Citizen partners with OpenPayd to augment its payment offering

Tuesday 28 February 2023 14:21 CET | News

UK-based fintech Citizen has chosen embedded finance infrastructure provider OpenPayd as its real-time payments provider.


The partnership will give the end-users of Citizen’s clients a simplified payments experience via OpenPayd’s BaaS platform, which offers plug-and-play banking and payments infrastructure through a single API.

UK-based fintech Citizen has chosen embedded finance infrastructure provider OpenPayd as its real-time payments provider.

Citizen harnesses Open Banking to provide simple and secure instant cardless payments for merchants. Citizen is transforming merchant acquiring and processing, bypassing traditional methods with no cards, no codes, and no apps, offering cost-effective payments that settle instantly. To deliver an even better experience to its clients, Citizen needed an embedded finance infrastructure provider that could facilitate instant payouts and offer a greater global reach than other providers in the market.

Enabling virtual banking for Citizen

Partnering with OpenPayd enables Citizen to issue virtual International Bank Account Numbers (vIBANs) for every client and enable simpler payouts via OpenPayd’s API. Unlike a traditional business account, OpenPayd’s infrastructure allows Citizen to issue clients with a corporate account and vIBANs that provide real-time data notifications as soon as money reaches their account, delivering better cash flow management and reconciliation. The partnership is already live and is available to Citizen’s multi-industry customer base.

Citizen’s officials said that through the collaboration of technical expertise, the partnership with OpenPayd has opened up new product opportunities for them in even more locations across Europe. By offering a more expansive range of solutions to their customers, such as bank account creation and eWallet functionality, Citizen is more than a simple payment method, they are a payments ecosystem.

Also commenting on this development, representatives from OpenPayd said working with Citizen is another example of how versatile their BaaS infrastructure is. Their broad and evolving technology suite can cater for any industry, any payment rail, anywhere. They’re looking forward to a long and successful relationship with Citizen, as they scale their offering and deliver a better payments experience to their clients.

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Keywords: embedded finance, Virtual IBAN, API, partnership, merchants, Open Banking
Categories: Banking & Fintech
Companies: Citizen, OpenPayd
Countries: Europe
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