Jurgen Ingels, Co-founder and CFO of Clear2Pay states: âOur investors wholeheartedly underwrite the strategy we are currently executing and are obviously encouraged by the sales successes and implementation progress of the past year. The development of the Open Payment Framework and the solutions derived off that platform run to schedule and we are busy implementing this around the globe. The almost 100% increase in revenue over the past year and the encouraging outlook for 2009 have prompted us to increase our working capital through an internal investment round, which was subscribed by current investors. We are delighted with their continued support and with our staffâs dedication to deliver projects on scheduleâ.
Michel Akkermans, Chairman and CEO of Clear2Pay adds: âDespite the general economic slowdown, we see only limited impact of that to date in the payments transaction business. Moreover, banks view payments as core business now more than ever and continue to invest in programs to increase transparency and efficiency of their payments operations. Our software enables them to transform by managed migration to a flexible and low cost environment. The four major contracts we signed over the last couple of months, two of which (PBS and Santander) have been publicly announced to date, cover three continents. This illustrates our global appeal and ability to deliver. With large contracts in the pipeline for 2009, we look forward to an exciting year in obviously challenging circumstances. We are delighted and confident that the support of our investors and staff will enable us to deliver on the partnerships that we have signed up to with our customers in 2009 and beyond.â