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Equals Group PLC
01 March 2021


For immediate release

1 March 2021


Equals Group plc

('Equals' or the 'Group')


Partnership with Tap Global to provide Crypto Currency liquidity


Equals (AIM:EQLS), the technology-led international payments group focused on the SME marketplace, is delighted to announce a partnership with Tap Global Limited ('Tap') to provide crypto currency exchange services to both its B2B and B2C customer bases.


Equals' strategy is to provide multiple payment services across all currencies in a simple, accessible platform.  Historically, the available curencies have been limited to 'Fiat' currencies (those backed by governments) but with the increasing recent adoption of crypto as an asset class, the Group has now created the capability for its customers to trade into and out of crypto currencies versus fiat currencies.  This capability is intended to become part of a wider strategy which would include crypto and decentralised finance (DeFi) for the Group.  Further updates on the Group's positioning in this fast-moving space will be provided when appropriate.


Equals has selected Tap as its first partner, a Gibraltar registered company that is fully regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and holds the 'distributed ledger technology' (DLT) licence.  The agreement will initially be on a referral basis, allowing the Group's customer base to interreact directly with Tap.  In the near future Equals plans to enhance the connectivity of its independent platforms, leading to an enhanced and seamless cutomer experience.


Ian Strafford Taylor, CEO of Equals, said: "Equals exists to make cross-currency payments easier and cheaper for its customers whilst adhering to the highest levels of compliance and risk control.  It is now a logical step for the Group to add a capability to allow our clients to convert into and out of crypto currencies against the fiat currencies.  The tie-up with Tap, a regulated and well-accredited partner, allows us to offer just such a service, which provides crypto currency liquidty.  We look forward to further positive developments within our digital offering."


David Carr, Co-Founder and COO of Tap, said: "Tap, like Equals, has the user experience at the top of our agenda.  The Tap products and services can add an additional dimension to the Equals user base.  Ehnanced future co-operation will only increase the inter-operability of both independent platforms."


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For more information, please contact:


Equals Group plc

Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO

Richard Cooper, CFO

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7778 9308


Cenkos Securities plc (Nominated Advisor / Joint Broker)

Max Hartley / Callum Davidson

Nick Searle (Sales)


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7397 8900

Canaccord Genuity (Joint Broker)

Bobbie Hilliam / David Tyrell

Alex Aylen (Sales)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8150




Buchanan (Financial Communications)

Henry Harrison-Topham / Steph Watson / Toto Berger

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000



Notes to Editors:


Equals Group is a technology-led international payments group augmented by highly personalised service for the payment needs of SME's whether these be FX, card payments or via Faster Payments. Founded in 2007, the Group listed on AIM in 2014 and currently employs around 250 staff across sites in London and Chester.  For more information, please visit


Tap Global Limited provides the Tap App which allows real time multi exchange trading of Digital Assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.   The Tap middleware platform has the ability to scan multiple order books in eal time to find the "Best Price" of the chosen pair and present the buy option back to the user.  Tap is registered in Gibraltar with company number 118724 and is licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission under the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) with license No. 25532 For more information, please visit

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