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PayaCharity acquires Dragon’s Den backed Giving App – Toucan.

PayaCharity, the UK’s largest provider of contactless donation devices, has acquired Toucan as it seeks to strengthen its offering in the Charitable giving sector by offering a consumer-focused App proposition which makes donating simple, flexible and accessible to all. Toucan appeared on BBC Dragons’ Den in February 2022, and has increased its user base, functionality, and product suite since launch in 2021.

The Toucan acquisition will enable PayaCharity to further the vision of bringing digital transformation to the sector, and expand the engagement with individual donors, particularly the younger generation where the use of Apps is second nature.

Bill Thomson, CEO of Paya Group, said: “We have seen a big shift in buying, working and travelling habits in the last few years. The Charitable giving industry is catching up fast with the digital transformation. Together with contactless and online giving, Toucan offers a valuable new option for donors beyond the conventional cash collection buckets and multiple direct debit sign ups; and the splitting of donations across a choice of causes is a wonderful feature in the Toucan app.

Matt Crate, CEO of Toucan said: ‘I am delighted that Paya Group has seen Toucan as an opportunity to help them further their vision to bring digital transformation into the Charitable Sector. This is a time where we all need to be stepping up in terms of supporting good causes up and down the country, and I firmly believe that Bill and the team can help accelerate Toucan by reaching new and engaged audiences through their enhanced giving infrastructure and large transactional user base.