A decade ago my co-founders and I imagined a world where banking was more accessible, more straightforward, more inclusive, and a better experience for everyone, everywhere. We wanted to enable anyone who shared our vision: a global bank, a couple of crazy founders, or a non-profit working in emerging markets. Mambu was how we would make that dream a reality.
Ten years on, we’re incredibly proud of what’s been built and the impact Mambu is having. The industry as a whole is at a tipping point of reimagining banking experiences.
We started making strides in that direction six years ago by introducing the four-day working week in the summer (with no impact on pay.) Many were sceptical whether we could make it work, yet we’ve grown an average of 100% year-on-year since then, and numerous global publications have written about the success of four-day-work weeks.
This week, we’ve taken another stride towards being a more inclusive and forward-thinking workplace. From FY22, all new hires and existing Mambuvians will be provided with equity. All employees will have a stake in the company’s future growth as shareholders. After all, we’re building the business together, so we should all be able to enjoy its success.
But we’re just getting started and the last two years of the Covid pandemic will just accelerate the need for workplace innovation - much like it has accelerated the need for banking innovation. Next year will see the launch of our reimagined employee culture that shows who we are and what we stand for in the world. At the heart of this is balance. The world is changing, which means that Mambu also needs to change as an employer.
I am incredibly excited about 2022: it will be a year of incredible growth and transformation for us.
I look forward to sharing more about our journey and our vision. Not just about the future of banking but about the future of work, the impact we aspire to have on both, and the steps we’re taking to achieve that.