Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Money transfer company hopes to bring 250 jobs to Tampa

The money-transfer startup TransferWise has hired 50 people in Tampa and plans to add 200 more jobs as it lays its first roots in the United States.

The London-based company is setting up its American operations center at 4012 Gunn Highway. It plans to grow the office to 250 people in three years.

TransferWise, founded in 2011, says it offers low rates on overseas money transfers by bypassing bank fees and wire services.

The company expanded its service into the United States in February and has handled about $1 billion in transactions here since, said Michael Goodbody, TransferWise's U.S. spokesman. The Tampa office will work on routing money and field customer service calls, Goodbody said.

The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. said the company did not receive any government incentives to start the office. Goodbody said the company was attracted to the region by its experience running operations and call centers.

Money transfer company hopes to bring 250 jobs to Tampa 11/12/15 [Last modified: Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:55pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. 13-year-old Janessa's father holds memorial service at Rogers Middle School


    RIVERVIEW — About 100 people sat in the tile-floored multipurpose room Saturday at Rodgers Middle School where Janessa Shannon once sat as a student.

    A mourner embraces Nahshon Shannon after the memorial service for Nahshon’s daughter, Janessa, Saturday at Rodgers Middle School in Riverview.
  2. Trump: Aircraft carrier a symbol of America's might (w/video)


    NORFOLK, Va. — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.

    President Donald Trump commissions the USS Gerald R. Ford on Saturday in Norfolk, Va.
  3. Kushner discloses additional $10M in assets


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday.

  4. Police: Errant U.S. bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces


    KABUL, Afghanistan — An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, as another 11 police were killed and six wounded in clashes with the Taliban, Afghan officials said Saturday.

  5. Races are reversed in a police killing, and again a family asks: Why?


    MINNEAPOLIS — There was something bad going on in the alleyway behind the house, she told her fiancé on the phone, someone who sounded as if she was in distress, maybe a rape. It was past 11 p.m., and most people on Washburn Avenue were furled in their beds.

    joint cutline 1 inch 1 inch of body type 1 inch 1 inch of body type 1 inch 1 inch of body type 1 inch 1 inch of body type 1 inch 1 inch of body type 1 inch 1 inch