How iwoca became the UK’s fastest-growing fintech

“It’s been the craziest time of my whole life,” says CEO Christoph Rieche.

by Rebecca Burn-Callander

As soon as lockdown restrictions were announced in the UK, iwoca’s phones began to ring. The alternative finance lender’s customer base of small businesses was badly affected, and keen for guidance. 

“We experienced a huge surge of activity,” says iwoca CEO Christoph Rieche. “Volumes rose threefold at the outset of the crisis.”

The London-based firm had to manage this activity while relocating 300 staff across the UK and Germany to work from home. “We did it without a single hour of downtime,” says Rieche.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8121



  • Up to 4 free articles a month
  • Free email bulletins

Register Now

Get 30 days free access

Sign up for a 30 day free trial and get:

  • Full access to
  • Exclusive event discounts
  • Management Today's print magazine

Join today