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Hello Soda now cover 177 countries from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe

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Manchester-based digital identity verification providers, Hello Soda, now operate in 177 countries which equates to 91% of the globe. From Aruba to Australia, Iceland to the Ivory Coast, St Vincent and The Grenadines to Papua New Guinea.

Hello Soda’s KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) solutions are truly global. They are being used across a wide range of sectors, across the world, every day. If there’s internet connection Hello Soda can even verify customers in Antarctica!

As well as being used in exotic locations across the world, Hello Soda innovations are making a big difference to global and local businesses, and economies where traditional verification cannot be achieved. For example, in Bermuda, a country that companies and organisations haven’t been able to authenticate in, has now been enabled through Hello Soda’s flagship solution, Profile iD which is delivering high uplift rates, and reducing fraud.

Furthermore, developing countries across the globe, such as Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Sierra Leone and many others, are now being enabled through Profile iD. Thin files or limited credit data previously meant that many customers were being wrongly turned away, but now Profile iD can verify and authenticate these customers in seconds.

James Blake, CEO of Hello Soda said: “We’re extremely proud of our global reach, and the thousands of checks we carry out every day to keep customers and companies going. We work with businesses all over the world, and are currently growing our client base in Latin America and the Far East, and are making ID verification more accessible in Africa. That’s thanks to our suite of solutions and Universal API that makes it possible to verify anyone, anywhere in the world. It’s fantastic to see us improving digital security in so many countries throughout the world.”

Global clients include Blockchain, eToro, Klarna, Paysafe, and Sun Finance.

Hello Soda offers essential online identity verification where others can’t, and where traditional and outdated checks simply don’t work. If a customer is online they can be verified using solutions created and coded in Manchester, to make payments quicker, easier, and safer, and possible for thousands of people who otherwise couldn’t. Hello Soda creates seamless customer journeys for every single new client.

From Timbuktu to Tijuana, Beirut to Bangalore, Zanzibar to Zakynthos, the Amazon to the Algarve, Hello Soda is enabling KYC and digital payments everywhere. Country coverage can be seen on a new interactive map which can be found by visiting https://hellosoda.com/global-coverage/.

 

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Game Payment Technology raise international profile at ICE London

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Game Payment Technology (GPT), the UK developed cashless payments app, launched its international marketing campaign with a successful debut appearance at ICE London.  The result of a joint venture between bacta and Polar Moment, GPT’s appearance at ICE London resulted in positive interest from gaming organisation’s based in Spain, United States, France and Holland as well as a meeting with representatives from the DCMS, which was described by bacta’s Robert Gibb as being ‘both productive and encouraging.’

Expanding on GPT’s ICE London experience, Gibb stated: “It’s been a key part of the business plan to explore opportunities to introduce the app to businesses operating outside of the UK and in the process seek to develop additional revenue streams to support bacta and its members. In that respect ICE London, which attracts over 100 nationalities, is the perfect platform.

“We met with representatives from several countries and our entire time was spent demonstrating how the app works and explaining how it has been built around a commitment to social responsibility. There’s no doubt that ICE delivers a new audience and is about making contacts for the future. From the feedback we received it’s clear that GPT provides solutions that cut across cultures and jurisdictions. It was also very valuable to be able to spend some time with representatives from the DCMS and keep them updated on the project and the significant progress that has been made. We are very grateful to the team at Reflex for allowing us to share their stand space and extremely happy to start the year with successful appearances first at EAG and then ICE London.”

The GPT app is undergoing its first live tests following completion of a payment acquiring agreement with one of the top three UK acquirers, a nationally recognised brand. It represents the first such deal with a Tier 1 UK bank for cashless gaming in pubs and other venues and is a testament of the acquirer’s confidence in GPT’s business plan, product credentials, financial structure, and the team’s ability to manage a gambling e-wallet.

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Online Casino PlayJango Launches on SkillOnNet Platform

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PlayJango has become the latest online casino brand to launch on the SkillOnNet platform. PlayJango offers its players a huge range of online slots and casino games, as well as generous offers and promotions.

The SkillOnNet platform allows PlayJango to offer thrilling tournaments and promotions, as well as localised payment options and top-rated customer support, to its players.

PlayJango will use SkillOnNet’s licences to launch in core markets such as the UK, Germany, Finland and Norway plus dot.com markets via its Malta permit.

“We have gone to great lengths to create a fun and friendly brand that is straight-talking and delivers a no-nonsense online casino experience to players. Partnering with SkillOnNet has allowed us to do this while also providing our players with thousands of popular casino games and a great range of payment options. SkillOnNet is behind some of the most popular online casinos in Europe and we look forward to achieving similar success with PlayJango,” a spokesperson at PlayJango, said.

“We are thrilled to be working with PlayJango and to be powering their online casino which has all the right ingredients to be a huge success. SkillOnNet is one of the most experienced and successful online casino platform providers and we look forward helping PlayJango as it establishes itself as a top-rated online casino brand,” Jerry Land, VP B2B Sales at SkillOnNet, said.

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Trustly recognized as the Best PISP, AISP at the Merchant Payment Ecosystem Awards (MPE Awards)

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Trustly is thrilled to announce that it has been recognized as the Best PISP, AISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider, Account Information Service Provider) at the Merchant Payment Ecosystem Awards (MPE Awards).

The MPE Awards have, over the past 10 years, become an important benchmark of global excellence in POS and merchant payments and celebrate and honor the achievements of companies across the European merchant payments ecosystem. The PISP AISP award goes to the company that most efficiently brings open banking services to the merchant community, and provides the best customer experience. Trustly won this award for its continuously innovative approach to realizing the potential of open banking.

Leon Dhaene, Chairman of the MPE Awards, says: “Make e-commerce simple again. It could have been the slogan of a politician, but it is essential if you want to bring potential customers to effectively buy over the internet. The Jury appreciated the fact that Trustly delivers fast, simple and secure payments in only three steps.”

Oscar Berglund, CEO at Trustly, says: “We’re proud to be recognized as the Best PISP, AISP at the MPE Awards. We will continue to work meticulously on further developing the online banking payment solution that our merchants and their customers love. It feels great to have our hard work recognized by the merchant and partner community.”

 

About Trustly:

Founded in 2008, Trustly is the global leader in Online Banking Payments. Our account-to-account network bypasses the card networks, letting consumers make fast, simple and secure payments to merchants directly from their online banking accounts. With support for more than 6,000 banks, roughly 600 million consumers across Europe and North America can pay with Trustly. We serve many of the world’s most prominent merchants within e-commerce, financial services, gaming, media, telecom and travel, which all benefit from increased consumer conversion and reduced operations, fraud and chargeback costs.

Trustly has 400 employees across Europe, the US and Latin America. We are a licensed Payment Institution under the second payment services directive (PSD2) and operate under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in Europe. In the US, we are state regulated as required to serve our target markets. Read more at www.trustly.com.

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