Garreth Griffith Steps Up as the New COO of Pockit.

Key elements:

  • UK fintech Pockit has appointed Garreth Griffith as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
  • Griffith brings a wealth of fintech and payments experience to Pockit’s senior leadership team, having previously worked at Amazon, PayPal, and eBay.
  • Pockit aims to expand its customer base from the current level of roughly 900,000 individuals in the UK, and increase its product range.

Pockit, a UK fintech that provides financial services to individuals not served by the traditional banking system, has appointed Garreth Griffith as its new COO. The announcement was made on December 18, 2023.

In his new role, Griffith will oversee the day-to-day operations of Pockit and assist in developing its growth strategy. His extensive experience in the fintech and payments industry makes him a valuable addition to the Pockit senior leadership team. Griffith has held key roles at prominent global payments and e-commerce firms such as Amazon, PayPal, and eBay where he covered areas like marketing, risk management, and customer experience.

Prior to his appointment at Pockit, Griffith worked as COO at Habito, a fintech mortgage broker and home-buying service. In his role at Habito, he was responsible for controlling the company’s customer operations, legal, financial, risk & compliance functions. Additionally, he serves on the board of Get Safe Online, a well-known source for information regarding online safety and information security.

This appointment comes at a time of growth for Pockit, as the company seeks to grow its customer base beyond its current levels of roughly 900,000 individuals in the UK. The firm also plans to expand its product range with new services like Income Advance and more developed credit products.

Commenting on the new appointment, Virraj Jatania, CEO and co-founder of Pockit, said, “Garreth brings a wealth of experience to the team and has a superb track record in delivering on the strategies and services of some of the biggest fintech and payments players in the market.”

Griffith also expressed his excitement for joining Pockit especially at a time when the business is expanding rapidly and increasing its range of financial services for those not well-served by the banking sector. He affirmed Pockit’s crucial role in furthering financial inclusion and supporting those trying to build their financial resilience.