Payments company Planet to create 100 new Irish jobs

Group helps international shoppers get their money back when they shop overseas

Software and payments company Planet is to create 100 new jobs in Ireland, which will be a blend of hybrid and remote working roles.

The jobs will be across a variety of sectors including product development, technology and finance, and will be located in Galway, Kilkenny and Dublin. The company is also adding 400 other people to its global operations.

Planet was founded in Galway in 1985 by Aidan Daly, Jim Ward and Gerry Barry as Cashback. The founders worked together at NUIG. The headquarters in Galway serves as the base of many core group functions.

Planet was initially created to help international shoppers get their money back when they shopped overseas, simplifying a previously complex payment process.

Planet president of retail Peter Daly said: “We are delighted with this expansion, and proud that our teams in Ireland will continue to be driving force developing the most innovative solutions for merchants globally.”

The enlarged group now employs more than 2,500 staff in 120 markets. It serves more than 600,000 merchants and 100 partner banks, managing in excess of 800 million transactions worth more than €50 billion in value.

Their partner brands include the Radisson, Hilton and Marriot hotels, as well as international retailers such as Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Furla, Bottega Veneta, Coach, Ecco Shoes, and Hugo Boss, as well as retail businesses and tourist attractions in Ireland.