South Africa, and the world in general, has a rising problem with inequality. Inequality as measured by material gains is not a problem in itself, but inequality of opportunity which often leads from these gains is.
For too long, financial services has played their role in perpetuating this. Better products and advice for wealthier clients (think stock broking, comprehensive insurance etc). Lower quality, basic funeral cover and destructive loans for the poor.
Technology allows many areas to level the playing fields. And this is true in financial services.
Indie is a Design Company that makes world-class financial products and experiences which are often available solely to the rich, and open them to everyone who can access the internet. Not only that, but we do it better than the stuff the rich get.
Indie looks, feels and works like a technology startup, but with the backing and expertise of a leading South African insurance and investment giant, Sanlam.
Be a Maker
- We know that ideas are nothing without action. Have a bias to action.
Own your work and the results. Don’t settle for "good enough". Love
the process of making. Asks for forgiveness, not for permission. Know
you’re trusted to do your work and make decisions.
Be Brave & Curious
- We are brave in the face of the status quo. Take risks that are
aligned to our purpose. Think big and challenge the status quo. Be
willing to fail (and learn from failure). Act like an entrepreneur.
Speak up if you think it can be done better. Keep learning and
improving your craft. Be curious about how things work.
Be a little better every day
- We make things happen before we make them perfect. Take action every
single day. Ask for ideas/input from others. Test and learn all the
time. Be your own teacher. Inspire and mentor each other. Don’t get
comfortable or stuck in your ways.
Keep it simple
- Simplicity is good for our customers and our business. Strive to
create simple solutions that are brilliantly executed. Find the
essence of what you’re trying to achieve. Take the time to do the
extra work in order to make it simple for our customers. Fight for
simplicity, it’s very difficult to keep things simple.
- We do more with less. Work fast and figure it out. Don’t spend money
on things that don’t matter. Know that our work is never done. Use
mistakes as learning opportunities.
We go further together
- We go further together than we could ever go alone. Celebrate each
other’s wins. Respect everyone. Listen before being heard. Fight the
fight if it’s right for Indie. Ask for ideas/input from others. Be
open to both positive and negative feedback.
- We think big, have fun and do good. Put 100% into work, so you can
give 150% to your loved ones. Laugh at yourself. Embrace our
diversity. Let your inner quirkiness shine. Celebrate together.
Why Work For Us
We hire smart people, give them a great working environment, great tools, a noble mission and get the hell out of their way so they can be great at their practice and help us deliver great products and realise our ambitions.