ATLANTA and LONDON, March 2, 2016 – Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, announced today that it will collaborate with its subsidiary Realex Payments to host an interactive financial app hackathon on March 11-12, 2016 in Atlanta and London.
The FinAppsParty will host talented developers, designers and programmers of mobile payments apps that will compete in teams of up to four members over a 24-hour period. For each location, judges will select the three innovative payments applications that best simplify the shopping experience for consumers and merchants while expediting the checkout process via a mobile device.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to support the innovators in the fintech community, Global Payments and Realex Payments are thrilled to host the FinAppsParty in Atlanta and London,” said Frank T. Young, SVP, Global Product and Innovation. “We look forwarding to seeing the creative ideas that stem from the energy of this exciting event.”
Global Payments’ Atlanta Event
The FinAppsParty in Atlanta will begin at 6:00pm US ET at Global Payments’ Headquarters, 10 Glenlake Parkway, North Tower, Atlanta, GA 30328. Winners will be announced at the 2016 Georgia Technology Summit on March 17, 2016.
Participants of the Atlanta event will compete to create applications that enhance the mobile shopping experience by utilizing a smartphone, wearable or other connected device.
To register and obtain more information about the event in Atlanta, visit: http://www.finappspartyatlanta.com/
Realex Payments’ London Event
The FinAppsParty in London will begin at 6:30pm GMT at Impact HUB King’s Cross, 734b York Way, N1 9AB London. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event and via social media.
Participants of the London event will be encouraged to develop the most innovative mobile application using selected partners’ software development kits, which integrates with Realex Payments’ easy-to-use mobile payment libraries.
To register and obtain more information about the event in London, visit: http://www.realexfinappsparty.co.uk/
About Global Payments
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our technologies, partnerships and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with approximately 4,500 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a Fortune 1000 Company with merchants and partners in 29 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more information about Global Payments, our Service. Driven. Commerce brand and our technologies, please visit www.globalpaymentsinc.com.
About Realex Payments
Realex Payments is a Global Payments company and one of Europe’s leading payment solution providers. It processes in excess of £25bn per annum on behalf of over 13,000 clients. Over the past decade, Realex Payments has established a strong reputation amongst the industry and our customers for our expertise, payments knowledge and dedication to excellent customer service. Our clients include Virgin Atlantic, Paddy Power and The AA. Please visit www.realexpayments.com.