– payleven, the leading mobile payments company for small and medium sized businesses, announced today the close of its Series D funding round with the addition of Seventure Partners, one of the key European venture capital firms, as an investor. The fund participated in the round alongside some of the existing investors, Holtzbrinck Ventures, ru-Net, B Cinque, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and MePay.
payleven, the leading mobile payments company for small and medium sized businesses, today announces the launch of its NFC capable Chip & PIN card reader “payleven Plus”, including support for Apple Pay. Starting today, business owners in the UK, Netherlands and France can purchase the new card reader online on payleven’s website, with more countries to follow during the next weeks.
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.
The Chip & PIN card reader from payleven, Europe's leading provider of mobile card payments, is now available through the German Media Markt online shop. With the possibility to obtain immediate verification of payment by entering the PIN number, the chip & PIN card readers are the safest solution for mobile card payments in the market and the first to be offered by Media Markt.
payleven, the European leader in mobile card payments and Poste Italiane have signed an agreement which makes the payleven mobile card payment solution available for all clients of Banco Posta in Italy. Using the payleven Chip & PIN card reader, SMEs as well as freelancers can accept debit and credit cards through an app on their smartphone or tablet.
payleven, the leading provider of mobile card payments in Europe, today announces its launch in the Belgian market. In this eighth market of payleven, the company has two objectives: The democratisation of card payments and the strengthening of small and medium-sized businesses through a solution which, in contrast to the costly and complex products of traditional vendors, fits their needs.
payleven, Europe’s leader in mobile card payments and BIXOLON, a globally active manufacturer of printer systems, announce their cooperation. The mobile BIXOLON printer SPP-R200IIi will be sold via payleven in a bundle with the Chip & PIN device or as stand-alone, starting today.
Leading supplier, Screwfix has announced it will be the first UK trade supplier to stock the payleven Chip & PIN device, which enables tradesmen to process credit and debit payments anytime, anywhere.
Now tradesmen can buy a machine for card transactions, making it quicker, smarter and easier for them to receive payment for jobs they undertake during their busy working day – all you need is this handy machine and a smart phone.
As of 10th July, the company will offer the Chip & PIN card reader to all Austrian retailers and merchants. The payleven solution is targeted towards small and medium sized enterprises, who want a way to
accept card payments. It is easy, economical, mobile and most importantly, secure.
The largest German passenger traffic association, BZP, and payleven, the leading European provider for mobile card payments, announce their cooperation. payleven has just been appointed as a sustaining member of the BZP. In existence since 1947, the central organisation of German public transportation businesses such as taxis and rental cars, now offers the Chip & Pin technology to all of their members.
Munich-based Wirecard AG and payleven GmbH, based in Berlin and London, have agreed a strategic alliance for new mobile payments technologies. payleven’s chip and PIN-card readers are primarily geared to SMEs. The strategic alliance is based on the international expansion of innovative point of sale payment solutions (M-POS).
MICROS, the leading provider of technology for the retail and hospitality industries and payleven, Europe’s technological leader in mobile payment, announce they are joining forces to provide businesses with the world’s first cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) solution with integrated mobile Chip & PIN card payment technology. As the first step in a European partnership, together they offer an affordable and advanced POS solution.
payleven, Europe’s technological leader in mobile payment, today
announces two important steps to improve the ease and ability to accept cards, introducing a
quicker and simpler paperless sign-up process as well as opening payleven to the general
public and non-businesses.
payleven, Europe’s technological leader in mobile payment, is today announcing two significant new product features to its platform- multi-accounts and support for various printer systems - making the daily use of the mobile Chip & PIN payment solution more efficient and flexible for merchants.
payleven, Europe’s mobile payment pioneer, today
announces it has become the first mobile payment provider to be fully authorised by the
Financial Services Authority (FSA) as a payment institution. This accreditation was
issued due to the highest security standards being met by payleven’s mobile Chip & PIN
device and overall payment solution.
payleven,Europe’s mobile payments pioneer,launches its innovative Chip & PIN solution across Europe. From today, businesses of any size can sign up for the solution on payleven.com and purchase the device at a special introductory price of GBP 49, (excl. VAT). The shipment of devices starts on the 18th of February.
payleven, Europe’s mobile payments pioneer, which recently unveiled the first pan-European Chip & PIN Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) solution for smartphones and tablets, today confirms that its innovative device is fully enabled to accept Visa credit and debit cards in all European countries where it operates. payleven is the first full Payment Service Provider (PSP) with a Chip & PIN solution for Europe.
