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  • What we do:
    Financial information business
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    • Defaqto, 12 Haddenham Business Park, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8LJ
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About Defaqto

Established in 1993, Defaqto are a financial information business providing independent fund and product information to financial institutions. This is all to help them design and promote their propositions – helping consumers make better, more informed decisions.

The company has 60 analysts spending 400 hours a day monitoring the financial market and more than 30,000 financial products across the UK.

Defaqto communicates their vision, mission and values to people through their recruitment and selection process. These include: focus on the customer, drive for achievement, work collaboratively, and be responsible. As well as this, the company promotes their ‘brand personality’ - characterised by a can-do, no-nonsense and inquisitive attitude.

Based in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, Defaqto is led by Chief Executive Officer Zahid Bilgrami, who has no fixed desk and sits with the different teams within the company’s open-plan office.

What is it like to work for Defaqto

Managers are very willing to listen and understand each person's individual circumstances and support them as well as they can. Leaders in the company are said to typically start from a position of “yes" when asked for flexibility, and work from there.
My Team
My Team
The company uses a personality profiling tool to understand the motivating needs of each employee. Team workshops are run to identify differences and similarities in approach, appreciate different perspectives, and explore the best ways to work together effectively.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Defaqto run their Animal Awards, where each director can rewards one or more people in their department each quarter with vouchers, a cuddly animal on their desk and a reserved parking space right by the building.

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    55% / 45%

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