Marta Krupinska’s journey into FinTech began at the young age of eighteen when the Polish migrant in Dublin earned a living by waitressing at some of the city’s busiest bars and clubs. After some time, Marta saved up over €3,000 to send back to her family in Poland. Krupinska was shocked to find that her bank demanded a €300 fee to do it. Confronted with this unreasonable fee, she filled her pockets with the cash and booked a cheap flight home.
It was this frustration felt by the economic migrant which compelled her to co-found Azimo with fellow entrepreneurs Michael Kent and Ricky Knox. With Azimo, Krupinksa and her team set out to make money easy and accessible for everyone. Because money and payments, of course, are tedious and boring affairs – according to the brains behind Azimo. The digital platform allows users to make international money transfers quickly, easily and cheaply, making it no surprise that the rest of the business world is catching on fast.
Azimo now has the largest digital-only payout network in the world, with an outreach touching on 5 billion people across 190 countries. With 250 million migrants across the world, the idea behind Azimo certainly makes sense. As Azimo grows, so does the prominence of this young entrepreneur, who is becoming increasingly prominent in FinTech across the UK.