AIB Merchant Services, a merchant acquiring joint venture between First Data Corporation and Allied Irish Banks p.l.c. today announced the official launch of Authipay, a new online payments service which combines a payment gateway and merchant account. The new service has been designed to enable business owners to maximise selling online and take advantage of the growing adoption of ecommerce.
Authipay gives businesses access to secure and fast web-based transaction and merchant services with easy set up and integration. The service provides multi-payment and multi-currency settlement options and can provide quick boarding so businesses can accept online payments fast. Following a successful pilot phase, Authipay has already processed over one million Euro worth of transactions.
Nigel Motyer,General Manager of First Data’s Europe, Middle East & Africa Alliances, comments, “This research reiterates that businesses in Ireland are both positive and realistic about the need to sell online and we believe services such as Authipay will help to drive this adoption. All too frequently consumers are purchasing from websites outside of Ireland as they can’t find an Irish online retailer. With the launch of Authipay we have made it easier for Irish retailers looking for an online presence to get trading online quickly and easily.”