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Global Payments and SaaS Markets Launch Innovative App Store Within Their New Online Customer Centre


Global Payments and SaaS Markets Launch Innovative App Store Within Their New Online Customer Centre

Customers Can Access Pre-Qualified Business Apps and Educational Resources

LONDON -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 -- Global Payments in the UK, formerly HSBC Merchant Services, has launched a new website providing their customers with a secure Customer Centre and a new App Store that gives access to pre-qualified technology tools, educational resources and free trials, each of which is designed to make doing business easier and more cost effective.

The App Store has been developed in collaboration with SaaS Markets, a leading business app store platform provider.

Customers of Global Payments in the UK can use the App Store to easily access valuable tools to help them run their business operations. The apps allow customers to automate their businesses and to reduce the cost of buying and deploying hardware and software.

"Global Payments is committed to providing its customers with the resources they need to be successful," said Chris Davies, Managing Director of Global Payments. "This App Store within the Customer Centre provides cost-effective tools and applications that help customers improve and streamline operations, more easily manage finances, and ultimately helps boost top and bottom-line results."

Not only does the App Store provide Global Payments' customers with a wide variety of business and educational tools, but customers can also take advantage of "try-before-they-buy" free trials. The App Store's cloud-based business applications are all scalable, customisable and easily accessible to our customers and include: Accounting and Finance; Data Management; IT; Sales Security; Website and Content Management.

SaaS Markets is extremely selective, running each potential application through a rigorous acceptance process. "Our process is so rigorous that only 18% of apps actually make it into the app store," said Ferdi Roberts, founder and CEO of SaaS Markets. "Our process and platform give Global Payments customers confidence that they will easily find the right app for their business, which will deliver the features, functionality and performance they need to be successful."

About Global Payments

Global Payments is HSBC Bank plc's preferred supplier for card processing in the UK.

Global Payments in the UK (formerly HSBC Merchant Services) was acquired by Global Payments Inc. in 2009 and specialises in card payment processing for merchants ranging in size from multinationals to owner-managed businesses. Every year Global Payments Inc. processes billions of transactions for over one million merchant locations worldwide.

Our terminals feature some of the most up-to-date technology in the industry, and our comprehensive services include alternative payment methods from contactless cards to near-field communication (NFC) enabled mobile phones, stickers and wristbands.

Global Payments is a trading name of GPUK LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England, with a Head Office in Leicester and offices in London and Sheffield. Visit www.globalpaymentsinc.co.uk for more information about the company and its services.

About SaaS Markets SaaS Markets, based in San Mateo, Calif., designs and delivers App Stores for the software-as-a-service (SaaS) market. Through relationships with major financial institutions, retail brands, technology companies, small business associations and leading brands, SaaS Markets is bringing software-as-a-service to millions of small and medium-sized businesses across the globe. SaaS Markets offers individual businesses a user-friendly portal that makes it easy to choose the SaaS tool that is right for their business needs. Learn more at: www.saasmarkets.com or call 650.458.0748.

For more information, please contact: Sophia Morrell Greentarget +44 (0)20 7324 5487 sophia.morrell@greentarget.co.uk

Heidi Elgaard SaaS Markets 650-419-4845 heidi@saasmarkets.com

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