UK, London, 12th May 2021 – CashtoCode, the instant cash payment service for online merchants, today announced its expansion into Ireland via its partnership with Payzone. The CashtoCode service, which allows customers to top up iGaming accounts via in-store cash deposits, is now available for customers to use at over 3,500 retail locations in Ireland. Payzone is Ireland’s biggest network of eloading services and infrastructure, enabling shops to facilitate mobile top ups, payment services, Leap card and bill payments such as prepaid utility. The new strategic partnership enables CashtoCode to reach the thriving Irish iGaming market for the first time, following its success in the UK, Germany, Austria and Italy. The deal may also be of interest to iGaming operators keen for a new cash deposit alternative in Ireland post-Brexit – since many players in the region still prefer to make their iGaming deposits in cash.
CashtoCode is a closed-loop cash deposit option for online merchants and iGaming operators such as Netbet, one of the first operators to offer CashtoCode to its customers in Ireland. It is a low-risk payments solution since its vouchers cannot be transferred and can only be redeemed by the account holder/iGaming customer, thereby eliminating the risk of fraud or money laundering. The service is available for users at any Payzone location, as well as being chargeback free for operators, a common issue with many iGaming payment products.
“We’re committed to being successful in Ireland, as one of the oldest and most important iGaming markets in the world,” said CashtoCode CEO, Jens Bader. “Working with Payzone was an easy choice, as the country’s biggest provider of retail payments solutions. For Payzone, we represent an exciting new payments product that has proved incredibly popular throughout Europe. For customers, we’re straight-forward to use and a great option for anyone who prefers cash payments, especially while in-store betting shops remain shut in Ireland. For operators, we’re a low risk way of reaching new players and providing existing customers with a new cash deposit option.
“CashtoCode is a market leading alternative payment product, and we’re delighted to partner with them in the Irish market,” said Barry Keegan, Head of Retail at Payzone. “We’ve seen cash remain a popular payment option in Ireland over the last 12 months, despite the popularity of card payments. Retailers are the lifeblood of their local community offering customers a range of different services and CashtoCode will fit well into the existing proposition. Payzone will continue to specialise in providing multi-channel payment solutions to businesses right across Ireland, helping them solve all their payment needs whether they take payment by card, cash, phone or online.”
NetBet’s Head of Payments Ana Stef said: “We’re happy to be one of the first iGaming operators to offer CashtoCode on our platform. For over 20 years we’ve delivered industry leading games, security and payment solutions, to our Irish players. By partnering with CashtoCode, this is yet another great way we can help our customers enjoy their online gaming experience.”
About Payzone Ireland:
Payzone Ireland is a leading consumer payments network with over 3,500 branded retail agents who process a variety of electronic transactions services, including mobile phone top ups, debit/credit card transactions, M50 motorway toll payments, Leap, local property tax payments, parking fees, pre-paid utility and parcel collection services. Additional services include online payment facilities for schools, sports clubs, not for profit organisations and businesses.
The company employs over 110 people based in its head office in Sandyford, Dublin.