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EVO Payments expands its Merchant Acquiring Footprint in Europe

DUBLIN | EVO Payments International (EVO), a leading card payment acquirer and payment service provider operating in the United States, Canada and Europe, announced it has entered into an exclusive relationship with Bank of Ireland to provide merchant acquiring services in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

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The roll out of these services – which will be marketed under the name Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance – will commence later this year. Under this exclusive arrangement, Bank of Ireland and EVO will provide merchant customers with a wide range of market-leading debit and credit card payment solutions.

By combining EVO's full suite of services with the Bank's reputation and reach, Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance will offer a variety of solutions that will appeal to both new and existing customers looking to accept MasterCard and Visa card payments.

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"Bank of Ireland is delighted to be expanding the service we offer our customers through our return to the delivery of merchant acquiring services. This is a significant deal for us, and we are ambitious for the roll out of this service across the island of Ireland. This partnership will offer new and existing customers cutting-edge payment solutions, and will change how consumers use their credit and debit cards," said Gavin Kelly, Director Consumer Banking at Bank of Ireland.

James Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of EVO, said, "We are very excited to be partnering with a market leader and look forward to providing the Bank of Ireland customers with unmatched solutions, particularly in integrated payments via our EVO Snap platform. The Bank's significant market presence combined with EVO's powerful payment solutions will allow us to offer differentiated services across a broad spectrum of vertical markets."

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EVO Payments' Merchant Acquiring Expansion

In July last year, EVO Payments International announced the completion of its acquisition of Deutsche Card Services, formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank. From then it conducted business under the name EVO Payments International GmbH, licensed by MasterCard and Visa to operate merchant acquiring services in 39 European markets. Two strategic acquiring partnerships followed later that year with PKO Bank Polski (eService) and Banco Popular in Spain (Popular Payments).

Back in April this year it was announced that EVO Payments International has teamed up with PAY.ON to specifically develop merchant acquiring solutions aimed for small and medium sized merchants. The new solution is assumed to become available initially in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Sourced from EVO Payments, Press Release, September 3rd, 2014

 

 

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