Klarna opens second UK office in Manchester
Written by Peter Walker
Klarna has announced the expansion of its UK operations with a new office in Manchester.
The new office will be located at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester’s tech hub, with Adyen, Worldpay, Dotdigital and Space 48 nearby. It will create a base for existing Klarna employees currently working in the North West and enable planned hiring over the next few months.
Following strong growth in the UK market, which saw almost five million consumers use Klarna at 4,000 retailers, Manchester was chosen as a key strategic location for, with many of its retail partners - such as In The Style, JD Sports and Missguided - operating across the city.
Over the past 12 months, the Swedish payments company has strengthened its UK presence, acquiring Close Brothers Retail Finance and hiring over 45 new employees. The new office follows Klarna’s current London base in Oxford Street.
Luke Griffiths, general manager at Klarna UK, said: “Our expansion to Manchester is a testament to how quickly we are growing in the UK and our strong commitment to the market, our retail partners and customers – 25,000 new customers a week are choosing to Pay later with Klarna, as they appreciate the financial flexibility and control it gives.”