Ordo Banking Platform

Mar 13th, 2020

Ordo, founded by former executives of the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme, is a groundbreaking payments service for the Open Banking era. I co-lead the technical delivery of portions of their backend open banking platform and customer-facing portal.

Background & Objectives


Ordo was founded by former executives of the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme and is backed by private investors, Nationwide Building Society Ventures and CGI, the global technology business.

Ordo allows its customers to receive payments faster, more efficiently and cheaper than other payment methods.

Competing against traditional payment giants and disruptors alike, Ordo knew first mover advantage was key in the FinTech space – but first, they needed to prove that their approach to helping business get paid was viable.


To successfully deliver on the requirements set by Ordo, at a high level, the objectives outlined were:

  • Build and deploy a scalable Open Banking payments platform
  • Design and build an iOS and PWA Web app with platform integrations
  • Provide APIs for platform integrations into additional third-party solutions



Architect front-end, open banking platform and iOS device layer integrations and communication.

Frontend Development

Manage and support the development team with the creation of the customer portal and backend systems

Enterprise Integrations

Third-party enterprise technical integrations with multiple providers

Stakeholder Management

Work with stakeholders across the management team to agree on project requirements, build cross-functional teams and deliver the project into production.


Successfully launched Ordo’s iOS and PWA Web app designed to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to stay in control of their finances – whether they’re collecting customer payments, or paying suppliers.

Alongside businesses, they are also used by paying customers. With over 300 individual active users, Ordo has also secured a leading utilities company as a client, and expects to have over 2,000 end users by mid 2020.

Future opportunity to develop e-Commerce functionality to package and proposition to start ups



Tools & Technologies

This project branched into many varying aspects of engineering and technologies, and a few tools to aid in greater productivity.

  • HTML5
  • CSS3 (SASS / LESS)
  • JS (Vanilla / OO)
  • React
  • Vue.js
  • Responsive
  • Mobile
  • UX / UI
  • Architecture
  • Firebase
  • Swagger
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • SSH
  • SEO
  • Bash
  • Python
  • Data
  • Azure
  • PSD2
  • Open Banking
  • VS Code
  • Microsoft Office Suite
Ordo open banking
Ordo open banking
Ordo mobile app promo
Ordo mobile app promo
Ordo mobile app screens
Ordo mobile app screens
Ordo sign up page
Ordo sign up page