OmniPay collects major European e-payments award for PaaS technology

21 Feb 2013

Hubert O'Donoghue, founder and chief executive of OmniPay

Dublin-based electronic payments processing firm OmniPay has won the 2013 ‘Information Award’ at the Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) gala awards in Berlin.

OmniPay won the award based on the development and launch of a pioneering new service which gives smaller merchants across the world the opportunity to offer their customers a wider choice of payment options. 

OmniPay processes 1.2bn transactions annually for 5.4m merchants.

This award follows the recent announcement of 30 new jobs at its HQ in Clonskeagh, Dublin.

“It’s fantastic to receive this recognition from some of the industry’s most respected figures. We firmly believe that PaaS is a significant advancement for both OmniPay and the payments acceptance industry,” said Hubert O’Donoghue, founder and chief executive of OmniPay.

“The substantial adoption of OmniPay PAAS by our clients is testimony to the appeal of this exciting new service,” he said.

OmniPay became fully owned by First Data in April 2012, when First Data acquired the remaining equity stake in OmniPay from Fexco.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years