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Total Processing expands into Ireland

Total Processing expands into Ireland


Faye Duncan


12 May 2023

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We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding into Ireland! It’s been a great few years and with much success so far in the European market, this amazing opportunity presented itself to us, and we couldn’t be more eager to take this next step.

The launch event

What better way to celebrate the launch than with a special event? So, on Thursday 4th May we gathered some truly inspirational entrepreneurs and innovative merchants, all hosted by the amazing Elaine Deehan, our new Managing Director of Europe.

To kick things off, Elaine set the scene with an overview of Total Processing’s journey, followed by Cameron Lee, our Director of Strategy, who shared his thoughts on how we became one of the fastest-growing private companies in the UK.

Cameron Lee giving a talk at our Ireland launch event
Niall and Ash Quinn interview

We were also really excited to have international footballer, Niall Quinn, and CEO of Team Taca, Ash Quinn, which she co-founded with Niall, share the spotlight. As a local hero, Niall was a huge hit! After discussing their own accomplishments, they held an interesting discussion about their experiences working with payment processors, highlighting the challenges and the essential features needed for small- medium-sized businesses.

They provided valuable insight into how Total Processing had benefitted their business with a cost-effective and global payment processing solution, supporting various payment methods and facilitating entry into new markets. They also praised the payment gateway’s fraud and risk management tools, ease of integration with the help of in-house experts, dedicated customer service and a range of product features, including pay by link, recurring payments and insightful reporting and dashboards.

But that’s not all! After a Q&A session with Niall and Ash, everyone was treated to an incredible show by impressionist Al Foran. He had them all in stitches with his hilarious impressions of key figures like Trump and Biden, local legend Katie Taylor and Hollywood star Robert De Niro.

Al Foran impressions at our Ireland launch event

Why are we going to Ireland?

Since we’ve had many successes in the UK and MENA region, we’re now ready to take on Europe. We know that expanding into a new region is always a challenge, but we’re up for it and more determined than ever.

Guests at IRE event 1

We already have a range of European merchants, so to make sure we’re on top of our game, we’ve launched a brand new headquarters within the European Union. This will allow us to stay ahead of market trends, local payment methods and compliance regulations.

We couldn’t be more thrilled with this new venture. Ireland is a fantastic location, and we’re confident that with our expert team and innovative payment solutions, we’ll continue to provide excellent service to our clients and partners throughout Europe.

Our success so far

What a journey it has been since our launch in 2015. Starting out as a team of four, we’ve grown to more than 60 based in the UK and more than 20 over in the UAE, and we’re not stopping there. We’ve got 25 more new roles on the horizon in Ireland. Our transformational growth has allowed us to process payments from more than 50 countries in a wide variety of sectors in the UK and overseas.

And the best part? Last year, we were shortlisted as one of The Times 100 fastest-growing companies, recognised as one of the UK’s most exciting companies by Insider Media and ranked the 3rd fastest-growing Northern tech company by GP Bullhound’s Northern Tech Awards.

In March 2021, we opened our first international office in Dubai, and it only whetted our appetite for even more ambitious plans. That’s why we’re thrilled to be expanding our physical presence across mainland Europe.

We’re incredibly proud of everything we’ve achieved so far, but we’re just getting started.

Elaine Deehan, Managing Director for Europe

Now to spotlight the woman who will be heading it all up. With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Elaine is the perfect person to lead the charge as our new Managing Director of European operations.

In this role, Elaine will be responsible for driving the company’s growth strategy in the region, establishing key partnerships and ensuring that our customers continue to receive exceptional service delivery.

Elaine is just as excited as we are. In her own words: “I am incredibly excited about this opportunity to contribute to Total Processing’s success and to continue to be part of the dynamic fintech industry in Ireland. I look forward to building new relationships and working with new clients and partners across the continent.”

We couldn’t be happier to have her on board, and we’re confident that she’ll do an amazing job!

Elaine Deehan speaking at our Ireland launch event

The future of Total Processing

Our mission remains the same as it did at the very beginning, to be the most customer-focused payment processor in the world. To do that we must continue to scale our operations globally, whilst improving our offering by listening to market needs.

After a successful couple of years in the MENA region, we’re ready to take on our next new challenge. This wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and hard work of our team. Bring on 2023!

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