As one of Ireland’s largest providers of payment solutions, AIB Merchant Services offers card processing capabilities throughout continental Europe. It processes millions of payments every day, and deals with every major credit and debit card accepting payments in every channel.
AIB Merchant Services is the trading name that First Merchant Processing uses when it conducts business in Ireland. First Merchant Processing is a joint venture between Allied Irish Banks and First Data Corporation. First Trust Merchant Services is the trading name it uses when it conducts business in Northern Ireland, and AIB Merchant Services – GB is the trading name it uses when it does business in Great Britain.
AIB Merchant Services is the merchant banking division of Allied Irish Bank, which was incorporated in Ireland in September 1966. It was the result of the amalgamation of the Munster and Leinster Bank Ltd., which was established in1885), the Provincial Bank of Ireland Ltd., which was established in 1825, and the Royal Bank of Ireland Limited, which was established in 1836.
Founded in 1979, AIB Merchant Services has a senior management team with a combined 70 years of core banking and payment expertise. All major credit and debit cards are supported, as well as a wide range of currencies. Also, it offers Global Choice, which allows merchants to accept payments in their customers’ currency and convert it into their own.
Additionally, AIB Merchant Services has won several awards, including the MPE Best Acquirer Award in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Its Clover system was awarded “Best Innovation” at the Card and Payments Awards in 2015.