The Yaspa blog

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Press release: Yaspa launches landmark Casino Lugano integration

Visitors to Switzerland’s Casino Lugano are now able to make deposits in seconds, thanks to leading payment provider Yaspa.

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How has fintech revolutionised the way people pay?

Yaspa’s CEO, James Neville, joins The Fintech Power 50 and industry experts, to analyse key factors influencing payments, offering insights into an innovative industry.

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Travel and Payments: How Open Banking is Transforming the Travel Industry

Open banking can revolutionise how the travel industry makes payments. Learn with Yaspa how bank-based payments can reduce costs, prevent fraud, and more.

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Pioneering women in fintech: Career journeys, diversity, and the path forward

Yaspa’s Head of Commercial, Amie Kadhim, joins The Fintech Power 50 webinar to discuss perspectives on industry diversity & the necessary changes in Fintech.

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The three main routes to open banking integration

Learn more with Yaspa about approaches to open banking integration, working with API aggregators and using end-to-end solutions for rapid implementation.

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Yaspa: The new name for Citizen.

We’re delighted to announce that in October 2023 we will be formally rebranding under the new name of Yaspa.

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Variable Recurring Payments in 2023: Their untapped potential

This article explores the untapped potential of VRPs, and the regulatory issues governing their roll out in the UK today.

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Everything you need to know about payment gateways

What is a payment gateway? Is it the same with a payment processor? How does it work and how do I choose one for my online business?

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Yaspa launches significant usability upgrade to its payment journey

Yaspa have launched a significant upgrade to their payment solution, specifically optimised to maximise conversion. Read all about the latest features now.

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The future of open banking

Discover what lies ahead for open banking in Yaspa's three-part report exploring its role in consumer safety, the impact of AI and what to expect from PSD3.

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Paying never felt so good: Yaspa launches new, optimised payment journey on mobile

Yaspa have upgraded their mobile payment journey to make it even simpler and more intuitive to use. Discover the new features in this article.

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What is PSD3 and how will it change the face of open banking in the UK and Europe?

Learn about the upcoming changes to open banking in the UK and Europe as the European Commission revises the Payment Services Directive, introducing PSD3.

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

Award-winning payment provider, Yaspa, has appointed former Playtech executive, Toby Sucharov, to the position of Chief Technology Officer.

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AI and open banking: what does the future look like?

How will AI change open banking and finance? In this piece, we will discuss the future of our industry and what possibilities and challenges that AI may bring.

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What open banking can bring to ePOS and payment gateways providers

How ePOS and payment gateway providers can bring more smiles to their retailers and their retailers' customers with cardless payments via Yaspa.

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Celebrating women in the iGaming industry

Learn from five influential female executives in iGaming as they offer advice, tips, and examples of award-winning projects in Yaspa's series of Q&As.

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Why should I pay with Yaspa?

This article explains why you should Pay With Yaspa and shows the benefits for consumers when using Yaspa as their default payment provider.

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Why the UK gambling reforms are an opportunity for gaming operators to adopt open banking technology

UK government outlined their expectations from operators to do more to understand and protect their consumers. Discover how open banking technology can help.

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Press release: Yaspa and SiGMA team up to revolutionise iGaming payments

Global iGaming platform, SiGMA, adds Yaspa to their payment options to increase customer safety and reduce fraud.

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How open banking is making alternative investments more accessible for brokers and investors

Investments in alternative assets, like wine & whisky, are growing in popularity. Discover how open banking is opening up this space for brokers & investors

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An instant guide to account-to-account payments using open banking

Read Yaspa's instant guide to discover how open banking is transforming account-to-account payments and how they compare to alternative payment methods.

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Refunds: a quick and easy guide for online retailers

Are you still confused about how refunds work? Yaspa are taking eCommerce's most popular payment types and explaining the refund process.

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Press release: Yaspa partners with OpenPayd to enhance growing payment offering

Yaspa is partnering with embedded finance provider OpenPayd to offer seamless payment experiences to more clients in Europe. Read here about our partnership

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How is open banking changing the eSports industry

Yaspa looks at ways in which tournament organisers and teams can monetise their audiences while removing payment challenges in the future with open banking

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Press release: NetBet Casino UK adds Yaspa to providers list

Online casino NetBet has added Yaspa's cardless payments as one of their payment options for their UK players for easy payments and withdrawals

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How open banking payments are transforming the iGaming industry

How payments are a vital part of the iGaming player experience. Yaspa combines clean, seamless pay-ins/ payouts and KYC, thanks to open banking technology.

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Verifying funds: how open banking can ensure compliant commerce

Yaspa’s CEO, James Neville, chats with Business Reporter about how open banking can help merchants to connect identity & payments + meet their KYC requirements.

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Press release: Novibet is launching Yaspa's instant cardless payments in Ireland

Leading online betting company Novibet has teamed up with Yaspa to offer customers more secure ways to pay following their launch in the Irish gaming sector.

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How can innovations in open banking benefit your business?

