Dublin-based specialist student lender, Future Finance have today announced their intention to create a further 50 new positions over two years, in addition to the 48 it currently employs, as it expands its business across Europe, including in Ireland.
The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The new jobs being created are in sales, marketing, customer support and product development. This marks another major milestone for the company after successfully launching in the UK sixteen months ago.
Future Finance, the only company of its kind to be operating in the UK, offers loans specifically designed for both undergraduates and postgraduates to help them fund their higher education at a time when there are very limited financing options available to students.
They established in Dublin in May 2014. To date they have received over 25,000 applications from students at every university in the UK and have lent a total of over £16 million (approximately €22.1 million).
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton commented, "Today’s announcement that Future Finance, a fast-growing company in this area, is creating an extra 50 jobs in its Dublin headquarters is another important step and a very welcome boost for the city. I wish Brian and all the team continued success with this project."
CEO of Future Finance, Brian Norton added, "We are very excited to continue the amazing growth our business has experienced over the past year, and delighted that we chose Dublin as the headquarters for our operation.
"We have benefitted significantly from the excellent business environment and the quality of employees we’ve been able to hire in Dublin."