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Global payments platform Klarna reveals plans to create 200 UK jobs with new London HQ

A global banking and payments platform has announced plans to create 200 UK jobs as it establishes a new London headquarters.

Klarna, based in Sweden, is taking an 11,0000 sq ft space on the top floor at Aviation House in Holborn, which will serve as its new UK headquarters.

The company said that the new space will facilitate growth in its workforce, with plans to double its headcount across the country over the next year, bringing its workforce to 4000.

It is also expanding its existing office space in Manchester at the Old Granada Studios.

Alex Marsh, head of Klarna UK, commented: “These investments in new office space not only demonstrate our considerable growth, but also underline our ambitions to be an increasingly important part of the UK economy - shaping the future of how we shop, bank and pay.

“The response we saw to the pandemic from our teams was so impressive and the considerable growth we achieved over the last year is testament to their dedication to our merchants and customers in tough circumstances.

“I know many are eager to get back into the office to work together in person again.

“I’m certain the spaces we are creating for our teams and the flexible arrangements we have put in place will help them be even more creative and productive.”

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