Yaspa's CEO, James Neville, joins The Fintech Power 50 to discuss the benefits of open banking and the transformational payment innovations to look out for.

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Identity fraud: what it is and how to prevent it

James Neville, Yaspa's CEO, joins Business Reporter to discuss fraud in digital settings, and how fintechs can help merchants identify and mitigate fraud.

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Cash and consumers - Changing payment habits

James Neville, Citizen’s CEO, joins Business Reporter in a second podcast to discuss cash, consumers and the impact of payments on our behaviour.

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How will the metaverse change the way payments are made?

The metaverse represents a huge eCommerce opportunity, set to transform the way we pay for goods & services. Here's how merchants can be ready for the metaverse

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How VCL is making whisky investments more accessible with Yaspa's open banking payments

Learn how Yaspa's instant cardless payments platform helped VCL and provided cost-effective transactions on initial investment payments in our case study

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Biometric, blockchain and Buy Now, Pay Later - The future of payments

James Neville, Yaspa's CEO, joins Business Reporter to discuss the latest innovations in financial services as BNPL and blockchain are changing how we pay.

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OKTO uses Citizen to offer instant e-wallet top-ups using real-time payments

OKTO.WALLET UK gamers favour Citizen's instant cardless payments for secure and instant wallet top-ups

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How payments can increase customer conversion rate at checkout

How can retailers improve the payment experience for their online shop? In this blog post, we are giving 3 simple ways to convert more customers at checkout.

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How Wonderful uses Yaspa to enable fee-free donations for hundreds of charities

Find out in this case study how Wonderful are utilising Yaspa's instant cardless payments to offer fee-free donations and support hundreds of charities

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How is open banking helping responsible gambling

Open banking is helping iGaming operators to protect vulnerable players. Yaspa explores how open banking is bringing more transparency to the industry.

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Open finance vs open banking: are they the same thing?

What is open finance? In this blog post, we are simplifying open finance and explaining how it could potentially revolutionise the fintech market in the UK.

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Metro Prepaid tenants use Yaspa's instant cardless payments

Metro Prepaid utility meter users choose Yaspa's instant cardless payments to ensure immediate energy top-ups & a transparent way of managing their energy usage

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Citizen Secures Place in The Fintech Power 50 2022 Cohort

We secured a place in The Fintech Power 50 list, of fintech’s most innovative companies and visionary personalities. Find out how did this in our blog

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Citizen wins the Best Open Banking Payments Project award

Citizen announce they won the Best 'Open Banking Payments Project' Award in the Open Banking Expo Awards 2022

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Citizen @ iGB Live, 6-7th July, RAI, Amsterdam

Citizen will be attending iGB Live event in Amsterdam to show iGaming operators what Citizen offers.

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What is the New Payments Architecture and what impact will it have?

New Payments Architecture: 8 answers to the most searched questions about the UK's latest payment project

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What is SCA and what does it mean for UK businesses?

This is Yaspa's simple guide to Strong Customer Authentication and how it will affect transactions within the UK. Read more tips about this here:

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Citizen launches on Worldline’s PaymentIQ

We launched on PaymentIQ, which gives iGaming providers access to over 45 card acquirers & 100 worldwide payment providers with a one-time integration.

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Citizen and the rise of account-to-account payments

A discussion on account-to-account payments and how they are changing the payments landscape in the UK

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Press release: Citizen partners with Novibet for cardless payments

Gaming operator Novibet secures and launches partnership with Citizen in order to provide customers with a secure cardless payment option

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eCommerce payments | Cardless checkout for online retailers in 2022

How can cardless payments help online retailers skyrocket their shopper conversion at checkout in 2022?

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Lower your operational costs by automating payment reconciliation

See how the Citizen’s platform can transform your month-end processes, all managed from one simple dashboard.

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How can cryptocurrency exchanges benefit from Citizen’s platform?

Improving deposits, withdrawals and payment attribution for crypto exchanges with Citizen's platform.

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How can open banking payments help crowdfunding platforms?

This article explains how crowdfunding platforms could benefit more from open banking based services like Citizen for crowdfunders, rather than from cards.

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Urban mobility, delivery services, and payments in 2022

Urban mobility is blossoming across the world. This article explains how new payment methods can drive success for urban mobility and on-demand services.

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7 common questions about Variable Recurring Payments

The Citizen guide to Variable Recurring Payments (VRPs), including differences from direct debit and standing orders.

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Open Banking for crypto exchanges: closed-loop payments

In this article, Yaspa explores just how open banking financial services can benefit crypto exchanges and the industry as a whole. Read more about his here:

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Why are open banking payments an ideal replacement for cards?

Open banking is the future of payments. This article explains PSD2’s payments infrastructure & the advantages of account-to-account (A2A) transactions

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What is open banking?

A look at how open banking is transforming fintech in the EU & UK. Click here to learn more about open banking as well as its benefits.

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The reign of the credit card

This page shows the history of the payments industry throughout the years, from sci-fi to the internet. Click to find out more.

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