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Computop And Credorax To Facilitate Cross-Border Frictionless Payments Through Their Synergised Single Payment Processing & Acquiring Solution

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Joint Global Merchants to Benefit from a Comprehensive Payment Architecture which Includes a Single Acquiring and Processing API, Contract & Platform

London – 09 May, 2016 - Payment service provider Computop and global merchant acquiring bank Credorax have partnered to facilitate cross-border e-commerce payment solutions for global businesses. Credorax’s ePower™ acquiring platform will be integrated into Computop’s payment platform Paygate, enabling Computop’s merchants to process payments made in all major currencies across the globe, all on a single platform. The system will go live end of Q2 and it will support Visa and Mastercard transactions globally.

Andre Malinowski, Head of International Business at Computop
Andre Malinowski, Head of International Business at Computop

The combination of Credorax and Computop technologies will provide users with a single payment and acquiring platform that offers local BINs for optimised interchange costs and approval rates. The technology is flexible and can grow with the merchant’s changing business needs. It enables processing in all major currencies and provides real time data analysis and a unique business intelligence (BI) platform that converts unstructured data into information that merchants can use to analyse and grow their businesses. The solution will be supported with business services, tools and a full customer care programme.

Andre Malinowski, Head of International Business at Computop commented: “This partnership will enable merchants to process transactions internationally, reducing costs and card declines. We expect it to increase customer satisfaction, minimise chargebacks and improve conversion rates.”

He continued: “Computop chose Credorax due to its innovative acquiring solution that covers a range of continents and currencies on a single platform. By integrating Credorax into Computop Paygate, we are allowing merchants to take advantage of local and international acquiring while benefiting from our large scope of accepted local and alternative payment methods. That’s a worry-free payment solution for companies with global expansion plans.”

Koen Vanpraet, Chief Commercial Officer, Credorax, added: “Our ultimate goal with partners is to enable their merchants to increase profitability and we strongly believe that by combining both companies’ technologies and value-added payment solutions, this goal will be achieved quite nicely.”

About Computop Paygate
Computop Paygate is a PCI-certified payment platform that provides multichannel service providers and retailers with secure payment solutions and efficient fraud prevention for international markets. With just one interface needed, Computop Paygate allows retailers access to over 150 payment methods and acquiring banks including all relevant local and international payment options for e-commerce, m-commerce and Point of Sale (POS). Leading e-commerce solutions from the likes of Demandware, Gambio, hybris, Intershop, Magento, Oxid eSales, SAP Business, ByDesign and Websale all support Computop Paygate as a preferred payment service solution for global payment processing. In addition, Computop offers Computop Paygate as a white label solution to banks and payment service providers, enabling them to provide their customers with secure and seamless payment processing.

About Computop
Computop is a leading global payment service provider (PSP) that provides compliant and secure solutions in the fields of e-commerce, POS, m-commerce and Mail Order and Telephone Order (MOTO). The company, founded in 1997, is headquartered in Bamberg, Germany, with additional independent offices in China, the UK and the US. Computop processes transactions totaling $14 billion per year for its client network of over 10,000 large international merchants and global market place cooperations within industries such as retail, travel and gaming. Global customers include C&A, Fossil, Metro Cash & Carry, Rakuten, Samsung and Swarovski. Following the recent asset deal with the Otto Group, Computop is now processing payments for merchants that previously used EOS Payment, including all 100 Otto retail brands. In cooperation with its network of financial and technology partners, which it has expanded over many years, Computop offers a comprehensive multichannel solution that is geared to the needs of today's market and provides merchants with seamlessly integrated payment processes. For further information, please visit www.computop.com.

About Credorax
Founded in 2008, Credorax is one of the first technology companies to have evolved into a licensed commercial bank that specialises in merchant acquiring, as well as the first bank developed specifically for the e-commerce sector. Credorax is licensed in Europe to process across 36 EU & EEA countries as well as holds licenses in Asia and North America.

For further information please contact:
Computop media enquiries in the UK
Ascendant Communications
Charlotte Hanson, +44 (0) 208 334 8041
chanson@ascendcomms.net

Computop media enquiries in the U.S.
Ascendant Communications
Jessica Mularczyk, +1-508-498-9300
jmularczyk@ascendcomms.net