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eCOMM Merchant Solutions Scoops The Irish Times Innovation Award for Instant Payments

An innovation with the potential to change the lives of countless small merchants has won the Irish Times Innovation Award for IT & Fintech. The announcement was made during an awards ceremony which was streamed live from Dublin.


Irish Times Innovation Award 2020 for IT/Finance

The only limit is your potential

If you look at the tech industry as a whole, there are not enough minority people in high-profile roles. When I was growing my previous business PFS with my husband Noel, I couldn't find many other women of colour in FinTech. Since I owned the business, I decided to create an open–door policy.


Valerie Moran

eCOMM Merchant Solutions included in the Deloitte Fast 50 for the second year in a row

Deloitte Fast 50 awards

eCOMM Merchant Solutions to Sponsor 2020 Meath Senior Camogie Championship

eCOMM Merchant Solutions has announced its further support of Meath Camogie and will be title sponsors of the Senior Club County Championship. This follows on from our three year sponsorship of the Inter county teams announced in January.


Working from home.

Advice on taking payments over the telephone, in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Across the country, a large number of business owners have adapted to working from home. They maintained contact with their customers and innovated to keep their services in place. But then comes the issue of how best to get paid, in the absence of any face to face contact.

Many will have customers who are familiar with paying by card or by cash. These customers may be slow or unsure of how to set up payment via bank transfer.


Working from home.

eCOMM Merchant Solutions helps bring home 700 Irish people stranded in Australia

Quick action by two Irish companies enables hundreds to leave Australia amid COVID-19 crisis and return home.

At 2.10pm on Thursday 26th March 2020, eCOMM Merchant Solutions was contacted by their customer Hannon Travel, who had an urgent request. Hannon Travel, working with Avalon aircraft leasing, were in touch with The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade who were trying to repatriate 700 Irish Citizens stranded in Australia, with no commercial flights running to get them home due to the worsening Coronavirus pandemic.


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Cleaning your payment terminal – in response to the threat from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For transactions above the increased contactless amounts, or for cards that are not contactless enabled, you will need to process via Chip and PIN, which necessitates contact between your customers and your terminal. So, what is the best way to clean and sanitise your terminal and so limit the threat from Coronavirus (COVID-19)?


Cleaning your terminal

A Very Irish Superhero

Mark Barry is a Software Developer with eCOMM Merchant Solutions. However, unlike many of his co-workers, his path to this point has been anything but straightforward. In the past three and a half years Mark not only overcame two bouts of open-heart surgery – he has also blazed a trail for students to enter the world of fintech via apprenticeships.


Mark Barry, eCOMM Merchant Solutions.

Meath Camogie announces 3-year sponsorship agreement with eCOMM Merchant Solutions

Meath Camogie has a new sponsor, eCOMM Merchant Solutions, which is based in Navan. The sponsorship provides a supportive platform for players in their pursuit of excellence and demonstrates the commitment of eCOMM Merchant Solutions to ladies Camogie at inter-county level.


Meath Camogie sponsorship launch photo.

Both Founders of eCOMM Merchant Solutions, Noel and Valerie Moran, accepted into Forbes Councils

Noel Moran, CEO, and Valerie Moran, Head of Customer Service and Account Management at eCOMM Merchant Solutions, have both been accepted into the prestigious Forbes Councils. The Forbes Councils are an invitation-only community for senior business leaders.


Noel and Valerie Moran on Forbes Councils photo.

eCOMM Merchant Solutions to sponsor new Grade B Handicap Hurdle at Navan

Navan Racecourse have announced a new three-year sponsorship with eCOMM Merchant Solutions, beginning with the feature race on Saturday 7th December, the €80,000 Grade B eCOMM Merchant Solutions Handicap Hurdle over three miles. Read more...

Navan Racecourse sponsorship announcement photo.

eCOMM Merchant Solutions included in the Deloitte Fast 50 leading firms

eCOMM Merchant Solutions was awarded a place in the exclusive Deloitte Fast 50 list of Ireland's fastest growing tech companies.


Contactless payment using a card terminal.

New industry-wide rules are affecting all merchants and card holders.

