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AstroPay: Rising to the ‘Indian Challenge’

AstroPay: Rising to the ‘Indian Challenge’

The Indian market has been tipped as ‘one to watch’ in 2021 as the country begins to open its doors to a legalised framework. However, that’s not to say that entering this lucrative market doesn’t come without its own set of challenges.  By drawing on their previous experience of entering emerging markets, Mikael Lijtenstein – AstroPay CEO – explained why …

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No going back: The lasting impact of COVID-19 on payments

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There is no possibility of retracing the changes to the payments industry in 2020, said AstroPay CEO Mikael Lijtenstein (pictured), as he explains the quick rise in popularity for all forms of digital payments – and predicts a starring role for digital wallets. COVID-19 has affected societies and economies all over the globe. In fact, it is fair to say …

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SBC Magazine Issue 11: Ralph Topping, SPACs and the best way to spend £100m

Kicking off Issue 11 of SBC Magazine, we have an exclusive interview with former William Hill CEO Ralph Topping, who reflected on his journey from a part-time cashier in one of Glasgow’s independent betting shops to the boardroom of William Hill. He looked back on the ways that UK betting shops have evolved in recent years and how bookmakers have …

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SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO

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We check in on the international expansion journey for the rebranded Kaizen Gaming, formerly Stoiximan/Betano, to kick off Issue 10 of SBC Magazine. Now present in six countries, and with a strong footprint in Europe, CEO George Daskalakis expands on the company’s symbolic name change, before assessing new opportunities in Latin America (LatAm) and sharing his disappointment over Germany’s failure …

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AstroPay sells B2B payment gateway to focus on end user

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AstroPay has completed the sale of its B2B payment gateway to focus on B2C solutions headlined by the AstroPay Card. The ‘flagship’ prepaid virtual card solution, AstroPay Card, gives merchants the ability to receive deposits and process withdrawals from a single integration. Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay, explained: “The recently completed sale of our B2B payment gateway indicates a new …

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Mikael Lijtenstein, AstroPay: Thinking like the customer to accelerate cashless shift

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Cashless payments are here to stay, said AstroPay CEO Mikael Lijtenstein (pictured below), who believes the shift towards it has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on the ‘’Cashless future? Solving LatAm’s payments problem’ panel at the SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica, Lijtenstein led the debate on a lack of payment options in emerging markets such as Latin America (LatAm) …

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