- SafeCharge International posted a 4% rise in annual profit after rising transaction volumes and values boosted revenue.

Pre-tax profit for the year through December rose to $24.8m, as revenue jumped 24% to $138.5m.

The company declared a full-year dividend of 18.31c per share, up 8% on-year.

'During 2019 we will continue to invest in building our sales teams to accelerate our entry into new markets, as well as to invest further in innovative products to our customers,' chief executive David Avgi said.

SafeCharge said it had made an 'excellent start' to 2019, with a strong sales pipeline in both existing and new verticals.

At 8:35am: [LON:SCH] SafeCharge International Group share price was -9.5p at 287.5p

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