International Track 200

Founded in 2002 by Rob Bishop, 63, this London-based firm specialises in single-use virtual account numbers used by travel, insurance, education and procurement firms to make fast, secure payments to suppliers. International sales, which represent fees charged, leapt to £269.6m in 2018, boosted by its travel business in Hong Kong and Australia. Financial technology company WEX recently agreed to acquire Optal and payments firm eNett for $1.7bn, in a deal expected to complete by the middle of this year.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank116
CompanyOptal
ActivityPayment services provider
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa44.32%
International sales £000s269,640
Total sales £000s269,640
Staff72
Founded2002
Websitewww.optal.com

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