About LHV

Who are we?

LHV UK is a leading banking services provider to over 200 fintech companies, including Paysafe, Blockchain, Currencycloud, Coinbase, Trustly, Monese and Wise. Its clients vary from fintech unicorns and digital asset companies to established financial institutions with a global reach. LHV UK offers several innovative banking services, including instant EUR and GBP payments, agency banking, virtual IBANs, safeguarding accounts, multicurrency accounts, and FX.

LHV UK is the founding member and leader in instant EUR payments, processing 8% of the total transactions in Europe. Its clients reach 500 million end-customers in the UK and Europe by making and collecting payments. In February 2022 LHV UK submitted its full UK banking license application, which is subject to regulatory approval by the Prudential Regulatory Authority and Financial Conduct Authority.

A brief history of LHV

Founded in Estonia in 1999 by Rain Lõhmus and Andres Viisemann, LHV is now the largest domestic financial group and capital provider in the country. With over 800 employees in Estonia and the UK, our tech-driven banking services are used by more than 530,000 people while we manage leading pension funds for nearly 135,000 active clients. We pride ourselves on the breadth of services we provide. We embrace innovation where it can improve the day to day activities of our customers. And we have a team which combines investment, technology and entrepreneurship experience that is proven to deliver.

  • 1999
    • LHV founded as an investment union
    • Brokerage operations and portfolio management
  • 2005
    • LHV Group founded
  • 2009
    • LHV Bank founded
    • LHV Bank obtained a banking license
  • 2012
    • On-boarded first fintech payment infrastructure client
  • 2014
    • Launch of Payment Acquiring Services
  • 2016
    • LHV Group listed on Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange
    • Launch of LHV Connect API & LHV Banking Services
  • 2018
    • LHV UK Branch opening
  • 2019
    • LHV joins SCT Inst
    • LHV joins Faster Payments as a directly connected participant
  • 2020
    • Launch of Open Banking PSD2 API and Open Banking based Payment Acquiring
  • 2021
    • LHV UK Limited registered at Companies House
    • Work started on UK Banking License Application
  • 2022
    • UK Banking Licence Application Submitted

The team


There’s no success without great people behind it. We’re working hard to create an environment, where each and every one of us feels taken care of and valued.

As well as great offices, brilliant colleagues and exciting work, we have a fantastic range of benefits. To learn more and become part of the team, check out our open positions.