Contactless card rejected? Don't worry, it's not always your fault... as new security rules hit shoppers

These rules have come into effect and are producing a greater number of declined transactions. A good summary of this development is given by Laura Shannon in The Financial Mail on Sunday.


Contactless payment using a card terminal.

eCOMM Merchant Solutions launches a FinTech first for Ireland

eCOMM Merchant Solutions is now offering instant settlement for merchants – a first for Ireland   

This is a seismic announcement for many hard-pressed Irish SMEs, who currently must wait days to receive their own money from the sales made on their card terminals. Read more...

Payment terminal, business corporate account and prepaid Mastercard

eCOMM Merchant Solutions wins Best Payments Start-up

We are delighted to announce that we have been presented with our first industry award. The award ceremony was held in Dublin's Ballsbridge on the 26th September...   

Payments and e-Commerce Best Startup

Cashless Taxi Journeys Take Off at Dublin Airport with eCOMM Merchant Solutions

Irish FinTech company, eCOMM Merchant Solutions, has teamed up with The Taxi Alliance of Ireland to support Dublin Airport in delivering an improved passenger experience...   

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Gordon Elliott's Tiger Roll Wins Aintree Grand National Second Year in a Row.

This is the stuff of racing legend, The Aintree Grand National is arguably the world's biggest horse race and it is 45 years since anyone has achieved back-to-back victories...   

Photo of Tiger Roll and Jockey

eCOMM Merchant Solutions Announces Agreement with American Express

American Express Card

American Express (AmEx) has appointed eCOMM Merchant Solutions, a FinTech payments company, as its latest payment aggregator in Europe. Under the deal, eCOMM will enable its network of sponsored merchants in Europe to accept payment via American Express.


Noel Moran awarded European Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

In early December 2018 it was announced that the CEO of eCOMM Merchant Solutions, Noel Moran, had won the coveted European Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018.

The initial voting was done by CEOs all over Europe, with the final winner being picked by a panel of judges.


Noel Moran - CEO Winner 2018

FinTechs & the Perfect Storm Facing the Financial Sector

Financial Technology companies or "FinTechs" are at the heart of a seismic shift in the payments industry landscape that is driving the transformation across the world.

The focus of these companies is to connect cutting-edge technology with emerging consumer and commercial requirements.


Fintech storm.

How Blockchain Can Help the World's Poorest People

In the developing world, as economies grow, millions of people are drawn from the rural areas into the cities. However, in many cases, these people do not have access to proper banking facilities. Either the infrastructure just does not exist, or it is not affordable...


African boy.

eCOMM Announce Two-Year Creative investment of Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

eCOMM Merchant Solutions andSolstice Arts Centre today announced a new two-year creative investment beginning in January 2019. The investment will focus on developing creative arts opportunities for young people. Valerie Moran, Business Development Manager eCOMM and Belinda Quirke, Director, Solstice Arts Centre made the announcement at a partnership launch hosted at Solstice on Tuesday 29th May...


Solstice pic and logo.

GDPR in 5 minutes

If you had just 5 minutes to prepare for GDPR what would you do? I would suggest the place to start is to ask yourself 2 questions. If you can answer both questions satisfactorily, then you are a long way to being prepared. After that, you can read up on some of the key points...   

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Top 10 Reasons why cash is no longer king for small business

For a long time, it was believed that for small businesses, cash was a cheaper and more efficient means of doing business than cards. However, data from Visa and the Central Bank reveals this is no longer the case. See our top 10 reasons why cards are better for small business.


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Be Fraud Aware – a Vital Guide for Merchants on Minimising the Risk of Card Payment Fraud for Your Business

For most merchants, the instance of fraud is mercifully rare. However, it pays to be vigilant, and in this article, I will set out the 3 best ways minimise exposure to card fraud. In addition, I'll also cover how to avoid 2 common issues.


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Get the most out of your Merchant Account for Card Payments

Here's our 6 tips to help ensure you are getting the best possible service.

Tip #1 Real-time reporting – ask your provider for real-time reporting of your customer transactions. You can then log in to view, analyse and manage your card transactions as they happen.


A happy eCOMM merchant.

Demystifying the 'mobile' in mobile payments

The term 'mobile payments' has been used to describe a range of different technologies, leading many to become confused. Below is our 4-point guide to what the various terms mean.


Mobile terminal in mall pic.