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CityPay Welcomes Steve Almond as a New Director

Apr 4, 2024

CityPay Welcomes Steve Almond as a New Director.

CityPay, a leading company in the payments industry, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Steve Almond as the newest member of its board of directors. With a distinguished career spanning over three decades in card acceptance strategy, product development, and a proven track record of pioneering payment solutions, Steve brings a wealth of experience and innovation to the CityPay team.

Steve Almond is renowned for his strategic vision and execution in the payments sector, having launched several ground-breaking payment solutions that have significantly influenced the industry. His notable achievements include bringing the UK’s first online shopping mall, BarclaySquare, to market in 1995, and launching the UK’s first bank-owned Internet Payment Service Provider service, Barclaycard ePDQ, in 1998. Steve also designed and implemented the UK’s first mobile (SMS) initiated payments solution in 2002 as CEO of TxtOrder plc.

Under his leadership, Barclaycard’s eCommerce business saw substantial growth, and he played a pivotal role in developing Barclaycard’s online and international proposition strategy. His strategic foresight was instrumental in the delivery of Barclaycard’s International Internet Payment Solution, SmartPay, in 2009. Furthermore, as a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit and expertise, Steve successfully built a card acceptance Independent Sales Organisation for Payzone UK, dramatically increasing its customer base in a remarkably short period.

“We are excited to welcome Steve Almond to our board of directors,” said Norberto Martins CEO and Founder of CityPay, Norberto further stated that “Steve’s impressive background in developing innovative payment solutions and his strategic vision for the future of payments align perfectly with CityPay’s mission to develop the payments landscape. We are confident that his leadership and expertise will greatly contribute to our continued growth and success.”

Steve’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for CityPay as the company seeks to expand its product offerings and explore new markets. His experience in product development, market strategy, and his successful track record of launching and managing payment solutions will be invaluable as CityPay continues to innovate and provide cutting-edge payment solutions to its customers.

“I am pleased to join the CityPay’s board and work alongside a capable team that is committed to excellence and innovation in the payments industry,” said Steve Almond. “I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth and success by leveraging my experience to develop and implement strategic payment solutions that meet the evolving needs of businesses and consumers.”

About CityPay: CityPay is a leading payments company that provides a wide range of payment processing solutions to businesses. With a focus on innovation, security, and customer service, CityPay is dedicated to helping businesses succeed in the digital economy by offering reliable, efficient, and secure payment solutions.

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