At the end of 2012, payleven, Europe’s mobile payment
pioneer, secured additional funding to continue its strong growth in Europe and South America.
The high single digit USD million amount comes largely from a new investor who joins the
existing group consisting of New Enterprise Associates, Holtzbrinck Ventures, ru-Net and
payleven, Europe’s mobile payment pioneer, cooperates with telecommunications provider Telefónica Germany. payleven turns a smartphone or tablet into a card terminal, enabling small businesses and mobile service providers to accept card payments everywhere – without any fixed costs or complicated signup process.
payleven, Europe’s mobile payments pioneer, joins forces with Taxiverband Berlin, TVB, one of the leading taxi associations in Berlin. The test project is the next step for payleven to bring its solution to the public. Now anybody´s iPhone or iPad can be transformed into a mobile card terminal in a matter of seconds, enabling you to accept card payments anytime and anywhere – e.g. in a Taxi. Simply download the free payleven app and register.
payleven, Europe’s mobile payments pioneer, has
announced that merchants can register for the introduction of payleven’s new and
innovative Chip & PIN mobile payment technology. As the first pan-European mobile
payments company, payleven offers merchants the ability to accept all major debit
and credit cards using a smartphone or tablet - anytime, anywhere. In Germany and
England payleven is also lowering the cost per transaction to 2.75%. This makes
payleven not only the most technologically advanced mobile payment provider, but also
one of the most price competitive card payment services.
payleven is the first provider of a Chip & PIN solution for mobile payments across Europe, as announced today at the ‘Apps World’ conference in London. In Europe, Visa only allows mobile payments with Chip & PIN authorization. Now with payleven, all credit and debit cards from all major providers can be accepted with the superior payleven customer experience. With the introduction of its Chip & PIN solution, payleven is the first company on the European continent to fulfill the high technical and security standards required for a fully-functional mobile point of sale. With payleven, all merchants now have the opportunity to accept all major credit and debit cards.
Today, payleven released its application programming interface (API) for developers. Now anyone can integrate the payleven payment solution into their apps. Furthermore, payleven continues its international expansion and launches operations in Italy.
After tremendous success in Germany, the new mobile payments startup payleven is rolling out globally fast. Today the company launched its business in Brazil, the Netherlands, Poland and Great Britain operationally; more countries will follow soon. With the new plug & pay solution by payleven all merchants can accept card payments easily, anytime and anywhere. Whether on the go, in a shop, at a customer’s home, card payment has never been so convenient and affordable.
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.
The concept of a credit card is not at all new. However, the act of accepting credit card payments is still absent in so many small businesses. It is easy to point fingers and place the blame on business owners by saying they are not with the current times. However, this is not always the case.
payleven has announced its launch in the Belgian market. In this eighth market of payleven, the company has two objectives: The democratisation of card payments and the strengthening of small and medium-sized businesses through a solution which, in contrast to the costly and complex products of traditional vendors, fits their needs. The key is the Chip & PIN technology, put on the market by payleven, which is the most secure and reliable option for making mobile card payments.
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.
UK direct and online supplier of trade tools, accessories and hardware products Screwfix has announces it will stock the payleven Chip&PIN device, which enables tradesmen to process credit and debit payments while on-the-go.
Card payments are on the rise and still an unbroken trend. Last year, for the first time, card payments overtook cash payments highlighting that consumers have an increasing expectation to be able to pay by credit or debit card. In these economically stretched times, small businesses must offer card payments to meet consumer needs, but to also increase their revenues.
Cash may well be king as far as investment goes but it’s becoming a downright nuisance in day to day life. Ever handed someone a wad of coins, hard legal tender, yet had to apologise for all the “shrapnel”. Ever struggled to make change? Not wanted to split a 20? Or wandered the streets searching for an ATM? Cash is ubiquitous yet clearly a crazy anachronism in much of modern life.
Payleven hope to change much of that, having developed the first internationally available mobile Chip & PIN solution that enables anyone to take card payments with their Smartphone or tablet. Whilst clearly targeted at more small businesses than the general populace to start with, it’s a step on the road to cashless transactions.
