May 3, 2022

SH Financial joins CENTROlink network, offering customers access to Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)

CENTROlink, which is operated by the Bank of Lithuania, will allow SH Payments to clear SEPA payments for clients directly via the European Banking Authority (EBA) clearing without using a correspondent bank. The new system will enable SH Payments to diversify its product offering, allowing the company to offer an LT IBAN in addition to the current IBAN offering: LU, DE, DK & GB, to its clients.

Additionally, SH Payments will have full control from risk and compliance perspective over its transactions, as well as cheaper pricing. The system also means that there will be no delays due to third party correspondents.

SH Financial, a division under the holding company Stanhope Financial Group, is a global fintech company that provides businesses with a full suite of banking services. SH Payments recently appointed ex-SEB chief Irmantas Kamienas as the company’s new CEO, along with ABN Amro bank’s Philippe Werner as Managing Director of Stanhope Financial Group.

Irmantas Kamienas. CEO said: “Joining the CENTROlink network is a game-changer for our business, giving clients complete access to a diverse array of fast and effective payment options. At a time when so many businesses are seeking growth and international expansion following the pandemic, we are perfectly placed to support their entire payments process.”