NEW YORK, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Payoneer, a leading online payments company transforming the way businesses send and receive cross-border payments, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Silicon Valley-based Armor Payments, the only licensed business-to-business payments provider offering Escrow-as-a-Service (EaaS). The acquisition will enable buyers and sellers, whether transacting directly or through B2B marketplaces, to reduce the uncertainty and risk associated with high-value B2B purchases by making secure, online escrow payments anywhere in the world.
The acquisition combines the security of payments provided by Armor Payments with Payoneer's multi-currency cross-border payment capabilities, creating new global opportunities for businesses of all sizes. It addresses the huge market of B2B transactions between $500 and $1,000,000, where credit cards and letters of credit are not suitable. With Armor Payments, Payoneer is now able to close this gap in B2B trade, disrupting an industry untouched for decades.
Armor Payments acts as a trusted third-party intermediary between buyers and sellers, holding funds in secure escrow accounts until both parties are satisfied that the delivery of goods or services has been executed. The EaaS solution allows B2B marketplaces to integrate a simple API and offer secure payments that protect their buyers and sellers.
"The payments infrastructure for businesses has hardly changed in the past 30 years and it's time that businesses are given the same high level of trust, security and ease of use that consumers have been enjoying all this time," said Scott Galit, CEO of Payoneer. "Payoneer is already a trusted provider of B2B payment services to millions of small businesses around the world. The escrow solution of Armor Payments fills in a critical missing link for B2B transactions, and moves beyond payments to address the trust gap that often exists between trading partners. By acquiring Armor Payments, we are staying true to our vision of empowering global commerce by connecting businesses, professionals, countries and currencies. Our combined capabilities create a unique global platform that enables more businesses to grow faster by allowing them to securely trade across borders with more partners in more places, regardless of where they are in the world."
"Joining Payoneer is a natural step for our company," said Scott Reynolds, Co-Founder and CEO of Armor Payments. "It will open up our solutions to the huge and underserved international B2B market. Our EaaS solution enables B2B marketplaces to offer their customers secure, cost-effective methods of payment that can easily be built into their platforms. And SMBs all over the world can work and trade globally more effectively knowing both sides are fully protected from fraud. Payoneer is a leader in the online payments industry with an unparalleled platform that will significantly accelerate our growth trajectory. We're excited to work with Payoneer to disrupt the outdated B2B payments and trade infrastructure."
Armor Payments will be joining Payoneer's office in California and maintaining its development center in North Carolina.
Payoneer empowers global commerce by connecting businesses, professionals, countries and currencies with its innovative cross-border payments platform. In today's borderless digital world, Payoneer enables millions of businesses and professionals from more than 200 countries to reach new audiences by facilitating seamless, cross-border payments. Additionally, thousands of leading corporations including Airbnb, Amazon, Getty Images, Google, and Upwork rely on Payoneer's mass payout services.
With Payoneer's fast, flexible, secure and low-cost solutions, businesses and professionals in both developed and emerging markets can now pay and get paid globally as easily as they do locally. Founded in 2005 and based in New York, Payoneer is venture-backed, profitable and ranked in the top 100 of Inc. 5000's Financial Services companies. For more information, visit us at www.payoneer.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About Armor Payments
Armor Payments is a B2B payments provider, offering the first Escrow-as-a-Service (EaaS) payment solution. Online marketplaces can integrate Armor Payments EaaS(SM) via a simple API to offer secure, cost-effective online escrow payments between their payers and payees. With its licensed escrow service, Armor Payments takes on the regulatory burden, the money movement complexities, and the dispute management headaches for partner marketplaces. B2B buyers and suppliers can also conduct secure escrow transactions directly by registering for free on armorpayments.com. Founded by ex-PayPal and MasterCard execs, Armor Payments is accelerating the expansion of B2B e-commerce worldwide. Visit www.armorpayments.com for more information.
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