Our history

Founded in 2008, Contis provides end-to-end accounts and payments solutions. Its mission is simple: to empower companies and people to realise their vision – in business and in life.

Everyone’s needs are unique. That’s why we opened our end-to-end platform and alternative payments technology to enable companies to build their own solution – with our support every step of the way.

This might be providing alternative banks with a complete account (with Direct Debit, Faster Payments, debit card etc), umbrella payroll companies with a remittance platform or companies with access to Faster Payments infrastructure.

The platform is fully owned by Contis and is PCI DSS Level 1 compliant, which means we don’t rely on multiple third-party providers (eg. BIN sponsors, card issuers, payment processors) for its delivery. We have an eMoney licence, agency banking agreement and are principal member of Visa and Mastercard (with an ability to sponsor those looking to issue Visa and/or Mastercard products).

Executive team

Peter Cox

Peter Cox

CEO, Chairman & Founder

Lee Johnstone

Lee Johnstone

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Ollivier

Jason Ollivier

Chief Disruption Officer

Nirav Bhavsar

Nirav Bhavsar

Chief Technology Officer

Lara Oyesanya

Lara Oyesanya

General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer

Andrea Ramoino

Andrea Ramoino

Chief Strategy Officer

Work for us

Currently employing a total of 140 people, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join us.

We have a tech stack to be proud of and a working environment framed by our Contis values and behaviours.

We are passionate people who share a common vision, can think big, and thrive on delivering results.

You will want to join us if you are excited about fast pace, rolling your sleeves up, and having the ability to make a real difference.

We value diversity of thought and are striving for a culture where levels of authority are invisible, what matters is bringing all of you to work; your passion, creativity and ideas on how we can be the best in the space that we operate in.

In return we will help you to be the very best that you can, we will support with development, give you opportunities to get involved in key projects and offer exposure to challenges that you may not get in a larger organisation.

We have been recognised as one of the Financial Times 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies of 2019 – join us on this journey!

Our locations

We have four offices across three countries – London (Mayfair), Skipton (Yorkshire), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Ahmedabad (India)
The UK and EU house our operational, product and sales teams, and India is our development centre.

To accommodate our rate of growth, our new London office was relocated to its existing site in 2019.

Our core values

At Contis we are building a values driven organisation. They are integral to who we are and how we do things as well as acting as our internal compass to help us guide our decision-making and behaviour.

If these values resonate with you, please connect to explore a career with us.

Customer

We put the customer at the heart of everything we do
The customer comes first.
We build and strengthen customer and colleague relationships

Teamwork

We work as a team,
supporting each other
We care about each other, and we show it. We collaborate, listen and operate with integrity.

Ownership

We take accountability for what we do and how we do it.
We take initiatives and deliver on our promises.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards in everything we do.

Innovation

We are passionate
about creating solutions
We always challenge the way we do things.
When we make mistakes, we learn from them.

Nimble

We act with thought, agility and speed
We find solutions, delivering them in a considered and swift way.
We are proactive and adapt quickly to a changing environment.

Simplicity

We deliver in a simple, clear and concise way
We eliminate complexity.
We make what we do simple and fit for growth.

Customer

We put the customer at the heart of everything we do
The customer comes first.
We build and strengthen customer and colleague relationships

Ownership

We take accountability for what we do and how we do it.
We take initiatives and deliver on our promises.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards in everything we do.

Nimble

We act with thought, agility and speed
We find solutions, delivering them in a considered and swift way.
We are proactive and adapt quickly to a changing environment.

Teamwork

We work as a team,
supporting each other
The customer comes first.
We build and strengthen customer and colleague relationships

Innovation

We are passionate
about creating solutions
We always challenge the way we do things.
When we make mistakes, we learn from them.

Simplicity

We deliver in a simple, clear and concise way
We eliminate complexity.
We make what we do simple and fit for growth.

If this sounds like you, have a look at our current opportunities and get in touch!

Corporate social responsibility

The Centre for Social Justice cites financial exclusion as one of the main causes of social exclusion

For almost ten years, Contis has been at the forefront of the Credit Union movement, having created an account product specifically for this sector. Applicants are not credit checked and can receive their account, with Contis’ award-winning Envelope Facility™ budgeting capability, typically within two minutes.

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© Copyright Contis Group Ltd 2021. Registered in England and Wales number 06499022. Contis Financial Services Ltd is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to issue eMoney in the UK (Firm Reference Number: 900025) and is a Principal Member of Visa Europe. In the EEA, the accounts and Visa cards are issued by UAB “Finansinės paslaugos „Contis“ who holds the electronic money institution license No. 53, dated 23-07-2019, issued by the Bank of Lithuania, and is a member of Visa.

We are proud to have won some of the most prestigious awards in our industry.

Contis Platform

Embed next-generation payments technology at the heart of your business with our APIs.​​

Build your own solution from the most comprehensive payments platform in the market.​

Consumer Accounts

Offer your customers secure, feature-rich accounts

Cards Issuing & Processing

Choose physical or virtual, debit or prepaid cards

Mobile Payments

More on Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay

Money In / Money Out

Choose how your customers make and receive payments

Added Services

We have a full-service platform, including KYC, customer services, and fraud monitoring

Developer Portal

Our API Developer Portal has all the documentation and support you need to get started

Featured

Faster Payments

Quick transactions through a user-friendly API. Completely scalable and flexible to your organization’s needs

Buffer

Award-winning paytech. Convert any asset to fiat automatically at point of sale to spend it instantly.

Contis Solutions

Explore how different types of businesses embed Contis’ next-generation payments technology.
 
We support corporates, banks, fintechs and insurers with award-winning accounts and payments solutions.
 
Our unique feature-rich proposition can help scale your business, whatever your needs.

By Industry

Insurance

We offer virtual cards and Faster Payments for instant claims, with greater control and data available for both client and customer

Banks

Contis replaces obsolete systems through our real-time, cloud-based platform, and rapidly adds cutting-edge cards and payments services

Building Societies

We work with over 150 Credit Unions and Building Societies to bring secure next-generation banking services to all of society

International Banks

Contis enables international banks to seize revenue opportunities in Europe through payments and cards services

Fintechs

We provide the backbone and licensing for account and card payment functions, getting fintechs to market in record time

Crypto Businesses

We are revolutionising the way the world spends cryptocurrencies. Instantly convert and spend your crypto at point of sale