About us

A better way to send money

Azimo was founded in 2012 with a strong social purpose: to make it faster, cheaper and easier for people to support their loved ones back home.

“Sending money abroad was slow, expensive and unreliable. We've changed that for millions of people - and this is just the beginning.”
Michael Kent, FounderMichael Kent, Founder
2 M+Happy customers
80+Countries with instant or one-hour transfers
Up to 75%Cheaper than banks and high street providers
40k+5-star reviews on Trustpilot

Imagine if your bank took 7% of every transfer you made.

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But it’s reality for hard-working people who send money abroad.

According to the World Bank, the average cost of a single remittance payment is still around 7% of the amount sent.

Hard-working people deserve more. That’s why we created a faster, cheaper way to send money to the people you love.

We’re using technology to make financial services affordable and available to all.

The story so far...

Jan 2012Azimo founded
Oct 2012The first customers send money with Azimo, from the UK.
Mar 2013iOS and Android apps are released.
Nov 2013Azimo launches in Germany and Ireland.
Apr 2015Azimo launches in the rest of Europe.
May 2016Referral programme launched, to reward customers who introduce friends to Azimo.
Mar 20181 million people connected to Azimo’s platform.
Mar 2019Azimo secures licence in the Netherlands in advance of Brexit.
May 2020Azimo launches in Australia.
Oct 2020Azimo launches in Canada.
Jul 2021Azimo secures licence in Hong Kong.

Transfer in just a few taps

Azimo’s award-winning iOS and Android apps are transforming the way people send money abroad.

With over a million downloads and 50,000+ 5-star reviews, faster, cheaper money transfers are just a download away.

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Executive team

Michael KentExecutive Chairman

Michael founded Azimo in 2012 with the vision of using technology to democratise financial services, making them affordable and available to all. He is also a co-founder of Tandem Bank.

Richard AmbroseChief Executive Officer

Richard spent nearly ten years in senior roles at eBay and later Paypal, most recently as Chief of Staff, EMEA. He joined Azimo in 2017.

Dora ZiambraChief Operating Officer

Dora is responsible for the expansion of Azimo's global network, management of risk and compliance teams as well as supporting any potential corporate development opportunities. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and joined Azimo in 2014.

Tatiana OkhotinaChief Financial Officer

Tatiana has been with Azimo since 2014, building a world class team of finance specialists. She is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a graduate of Stanford Business School’s Executive Education program.

Rory NewtonChief Product and Technology Officer

Rory leads Azimo’s data, engineering and product teams. He spent several years at the Financial Times, where he led the development of their paywall before becoming Head of Data Platforms. He joined Azimo in 2017.

Ilona SapieżkoChief Human Resources Officer

Ilona joined Azimo in 2018 and has built the company’s HR team and processes in both London and Kraków. She qualified in employment law at the University of Warsaw and has a master’s degree in organisational psychology and career counselling.

Adam RyanChief Marketing Officer

Adam joined Azimo in 2019 from WorldFirst, where he ran EMEA Marketing and launched the company’s multi-currency account. Before that he led international growth at Wiggle.

Customer support

Our culture

We don’t tell experts how to do their jobs.

We know that greatness is unlocked by working together.

We support each other, we’re open with each other, and we value energy as much as experience.

We give our people the tools, data and freedom they need to build the world’s best money transfer service

Key investors

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“The future of money transfer”
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“An explosion of start-ups is changing finance for the better”
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“Azimo: One of the top 10 money saving apps“