Munich-based Wirecard AG and payleven GmbH, based in Berlin and London, have agreed a strategic alliance for new mobile payments technologies. payleven's chip and PIN-card readers are primarily geared to SMEs. The strategic alliance is based on the international expansion of innovative point of sale payment solutions (M-POS).
German mobile payment provider Payleven this week announced a deal which will see its chip and PIN card reader sold through Apple stores across the UK and through the online Apple store in the UK and Europe.
It is the first time that is has been possible to buy a card machine for processing credit and debit card payments on the high street and Payleven claims it will make it easier for budding entrepreneurs looking to start their own retail business.
MICROS, the leading provider of technology for the retail and hospitality industries and payleven, Europe's technological leader in mobile payment, announce they are joining forces to provide businesses with the world's first cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) solution with integrated mobile Chip & PIN card payment technology. As the first step in a European partnership, together they offer an affordable and advanced POS solution.
Payleven, a European mobile payments provider, has announced two new product features that will allow for the mobile Chip and Pin payment solution process to be more flexible and efficient, reports Yahoo Finance.
There is no single mobile payment company in Europe that has reached the scale and stature that Square has in the U.S., where the Jack Dorsey-led startup processed $1 billion in transactions in 2012. Payleven, one of the many mobile payment startups that want to take that crown on the other side of the pond, is today announcing two more steps in its strategy to convince businesses and consumers to sign on. Payleven, part of the Samwer brothers’ Rocket Internet stable, has been authorized as a payment institution by the UK’s Financial Services Authority; and it is also now part of MasterCard’s mPOS program – two moves to improve its credibility as a secure payment provider.
Rocket Internet’s payleven, Europe’s mobile payment pioneer has today been fully authorised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) as a payment institution. This accreditation was issued due to the highest security standards being met by payleven’s mobile Chip & PIN device and overall payment solution.
payleven, the mobile payment company from the Samwer bothers’ Rocket Internet incubator, is now taking orders for its chip-and-PIN readers, which makes it one of the first of the Square-style competitors in Europe to offer quick way to comply with Visa’s card payment requirements in the region. The readers were first announced in October 2012; today payleven starts to take orders — at a price of €49 ($65) each — and will begin shipping them on February 18.
payleven, Europe’s mobile payments pioneer, launches its innovative Chip & PIN solution across Europe. From today, businesses of any size can sign up for the solution on payleven.com and purchase the device at a special introductory price of EUR 49, (excl VAT). The shipment of devices starts on the 18th of February.
Mobile point of sale solutions are still the hottest part of mobile payments and continue to find investors. payleven, the European "Square clone" started by Rocket International, announced it concluded a round of fundraising at the end of last year. The company didn't say exactly how much, only that it was in the "high single digit" millions.
Square has Starbucks and now Square-clone payleven, which is backed by Germany’s Rocket Internet incubator/investor, has signed up Berlin taxi association — Taxiverband Berlin (TVB) — to trial its Chip and PIN payment dongle.
This news is actually a big deal. A very big deal. In one fell swoop, payleven has moved beyond iZettle and the likes of other young start-up, mobile POS companies, by taking card payment using Chip & PIN and ensuring that their solution is as secure as a traditional payment card terminal.
payleven, the mobile payment solutions provider that was incubated by Germany’s Rocket Internet, today announced at the Apps World conference in London that it is first to market with a ‘Chip & PIN’ solution for mobile payments in Europe.
payleven has become the latest Square-clone to launch in Europe, distinguishing itself from a plethora of rivals by claiming to be the first offering chip and PIN authentication.
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 - Brasil
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 - United Kingdom
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 - Nederland
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 - Italia
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.
eco Internet Award - June 2014
payleven wins the established eco Internet Award in the category "retail and e-commerce" for "developing new markets with innovative technology".
Initiative Mittelstand - March 2014
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.
Merchant Payment Ecosystem - February 2014
payleven co-founder and managing director Konstantin Wolff wins the prize as "Acquiring Personality of the Year 2014".
Best of Mobile Award - October 2013
At the Best Mobile Awards, Konstantin Wolff was awarded the "Newcomer of the Year", while payleven wins the award for the "Best Payment Solution".
Business Excellence Award - September 2013
payleven wins the "Business Excellence Award" by Acquisition International Magazine as "Best Emerging Financial Service 2013 in the UK".
Smau Awarad - July 2013
At the prestigious tech-fair SMAU in Turin, payleven wins the "Mobile App Award".