Elavon, a global payment solutions provider, is launching its Chip and PIN MobileMerchant smartphone card processing solution for the Irish market (view press release). MobileMerchant payment turns mobile devices into payment terminals, enabling businesses to accept card payments on the go. MobileMerchant’s payment app is paired with a Chip and PIN card reader, allowing payments to be processed using BlackBerry or Android smartphones and tablets.
Cardholder data is captured and encrypted using a Bluetooth-connected PIN pad, to ensure that no information is captured and stored by the smartphone device, with a transaction receipt sent to the customer by email or text message. In addition the solution comes with an online data management system, offering users access to credit and debit card transaction data. In addition, users can monitor and analyse card transactions, manage user rights and run transactions using the virtual terminal application contained on the portal.
The launch in Ireland follows the successful, first-to the-world-market launch in the UK in January this year.