We’re on a journey

To create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone can be their best self.

Our team today


9% of GoCardless people identify as LGBTQ, compared to the UK benchmark of 4% (source: ons.gov.uk, May 2018).


When it comes to nationality, we’re more diverse than most, with over 35 nationalities in our team, from Algerian to Vietnamese.

Women in leadership

A quarter of our senior leaders are women – a little higher than the UK (19%) and Fintech (17%) averages (source: ons.gov.uk, May 2018).

Race and ethnicity

At the moment, we’re under-represented in ethnic groups including Black/African and Asian/Asian-British.


We have some work to do on gender diversity. We’re above the UK average for women in leadership, but behind UK averages for total percentage of women at GoCardless and women in tech roles.

Vision for 2020

Through changing the way we hire, make policies and support employees from under-represented backgrounds, we hope to become a more diverse team by 2020. We’re setting specific targets for improving gender diversity – take a look at our commitments below.

What we're doing

Raising awareness

From learning how to spot common bias to understanding how under-represented groups might experience work differently, we’re shining a spotlight on diversity in the workplace.

Diversity in hiring

To build a diverse team we need to improve how we hire, from tackling bias in the interview process to looking at how and where we promote our open roles.

Focus on mobility

We’re introducing leadership and mentoring programmes for under-represented groups to encourage mobility within GoCardless.

Reviewing policy

From parental leave to performance to health and wellbeing, we’re making sure our policies are fair and inclusive.

Our targets

Women in the workplace

According to benchmarks, we have more women in our team than the average UK FinTech, but we still have work to do. By 2020, 45% of our team will be women, bringing us in line with the UK average overall.

Women in tech

By 2020, 18% of our tech roles will be filled by women, bringing us in line with the UK average. To do this, we’ll be doubling the current number of women in tech roles.

Women in leadership

We recently achieved our target of women in leadership – reaching 25%. We want to maintain or increase this number as our team grows.

Diversity is important to both our culture and our mission. Only with a diverse team, will we be successful in enabling customers to process payments from anywhere, to anywhere, in any currency.

Carlos Gonzalez-Cadenas, CPTO

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GoCardless Ltd., Sutton Yard, 65 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN, United Kingdom

GoCardless (company registration number 07495895) is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017, registration number 597190, for the provision of payment services.