Update: High-Risk Payment Processor Payabl Evidently Had A Great Year!
We have been following the activities of the Cypriot high-risk payment processor Payabl since times when the company was still called PowerCash21. Since former Wirecard executives founded the company, it naturally enjoys attention. Measured with Similarweb data, 2022 was apparently a fantastic year for Payabl, with growing visits from the porn, gambling, and investment industries. Most recently, we found CySEC broker BDSwiss and the online casino Goldenstar as payable clients.
Payabl-Investment KlarPay Announced USD AND GBP Accounts
Payabl Group-funded Swiss-Cypriot FinTech Klarpay, focused on online merchants and influences, has announced the launch of USD and GBP accounts. This addition enables its clients to send and receive USD and GBP payments globally via their corporate Klarpay account. With Klarpay’s Swiss IBAN accounts, businesses can transact through SEPA and SWIFT in more than 90 countries and 70+ currencies via its Dashboard and APIs.
Wirecard Legacy: High-Risk Payment Processor Payabl. And Its Business Model!
While the former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun is waiting for his trial in Germany, the insolvency administrator, Michael Jaffé, is trying to shed light on the scandal and claims damages against the former management and partners. In June 2022, he secured over €220 million from a subsidiary. Meanwhile, high-risk payment processor Payabl, founded and run by former Wirecard top executives, is thriving and promoting itself in an aggressive Wirecard-style on social media.
Impressive! Payment Processor Payabl Numbers Exploded Powered By Adult Business And Gambling!
The Similarweb September statistics came out and show that the number of visitors to the website of Cypriot-German payment processor Payabl (formerly PowerCash21) increased tenfold in Q3 2022 - from just under 15,000 to almost 140,000. Similarweb says that more than 55% of website traffic has been sourced from porn sites and just under 35% from gambling, betting, and lottery sites. Payabl is thus likely to have replaced the collapsed Wirecard in Germany as the high-risk payment processor, Similarweb suggests!
Payabl Investment Klarpay Proudly Announced Its Q3 2022 Milestones!
Klarpay is a FINMA-regulated FinTech and received an investment from Payabl Group a few months ago. The latter was founded by former Wirecard executives Ruediger Trautmann, Dietmar Knoechelmann, and his wife Ayelet Fruchtlander-Knoechelmann. Klarpay announced that in Q3 it became a Principal Member of the VISA network and integrated Visa’s B2B Connect, which enables Klarpay’s business customers to perform cross-currency outbound payments. And it introduced Apple Pay.
Swiss-Cyprus Payabl Investment Klarpay Seems To Grow Fast In Turkey!
A few months ago, the Cyprus-based Payabl. (formerly PowerCash21) founded by former Wirecard managers Ruediger Trautmann, Dietmar Knoechelmann, and his wife Ayelet Fruchtlander Knoechelmann, led a CHF 3 million investment in the Swiss FINMA-regulated Klarpay AG. Key people of Klarpay are based in Cyprus, and Turkey is probably the most important market according to the latest Similarweb statistics. Klarpay appears as a BDSwiss spin-off, with most of its key executives having worked for the CySEC-regulated broker.
The Fight Of Former Wirecard Managers Against FinTelegram!
While new money laundering allegations against the Wirecard scheme put the collapsed German fintech into the limelight again, the business of former Wirecard managers and partners seems to flourish. Around 2010, former Wirecard managers and partners Ruediger Trautmann, Dietmar Knoechelmann, his wife Ayelet Fruchtlander Knoechelmann, together with Frank Schoonbaert, and Nissim Zarfati established Payabl Group (previously PowerCash21). Here is another update!
FINMA-Licensed Klarpay Is Focused On Digital Merchants And Influencers!
Klarpay claims to be the first FINMA-licensed Swiss fintech to work exclusively with e-commerce, digital merchants, and social media influencers offering cross-border payment acceptance and remittance solutions, including access to multi-currency IBAN accounts, global payment acceptance, and digital disbursement services. Founded in 2019 by the BDSwiss co-founder Mihkel Vitsur, Klarpay was one of the first Swiss fintech's obtaining a banking license under the news Small Banks Regime. Here is our initial review.