MONTREAL, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Optimal Payments, a global
provider of online payment processing services, and Desjardins
announced today the launch of a fully customized version of Optimal's
NETBANX® gateway services to Desjardins merchants (www.desjardins.com).
"We are very pleased to partner with Optimal Payments and its NETBANX
service, which will enhance Desjardins' nation-wide expertise in
payment solutions. This decision reaffirms our position in the
e-commerce industry, allowing us to focus on our merchants' needs,"
said Patrice Dagenais, Vice-President, Payment Solutions and Business
Partnerships, at Desjardins Card Services.
Desjardins chose Optimal as a partner and NETBANX as their gateway based
on their long standing reputation for delivering secure, comprehensive
solutions. Optimal remains at the forefront of online payment
processing and is continuously developing their platform to support
emerging payment options and protect merchants against the continuously
evolving forms of online payment fraud.
"Desjardins Card Services recognized our leadership in payment
processing and we are confident our NETBANX gateway and services will
meet the current and future needs of Desjardins online merchants -
whether they are commerce, government agencies or enterprise businesses
accepting card-not-present payments", said Danny Chazonoff, Chief
Operating Officer of Optimal Payments.
Today the NETBANX gateway is trusted by Internet 500 companies and
respected brands around the globe to provide secure online processing
of credit cards, debit cards, direct debit, online banking and e-wallet
payments as well as a multitude of alternative payment options that are
preferred in international markets. Online merchants also know they
can count on NETBANX's proprietary "risk rules engine" and customizable
fraud screening tools to minimize their fraud losses and liability, and
its support of tokenization to reduce their PCI-DSS exposure.
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NETBANX, a part of Optimal Payments, is a trusted provider of secure
online payment gateway solutions. Since 1996, thousands of e-commerce,
MOTO, and multi-channel businesses around the world rely on the NETBANX
gateway and services for the payment processing of credit/debit cards,
online direct debit and alternative payments as well as the management
of online payment fraud. The NETBANX gateway is state-of-the art,
geo-redundant and PCI-DSS Level 1 compliant. A robust and flexible
platform, it can be configured or customized to meet the
card-not-present needs of any businesses from local e-commerce
websites to large scale international online businesses.
For more information about NETBANX visit www.netbanx.com. For more information on Optimal Payments visit www.optimalpayments.com or subscribe at www.optimalpayments.com/feed.
About Optimal Payments
Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions.
Trusted by businesses and consumers in over 180 countries to move and
manage billions of dollars each year, merchants use the NETBANX
processing service to simplify how they accept and settle credit card,
direct-from-bank, and cash payments; and the NETELLER ® payment account
to increase margins, capture new customers and increase their lifetime
value. Being an independent provider has allowed the company to support
tens-of-thousands merchants around the globe across a wide range of
industries. Optimal Payments Plc is quoted on the London Stock
Exchange's AIM market, with a ticker symbol of OPAY. Subsidiary company
NETELLER (UK) Ltd is authorized and regulated as an e-money issuer by
the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA).
About Desjardins Card Services
Desjardins Card Services (DCS) is the leading provider of credit and
debit card solutions in Quebec and fifth in the rest of Canada. DCS services some 55,000 merchants across the country, including 7,000
that offer Accord-D point-of-sale financing to their clients. It also
provides credit card services to more than 4 million card holders.
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group www.desjardins.com is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets of
nearly $190 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in
Québec and Ontario, and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a
full range of financial products and services to its 5.8 million
members and clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and
Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in
Personal Services, in Business and Institutional Services. As one of
the largest employers in the country and among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012TM, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 43,600 employees and the
commitment of nearly 6,000 elected officers. A new education and
cooperation program is now available to Desjardins members and the
general public. For more information, visit www.desjardins.com/co-opme.
SOURCE Optimal Payments Inc.
For further information:
Optimal Payments Plc
Andrew Gilchrist, EVP Corporate Affairs
+ 44 (0) 1624 698 713
Carla Erlick, Vice President Sales and Merchant Services
Desjardins Card Services
1.866.866.7000, extension 7275