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Yaspa: The new name for Citizen.

At 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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Citizen launches significant usability upgrade to its payment journey

We’re delighted to unveil the launch of a significant usability upgrade to Citizen’s 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 Citizen'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: Citizen launches new, optimised payment journey on mobile

We have added a number of new features to Citizen’s mobile payment journey to make it even simpler and more intuitive to use. Discover what the changes look like for both merchants and the end-customer.

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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 Citizen appoints former Playtech innovation lead as CTO

Award-winning payment provider, Citizen, 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?

The world’s imagination has been captured by the promises of AI. In open banking and finance, could it be possible that AI will have something to bring such as enhancing customer experience and offering innovative financial solutions?

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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 Citizen.

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Celebrating women in the iGaming industry

Discover insights from five leading female executives in iGaming in a series of Q&As for their advice, tips and award-winning initiatives making the industry more inclusive.

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Why should I pay with Citizen?

This article explains why you should Pay With Citizen and shows the benefits for consumers when using Citizen 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 why there's never been a better time for operators to adopt open banking technology (like Citizen's instant cardless payments).

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

Global iGaming platform, SiGMA, adds Citizen 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 and whisky, are growing in popularity. Discover how open banking is opening up this investment space for both brokers and investors alike.

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

Read Citizen'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? We are taking eCommerce's most popular payment types and explaining the refund process.

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

Citizen is partnering with embedded finance provider OpenPayd to offer seamless payment experiences to more clients in Europe

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How is open banking changing the eSports industry

Exploring ways in which tournament organizers 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 Citizen to providers list

Online casino NetBet has added Citizen' 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

With the iGaming industry booming, payments have become a vital part of the player experience. Citizen combines seamless pay-ins/ payouts and KYC in simple payment journeys, thanks to open banking technology.

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Verifying funds: how open banking can ensure compliant commerce

Citizen’s CEO, James Neville, chats with personal finance reporter, Georgie Frost, to discuss how open banking can help merchants to easily connect identity and payments to verify transactions and meet their KYC requirements. 

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

Leading online betting company Novibet has teamed up with Citizen to offer their 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?

Citizen's CEO, James Neville, joins The Fintech Power 50 in a recent webinar to discuss the business benefits of open banking and the transformational payments innovations to look out for.

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Identity fraud: what it is and how to prevent it

James Neville, Citizen’s CEO joins Business Reporter in a short podcast to discuss how fintechs can help merchants identify and mitigate fraud, whilst covering what identity theft is, what the causes are, and how it affects payments and digital currencies.

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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 and services. Here's how merchants can equip themselves for this new digital commerce landscape.

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How VCL is making whisky investments more accessible with Citizen’s open banking payments

Learn how Citizen's instant cardless payments complement the rest of VCL’s online services and provide 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, Citizen’s CEO, joins Business Reporter to discuss the latest innovations in payments and financial services as BNPL and blockchain developments are transforming 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 Citizen to enable fee-free donations for hundreds of charities

Wonderful is utilizing Citizen'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. In this blog post, we analyse 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 Citizen's instant cardless payments

Metro Prepaid utility meter users choose Citizen's instant cardless payments to ensure immediate energy top-ups and a transparent means of managing their energy usage.

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Citizen Secures Place in The Fintech Power 50 2022 Cohort

Citizen, which specialises in instant cardless payments, has secured a place in The Fintech Power 50 list, of fintech’s most innovative companies and visionary personalities.

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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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PayBlox v2: An upgraded onboarding experience at Citizen

We have launched PayBlox v2. What does this mean for new and old customers?

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

We answer 7 questions on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and how it will affect UK businesses

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Citizen launches on Worldline’s PaymentIQ

Citizen has launched on PaymentIQ which gives iGaming providers access to more than 45 card acquirers and 100 worldwide payment providers, like Citizen, 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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Introducing PayBlox's dashboard

Managing and tracking payments easily with Citizen's PayBlox. This explains everything from payments, payouts, account verification and money management.

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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 PayBlox platform can transform your month-end processes, all managed from one simple dashboard.

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The travel industry and payments: moving forward together in 2022

Travel services from agencies to airlines can use Citizen’s PayBlox platform to reduce expenditure and impress customers in 2022

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How can cryptocurrency exchanges benefit from Citizen’s PayBlox platform?

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

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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

How open banking financial services can benefit crypto exchanges

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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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Accessing open banking: build, partner or product?🛠️🤝📦

This blog explains everything you need to know if your business is considering an open banking integration covering the process, costs and 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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