Realex payments

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Realex Payments is a European payment services provider and a division of Global Payments with locations in Dublin and London. The company provides a wide range of payment gateway services and process over €35 billion worth of transactions per year on more than 14,000 customers, including Virgin Atlantic, Vodafone Ireland, the AA, AXA Insurance, Paddy Power, and Aer Lingus.

Realex Payments was established in 2000 by entrepreneur Colm Lyon. The company experienced rapid growth since its inception and employed more than 170 people in 2015. In 2007, it expanded into the UK market following a sharp increase in the number of transactions processed online. In 2010, it signed a deal with French bank BNP Paribas to allow payments to be processed directly to accounts in France.

Realex Payments was acquired in March 2015 by Global Payments, an international provider of payment processing services based in Atlanta, Georgia for €115 million.


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