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Premier Tax Free and Premier DCC are part of the Fintrax Group. For over 30 years, the Fintrax Group has been an industry pioneer, providing the best in payment services to overseas visitors, international retail groups and banks around the world.

Fintrax Group is the parent company to the following companies:

Premier Tax Free
VAT refund and consulting services, providing retailers with an innovative and easy-to-use Tax Free shopping (VAT refunds) solution and Shoppers with a quick and comprehensive refund network.

Fintrax Payment Sytems
International payments company, experts in providing banking and retail institutions with multi-currency payments and processing solutions. This includes the patented Dynamic Currency Conversion (Premier DCC) system, multicurrency cheque issuing, and POS software development.

Fintrax Treasury
Specialist treasury and foreign exchange services, providing treasury and foreign exchange expertise to acquirers. Fintrax Treasury has the ability to tailor solutions to best meet the needs of acquirers for Premier DCC and has a depth of knowledge in relation to multicurrency processing via Visa and MasterCard.

Premier Tax Free and Premier DCC
Working in 29 countries
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Cyprus
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Faroe Islands
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Luxembourg
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

1985: Founded in Galway, Ireland as Cashback Ltd., facilitating VAT refunds for international visitors to Ireland.

1993–1999: Business expanded throughout Europe, launching in France and then opening operations in the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.

1999: Fintrax R&D team, created and patented DCC. Following this, intelligent eligibility detection for card payments was introduced to all POS devices.

2002: Premier Tax Free was launched as the new group worldwide brand and trademark. We opened offices in Czech Republic, Jordan, Singapore, Denmark, Portugal, Hungary, Morocco and Sweden.

2005: Fintrax R&D team created the first ever integrated EPOS Tax Free solution, which was quickly deployed to a luxury British department store.

2009: Premier Tax Free won a Retail Systems Award for ‘Cards and Payments Solution of the Year’ for Premier Integrated, a year after it was deployed into another British department store.

2011: Recorded an increase in Tax Free Shopping transactions by 150% in a luxury fashion retailer following the installation of Premier Automatic with DCC.

2013: Premier Tax Free merged with Tax Free Worldwide to create a substantially enhanced tax refund business. The combined business, trades as Premier Tax Free, offering the most advanced tax refund process in the market.

Management team

John Moore – Chairman
Patrick Waldron – Chief Executive Officer
John Duffy – Research & Development Director
Pat Faherty – Group Sales Director
Conor Flanagan – Card Processing Director
Stefan Intemann – Technology & Product Development Director
Asad Jumabhoy – Director of Asia
Kerry Jenkins – Group Finance Director
Stephen Mitchell – Group Human Resources Director
Chris Parkin – Group Operations Director