Irish firm strikes deal with company

L-R Yorkshire Payments  -Sales & Marketing Manager, Richard Farnhill and Founding Director, James Howard with the AIB website (High res) 1 (1)
L-R Yorkshire Payments -Sales & Marketing Manager, Richard Farnhill and Founding Director, James Howard with the AIB website (High res) 1 (1)

Yorkshire’s only independent payments provider, Brighouse-based Yorkshire Payments, has been awarded a three year partnership deal with AIB Merchant Services (AIBMS) and will be the Irish Acquirer’s only independently licensed payment provider in Yorkshire.

The AIBMS deal is a significant win for Yorkshire Payments. The addition of an alternative acquiring relationship greatly enhances the Yorkshire Payments’ proposition, allowing the company to provide further first class products, service and support.

James Howard, managing director, at Yorkshire Payments said: “We’re delighted to be bringing AIBMS, one of Irelands’ largest payment processors, to the region, and to have secured another high profile contract in such a short space of time is testament to the hard work of our growing team. AIBMS is a leading merchant services provider which, from personal experience, is selective in its partner programmes.

“Our aim is to provide real, honest and excellent service to Yorkshire businesses and believe that our partnership with AIBMS in customer service will help us to achieve this.”

The partnership will also allow Yorkshire Payments’ customers to take advantage of AIBMS’ extensive range of products and services.

AIB Merchant Services is one of Ireland’s largest providers of payment solutions, with extensive operations in Ireland and Britain, and with card processing capabilities throughout continental Europe. They won the ‘Best Merchant Acquiring Customer Initiative’ at The Card and Payment Awards 2015.

Lara Byrne, head of channel development at AIBMS said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Yorkshire Payments and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship offering a bespoke service and product proposition to businesses in Yorkshire.

“This deal recognises our unique partner programme, which incorporates deep payments industry expertise and our on-going commitment to service excellence.”