Acquiring solutions in Europe

A list of top acquiring solutions offering services in Europe. Below you will find the companies that can accept card payments online and settle the funds to the merchant – they include direct acquiring banks, Payment Facilitators (PayFacs), distributing PSPs, full-scale payment gateways. Many of these companies also offer Alternative Payments Methods (APMs), such as digital wallets and local payments – this information is included in the table, if it is available. We do not include strictly technical gateways, as well as Independent Sales Organizations (ISO) or similar solutions.

The goal of PSP Circle is to help our visitors make an informed decision when picking a payment provider. Consequently, the list is curated and does not simply involve all companies holding a financial institution licence and opening bank accounts. Often, we couldn’t find precise data and used the best estimate to give an indication of the figure. For simplicity, £, $ and € are all considered of equal value.  If you’d like help choosing a provider, contact us for a free consultation.

Date updated: November, 2022