First Data and eWay partner to aid Australian business expansion in Asia

First Data and eWAY, a global leader in eCommerce, have announced a strategic alliance that will enable Australian businesses to expand into Asia’s rapidly growing eCommerce markets.

This alliance establishes First Data Merchant Solutions (FDMS), First Data’s direct-to-market merchant acquiring business, as a trusted payments provider to eWAY’s merchant network, helping Australian businesses to expand their reach and establish eCommerce capabilities in Asia.

Marc Mathenz, senior vice president and head of First Data Asia Pacific, said that First Data is pleased to be able to extend its strong existing relationship with eWAY to help their customers tap into the booming Asia eCommerce market. He commented:

“Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing markets for eCommerce revenues, with eCommerce spending in the region set to surpass half a trillion dollarsby the end of this year.

“This partnership combines First Data’s innovative solutions, our longstanding experience in APAC, with eWAY’s strengths in fraud prevention, safety and security to bring full service acquiring and processing capabilities for local businesses looking to gain access to Asia.”

Matt Bullock, CEO and founder of eWAY said: “eWAY is excited to partner with an industry leader like FDMS to expand our reach and offer merchants speedy, convenient, competitive and easy payment transactions throughout Asia.”

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