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Realex Payments

Updated on October 15, 2010
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General Information

Realex Payments provides a range of payment processing services for businesses selling online. The Company processes payments for over 3,500 clients including Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic, Aer Lingus and Party Poker.

The companys' head office is in Dublin, Ireland. In 2008 Realex Payments opened offices in London and Paris. Further overseas offices are also planned and the Company is expecting to double its staff numbers over the next 2/3 years as it expands both its product set and the regions into which it sells.

Colm Lyon is Founder and CEO of Realex Payments. Since its foundation in 2000, the Company has experienced year on year growth. Colm is highly regarded as one of the foremost innovation leaders in the online payment processing business. His career has spanned almost twenty five years in payment related businesses, starting with fourteen years in the financial service sector. The payment exchange concept, which Colm conceived, has proven to be the market winning approach in that it offers a strategic solution which addresses the core issues.



Countries of use

Republic of Ireland, United Kindom


private and business

Integration approaches

Doing business online requires an ability to accept credit and/or debit cards from customers. This entails processing authorisation requests in real time and ensuring the cardholder has sufficient funds.

Realex Payments provides a state-of-the-art internet payments solution, allowing the automation of online sales and payments processing through to fulfillment.

Merchants can integrate any Realex Payments’ services directly from their own websites. Sample code comes in various languages to ensure quick implementation.

We have two integration options; redirect and remote;


Redirect Integration

* Merchant does not need a secure server.

* Can be hosted anywhere, and on any platform as long as CGI scripts are enabled.

* Merchant does not collect the card details and do not have access to them.

* The customer is redirected to the RealAuth application on a secure Realex Payments server by a script on the merchant’s website.

* Realex Payments hosts a secure, merchant-branded web page. We collect the card details and process the payment. The customer and the results of the transaction are sent back to the merchant via another script on a merchant’s website. (Realex Payments can provide sample scripts to get you started).

Remote Integration

* Merchant needs a secure server or can integrate into a desktop application.

* The card details are collected by the merchant and passed to Realex Payments as XML messages. Realex Payments respond with an XML message containing the results of the transaction in a matter of seconds. (We can provide sample scripts to get you started)

* The merchant controls the full process, screen flow. The customer may never know Realex Payments were involved in the process.


Services available for remote integration:

* Credit and Debit Card Authorisations - RealAuth

* Card Holder Authentication - RealMPI

* Direct Debits - RealEFT

* Dual Currency Conversion - RealFX

Information for developers

* Develop an in depth understanding of existing system architecture, components and related requirements and specifications.
    * Contribute to all aspects of the systems development process, from specification and design, development, integration, release and maintenance. Scalability and performance, deployment platforms, existing systems, data storage, reporting requirements should be taken in account at all times.
    * Liaise with business and rest of the development team to identify requirements when directed by Development Manager or Team Lead. Similarly, take part in review of requirement documentation and make sure that it is brought to satisfactory level by its originators.
    * Create functional and design specifications based on primarily on requirement documentation. Clearly document design decisions, development work completed and known issues.
    * Provide assistance and support for java related development and systems department work
    * Participate in architectural sessions, code and design reviews when directed by Development Manager or Team Lead.

Skills/Qualifications Required

    * Knowledge and extensive experience with Java and related platforms including application servers, Spring, J Unit, XML Dom and X-Path.
    * Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills, self motivated, high performing and goal oriented.
    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    * Experience developing transaction processing systems with high-volume of transactions and large-scale object oriented enterprise n-tier applications.
    * Knowledge and extensive experience with common tools used by the engineering group: integrated development environments, version control, change management, automated builds, continuous integration, automated testing modeling etc.
    * Knowledge and experience with Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems.

Skills/Qualifications Advantageous

    * Knowledge and experience with PERL and related platforms.
    * Expertise and experience with relational databases.
    * Experience with secure development.
    * BSc/MSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related discipline.
    * Industry certification such as Sun certification.
    * Experience working with and successfully migrating legacy systems.

Apply in confidence to jobs@realexpayments.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The position is required immediately.

Recent news

Posted on October 22, 2010
Realex Payments at the Dublin Web Sumit

Realex Payments is delighted to support the Start Up BootCamp at the Dublin Web Summit. The event takes place on October 28th in the , Chartered Accountants House.

