London-listed online payment processor SafeCharge has partnered Mazooma to launch a new local payment option for sports betting and iGaming operators in the United States.

Mazooma’s eCheck Select Payment Technology verifies bank-level data in real-time, including customer identification and account information. 

"We're pleased to make our ACH technology available via the SafeCharge Payments Engine," said Mazooma CEO Jamie MacKay. "With eCheck Select, iGaming operators entering the newly-regulated US market can offer players in the US a positive gaming experience.”

SafeCharge CEO David Avgi commented: “The US is one of the largest markets in the world. There’s a growing requirement from both customers and businesses to enable seamless local payment acceptance, boosting conversion.

“By making eCheck Select available to provide real time ACH payments, we aim to support our customers successfully expanding into the US, further enhancing our innovative omnichannel Payments Engine designed to maximize payment conversions.”

Shares in Safecharge International Group Ltd (LSE:SCH) were trading up 0.49 per cent at 307.50 pence per share in London Friday morning.