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What does better look like?

Most companies don’t put their customers first. And when it comes to the things that matter most to us, like financial security, health and wellbeing, that’s a big problem. We set up Octopus in 2000 to change this.

We wanted to build an investment company that did things noticeably better. But our ambition didn’t end there. We’ve kept building businesses that are making a difference in other sectors as well. Today we operate across a number of sectors where customers deserve better.

Across all Octopus businesses, we now have more 150,000 customers and our investments have put more than £7 billion* into the UK economy. We plan to keep on building businesses that will improve the lives of millions of people, because we want Octopus to be a company we’ll be proud to tell our grandchildren about.

* Source: Octopus at 30 June 2017
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