Optal specialises in single-use virtual bank account numbers used by travel, insurance, education and procurement firms to make fast, secure payments to suppliers. A growing online travel market and an expansion in the range of currencies in which it offers payments saw international sales rise to £177.7m last year. In March 2017, managing director Rob Bishop, 62, led the acquisition of payment technology company Invapay.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank47
CompanyOptal
ActivityPayment services developer
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa73.43%
International sales £000s*177,653
Total sales £000s*177,653
Staff60
Founded2002
Websitewww.optal.com

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