Ladbrokes goes live with SafeCharge payment technologies

SafeCharge International Group Limited (“SafeCharge”), (AIM: SCH), the international provider of payments services, risk management and IT solutions for online businesses and Ladbrokes plc, a leader in the global betting and gaming market, today announces that Ladbrokes has successfully deployed SafeCharge’s suite of payment technologies including: one-click deposits, payment optimization and PCI compliance solution thereby enhancing users’ online payment experience and user-data security.

Ladbrokes selected SafeCharge as a payment services partner in order to relieve it of the burden and costs of the significant regulatory requirements for storing card data whilst enabling repeat customers re-deposit from both online and mobile devices in a single click.

James Bunn, Digital Finance Director, Ladbrokes said:

“Our collaboration with SafeCharge helps us to improve our customers’ experience during the deposit journey with a significant relief to our regulation requirements cost and effort.”

David Avgi, CEO, SafeCharge said:

“We are pleased to partner with Ladbrokes to provide them with our suite of payment technologies and PCI descoping solution. Being chosen by Ladbrokes is yet another achievement for SafeCharge and demonstrates their trust in our superior technology and services.

“SafeCharge is committed to continuously advancing its technologies to meet the highest industry standards across our growing client base.”

SafeCharge IPO on London Stock Exchange

April 2, 2014, was an exciting and important day for SafeCharge: Company executives were present at the London Stock Exchange to ring the bell marking the beginning of the trade day, and for the first time ever shares of our company were traded on LSE AIM (symbol SCH).
The IPO was a big but natural step in the company development. We collaborate with many businesses coming from highly regulated industries such as online gaming and financial services, and being a public company makes us an even more trustworthy partner.

“SafeCharge is a payment industry giant, and this is so because we have smart and flexible technology, and highly experienced, committed professionals to serve our growing clientele,” said David Avgi, CEO of SafeCharge.“Our past successes are indicative of this, and I know that the future holds even more and greater triumphs for the company,” Avgi added.

A leading Online and Mobile Game Developer Gaijin Entertainment Selects SafeCharge as Its Payments Partner

SafeCharge, a global provider of payments service, risk management and IT solutions for online businesses has been selected by Gaijin Entertainment, one of the biggest independent video game developers in Russia, to provide a broad range of payments and risk management technologies.

Gaijin Entertainment is an innovative games developer responsible for the development of more than 25 games for different platforms – PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, iOS and Android. The company’s caters to games all over the world, and was therefore in need of a trusted payment processor to handle its online transactions world-wide. The game developer chose to work with SafeCharge for a number of reasons, such as the its outstanding reputation, deep understanding of the video games market, the diversity of available payment options, the sophisticated payment and risk management technologies, and the superiority of its associated services.

“Due to specifics of our purchasable content we are facing fraud chargebacks quite often and SafeCharge has already helped us prevent a lot of these, as well as limit potentially fraudulent transactions,” says Ivan Kuznetsov, Marketing Director of Gaijin Entertainment.

SafeCharge has now been processing the game developer’s payments long enough for Gaijin Entertainment to see some actual results and witness improvements in every aspect of the payment funnel.

“Since we began working with SafeCharge, the transaction flow is smooth and flawless. Cooperation with the company is without a doubt a great experience – it is truly a company you want to do business with.” Kuznetsov adds.

SafeCharge Showcases Growing Portfolio of Online Payment Management Solutions at ICE Totally Gaming 2014

SafeCharge, a provider of comprehensive payment services, risk management and IT solutions for online businesses, today announced that they will be showcasing a suite of innovative online payment management solutions at the ICE Totally Gaming event held at Excel, London from February 4-6, 2014. SafeCharge is further enhancing their partnership with gaming merchants with the recently released Cashier, an innovative personalized deposit and withdrawal management solution, which will be exhibited at the event.

SafeCharge will highlight a number of solutions for the Gaming industry at the event such as:

  • Showcasing the award-winning Cashier solution, a sophisticated personalized deposit and withdrawal management solution designed for Gaming merchants
  • Demonstrating the innovations of its powerful fraud prevention risk platform including specific profiles of gaming related fraud patterns
  • PCI Compliance Descoping solution

To learn more about the solutions that we will be showcasing at the event and meet with product experts and executive management, please visit us at Booth N7-165.

SafeCharge Gives FX Brokers Heavyweight Tools to Improve Conversions at iFXEXPO Asia

SafeCharge, the world’s leading payment provider for the regulated Forex and binary brokers, will be a Gold sponsor of this year’s iFXEXPO Asia, which will be held in Macau on January 21-23, 2014.

Throughout the expo, the company’s product experts and executive management will be welcoming brokers at booth 27-29; expo attendees will also have a chance to meet the creators of SafeCharge’s personalized cashier, winner of Most Innovative Financial Product Award at the Forex Magnates Summit in November 2013.

