winning FinTech disruptor, transforming and digitising the world of Payments.

Our mission is to create an Open Banking payments platform reducing the cost and complexity of taking payments and making it easier for customers to pay.

As a B2B service, we do serve clients directly, but the core of our distribution strategy is to work with specialist channel partners to enhance their customer offerings and value with our Open Banking innovation.

Ordo’s fully managed and customisable open banking-enabled payments services provide businesses – large and small – with low cost, highly secure, real-time and easy to use Request to Pay, e-commerce, Point of Sale/QR Code, invoice and contact centre payments direct from their customer’s bank accounts into their own bank accounts for both single and recurring payments.

One of our core values is creating diverse and progressive environments. We are a business that encourages challenge and understand the value diverse teams and thinking brings. We want to continue to grow, which will only be achieved by including those from diverse backgrounds to feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to the role and the business.

So if you want an honest conversation about the roles in an organisation where our values aren’t lip service but something we live by, then please reach out asap. Even if the roles listed aren’t right for you, we have other roles that may be…so let’s talk!

Our current vacancies

We are looking for a highly driven Marketing Specialist who will use their hands on experience to develop content and campaigns that focus on sales enablement and drives our clients’ growth. The content that you develop will successfully capture, represent and develop our client’s brand as the disruptive, innovative and quality offering in the market.

With a creative mind and exceptional communication skills, you will enable our clients brand identity and associated messaging, accelerating our content production and its delivery. You can turn creative ideas into effective marketing projects and will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders to fully understand our clients and our offer.

Marketing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Working with the senior management team on positioning the company service and solution offerings and delivering content to enable sales
  • Create a wide variety of campaign content (blogs, research reports, case studies, email campaigns and videos) to drive awareness of our business offering and prospects
  • Propose and implement an engaging web presence for the business that projects the brand through compelling content. This includes the development and maintenance of the website, ensuring that it holds compelling content that attracts and converts business
  • Deploy successful marketing campaigns and own their implementation and execution. This could include writing content, such as case studies, management of social media, event attendance and speaking engagements
  • Ensuring the brand and tone of voice are clear and consistent across platforms and materials, both internally and externally
  • Propose and implement ways to measure the success of marketing initiatives and campaigns to constantly improve the success of marketing

Ideal Background:

  • You will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an associated marketing field
  • Proven experience as an in-house Marketing Specialist or equivalent
  • Project Management Experience
  • Hands-on experience with marketing platforms and automation tools such as MailChimp, Hubspot, Hootsuite and particularly LinkedIn
  • Experience with website tools such as WordPress and Google Analytics
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including copy-writing and an ability to maintain a consistent message across a range of platforms such as social media, emails and landing pages
  • Experience working within organisation’s going through rapid growth or change

Whats in your DNA?:

  • Intellectually strong with a problem solving, curious approach
  • You are hands on with an attitude that no task is too small for you
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong, robust personality, capable of responding thoughtfully when challenged
  • You are process-oriented and always show meticulous attention to detail
  • Agility and pace together with an ability to work and make decisions in an ambiguous, changing environment
  • You are a team player who is compassionate, friendly and always seeks to empower and learn from others
  • You are organised, have excellent time management skills and know what key priorities you need to focus on

We’ve recruited all the really great people we need for the time being, but if you’d like to join us please drop us a line as we’re always happy to hear from eager and interested people.

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