Gary Conroy, COO of Realex Payments will chair the session throughout the day, while CEO Colm Lyon will discuss his 7 lessons that he’s learned for starting a business. Tickets are still available for the event on the event website www.dublinwebsummit.com

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Posted on October 13, 2010
New Video- Realex Payments: A Day in the Life


We have added a new video to our You Tube channel: Realex Payments: A Day in the Life. This video provides a unique insight into the day to day workings of Realex Payments, from initial application to the operation of our service.

Featuring interviews with business development, customer support, product management and platform operations, this video will assist customers in fully understanding our service. This video was created and produced by Realex Payments staff.  Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJt5oYqkWpU

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Posted on October 13, 2010
The 2010 Realex Irish Web Awards have been announced


New venue, new website and new categories for the most open Web Awards in Ireland

With Awards season in full effect, the 2010 Web Awards have been launched with Realex Payments once again the headline sponsor. This is the third year of these awards that base their categories on what the Web community in Ireland wants. The Awards try to be as democratic as possible with no nomination fees and low ticket prices for the ceremony in order to facilitate the broadest mix of website owners.

Damien Mulley, organiser of the Web Awards: "We created the Web Awards to allow anyone with any budget or no budget at all to submit their website to compete fairly with others. All of the websites submitted get judged, with those shortlisted going through two judging processes to decide the winners.

It's the web community in Ireland, both creators and viewers that judge these sites. Last year we had a panel of 100 judges to go through the 100s of websites submitted."

Colm Lyon, managing director of Realex Payments, headline sponsor said: "This is our second year supporting the Irish Web Awards, we thoroughly enjoyed the awards last year so we didn't hesitate in getting involved again. The Irish web community is truly innovative and inspiring, for us to be part of this event which celebrates the achievements of the Irish web community in such a positive way, is an honour for Realex Payments."

The Web Awards take place on October 16th in the Mansion House in Dublin. The website to submit nominations is www.Webawards.ie Nominations are open until Thursday September 2nd. Finalists will be announced on October 1st with the Awards ceremony on October 16th. MC for the evening is 2Fm's Rick O'Shea.

New categories:

"Demand from last year has us creating new categories for Small businesses, Web Only publications and we have categories catering for Facebook and social media campaigns. Mobile app creation has been huge in Ireland in the past 12 months so we created a category after it was suggested by developers" added Damien Mulley

New categories:

Best Web Only Publication

Best Facebook Page for a Business or Organisation Best Mobile Application Best (Guerilla|No budget) Social Media Campaign Best Microsite Best SME/Small Business Website

The full category list is available here:


Contact details:

The Web Awards are run by Mulley Communications.

Damien Mulley can be contacted on 086 825 8586

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Posted on October 13, 2010
Realex Payments exhibiting at the ECMOD exhibition


Realex Payments is exhibiting at the ECMOD exhibition, which takes place in Earls Court exhibition centre from 6th-7th October 2010 . Founded in 1990, EMOD is the largest supplier exhibition for the multi-channel community, who utilise online and print catalogues, email and direct mail. The show combines seminars, exhibitors and an award show, for supplier across a range of sectors.

We are exhibiting at stand 611 and are delighted to answer any questions or queries or to discuss payment options for multi channel operations. If you would like to set up a meeting at the show, please email us sales@realexpayments.com

Further information and details of how to register at can be found on the ECMOD website: http://www.ecmod360.co.uk/and Twitter profile: http://www.twitter.com/ecmodshow/

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Posted on August 11, 2010
Realex Payments to sponsor Business Owners Network (BON)


Realex Payments is delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Business Owner's Network (BON) networking event, a free event which will take place for business owners in the D4 Berkeley Hotel, Dublin on August 18th.  The event will provide an opportunity for people to develop new contacts and to network with other business owners.

Jonathan Forde will present at the event, giving an overview of Realex Payments services. Jonathan works in the Business Development Department in Realex Payments and is responsible for working with new merchants seeking to establish themselves in the e-commerce space. Jonathan also advises web developers on best practice when looking to build and incorporate payments into their clients' websites.

For further information on the event see the BON Twitter: http://twitter.com/BONDublin and to sign up as a member of the BON, click here.

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