First Data Sets up R&D Center in Ireland

First Data intends to establish a research and development center in Ireland that will house up to 300 highly skilled employees to centralize work on a number of the company’s leading technology platforms. The R&D center will be located in Nenagh, County Tipperary. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation…

PiggyPot

Belfast-based PiggyPot is expanding rapidly following a successful trial earlier this year. The company, who are on a mission to make it easier and more rewarding to set aside funds for the future, is looking to grow it’s team with four new full-time positions ranging from iOS and Backend Developers to Designers.

EMV & ISVs

Shift4 is delivering EMV functionality to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and connecting them to numerous U.S. processors. EMV capability for ISVs through Shift4 comes in advance of the October U.S. EMV liability shift, and saves ISVs significant time and money in pursuing their own direct certifications with processors.

Irish Spending Aug

Irish consumer spending continued to increase at a sharp pace during August as household expenditure rose +5.6% year-on-year (YOY). However, it was slightly weaker than the +6.1% expansion recorded in the previous month but still the joint-second fastest in the 12 months of the series so far.

Irish July Spending

PA-based Rite Aid says nearly 4,600 stores of the Company’s nationwide will begin accepting mobile payments, including Apple PayT and Google Wallet, starting Saturday, August 15. The Company will also accept Google’s forthcoming Android Pay. Additionally, all Rite Aid stores will also accept tap and pay credit and debit cards.

Sysnet Merchant Contact

Dublin-based Sysnet Global Solutions has launched a new out-sourced Merchant Contact Service, tailored specifically for acquiring and ISO organizations. The fully scalable, on-demand service enables acquiring organizations to respond to market conditions while also proactively engaging with customers through their customers preferred channel; phone, web-chat, email, SMS and social media.