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payleven, the leading mobile payments company for small and medium sized businesses, and Monte Paschi Banque, subsidiary from Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the longest existing Italian credit institute, announce their partnership. As of now, the payleven Chip & PIN card reader is available on Monte Paschi Banque’s website at special rates. With Monte Paschi Banque as a first financial institution partner in France, payleven further broadens its global partner portfolio.
payleven, the leading mobile payments company for small and medium sized businesses, and American Express, one of the leading payment card issuers for small businesses, today announce their business bundle for SMBs. The bundle consists of a free payleven Chip & PIN card reader as well as the American Express Business Gold Card. As of now, the product bundle can be purchased by any business exclusively via the payleven website. Initially, this offer is only available to businesses in Germany.
payleven, the leading mobile payments company for small and medium sized businesses, launches, in partnership with Visa, the global leader in payments, the payleven Visa prepaid card. The solution allows merchants in Brazil – especially sole traders – to receive the money transacted via the payleven Chip & PIN card reader without requiring a separate bank account. The money will be transferred directly to their prepaid credit card.
payleven, the leading mobile payments company for small and medium sized businesses, announces its new Software Development Kit (SDK). The mPOS SDK provides iOS and Android developers with the ability to integrate card payments through their own applications. Card payments can be processed seamlessly through the app in combination with payleven’s Chip & PIN card reader. It is now available across all ten European markets, where payleven operates, and is free of charge.
payleven, Europe’s leading mobile payments company for small and medium sized businesses, announces the launch of its 11th market. Irish business owners can handle card payments as of today without fixed costs, contractual obligations or minimum sales through payleven’s Chip & PIN card reader. As a gift for all Irish business owners, payleven offers an exclusive introductory price of 64 EUR for the card reader.
Salon Services, the UK and Ireland’s largest professional hair and beauty supplier and payleven, Europe’s leading mPOS company that allows businesses to accept card payments on-the-go, announce their partnership in the UK. The Chip & PIN solution will be available from September in over 250 retail locations and online.
payleven, Europe’s leading mobile payments company for small and medium sized businesses, today announces to drop its fixed pay-as-you-go transaction fees for their UK customers that process more than £2,500 per month.
Staples, the world’s leading supplier of office products and payleven, Europe's leading provider of mobile card payments, enter into a distribution partnership. The payleven Chip & PIN card reader is now available in all Staples stores in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands, and in respective Staples online stores.
Telecom Italia, the leader in ICT services in Italy, and payleven, the European leader in mobile card payments, have entered into a partnership, enabling Telecom Italia to offer to its customers a cost-effective and easy-to-use mobile card payments solution. The Chip & PIN card reader and a mobile app are available at no additional cost allowing business owners to use their smartphone or tablet to accept payments.
Easy Taxi, the world’s largest app to order taxis, and payleven, the company that allows small and medium-sized businesses to accept card payments on-the-go, announce their partnership for Brazil. Passengers who use the Easy Taxi app to book a ride can now easily pay for their rides by card.
Research from payleven, Europe’s leading provider of mobile card payments and retail solutions, today reveals that Brits are owed a staggering £390million1 in unpaid debts from their mates. The study of 2,000 UK adults, has found that Brits lend friends an average of £272 each year and will typically lend mates cash four times every 12 months.
payleven, Europe’s leading mobile card payment solution, today announces the launch of a NFC (Near Field Communication) mobile CHIP & PIN card reader to the European market for the second half of 2014. While the major mobile phone manufacturers and card providers have already started to implement NFC to enable consumers, the merchant side NFC-terminals have to date been costly and uncommon in everyday use for most smaller business owners.
payleven, Europe’s leading provider of mobile card payments and retail solutions, now fully supports Android smartphones and tablets with Intel® Atom™ processors. The optimized performance of the payleven App on Intel® Atom™ based Android smartphones and tablets ensures a smooth process and best performance in terms of CPU and battery life of the payleven payment and retail solutions for corresponding mobile devices. The technological cooperation is an important step for payleven, in making accessibility of mobile payment for small and medium-sized businesses simpler.
payleven, Europe's leading provider of mobile card payments, today announced the Europe-wide partnership with Ingram Micro, the world's leading wholesale distributor of IT products. payleven’s Chip & PIN card reader will be now widely distributed by Ingram Micro in eight European markets: Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, the UK, Spain and Poland. The partnership with Ingram Micro is an important step for payleven and the entire mobile payment to make Chip & PIN technology freely available commercially and greatly facilitates access to mobile card payment. The Chip & PIN bluetooth card reader, the most secure solution for mobile card payments on the market, is a world first in the distribution portfolio of Ingram Micro.
