Our world tour of PXP offices began in Vienna, and we continue by heading to London! With London being home to our headquarters and a global hub for FinTech activity, there’s always lots going on. We spoke to our Business Development Manager, Vladislav Chirilov, to see what it’s like to work in our
Q: What do you think London/UK is most known for?
Vladislav: “I think London is probably most known for its rich history, traditional afternoon tea, and
iconic landmarks like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. If you’re ever in London, I recommend paying
them a visit if you haven’t already. We’re also definitely famous for our love of fish and chips and
cheering for our favorite football teams!”
Q: Are there any interesting things happening in the payments industry specific to your
Vladislav: “The UK is a leader in digital payment adoption, known for its resilience and adaptiveness in
the industry. As of 2023, it ranks third globally in transaction value of digital payments, following only
China and the US. The payments industry here is driving innovation and fostering inclusion while also
supporting the development of digital economies, making London such an exciting place to be.”
Q: What are the best or most exciting things to do in your office’s city?
Vladislav: “London offers a plethora of exciting things to do! I definitely couldn’t name everything! In
terms of culture, exploring the world-class museums such as the British Museum or Tate Britain is an
incredible experience – as is immersing yourself in the vibrant theatre scene of the West End. The
London Eye offers breathtaking views of the city, but let’s also not forget the simple enjoyment of a
traditional Sunday roast at a cosy pub!”
Q: What are the best local places to go to for lunch or after work?
Vladislav: “When it comes to local places to go to for lunch or after work, you’re spoiled for choice! I’d
say you can’t go wrong with grabbing a bite at Borough Market or trying out the food stalls at Camden
Market. Both places have such a diverse (and delicious!) array of food. If you’re in the mood for some
after work fun, heading over to a pub in Shoreditch for drinks and live music is always an excellent
Q: What do you most value about your office and why?
Vladislav: “Ah, where to start? Our office is a treasure trove of awesomeness! I think what I value the
most is the vibrant and collaborative environment. The city’s fast-paced atmosphere definitely inspires
us to think outside the box and stay ahead of the game.
The energy here is contagious – it feels like we’re all part of a big family. Plus, we have a gaming
console, and let’s say that friendly competitions have taken our team bonding to a whole new level!”
Q: What does your workday typically involve?
Vladislav: “My role as the Business Development Manager at PXP Financial means that my workday
is like a roller-coaster ride, but in a good way! I spend a lot of time researching potential clients,
reaching out to them, and building relationships. I really enjoy being able to make these new
connections with people.
In addition, my work includes analyzing market trends, brainstorming strategies, and collaborating with
the team to make the magic happen. Of course, I also can’t forget the occasional battle with the office
Q: What is your favorite part of your day-to-day work life?
Vladislav: “The cherry on top of my day is without a doubt the thrill of closing a deal. It’s like scoring
the winning goal in a championship match (just without the physical exertion!). I love the challenge of
negotiations and seeing all the hard work pay off.
Aside from this, every day always brings something exciting, whether it’s brainstorming innovative
ideas or sharing a laugh with my excellent colleagues. It’s the little moments that make work feel like
About PXP Financial
The end-to-end payment platform: PXP Financial provides a single unified payments platform to accept payments online, on mobile and at the point of sale. Powered by inhouse acquiring, 200+ alternative payment methods & financial services, PXP processes over EUR 22.7 billion annually through its unified gateway. Whatever your business needs today or tomorrow, PXP Financials’ innovative payment platform will support your business growth with all the payment services you will ever need from one source, wherever your business takes you. To find out more about PXP Financial family of companies, visit: www.pxpfinancial.com.