Global payment provider opens new local office to increase support for UK businesses working internationally
LONDON, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Payoneer, a leading cross-border payments company transforming the way businesses send and receive funds globally, officially unveiled a new office today in London. The company has seen an increased demand for UK businesses looking to expand beyond the EU, as well as digital marketplaces and platforms opening their doors to foreign sellers, publishers and talent. Payoneer is aiming to connect the fast-growing digital economy in the UK to the rest of the world.
"London is a huge tech and innovation hub, yet UK businesses have historically focused on a domestic-first approach," notes Daniel Mayhew, Country Manager for Payoneer in the UK. "Our mission is to help these businesses take advantage of the incredibly lucrative markets that exist internationally. We felt it was crucial to open up a physical office in the UK at this junction to offer more support to the local business community."
- UK sellers excel in the international market - In March of 2017, HM Revenue and Customs reported that total UK trade exports reached £31.4 billion that month, a 27% increase from the same period last year. UK merchants are increasingly selling on international marketplaces such as Amazon, Wish and Tophatter in the US, Cdiscount in France and Lazada in SE Asia. Payoneer has seen that UK sellers can expect their sales to grow by an average of 66% by listing their products on additional international marketplaces.
- Global trends towards growth – Cross-border commerce is on track to reach an all-time high, with new leaders in global trade arising each year. Numbers indicate that the UK is in the early stages of a globalization boom; in 2016, Payoneer saw triple digit growth in the number of new users from the UK compared with the previous year. With a team on the ground offering increased support to the local business community, Payoneer can help accelerate global growth for UK businesses.
- Launch of new payment solutions – The new Japanese Yen and Chinese Yuan Payment Services, together with existing American dollar and Euro offerings, provide UK-based Payoneer customers with local receiving accounts in key trading markets to accept payments in those countries and currencies. This empowers them to sell to clients or on marketplaces in those countries and collect their earnings with the same ease as domestic businesses, making it simple to expand into these huge and rapidly growing markets. Plus, the Payoneer account allows UK sellers to hold multiple currencies, and make payments to foreign suppliers using these funds for free, avoiding a double conversion.
"As Brexit looms, there's an increased interest among many UK businesses to look to new markets for growth, like the US, Asia and Latin America," states Scott Galit, CEO of Payoneer. "At Payoneer, we are experts helping businesses expand into international markets and capitalize on growth opportunities in the new global digital economy. We've continued to increase investment in key markets to support global trade, most recently opening new offices in Japan, India, the Philippines, China and now, the UK. After twelve years in the industry, we understand the needs of the business community in the rapidly changing digital economy, and plan to become the top partner in the UK helping businesses grow internationally."
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. B2B marketplaces are also using Payoneer to power secure escrow transactions between their buyers and sellers around the world.
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, ranked in the top 100 of Inc. 5000's Financial Services companies, and was awarded a spot on the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50 list.