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AstroPay recruitment drive continues as Sofía Lanza promoted to banking lead

SBC News AstroPay recruitment drive continues as Sofía Lanza promoted to banking lead

Sofia Lanza has been promoted as AstroPay’s Chief Banking Officer (CBO), as the payments provider seeks to maintain momentum on its international growth plans.  The new hire’s responsibilities will concern development and management of relationships with global banking and payment service providers for AstroPay, which is targeting new markets and verticals.  Indicative of its growth ambitions, the company recently announced …

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Fayyaz Ansari to oversee AstroPay global financial strategy as CFO

SBC News Fayyaz Ansari to oversee AstroPay global financial strategy as CFO

AstroPay has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), hiring Fayyaz Ansari – an experienced finance executive with a ‘deep understanding’ of global payments.  Based in the UK where AstroPay is headquartered, Ansari will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the payments firm’s global financial management and activities.  The new CFO has been working in finance for over two decades, …

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Mikael Lijtenstein, AstroPay: Crystal Palace represents ‘our passion and ambition’ for growth

SBC News Mikael Lijtenstein, AstroPay: Crystal Palace represents ‘our passion and ambition’ for growth

With more than 160 years under its belt as a London football club, Crystal Palace has become a household name. According to Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of AstroPay, the team also represents the values which are central to AstroPay’s business strategy. Speaking to SBC News about AstroPay’s sponsorship of the Premier League team, Lijtenstein addressed the reasons why the club is …

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AstroPay expands European footing via Crystal Palace collaboration

SBC News AstroPay expands European footing via Crystal Palace collaboration

Online payment solution, AstroPay, has agreed a new sponsorship deal with Premier League side Crystal Palace Football Club.  As a part of the deal, the firm will gain brand visibility on the team’s training kit, whilst LED lighting and visibility all around Selhurst Park will also feature AstroPays logo as well as on PalaceTV series ‘Copers Cope TV’.  Mikael Lijtenstein, …

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AstroPay: Fostering financial inclusion in Brazil with PIX

SBC News AstroPay: Fostering financial inclusion in Brazil with PIX

Understanding the payment landscape and evolution in Brazil is the backbone of our business, AstroPay CEO Mikael Lijtenstein told SBC Noticias, as he dives into the company’s offering in Latin America and how PIX “can further real-time payments and foster financial inclusion”. SBC: Why is Latin America such an attractive market for AstroPay to explore? And what key considerations should …

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Mikael Lijtenstein, AstroPay: Removing pain points from the withdrawal process

SBC News Mikael Lijtenstein, AstroPay: Removing pain points from the withdrawal process

The user interface layer of a payments solution has long been considered to be a major pain point and conversion killer, according to AstroPay CEO Mikael Lijtenstein. But by taking a new, ‘radical approach’ to integrations in 2022, the payment provider hopes to streamline the user journey and ‘virtually remove all pain points’ for customers. Speaking to SBC News, Lijtenstein …

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AstroPay improves withdrawal process through customisable API

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AstroPay will provide merchants with the ability to process withdrawals from a customisable API which adapts to individual requirements around security and velocity. The new solution, AstroPay said, will offer companies the best support in “securely managing and facilitating their payment needs”. Merchants will be able to freely process withdrawals, offering customers a variety of local payment methods through AstroPay. …

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