The highlight of company’s participation in the event will be a presentation, delivered by Shemer Katz, VP of Product and Marketing at SafeCharge, in which he will talk about an issue many brokers have been struggling with: improving deposit conversion. He will give insightful tips on the topic of standard vs. optimized deposit flow, and will demonstrate how brokers can achieve significantly higher conversion rates when they have the right heavyweight tools: thorough analysis and optimization at each step of the deposit process. Mr. Katz will speak at 1:00 pm on January 22, 2014.

SafeCharge Wins Most Innovative Financial Product Award‏ at Forex Magnates London Summit 2013

The award was presented by Michael Greenberg, CEO and Founder of Forex Magnates, at the company’s London Summit 2013. This year’s prestigious Forex Magnates “Most Innovative Financial Product” award was given to SafeCharge, a leading global payment provider.

In a presentation to a judging audience of hundreds of top CEOs of the Forex industry, SafeCharge really “burned the stage” by showcasing the features and motivation behind its latest innovative product, “Cashier.” SafeCharge competed against eleven other front-runner companies for the coveted award.

“Safecharge did a great job of relating with common problems brokers have (rejected deposits) and pitched a product that helps solves those issues,”  wrote Ron Finberg , Editor at Forex Magnates, adding that they really brought the pitch down to “dollars and sense.”

Cashier is SafeCharge’s new turnkey payment solution that delivers each trader a personalized deposit experience designed to increase conversions.

“We wanted the Forex world to understand that we see our obligation as much more than just securely processing payments – that we are working hard to actually enhance and add value to our brokers’ business,” said Shemer Katz, VP of Product and Marketing at SafeCharge.  “It was a pleasure and an honor to be recognized for our efforts at such an esteemed event as the Forex Magnates Summit.”

SafeCharge wins prestigious IAIR Corporate Award for Excellence in Secure Online Payment Processing

SafeCharge, a global provider of online and mobile payment processing and risk management solutions is proud to have been announced the winner of the award for Excellence in Secure Online Payment Processing. The IARI states the motivation behind recognizing SafeCharge for this valuable award was “For the financial expertise and technological know-how that deliver a complete set of global payment methods together with a powerful fraud prevention system customized to suit the unique processing needs of e-commerce merchants.”

Shemer Katz, VP Product and Marketing at SafeCharge commented,

“We attribute our success to our unique ability to swiftly innovate and adapt to the changing needs of our merchants, offering the newest technologies and personalized service. To our advantage is over 14 years of industry experience in online payment processing in various industries including online gaming, forex and dating.”

The award follows a very busy and victorious year for SafeCharge, as their ground-breaking new Cashier was launched and received with enormous success. In addition, SafeCharge unveiled their new Risk Platform which comes with a super-flexible rules engine that can create and synchronize custom risk profiles based on changing individual and industry requirements.

Read more about the award:

http://www.iaireview.org/safecharge-won-iair-corporate-awards-322.html

WorldPay and SafeCharge extend and expand their strategic partnership

SafeCharge International and WorldPay, a global leader in payment processing, risk and alternative payments today announced a multi-year extension of their partnership until 2016.

SafeCharge’s offering compliments WorldPay services and the partnership enables SafeCharge merchants to take advantage of WorldPay’s acquiring through a preferred supplier agreement. The partnership makes these services available specifically for merchants in Europe.

Yuval Ziv, Managing Director, SafeCharge, commented:

“We’ve enjoyed a strong, long-standing relationship with WorldPay. Through the extension of our partnership, more and more of our merchants will receive top tier banking services and superior customer service. We look forward to this next phase.”

Shane Happach, chief commercial officer, WorldPay commented:

“SafeCharge has been a partner since 2007 and the extension of this partnership is testament to this successful relationship. As a preferred partner of SafeCharge, merchants across Europe benefit from our acquiring services that enable them to maximise transaction success. WorldPay and SafeCharge will continue to work closely together for the continuous improvement of our offering to our mutual customers.”

Winner.com and SafeCharge to Co-Present on PCI Compliance Outsourcing at upcoming EIG

Winner.com, a distinguished European gaming and betting group, is to present a session on PCI compliance outsourcing with their long-time payment service provider, SafeCharge Limited, at EIG on October 9th in Barcelona. In this joint session Shemer Katz (SafeCharge executive) and Yoni Sidi (Winner executive) will unveil the latest technologies that are being used to outsource their compliance requirements to a secured external card vault.

“A recent Gartner Research shows that the cost of in-house Level 1 PCI-related work is $693,000 per annum. As such, outsourcing has now become a major trend across industries,” says Katz. “We provide them and dozens of other merchants a reliable PCI compliance alternative that comes with plenty of benefits including increased payment conversion and minimized risk of fraud.”

The session is based on 2 case studies of practical technologies that are being used by Winner and Gala Coral to comply with the mandatory requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS).

“We have taken a strategic decision to take a step forward with outsourcing our PCI compliance to a trusted 3rd party vault” commented Sidi “After thorough analysis of the existing alternatives we are very confident that we made the right choice”

SafeCharge Limited is an Electronic Money Institution authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Cyprus and is a principal member of MasterCard, Visa and Unionpay International (CUP). SafeCharge Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Payment Institution. Both SafeCharge companies are wholly owned by SafeCharge International Group Limited.