Realex Payments, the European payment services provider acquired by Global Payments in March of this year, today announced the creation of 50 new jobs in its offices on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, in the heart of Silicon Docks. The company will be hiring across a variety of roles in sales, marketing, IT operations and software development as well as expand its technical graduate programme.
Realex Payments is an Irish start-up success story. It was founded by award winning entrepreneur Colm Lyon in 2000 and has become one of Europe’s largest and fastest growing online payment gateways. It processes payments valued in excess of €30 billion per annum on behalf of over 13,000 retailers throughout Europe and is continuing to expand its customer base in Ireland and the UK.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: “Realex is a great Irish success story. I have met them a number of times throughout their growth, and in fact we launched our Action Plan for Jobs for 2013 in their offices, such was the strength of their example for the Irish economy. Fintech is a key sector which we have targeted as part of our plans, and today’s announcement that Realex is creating an additional 50 jobs at its Dublin offices is an important boost. I wish all at Realex every continued success”.
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“Ireland is fast becoming a hub for Fintech, with a wealth of talent available within the industry. We’ve always been proud of the Irish heritage of the company and its success as a tech start up. It’s important to us that we maintain these roots while continuing to grow our global operations,” said Gary Conroy, Managing Director of Realex Payments. “The expansion of our operations and our technology investment in Dublin will allow us to provide the highest standard of eCommerce innovation & service to our customer base.”
Commenting on the expansion Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said “Ireland’s thriving technology and international financial services sectors have created a very attractive business environment for Fintech companies to recruit talent and to service international markets. Growing the FinTech sector is a key goal in Ireland’s new Financial Services sector strategy.”