We are Ixaris

From launching Europe’s first virtual cards, to shaping the future of airline payments, innovation is in our DNA. With customers in over 50 countries and a 5-year industry track record, we are shaking up payments for the travel industry—and beyond.

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Optimising payments for the world's top travel brands

Ixaris is shaking up payments by helping travel brands crush payment costs. No other company understands travel payments like we do. Ixaris Payments increases gross margins for our customers by up to 26%.

And we’re not stopping there.

November 2003
Launched Europe’s first virtual prepaid card
November 2008
Released new engine which becomes Ixaris Payments
November 2010
Ixaris Fund Forward, a white label payout solution
February 2011
Launched first travel platform with Bravofly
April 2011
Released Entropay Business for SMEs
June 2011
Granted UK FCA Payment Institution License
September 2015
Partnership announced with Amadeus
November 2015
Optal launches with Ixaris Enterprise
November 2017
Airplus launches with Ixaris Enterprise
October 2018
Global partnership with Sabre announced
November 2018
Launched Ixaris Payments for SMEs and OTAs
June 2019
Becomes Visa Principal Member
June 2019
Opens Belgium Office
June 2019
Launched Ixaris Payments Pro and Essentials

The Leadership Team

Aran Brown

Aran Brown


Aran’s career spans 14 years in the financial services and payment sector, including senior positions at Fortune 500 companies Travelex and Western Union.

Aran was a member of the management team that oversaw the sale of Skrill to Optimal Payments (now Paysafe) for €1.1 billion in 2015.

Mark Anthony Spiteri

Mark Anthony Spiteri


Mark Anthony has been part of the Ixaris Group for over 13 years, joining the company as a junior developer in 2005. Today a seasoned player in the payments sphere, Mark leads a +100 person team in Ixaris’ UK, Belgium and Malta offices.

Georg von Brevern

Georg von Brevern


Georg is an experienced General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer with 12 years of experience at Skrill and Kantox, which he helped to build and scale in regulated environments. Previously, Georg held roles with GE Commercial Finance and KPMG. He is a lawyer, admitted to the bar in Germany.

Iain Balchin

Iain Balchin


Iain joined in 2019 as CFO. He specialises in bringing high growth financial services companies to the next level of maturity in systems and procedures, staff, and regulatory compliance.

Iain previously served as CFO at World Remit, Wizink Bank and Ascot Lloyd Financial Services, as well as senior financial roles at St James Place Wealth Management, Standard Chartered Bank, Credit Suisse and Lloyd’s TSB.

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Ixaris is an exciting fintech with offices in London, Brussels and Malta.