Our Story

Pockit was founded in 2014 with a mission to make a better current account for customers left behind by high street banks. We are not a bank, we do the things banks do — better.

Pockit is for people who have been ignored or rejected by high street banks — who are excluded and underserved. We disrupt and innovate, to give people a beautifully simple way to manage their money.

Some of our achievements

Join 500,000+
Pockit People
Economic Disruptor
of the Year Award
5 years
of success

Our History

2014

Pockit launches as a prepaid card.

2015

50K customers, launch of our first iPhone app and contactless card.

2016

100K customers, launch of our Android app and begin offering a full digital current account.

2017

200K customers, introduce low-cost international transfers.

2018

400K customers, launch Direct Debits, Pockit LOQBOX credit builder, fully authorised as an E-Money provider.

2019

Exciting things to come!

Our History

2014

Pockit launches as a prepaid card.

2015

50K customers, launch of our first iPhone app and contactless card.

2016

100K customers, launch of our Android app and begin offering a full digital current account.

2017

200K customers, introduce low-cost international transfers.

2018

400K customers, launch Direct Debits, Pockit LOQBOX credit builder, fully authorised as an E-Money provider.

2019

Exciting things to come!

The team making it happen

Virraj Jatania

CEO

Virraj is co-founder and CEO of Pockit. He is passionate about financial inclusion having grown up in emerging markets and witnessed the struggles of underserved communities.

Rosie Hewat

VP, People & Talent

Rosie brings notable years of experience in building, growing, scaling and leading within innovative, ambitious and purpose-driven organisations like Neyber, Funding Circle and We Make Change.

Matt Kimber

Head of Engineering

Matt leads engineering at Pockit. He’s worked in tech leadership across startups and $1bn/yr enterprises, building effective teams, cultures and technology

Rebecca Ohayon

Head of Finance

Rebecca is responsible for all financial management activities including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budgets and forecasts, and developing internal control policies and procedures.

Maxim Kostenko

Head of Product

Maxim designs and creates the Pockit product, where he leads the delivery of Pockit’s vision to serve 25+ million financially excluded people in the UK.

Roman Perona

Principal Product Designer

Roman art directs Pockit’s look and feel, as well as the overall user experience. He sets the design direction for our innovative new products that improve customers' lives.

Yaser Ayub

Head of Marketing and Communications

Yaser works to ensure that the company’s message and product reach underserved customers. He has 10 years international experience in growing startup brands.

Florian Ruspi

Partnerships Manager

Florian leads Pockit’s commercial partnerships, working closely with a diverse range of partners to improve access to financial services for their customers.

Adrian Boal

Head of Customer Operations

Adrian looks after our customer operations department and its expansion as Pockit grows. He is very familiar with developing and scaling high-performance teams.

Marie-Pierre Jageneau

Strategic Projects Lead

Marie-Pierre uses her past experience as a consultant at L.E.K. and operations manager at a startup to provide strategic insight and lead transformational projects.

Virraj Jatania

CEO

Virraj is co-founder and CEO of Pockit. He is passionate about financial inclusion having grown up in emerging markets and witnessed the struggles of underserved communities.

Rosie Hewat

VP, People & Talent

Rosie brings notable years of experience in building, growing, scaling and leading within innovative, ambitious and purpose-driven organisations like Neyber, Funding Circle and We Make Change.

Rosie Hewat

VP, People & Talent

Rosie brings notable years of experience in building, growing, scaling and leading within innovative, ambitious and purpose-driven organisations like Neyber, Funding Circle and We Make Change.

Matt Kimber

Head of Engineering

Matt leads engineering at Pockit. He’s worked in tech leadership across startups and $1bn/yr enterprises, building effective teams, cultures and technology

Rebecca Ohayon

Head of Finance

Rebecca is responsible for all financial management activities including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budgets and forecasts, and developing internal control policies and procedures.

Maxim Kostenko

Head of Product

Maxim designs and creates the Pockit product, where he leads the delivery of Pockit’s vision to serve 25+ million financially excluded people in the UK.

Roman Perona

Principal Product Designer

Roman art directs Pockit’s look and feel, as well as the overall user experience. He sets the design direction for our innovative new products that improve customers' lives.

Florian Ruspi

Partnerships Manager

Florian leads Pockit’s commercial partnerships, working closely with a diverse range of partners to improve access to financial services for their customers.

Adrian Boal

Head of Customer Operations

Adrian looks after our customer operations department and its expansion as Pockit grows. He is very familiar with developing and scaling high-performance teams.

Marie-Pierre Jageneau

Strategic Projects Lead

Marie-Pierre uses her past experience as a consultant at L.E.K. and operations manager at a startup to provide strategic insight and lead transformational projects.

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The values that drive us

Curiosity

Curiosity feeds innovation. We want to know everything, especially about our customers, as we are driven by what they want and need.

Ambition

We are building the most inclusive financial products in the world. We are problem solvers who are always looking for the next challenge.

Resilience

We have faith that we will succeed, whatever the challenge. We are driven to do better and be stronger, no matter the odds.

Accountability

We take responsibility and ownership of our work, decisions and actions. We do what we commit to do and when we can’t deliver, we can explain why.