¡Viva España! Sage Pay Launches in Spain

                   ¡Viva España! Sage Pay Launches in Spain

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, December 17, 2012

LONDON, December 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

 - Sage Pay aims to help Spanish businesses drive e-commerce through expanded
                     payment options and easy integration

Sage Pay, Europe's leading payment provider today launched in the Spanish
market providing online payment solutions for small to medium sized (SMB)

Sage Pay currently has over 40,000 customers in the UK, Ireland and Germany,
and the move into the Spanish market underscores Sage Pay's strategy to
support SMB growth across Europe. 

E-commerce provides Spanish retailers with an efficient way to open shop to a
new global customer base, without the traditional trade boundaries. During
the UK recession, there was a large increase in e-commerce sign ups, with
thousands setting up their own home based online business and a significant
number becoming successful. With no physical premises needed and cost
effective bulk buying, selling online is the easiest way to begin trading.
With the difficult economic situation in Spain, Sage Pay is confident that
this trading pattern will be repeated and aim to support businesses to achieve
their potential growth and become successful, giving the economy a welcome

Sage Pay's expansion offers retailers a refreshing choice, as a fully
independent e-commerce expert located directly within the Spanish marketplace.
Until now businesses had limited options through either banks, local gateways
with very limited functionality or payment providers located in other
countries with little specialist knowledge of the market.

Simon Black, CEO of Sage Pay, commented, "We're really excited about launching
in Spain where there is a huge opportunity for businesses to expand both their
domestic and international audiences through e-commerce. We're providing a
locally based choice for retailers and a comprehensive, secure solution with
unrivalled 24 x 7 telephone support."

"Since our launch 11 years ago we've helped our customers grow from small
start-ups to multi-million pound enterprises. We are passionate about the
opportunity to support Spanish businesses getting online and advising them on
the latest trends and innovations," explained Jorge Sorial, Director of
Business Development at Sage Pay in Spain.

Sage Pay's launch into the Spanish market also provides opportunity for UK
businesses to expand their offering to a new customer base.

More information on Sage Pay http://www.sagepay.es

Editor's notes

About Sage Pay

Sage Pay is Europe's leading independent payment service provider (PSP) and is
one of the most trusted payment brands. Every year Sage Pay processes
billions of pounds worth of secure payments for its 40,000 customers and makes
the process of accepting payments online, over the phone, or in person
simpler, faster, safer and more profitable for businesses.

Sage Pay is a subsidiary of FTSE 100 business management software and services
company The Sage Group plc.

About The Sage Group plc.

The Sage Group plc. is a leading global provider of business management
software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for
them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique. We
provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use
and are secure and efficient. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London
Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6
million customers and more than 13,600 employees in 24 countries covering the
UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia
and Brazil. For further information please visit http://www.sage.com


Amy Monro Sage Pay PR Specialist Amy.Monro@sagepay.com +44(0)207-713-2337
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