Worldpay says it handled 44% of all card payments made in Britain in 2014, one of more than 40 countries in which it operates. Led by chief executive Philip Jansen, 48, the company is anticipating huge growth in contactless payments, having processed £2bn-worth since 2012. It was spun out of Royal Bank of Scotland in 2010 when Bain Capital and Advent International acquired a majority stake for more than £2bn. It is reportedly planning a £6bn stock market listing.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank7
CompanyWorldpay
ActivityPayment processor
LocationCentral London
Sales £m3,394
Profit £m346
Year endDec 13
Principal shareholdersAdvent International (43%), Bain Capital (43%), management and staff (10%), other (4%)
Staff4,142
Founded2010
Websitewww.worldpay.com

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