Press releases

Optimal Payments Launches Developer Centre and Suite of REST-based APIs

Nov 25, 2014

Integrating payments is made easier with user-friendly online resources

LONDON, MONTREAL and NEW YORK(November 25, 2014) Optimal Payments (LSE AIM: OPAY), a leading global online payments provider, has launched its new Developer Centre and a suite of REST-based APIs, enabling developers to easily integrate e-commerce Websites and payment applications with NETBANX® payment gateway solutions. The launch is phase one of a long term commitment to providing developers with the latest payment integration solutions.

The Optimal Payments Developer Centre is a user-friendly and sales-free environment where developers can search through REST-based API documentation, access code examples and integrate and test responses in a matter of minutes. Registered users can comment on both the documentation and blog posts. Technical support is provided via online chat and email.

Danny Chazonoff, Chief Operating Officer, Optimal Payments said, “With the launch of the Developer Centre and REST-based APIs, we are delivering on our commitment to provide best-in-class developer tools, effectively empowering the developer community with the ability to integrate the latest payment solutions more efficiently.”

Developers now have instant access to test accounts, with one unified API key for three REST-based APIs (Card Payments, Customer Vault and Hosted Payments), to simulate the payment process.

The Card Payments API allows developers to implement a wide variety of transaction requests – including purchases, refunds and authorisation reversals, gain output in JSON format to work with a wide variety of web and mobile applications, and use any language or platform to make requests through standard HTTP protocols.

The Customer Vault API gives developers the ability to implement customer profile management and use tokenisation to process transactions. Merchants using customer profile management can offer their customers a streamlined and quick checkout experience. Those using tokenisation benefit from having sensitive cardholder information safely stored in Optimal Payments’ PCI Level 1 compliant environment and, by not being exposed to the payment card data, merchants significantly reduce the scope of their PCI DSS compliance requirements.

The Hosted Payments API now comes with new, easy to use and streamlined style documentation, for those who want to accept payments through NETBANX hosted payment pages. Optimal Payments offers three flexible PCI compliant hosted payment solutions, Direct Post, Page Redirect and iFrame and merchants can choose the hosted payment option that best suits their business model and PCI compliance requirements.

Visit the Optimal Payments Developer Centre at

About Optimal Payments Plc

Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions, trusted by businesses and consumers in over 200 countries and territories to move and manage billions of dollars each year. Merchants use the NETBANX® platform and services to simplify how they accept credit and debit card, direct-from-bank, and alternative and local payments; and the NETELLER® service to increase revenues and capture new customers. Consumers use the multilingual and multicurrency NETELLER and Net+® Card stored-value offering to make secure and convenient payments. In July 2014, Optimal Payments acquired Meritus Payment Solutions and GMA as part of the company’s commitment to strengthen its presence in the US market. Optimal Payments Plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM, with a ticker symbol of OPAY. Subsidiary company Optimal Payments Ltd is authorised and regulated as an e-money issuer by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 900015).

For more information on Optimal Payments visit or subscribe at

For further information contact:

Investor Relations Contact:
Jessica Stalley
Optimal Payments Plc

Media Contacts – Canada:
Erin Cudmore
Zenergy Communications
+1 416-591-5461

Media Contacts - United States:
Richard Anderson/Emily Simmons
Feintuch Communications
+1 718-986-1596/ +1 212-808-4904

Media Contacts – United Kingdom:
Andrew Dunn/Simon Fluendy
Tavistock Communications
+44 20 7920 3150