Payments disruptor Paysend closes $20 million funding round

Paysend, the business targeting a global payments revolution, has closed a $20 million funding round, led by investment firm MARCorp Financial.

The funding, which also came from other existing investors, will be used to launch new services for Paysend’s rapidly expanding customer base and to invest in its global expansion plans.

Ronald Millar, CEO of Paysend, said: “We are delighted to welcome MARCorp onboard and to increase our international investor base alongside the global technology platform we have built.

"I am proud of what we have achieved to date, and what we have planned for the future. We are the only global card-to-card platform, and the technological and operational expertise required to create that could only have come from an executive team with special knowledge, creativity and ambition – our team.”

The news comes just a few week’s after the payments disruptor announced a three-fold increase in its customer base over the past 6 months.

Michael Fazio, Chairman of MARCorp Financial, said: ”Paysend have created the first integrated B2B and B2C global payments business which is already disrupting the market. Their three businesses – Global Transfers, Global Account and Global Processing are leaders in their respective fields. We look forward to being a part of the next stage of Paysend’s growth.”

With Global Transfers being a unique solution to the issue of fast, secure and low-cost remittances, Paysend hopes to cause further shockwaves in an industry ripe for disruption.

The business's card-to-card money transfer service connects over 12 billion cards through their proprietary technology platform, providing a next generation Fintech solution to the market.

With its unique smart card that allows instant customer decision-making about which currency they want to spend, the Global Account is the second business in the group and another technological first.

Their Global Processing unit maximises revenue for merchants through its data driven approach to customer shopping, and destroys the concept that processing is only about taking a payment.

Michael Fazio added: “We have been working with Paysend for over a year and the expertise of the management team is unmatched in this sector. The combination of the best people and best products in the market has enabled Paysend to achieve dramatic growth since its launch, and we are delighted we had the opportunity to increase our investment in the company”.


Notes to editors:

MARCorp Financial is a US based private fund investor co-founded by Michael Fazio. Michael is a former senior executive at Deutsche Bank and Houlihan Lokey. MARCorp focuses on businesses offering proprietary technology and unique business solutions along with a management team with the ability to scale the business to be a leader in its market. It holds investments in the FinTech, Analytics, Technology and Data Management sectors.

PaySend is a Fintech company on a mission to change how money is moved around the world. We are the next generation money transfer platform, the data specialist processing platform, and the smart card account provider. Paysend is money of the future, money without borders.

PaySend is a trading name of PaySend plc, registered in Scotland, United Kingdom. Company number 376020. Registered office: Cluny Court John Smith Business Park, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 6QJ. PaySend plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, (FCA), Number 900004.

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About PaySend

Paysend is a next generation integrated global payment ecosystem enabling consumers and businesses to pay, and send money online anywhere, in any currency. Paysend is UK-based and has global reach with the clear mission to change how money is moved around the world. Paysend currently connects 12 bn cards globally across Mastercard, Visa, China UnionPay and local card schemes and provides over 40 payment methods for online SMEs. Paysend operates in over 60 countries with more than 3.8 million consumers and 17,000 businesses on its platform. As a global end-to-end payment platform Paysend has its own global network of banks, international and local payment systems, and has partnerships with the major international card networks Visa, Mastercard and China Union Pay as a principal member and certified processor. Paysend recently opened its US and Canada operations and secured a partnership with Alipay in order to grow its global footprint. Paysend is Money for the Future.

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