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Optal specialises in the creation of single-use credit card numbers that are used by travel, insurance and international education companies to make faster and more secure payments to suppliers. Led by managing director Rob Bishop, 61, the firm saw its sales reach £129m in 2016, helped by the worldwide growth of the online travel market. In April it acquired business-to-business electronic payments solution provider Invapay for an undisclosed sum. Optal is now looking to expand the number of currencies in which it offers payments.

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Company details
ActivityPayment services provider
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth162.84%
Latest sales £000s*129,061

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