I can’t believe over a year has passed since Realex Payments was acquired by Global Payments . In that time, our business has gone from strength to strength. So too has our customers’ business – transactions processed have increased by 25%, from €28 billion to €35 billion per annum.

This €7 billion uplift illustrates our customers’ success. As they sell more online, they need a payments partner to help them meet ever-changing consumer payment demands. To achieve this, we have placed a major focus on simplifying how consumers pay, across any device – and made it even easier to use our technology.

It’s not all hard work, though. We’ve also had a little fun along the way, so here’s a glimpse inside life at Realex Payments, one year after our acquisition:

1. We scaled new heights

New customers!

We signed many new customers over the past 12 months, including the UK’s largest insurer, Aviva and the market leader in UK bill collections, allpay .

Team expansion

Our people are at the heart of our success, and we could not have achieved what we did last year without them. We grew our team with the recruitment of 50 people , including our first UK General Manager & Sales Director, Dave Wills, whilst doubling our development capacity to create customer-led product innovation.


We continue to scale…

Game-changing innovation needs passion, talent and dedication, so we continue to scale our team to enhance our technology and to inspire the products we build next.

2. We made things simple:

…Easier to do business with us

We introduced a new Developer Hub ; home to a whole suite of Software Development Kits and mobile libraries, making it possible for developers to integrate in 5 minutes.

…Easier to make mobile pay

We launched new mobile libraries for Android & iOS, in addition to Apple Pay , which delivers an effortless mobile payment solution for developers, across every device.

Mobile Payments

…Easier to sell online

We introduced a complete one-stop online payment solution , in conjunction with Global Payments, which empowers our UK customers to sell online, through a combined merchant account and payment gateway.


…Easier to detect fraud

We completely revamped our fraud engine, providing better transaction visibility and more control for merchants. We also partnered with CyberSource to deliver an industry-leading enterprise fraud solution , which applies over 260 separate fraud checks on our customers’ transactions, powered by intelligence extracted from 68 billion transactions processed every year through Visa Inc.

3. We had a bit of fun along the way!

Showcased mobile payment innovation at the 1st Realex FinAppsParty

We hosted our first Realex FinAppsParty hackathon in London, with over 100 app developers across 29 teams created innovative eCommerce apps.

Working with the technology from our partners, WooCommerce , Veridu , Post-Quantum , Estimote , and Amazon Web Services , the developers created technological excellence.

From a cashless vending machine to an app for tipping individual service staff, to an app that enabled seamless payments using facial verification – all using our new mobile libraries to accept payments.

We premiered at the largest FinTech event in the world

We exhibited for the first time at Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen, the largest FinTech event globally.

We beat Google with Actual Reality!

With the focus firmly on improving our product, Jim, our Head of Swag , suffered some cutbacks in his swag budget. Even so, he still trumped Google to create the world’s first actual reality technology last month .

Twitter loved us…

#RealexWebs15 reached new heights, trending on Twitter for three days, reaching 750,000 followers, as the headline sponsor for the Web & eCommerce Awards for the 7th year running.

Our customers love us…

In June 2015, we launched Trustpilot reviews, to showcase our service from our customers’ perspective. We have received some excellent feedback so far, with a 5-star rating on Trustpilot , reinforcing our commitment to becoming the partner of choice for our customers.


The industry awarded us…

We were delighted to win the Award for Best Online Payments Solution (Merchant) at the FStech/Retail Systems Payments Awards in London.

Payments award

Finally, we gave back, with Realex Giving

We launched Realex Giving, our commitment to giving our time, expertise and resources to the communities in which our employees, clients and partners work, and sent five of the crew volunteering in Kolkata , with our inaugural charity partner, Calcutta Connect .


Visit our careers section and join our journey to lead eCommerce for Global Payments worldwide – and become part of the next exciting 12 months!