About us

We’re a group of entrepreneurially-minded businesses, each built on the belief that people deserve better. Founded in 2000, we’re now one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies, operating in two sectors – financial services and energy supply.

We are Octopus

For two decades we’ve been challenging convention and turning bright ideas into game-changing businesses. We offer smart, simple solutions that leave our customers feeling totally taken care of, because being trusted makes us irreplaceable.

Across Octopus, we now have over 1.5 million customers. Our investments have put more than £9 billion into the UK economy (source Octopus, 30 September 2020). We want Octopus to be a group of businesses we’re proud to tell our grandchildren about.

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Our people and culture

The people who work at Octopus are unique, but they all share the same DNA. We get excited not by what money can buy, but what it can do.

If something doesn’t work, we challenge it, relentlessly, until we know what ‘better’ looks like. We’ll think smarter, we’ll go sideways. We’ll rebuild from the bottom up if we have to. And we won’t rest until we’re left with something we’re proud of.

We do all this for one important reason – we’re invested in making the world a better place to live. If you believe in a brighter future, join us.

Our community

When we started out we relied on the small number of people who gave us a chance. We never forget that. We launched Octopus Giving as our way of giving something back by helping to give others their chance.

Since 2014, we’ve donated more than £1 million to nine smaller charities with big ambitions. But it’s not just about money. Everyone who works at Octopus spends ‘volunteer days’ with our partner charities.