Secure, Compliant Payments Made Easy by Phone and Online

Thursday 11 June 2009 – NEOVIA Financial Plc (LSE: NEO), the independent global online payments business, has been chosen by four more companies in the travel, tourism and leisure industry to process payments for their products and services over the web. Each organisation is using the NEOVIA Payment Suite, which means payments can be easily and securely managed from consumers anywhere in the world.

The NEOVIA Payment Suite features the NETBANX international payments gateway, the NETELLER e-wallet and Net+™ cards. NETBANX allows merchants to accept card and non-card payments through multiple channels including online, contact centres, mail order and via automated phone systems. The NETELLER e-wallet allows consumers to spend securely online as well as allowing merchants to increase customer lifetime value. Net+ prepaid cards allow merchants to extend customer loyalty and lifetimes. As well as cards, the NEOVIA Payment Suite supports online payments direct from consumers’ online bank accounts using the POLi service.

The first of the four separate contract wins is Cruise118, the award winning independent retailer of cruises. It is using the NEOVIA payment suite to take online payments from its main website, as well as its specialist websites, and

Western & Oriental Travel ( is a specialist tour operator that provides luxury holidays around the world ranging from exclusive retreats in the Caribbean to once in a lifetime trips to Bhutan for the King’s Coronation. It is using the NEOVIA payment suite so that its customers can pay directly over the internet.

Somers Fishing ( is one of the premier suppliers of fishing tackle and associated equipment in the UK. It uses the NEOVIA Payment Suite to take payments for orders on its website.

Finally, Two Seasons ( is a retailer that specialises in branded surf and street clothing and accessories as well as skis, snowboards, and skiing equipment. It has 16 retail stores across the UK focused on lifestyle sports, and takes payments securely online using the NEOVIA payment suite. Two Seasons can ship within the UK and Europe so multi-currency payments online are a key feature of the offering to its customers.

Dan Starr, Executive Vice President at NEOVIA, said: “Businesses have enough to handle without having to manage online payments and the fraud often seen in the travel industry. We do all the heavy lifting for them right out of the box, including their PCI DSS card processing compliance requirements so they can focus on growing their revenue.”

About NEOVIA Financial Plc

Trusted by consumers and merchants in over 160 countries to move and manage billions of dollars each year, NEOVIA Financial Plc operates the world's leading independent online payments business. Through its Payment Suite, featuring NETELLER®, NETBANX®, Net+™ and 1-PAY™ brands, NEOVIA specialises in providing innovative and instant payment services where money transfer is difficult or risky due to identity, trust, currency exchange, or distance. Being independent has allowed NEOVIA to support thousands of retailers and merchants in many geographies and across multiple industries.

Subsidiary company NETELLER (UK) Limited is authorised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to operate as a regulated e-money issuer. For more information about NEOVIA Financial visit

Published on: 2:56PM on 11th June 2009