ClearCourse Partnership’s new proprietary payments acceptance solution ClearAccept has signed over 300 merchants and exceeded £130m contracted payments on its platform since its launch earlier this year.

Authorised by the FCA, ClearAccept has been designed by ClearCourse’s own team of technology experts and the tech company expects to see a further £300m of payments flow converted by year-end 2021, as well as a near doubling of customer numbers.

Gerry Gualtieri, CEO of ClearCourse, said: “When ClearCourse was founded in 2018, it was set up with the vision of helping technology companies that never want to stop moving forward become more efficient and grow.

“All ClearCourse brands are leaders within their sectors, and as their trusted partner, ClearCourse is on a mission to help each brand develop their solutions while adding essential functionality to support their clients and customers.

“Streamlining payments is a big part of this. We are pleased with the way ClearAccept has scaled in these initial months and have no doubt that this momentum is set to continue as we go on investing in the platform.”

Mark Roberts, divisional director of the ClearCourse Payments Division, said: “The ClearAccept platform is an exciting advancement for technology vendors across the ClearCourse Group as well as their clients looking for a flexible, digital payments solution that works seamlessly with their existing technologies.

“We are now live with online and POS payments, with more than 300 merchants and a little over £130m of contracted payments flow on the platform.

“We may have just scratched the surface but it’s a huge achievement because the last six months have demonstrated that we’re on the right track. We are investing heavily in our payments division to ensure we’re servicing all ClearCourse brands with future-proofed, integrated solutions that streamline and enhance the payment process for businesses.”

Earlier this week it was announced that eCommerce software platform EKM had been acquired by ClearCourse Partnership.

Founded in 2002 and based in Preston, EKM delivers software that powers over £350m of transactions annually for its customer base of SME online retailers.

Clearcourse said the acquisition strengthens its eCommerce and online retail capabilities, with EKM joining its business services division.