GPS, the leading payments issuer processor, has secured a strategic investment from long-standing partner Visa Inc. to accelerate its global expansion. GPS powers next generation fintech payment companies and sits behind many of the world’s most exciting fintech companies and digital banks including Revolut and Starling Bank.
GPS was backed by UK private equity firm Dunedin in June 2018, in what was the largest B2B fintech financing in the first half of 2018. Since then, it has achieved spectacular growth with its operations expanding from the UK into Europe and APAC and year on year revenue growth exceeding 30%. Dunedin has a successful track record of investing in businesses that have cutting edge technologies at the core of what they do, particularly within the payments and insurance sub-sectors of financial services.
Oliver Bevan, Partner at Dunedin who sits on the Board of GPS, commented: “Since we invested just over two years ago, GPS has shown phenomenal growth and this investment from Visa, a global leader in payments technology, is testament to the business’ outstanding reputation. GPS has a strong relationship with Visa across four continents and the investment will allow the business to further expand its global reach.”
He added: “The global payments industry is seeing record growth, particularly given the current preference for digital payments over cash transactions. GPS has been a major contributor to the fintech revolution, being the only issue processor of its kind to support fintechs, challenger banks and e-wallet providers on their growth journey. This is a core area of expertise for Dunedin and we are actively seeking new investments within the payments industry.”
With the support of the UK Department for International Trade’s Fintech Bridges and the Singaporean Economic Development Board, GPS successfully expanded into the APAC region last year and has already delivered successful programmes including Xinja, a new digital banking experience in Australia and WeLab Bank, the first virtual bank and only domestic neo bank in Hong Kong. Having been selected as a preferred issuer processor for Visa’s APAC Fintech Fastrack programme, GPS has worked closely with Visa to deliver a next generation showcase for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
Moving forward, the company intends to replicate its European and APAC accomplishments across other regions as a Visa preferred processor.