Payments unicorn Revolut is opening a new centre in Portugal

Revolut has announced plans to open a customer operation centre in Porto, Portugal. The move will create 400 new jobs, according to the payments app.

In fact, it boasts to have already employed 70 customer support agents in the town to cater to the 250,000 Portuguese customers Revolut already has in the market. The construction of the centre is expected to be finished by the end of 2019.

Commenting on the move, Nikolay Storonsky, founder and CEO of Revolut, said, “Portugal is quickly emerging itself as a key FinTech hub in Europe and we’re incredibly proud to be playing our part in that movement by creating hundreds of new jobs. Last year, during my trip to WebSummit in Lisbon, it became very clear to me that the country was fully embracing all the benefits that financial technology has to offer.”

Ricardo Macieira is a former country manager for Airbnb in Portugal. He has now been hired as newest Revolut’s growth manager and will be responsible for developing Revolut’s business in Portugal.

Maciera expressed his excitement about helping Revolut expand into Portugal, mentioning how the nation “has been one of the countries with the fastest and most pronounced growth of our platform and our focus will be to accelerate this expansion, as well as to continually work hard to improve our products.”

In August, Revolut launched a new business expense tool to enable businesses to more easily manage employees# expenses.

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