Fintech companies like Revolut, Zopa and bunq decided to offer relocation initiatives for workers in Ukraine.
Revolut has offered relocation support to all its Ukraine-based employees, be it in a safer place within Ukraine or in another country.
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Revolut said: “Our focus has been on protecting our staff and their families in Ukraine. We engaged a global security solutions partner which is providing guidance, emergency logistical support and the latest security updates in the country.”
“All Revoluters in Ukraine were onboarded to their dedicated security app. As the crisis escalated, we offered relocation support to all of our Ukraine-based employees, in case they wanted to relocate. In recent days we have been evacuating them or taking them to safe shelters, and have been in constant communication with those who decided to take their own routes. We continue to support those who cross the border.”
Zopa will also provide a relocation allowance of one month’s salary to support moving costs on receipt of right to work in the UK.
Jaidev Janardana, CEO at Zopa bank, says: “We are working with the Ukrainian Embassy in London and Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko to facilitate the process and encourage fellow members of our tech and fintech communities to extend their support.”
Helen Beurier, chief people officer, Zopa, said: “So far, Zopa has had a number of applicants to the scheme.”
Also, from March 4, Revolut no longer supports transfers to or from entities in Russia and Belarus.
Revolut has some of its more than 2,150 staff based in both Russia and Ukraine, and Storonsky said that he had to consider the wellbeing of those based in Russia before making any statement on the conflict.
Nik Storonsky holds dual U.K.-Russia citizenship. Revolut cofounder and Chief Technology Officer Vlad Yatsenko, 38, is Ukrainian and holds dual U.K.-Ukraine citizenship.
Nik Storonsky has publicly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine.