TransferWise banking on 250 jobs in Tampa

TAMPA BAY, Fla. — London-based financial tech firm TransferWise is expanding to Tampa with plans for 250 new hires during the next three years.

CareerSource Tampa Bay will assist in adding to the 50 employees already at the Americas Operations Center at 4012 Gunn Highway.

TransferWise helps people transfer money to different countries by matching customers with like money conversion needs. The company boasts its transfer costs are eight times less than a traditional bank charge.

TransferWise co-founders, Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann, have been named Ernst and Young UK Entrepreneurs of the Year 2015.

The award recognizes leaders of a young company that fit specific judging criteria: innovation, strategic direction, entrepreneurial vision, financial performance, passion and social impact. The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards receive over 10,000 global nominations each year.

Video courtesy: Transferwise

Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal

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