payleven, Europe’s leading provider of mobile card payments, introduces its extensive loyalty programme which aims to help merchants turn one-time clients into regular customers and to establish strong ties with them. Based on a digital version of the well-known loyalty bonus stamp cards and integrated into the payleven app, it enables small and medium-sized businesses to create individual loyalty programmes and corresponding campaigns. In addition, they gain an insight into consumer spending and are given the opportunity to interact with their customers.
payleven, Europe's leading provider of mobile card payments, today announced its entry into the French market. payleven’s solution for mobile card payments will be launched as a test run first, but will include full product support. This is the first time in France that card payments can be handled without fixed costs, contractual obligations or minimum sales through payleven’s Chip & PIN card reader - the most secure PIN-verification device for mobile card payments on the market. payleven is particularly aimed at small and medium sized business owners as well as individuals; from taxi drivers, restaurant owners and market vendors to tutors and photographers.
Salon Services, the UK and Ireland’s largest professional hair and beauty supplier and payleven, Europe’s leading mPOS company that allows businesses to accept card payments on-the-go, have announced a partnership in the UK. The Chip & PIN solution will be available from September in over 250 retail locations and online.
Easy Taxi, an ordering taxis service provider, and mobile payments services provider payleven, have teamed up for a mobile payment solution in Brazil which enables passenger to book and pay for their rides by card.
Payleven will later this year bring out a mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) card reader that accepts contactless payments using near-field communication (NFC) technology. The rollout of NFC-based contactless payment facilities among retailers has been patchy, apart from where banks are enthusiastically pushing them, such as in the U.K. and Poland.
Payleven, one of the largest mobile card payments firms present in Europe, announced an introductory bundle offer with BIXOLON, a printer system manufacturer for merchants. The offer will include BIXOLON's mobile printer SPP-R200lli and payleven's Chip & PIN reader device. The printer will also be sold separately by payleven for merchants.
Rafael Otero co-founder and CTO of payleven, is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in the ICT and mobile payment sectors. Previously working with ClickandBuy Services AG, GMX, 1 & 1 Internet AG, as well as having founded Pulse-o-meter.com and Payment Company AG, Otero now mentors technically gifted entrepreneurs and acts as a business angel for tech startups.
Konstantin Wolff is Managing Director of payleven, leading the marketing, business development and communications departments. Wolff is an award-winning speaker, receiving both the coveted “Person of the Year” from the Merchant Payment Ecosystem (2014), and “Best Mobile Newcomer” (2013) at the Best of Mobile Awards. Consulting previously at McKinsey & Company, Wolff holds an MBA from INSEAD and regularly presents keynotes and panel discussions at international conferences such as the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Techcrunch Disrupt, NOAH Conference and mPOS World.
Adriana Barbosa is payleven Brazil founder and Managing Director, responsible for Marketing, Business Development, Product & IT, Finance & R&C and Operations. Previously employed at Mobly, A.T. Kearney and Grupo Ibmec, Adriana is an entrepreneur with a general management profile leveraged by strong exposure in Strategy, Finance and Operations tasks. She holds a B.A. from FGV-EAESP.
Ian Marsh is Managing Director UK of Rocket Internet and payleven, leading the marketing, business development and communications departments. Previously an associate at Bain Capital and an experienced associate consultant at Bain & Company. Ian holds a BA from the University of Oxford (1st Class Honours) and went to HEC Paris for education.
Ernst Moorman is founder and Managing Director of payleven Benelux. Ernst started his career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank before moving to Rocket Internet in 2012. At Rocket Internet he helped launching numerous ventures in the Benelux market. Ernst holds an MSc in Finance (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam.
Alberto Adorini is payleven Italy CEO and founder. Graduated in Business Administration at Bocconi University, started off his career as business consultant with McKinsey & Co. He got an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and worked with local Venture Capital firms. After becoming a manager at McKinsey Milan office, his passion for technology and innovation encouraged him to bet on mobile payments.
payleven wins the established eco Internet Award in the category "retail and e-commerce" for "developing new markets with innovative technology".
The Innovation Prize-IT 2014 is awarded by the SME association of Germany. Out of 5.000 submissions, payleven's Chip & PIN solution was chosen as winner by the jury.
payleven co-founder and managing director Konstantin Wolff wins the prize as "Acquiring Personality of the Year 2014".
At the Best Mobile Awards, Konstantin Wolff was awarded the "Newcomer of the Year", while payleven wins the award for the "Best Payment Solution".
payleven wins the "Business Excellence Award" by Acquisition International Magazine as "Best Emerging Financial Service 2013 in the UK".
At the prestigious tech-fair SMAU in Turin, payleven wins the "Mobile App Award".