We aim to simplify the selection process for online merchants in finding the right payment provider
and help them optimize their checkout process.

Why About-Payments?

About-Payments.com is a freely accessible source where online merchants and payment professionals can find relevant news and insights on online and mobile payments around the world.

Our aim is to create transparency in the online payments industry by educating merchants and helping them to find, compare and select the payment methods and payment service providers that serve their needs.

We give the opportunity to all payment providers and methods across the globe to showcase their products and services to their target audience and boost brand-awareness, local and global, in a cost effective way.

Our main goal is to become the knowledge center and easy-to-use marketplace that empowers both online merchants and providers. Our ambition is to help merchants and providers from all over the world and drive online commerce.

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Our Mission

About-Payments’ aim is to simplify the selection process for online merchants to find the right payment provider, and to help them optimize their checkout process.

About-Payments strives to become the leading online payment industry marketing platform for payment providers around the globe to increase brand-awareness, generate traffic and create new business opportunities.

Our company

About-Payments officially launched in 2012 with its first version of the platform, but rebranded and relaunched early 2014. The company is based in Vleuten, The Netherlands and is operated and managed by a group of former payment professionals in the field of online and mobile payments.

The reason for creating About-Payments was - and still is - the lack of transparency across the online payments industry. Who are the providers of online payment solutions? What are their differences? What is the online payment culture like in North America compared to Europe etc.

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Meet our team

Bob Manni

Bob Manni, CEO & Founder

Bob is CEO and founder of About-Payments, where he drives the company's vision, strategy and business development. He brings over 14 years of experience in the online payments industry with various roles in sales, business development and product strategy.

Before founding About-Payments, Bob worked at Triple Deal, one of the first payment service providers in the Netherlands back in 2000 followed by developing the E-commerce business line at European Merchant Services, a First Data merchant acquirer based in Amsterdam.

Bob has a masters degree in International Management from the ISER Rotterdam, The Netherlands and the ESC in Bordeaux, France (EBP programme).

Erik van den Heuvel

Erik van den Heuvel, CMO & Partner

Erik is responsible for the overall Marketing & Product Development at About-Payments and About-Payments' strategy. He has worked in the payment industry for over 14 years with various roles in Customer Services (process engineer), Compliance and Risk (Compliance Manager Acquiring), Sales & Marketing and Product Development (Product Specialist, Product Manager).

Erik started his payment career in 1999 at Interpay Netherlands, followed by PaySquare (card acquirer) and European Merchant Services (EMS, card acquirer).

Erik has a bachelor degree in Management, Economic and Law from the Business School of Utrecht.

Arjan Lamers

Arjan Lamers, CTO & Partner

Arjan co-leads the Technical Development at About-Payments and brings a lot of experience as a senior technical consultant to various online payment solutions. Next to his role at About-Payments, he is doing research on website scalability at the Open University. He is also software architect at and co-founder of First8, a Java software company based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. At About-Payments Arjan takes the lead in platform performance, scalability, analytics and search engine optimization.

Arjan holds a masters degree in Computing Science from the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Bas Passon

Bas Passon, CTO & Partner

Bas co-leads the Technical Support & Development at About-Payments and is an experienced senior JAVA consultant for various E-commerce applications and start-ups in the last 10 years. Next to his role at About-Payments, Bas is the co-founder of First8, a JAVA software company based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and is part of its management team. At About-Payments Bas takes the lead in Java development, connectivity, platform integration, usability and design.

Bas holds a masters degree in Computing Science from the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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