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Yaspa (previously known as Citizen) is an award-winning fintech that connects identity and money to simplify - and accelerate - the way we pay. Founded in 2017 by a former Worldpay CTO, Yaspa uses open banking to provide instant bank payments that are faster, more secure and more cost-effective than cards, and to help regulated businesses seamlessly verify customers and their payments. Yaspa operates across the UK and Europe, is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, and is backed by leading investors including Fin Capital, SGH Capital & Metavallon VC. Yaspa is the trading name of Citizen UK Holding Ltd.

Yaspa provides instant payments, payouts, account verification and virtual accounts (vIBANs) that will transform businesses' payment processes. See how it works down below in our payment demo.

Latest news from Yaspa

Yaspa launches landmark Casino Lugano integration

Cardless payment provider Yaspa, formerly known as Citizen, has today launched its instant deposit functionality for customers of Switzerland’s popular Casino Lugano, located on the Swiss-Italian border. Guests of the casino will now benefit from the ability to deposit and redeem funds instantly, on site.

James Neville, co-founder and CEO of Yaspa, said: “Open-banking capability is all about finding unique use cases and opportunities to simplify payments for businesses. Partnering with Casino Lugano to solve a real customer problem around making cross-border payments in Europe, in a land-based environment, is an exciting opportunity for us both. It demonstrates the effectiveness of combining local SEPA instant payments with open-banking technology to make processing payments easier for Casino Lugano, while offering a frictionless experience to their customers.”


Payment provider Citizen rebrands as Yaspa

Citizen, a leading provider of payment services to the iGaming industry, has rebranded as Yaspa. Inspired by an exploration of the words for payments and money, the business wanted a brand that was more reflective of its role in the growing paytech landscape; a unique name that it could own, inhabit and grow.

Kate Marsden, Chief Marketing Officer at Yaspa, said: "I’m delighted to be introducing Yaspa to the world: same team, same payments, new name. The constituent letters of the new brand reflect what we do, ‘pay’, and how we do it, ‘ASAP’, and it also has a friendly and approachable feel that reflects our business customers’ experience of working with us. It took us a long time to find the name that suited us, but I’m thrilled at where we’ve ended up. Yaspa is short and simple - like our payment method - and works beautifully across multiple languages."


Press release: payment provider Yaspa appoints former Playtech innovation lead as CTO

Having previously served as Playtech’s Head of UK Innovation and as Head of Games Platform as a Service (GPAS), Toby has a wealth of iGaming experience and expertise in scaling up technology products to service hundreds of iGaming businesses globally.

In the role of CTO, he will be applying his skills to help introduce and optimise Yaspa’s account-to-account payment solution with businesses across a range of sectors and geographies.

Toby Sucharov, CTO for Yaspa, said: “Yaspa has a very solid product that offers huge benefits to many industries, and I'm excited to help it through the accelerator phase of its growth. It is a company that is poised to cross the chasm and I'm really looking forward to playing a key part in the next phase of its development.”

On the new role with Yaspa, Toby added: “'Coming from an iGaming background, from the moment I saw the technology that underpins Yaspa’s payment solution I understood the potential of the product.


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The future of open banking
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Instant guide to account-to-account payments using open banking
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