About Planet

The home of feel-good connected commerce

Everyday, we search for better

Our vision

To be the best rated partner for service, innovation and technology leadership.

Our goal

To deliver an exceptional share of shopper spend to our customers through our service, technology and people.

Who we serve

Hotels & Hospitality industry

Hoteliers are always looking for ways to create brilliant, seamless guest experiences.

 

With our hotel software, you can manage all aspects of your hotel operations from one central platform. From reservations and check-in to housekeeping and billing, our PMS solutions provide a complete solution for hoteliers.

Retail

To be a successful retailer in today's marketplace, it is essential to have an integrated retail system.

 

Our system provides a fast, smooth and joined-up experience for every customer on every channel. With Planet, you will reduce costs, maximise profits and streamline your retail operation providing a better all-around experience for your customers.

Payment Handlers

Planet offers the most flexible payment solutions across industries, both online and in person.

 

We offer a great experience for all your guests and customers with our cutting-edge payment technology. Planet is the perfect solution for any business, big or small. Contact us today to learn more about our hassle-free payment solutions.

Acquirers

As you expand your business operations internationally, you need a payment partner that you can rely on.

 

Our secure, single global platform is designed to meet the needs of businesses in a variety of industries, including retail, restaurant, hospitality, eCommerce, and ATM. We also provide a host of other features that help businesses generate revenue.

120+

We operate in one hundred and twenty markets around the globe.

100+

Banks choose to partner with Planet as we help them and their customers to generate revenue.

800,000+

Merchants trust Planet to handle their daily business. From eCommerce to payment processing and everything in between.

450%

Growth of the company since its inception in 1985. We were the first company to introduce the innovative Double Sale System that completely eliminated back office admin for merchants in 1990.

2,500

Industry experts working at Planet to ensure we provide you with the best tools of the trade.

150+

Currencies that we can convert for you and that you can earn money on.

Brands we work with

Our History

1985

Planet was established in Ireland under the brand Cashback

1998

Company name changed to Fintrax

2013

Fintrax Group acquired Tax Free Worldwide

2015

Fintrax Group acquired by Eurazeo for €550m

2017

Acquired GB TaxFree and Planet Payment and became a licensed Acquirer, going live with Visa and Mastercard

2018

Company rebrands as Planet and enters the UAE with digital Tax Free service

2019

Planet is certified for acquiring by WeChat Pay and Alipay

2020

Planet acquires leading payments services provider 3C Payment

2021

Planet is acquired by Advent International, who became co owners with Euraze

2021

Planet acquires leading unified commerce provider Proximis

2021

Planet and Datatrans come together to strengthen our digital and secure online payments capability

2021

Hoist, Protel and Planet join forces to create a new champion in Hospitality software and payments

2022

Avantio joins Planet to strengthen our vacation rental market offerings

Our team

Meet some of the people making it all happen...

We are currently integrating Planet, Protel, Hoist Group, Datatrans and Proximis people, products and services into one world-beating offer.

    Marketing

    Digital Marketing

    Alvaro Alberdi VP, Digital Marketing

    "I can tell you that one of the things I like the most about Planet is the people. Welcoming, eager to help you. It's a great time to join Planet because of the future ahead” 

     

    "I work in the Marketing team. My role at Planet is to build business generation through Inbound Marketing. Planet is a great place to grow and build meaningful things” 

    Marketing

    Hospitality Marketing

    Karla Pearce VP, Hospitality Marketing

    "My role is to support hoteliers around the world. I love the culture and support of the people at Planet. Planet encourages you to be yourself and you feel empowered from day one.” 

     


    “There is a culture of both challenge and support. Planet enables you to be able to do what you need to do” 

    Operations

    Transition Program Director

    Anna Kulagowska SVP, Transition Program Director

    “I came to Planet to support operations with transformation, to make our processes easier and digital. I love the changes we are going through, the culture and the teams we are building.”

     

    “We have so many interesting products that really make a difference to our clients. Being able to make a difference for them is really exciting”

    Sales

    Enterprise Payments

    Ashley Arlott SVP, Enterprise Payments

    “I came to Planet through an acquisition. Now I´m moving into the world of having a much bigger and wider depth of enterprise capability.”  

     

    “The reason I like working at Planet is largely the people. The acquisitions have let us bring amazing people to the team. In the world of technology, you want to be surrounded by people better than you.” 

    Partnerships

    Commercial Partnerships

    Gina Richmond SVP, Commercial Partnerships

    “I work with all of the partners in the hospitality industry that we need to engage with to give our customers all the services they need. These relationships allow us to be relevant to our customers across various areas and provide technology that is suited for them” 


    “Everyone is fully focused on the change. The grit and embodiment of the strategy and envision is something I’ve never experienced before. The company is in an absolutely growth trajectory. It’s fun to be part of Planet” 

    Product

    Core Products & Platforms

    Luke Gall VP, Core Products & Platforms

    "My role is looking at core payments products and services, end-to-end: essentially taking a product from an idea all the way through its product life cycle: delivery, testing, and taking the product to market.”


    “The main thing that I enjoy about Planet is the inclusion and collaboration. There is a lot of growth opportunity in terms of new markets, new products and services. It’s fun to build your career here.”

    Opportunities Unlocked

    We’re looking for special people like you; people who are creative, passionate and driven to succeed.
    Interested? Then read on to find out more about the opportunities we have available at such an exciting time for our business.

     

    Why Planet?

     

    • We have serious tech ambition

    Big plans, innovative thinkers and strong growth

    • We are a diverse team

    Over 2,500 people in more than 70 markets

    • We have a supportive, flexible work culture 

    Focused on sustainable performance, not hierarchy
     

    Join the Team