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Dutch Payment Platform Ayden Granted US Branch License

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Payment platform Adyen has been approved for its first US branch, in San Francisco, California.

The US branch license – granted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency this week – will allow Netherlands-based Adyen to enhance its US activities and operations in line with its European business, it said in a statement.

The US license was “a logical next step” for the payments company as it sought to improve services to its US client base, said co-founder and CEO of Adyen Pieter van der Does.

The Dutch payments platform will now be able to offer its clients “increased operational scalability” and “enhanced services to its merchants”, Adyen said.

The platform aims to simplify and accelerate global cashless payments and focuses on infrastructure that directly connects to card networks and local payments. This allows it to streamline payments while also gathering valuable insights into customer data.

Adyen has also expanded its operations in Japan and the United Arab Emirates in the past few weeks as the demand for cashless payments continues.


The Strawhecker Group (TSG) is pleased to recognize a selection of payments providers for their exceptional API offerings. Read the press release.

Powered by TSG’s Gateway Enterprise Metrics (GEM) platform, the “Best of Breed” API assessment ranked gateways’ overall API experience. TSG first evaluated the API Set (APIs offered, response codes, and versioning) focused on understandability, functionality, and the need for technical assistance. Additionally, new to this year’s analysis, TSG completed an API Developer Roadmap assessment focused on five key areas that commercial developers may see as roadblocks related to integration and API development.

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