Web-Merchant Services (Web-Merchant Services Limited) was established in Kingston upon Hull, UK, in 1997. It is one of the longest established payment providers, and It also has processing offices in Cambridge and Amsterdam. As one of the longest established payment providers, Web-Merchant Services has become a platinum-accredited partner with several major UK, European, and worldwide banks to offer valuable, flexible solutions.
For many years, Web-Merchant Services was the only company in the UK providing online merchant services. were the only company in the UK that could provide online merchant services. Many traditional banks shied away implementing online payments due to the risk and uncertainty surrounding the new form of payments. This forced Web-Merchant Services to go outside the UK to form a relationship with KLELine, a subsidiary of banking group Banque Paribas and a major French bank in 1997.
Two years later, it partnered with NatWest and RBS to help a broader customer base. In 2005, Web-Merchant Services agreed to partner with several other partners, including Elavon and Bank of Israel (CAL). In 2018, Web-Merchant Services have added more partners, including:
-B+S Card Services
-AIB (Allied Irish Bank)
-Bank of Valetta
-Bank of Scotland
-Lloyds TSB CardNet
-National Australia Bank
Its partnerships allow it to offer online and phone payment processing and merchant account services to businesses in different industries around the world.